Rural Area Zoning By-law Review

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King Township has initiated a review of its zoning for the rural areas and hamlets within the Township, which are currently regulated by the Township’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law 74-53, as amended. The outcome of this review is anticipated to be a new comprehensive Rural Area Zoning By-law. The rural area encompasses the Countryside and Hamlet designations, as well as the Nobleton Village Reserve Lands (shown in yellow, on the map). The rural area excludes the urban Villages of King City, Nobleton and Schomberg.

King Township has initiated a review of its zoning for the rural areas and hamlets within the Township, which are currently regulated by the Township’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law 74-53, as amended. The outcome of this review is anticipated to be a new comprehensive Rural Area Zoning By-law. The rural area encompasses the Countryside and Hamlet designations, as well as the Nobleton Village Reserve Lands (shown in yellow, on the map). The rural area excludes the urban Villages of King City, Nobleton and Schomberg.

  • Zoning By-law for the Countryside - Project Update

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    Thank you for your continued interest and participation in King Township’s Rural Area Zoning By-law Review.

    Please be informed that the final draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside will not be presented to Council for adoption on Monday June 27, 2022 as originally communicated.

    The Project Team apologizes for the delay. Additional time is necessary to address final comments that have been received. It is anticipated that the final draft By-law for the Countryside will be presented to Council for consideration of adoption in September 2022.

    Additional details regarding the process and September 2022 date will be available in the coming weeks.

    Please do not hesitate to contact Aloma Dreher, Policy Planner - Senior at adreher@king.ca if you have any questions.

  • King Township's Zoning By-law for the Countryside Continues to Progress!

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    Thank you to everyone who has participated in the development of the final draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside!

    The Project Team are pleased to announce that the final draft of the Zoning By-law for the Countryside, and the associated Schedules have been prepared and are available on the SpeaKING project page.

    The final draft will return to Council on June 27, 2022, at 6:00 pm for consideration of adoption. The Staff Report will be available online at: https://king.civicweb.net/Portal/ by Friday June 24, 2022. Should you wish to participate in the June 27 meeting by submitting written comments or speaking to Council remotely (by audio-telephone), please review the process for public participation at www.king.ca/meetings.

    For those who submitted comments prior to the January 7, 2022, commenting deadline, a response matrix to all comments can also be accessed on the SpeaKING project page.

    Please email Aloma Dreher, Senior Planner – Policy at adreher@king.ca if you have any questions.

  • Presentation to Council - June 13, 2022

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    The Project Team are happy to announce that they will be presenting the final draft of the Zoning By-law for the Countryside to Council on June 13, 2022 at 6:00pm. The presentation will be conducted virtually and members of the Public can watch the live stream of the presentation here.

    The final draft of the By-law and accompanying Staff Report will return to Council on June 27, 2022 at 6:00pm for consideration of adoption. Should you wish to participate in the June 27 meeting by submitting written comments or speaking to Council remotely (by audio-telephone) please review the process for public participation at https://www.king.ca/meetings. The final draft of the By-law will be published following the June 13th presentation.

    Thank you to all who have participated and provided comments! Please contact Aloma Dreher, Senior Policy Planner, at adreher@king.ca, or at 905-833-5321 x.1004 if you have any questions.

  • Project Update & Next Steps

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    Thank you to everyone who has provided comments on the final Draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside!

    The Project Team is reviewing all submissions received on the final Draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside and is committed to providing property owners or their agents opportunities to discuss their comments on the Draft with the Project Team. The Project Team will be reaching out to schedule one-on-one meetings throughout the month of April. The Final Zoning By-law for the Countryside is targeted to be brought forward to Council for adoption in June 2022.

    Thank you to everyone who has participated in the process to date! Please email Aloma Dreher, Policy Planner at adreher@king.ca if you have any questions.

  • Public Meeting - December 6, 2021

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    A Statutory Public Meeting on the Final Draft Zoning By-law was held by Township Council on December 6, 2021.

    A copy of the presentation to Council is now available in the Document Library.

    A copy of Staff Report #GMS-PL-2021-39 is available through the Important Links.

    The Project Team kindly requests any comments on the Final Draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside on or before January 7, 2022. Comments can be emailed to Kristen Harrison at kharrison@king.ca

    Thank you to all who have participated in the process to date!

  • November 18, 2021 - Virtual Public Open House

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    King Township Rural Zoning By-law King Review

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    King Township is in the final stages of undertaking a review of its zoning for the rural areas of the Township, which are currently regulated by the Township’s Comprehensive Zoning By-law 74-53, as amended and the Oak Ridges Moraine Zoning By-law 2005-23 (applying to lands within the Oak Ridges Moraine Area). A Final Draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside has now been prepared. The rural area encompasses the Countryside and Hamlet designations, as well as the Nobleton Village Reserve Lands (shown in yellow, on the map, right). The rural area excludes the Villages of Nobleton, King City and Schomberg.

