Transport Terminal Land Use Study – Full Staff Report

File Name: Z-031/20 ZNG/6194 OPA 139 OPA/619
Address: Citywide
Application Type: Official Plan Amendment, Zoning
Other Information: Transport Terminal Land Use Study
Applicant: City of Windsor – Planning Division.
File No: Z-031/20 ZNG/6194 OPA 139 OPA/619

On June 3, 2019, Council approved Interim Control By-law 78-2019 and directed staff to study the issues surrounding Transport Terminals. CR291/2019 states “that Council authorize the City Planner to undertake a study and review of Zoning Bylaws 85-18 and 8600 with respect to land use policies related to a Transport Terminal with the City of Windsor.”

The main purposes of doing the study is to ensure that a Transport Terminal is appropriately permitted or prohibited, that the provisions for a Transport Terminal are consistent with the policy direction of the Official Plan, and that a Transport Terminal is not detrimental to surrounding existing and potential land uses. It is acknowledged that this is not just a regulatory problem and that the study should not be limited to review of the existing zoning by-laws.

The Transport Terminal Land Use Study below fulfills the request of Council in CR291/2019 and was tabled at the November 16 meeting of the Development & Heritage Standing  Committee (DHSC) to give DHSC members and the public time to review the study. The study contains Council Resolution CR291/2019 as Appendix A and Interim Control By-law 78-2019 as Appendix B. Also below is a link to the brief staff report accompanying the study.

Full consideration will occur at the December DHSC meeting, which will be the public meeting as required under the Planning Act and will include a full staff report that will recommend the implementation of certain actions in the study via amendments to the City of Windsor Official Plan and Zoning By-laws 8600 and 85-18. The full staff report will be available 10 days prior to the December 14 meeting of the DHSC.

The study, the full staff report and the recommendation of the DHSC will be considered for final decision by City Council in 2021.

Associated Documents:

Full Staff Report to Council

For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, contact:

Adam Szymczak
Senior Planner - Zoning
Planning & Building Services Department
Planning Division
2nd Floor, 350 City Hall Square West
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 6S1