Interim Control By-law Zoning Changes
March 14, 2020 Update: Scheduled Public Meeting Has Been Cancelled
Please note the Public Meeting scheduled for March 18, 2020 at 6:00PM at Town Hall, regarding the Innisfil Beach Road and Lakelands Avenue Zoning By-law Amendment, has been cancelled until further notice.
Public Meetings are organized to ensure residents have an opportunity to voice their perspectives on the issues that matter to them. Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Staff recognize that residents may be hesitant to attend public meetings.
To ensure the Town’s process remains open and accessible, the Public Meeting on Wednesday March 18, 2020 will be cancelled until further notice. Continue to check innisfil.ca and our social media accounts for updates.
Proposed Draft Zoning and Shoreline By-law Changes
- a maximum of four storeys near 25 Sideroad and gradually lowered to a maximum of two storeys near Lake Simcoe
- Enhanced setbacks to existing residential zones
- Provisions to support a traditional main street building form on Innisfil Beach Road
- Imposing restrictions on some uses (e.g. managing noise impacts)
An online survey has been provided for residents to provide feedback on the draft proposal.
- Even if residential properties are re-zoned to commercial, the residential taxation will not change until they are redeveloped with a commercial use. Where properties are vacant (where there are no buildings on a property) tax rates may shift when a rezoning occurs.
- Though expropriation is a tool available to the Town where justified and approved by Council, there are no plans to expropriate lands within the area currently affected by the ICB.
- The Interim Control By-law has only put a freeze on development on certain lands. It has no effect on the ability of an owner to sell or purchase lands. A re-zoning would not restrict a sale.
- Once the subject lands are re-zoned, you will still be able to renovate and obtain permits to maintain your home as a residential dwelling. However, where new non-residential development occurs, it would need to meet the new Zoning provisions.