    All interested persons are invited to join a Virtual Public Open House to learn about the revisions that have been made to the Zoning By-law for the Countryside following public and stakeholder consultation completed in Summer 2021, and to ask questions and provide your feedback on the proposed revisions.

    What is a Zoning By-law?

    A Zoning By-law is prepared under the requirements of Section 34 of the Planning Act. The Zoning By-law regulates the types of land uses and the character, height, location, size and massing of buildings for all lands in the community.

    Why prepare a new Rural Zoning By-law for King Township?

    The review of zoning for the rural area follows updates to zoning in the Township’s urban areas (the Villages), through the Nobleton Urban Area Zoning By-law 2016-71 and the King City and Schomberg Urban Area Zoning By-law 2017-66, respectively.

    There is a need to review and update the Zoning By-law 74-53 and 2005-23 primarily to ensure that the zoning conforms to local, Regional, and Provincial policy, and addresses the Township’s new Official Plan. We are seeking the community’s input and feedback on the proposed Draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside.

    When and where are the Virtual Public Open Houses?

    The Virtual Public Open House will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. via a Zoom meeting platform.

    To register for the Virtual Public Open House, please visit the registration page, where you must sign-up to participate: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrdeisrj0uHdCNpxzzdYj0SVl0lKd2enMj. You will be able to join the Public Open House via a computer or via telephone. The link and phone-in number will be automatically emailed to you following registration.

    We will do our best to provide any requested accommodations. Please email or call Kristen Harrison at kharrison@king.ca or (905) 833-4065 for more information.

    If I can’t make it to one of the Virtual Public Open Houses, where can I find more information?

    If you are unable to join a Virtual Public Open House, please visit this SpeaKING page after November 22, 2021 to view a copy of the presentation and recording of a Virtual Public Open House.

    We welcome all ideas and input into this project. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact: Kristen Harrison, Manager of Policy Planning, Township of King by email at kharrison@king.ca or (905) 833-4065.

  • Draft Final Zoning By-law for the Countryside Area - November 4, 2021

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    A Final Draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside and Interactive Zoning Map have been prepared and posted on the SpeaKING project page. Please note that this Draft By-law will be updated on or before Monday, November 15, 2021 to incorporate the site-specific exemptions (Part 10 of the Draft By-law) for the purpose of the Statutory Public Meeting that has been scheduled for Monday, December 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Additional notice details for the Statutory Public Planning Meeting will be available on Thursday, November 11, 2021.

    Revisions to the Draft By-law include:

    • The introduction of the Hamlet Institutional (HI) zone, which implements the Township’s Hamlet Institutional land use designation. The Hamlet Institutional (HI) zone permits a range of scaled intuitional uses that are oriented towards the Hamlets.
    • The introduction of the Nobleton Village Reserve (VR) zone, which permits a range of agriculture uses within the Nobleton Village settlement area.
    • The renaming of the Agricultural Greenbelt (AG) zone to the Greenbelt Natural Heritage (GNH) Zone, which recognizes the Natural Heritage System of the Greenbelt Plan, the York Region’s Official Plan and the Township’s Official Plan. The intent of this zone is to recognize the important natural heritage function of these lands, while continuing to permit appropriate land uses as contemplated by the Official Plan.
    • Refinements and minor revisions throughout the Draft Zoning By-law in response to consultation with Township staff, agencies, stakeholders and members of the public to improve interpretation, enhance clarity and offer better accessibility of the document.

    To learn more about the Final Draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside, please join us for a Virtual Public Open House on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. To register please visit: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrdeisrj0uHdCNpxzzdYj0SVl0lKd2enMj

  • July and August 2021- Public Open Houses

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    Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the Rural Zoning By-law Review Public Open Houses that took place in July and August 2021!

    Video recordings of the Public Open Houses are now available:

    1. July 20, 2021 Public Open House Recording
    2. August 11, Public Open House Recording

    Please email any questions or comments to Kristen Harrison: kharrison@king.ca

  • Draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside

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    The Rural Zoning By-law Review continues to progress!

    The Project Team is pleased to announce that the first Draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside is now available on SpeaKING. The text of the Draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside and Interactive Zone Mapping are posted under the Documents and Important Links headings on the right side of the page.

    We encourage everyone to watch the Introduction to the Draft Zoning By-law for the Countryside Video to learn more about the proposed By-law and interactive mapping.

    Mark your calendars! We invite you to join us virtually for Public Open Houses being held on:

    Please note that the same materials will be presented at each open house, so it is not necessary for interested persons to attend more than one meeting. A copy of the Notice of Public Open Houses is posted in the Documents section on the right side of the page.

  • What We Heard & Next Steps

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