Category: Growth

OPA 48 Approved by Province

Staff memo. I am very pleased to advise that the third and final phase of the City’s Official Plan Update, OPA 48, has now been approved by the Province. The Province issued the Approval Decision yesterday and it includes only relatively minor modifications that were communicated to us previously and which the City supports. It […]

Guelph reduces proposed tax increase to 2.37 per cent

City staff are now recommending a $193,265,418 tax-supported operating budget for 2014; a 2.37 per cent increase over last year. The updated figure is close to one per cent less than originally proposed in October, and is based on updated figures from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and the County of Wellington. “Since presenting […]

Construction Notice – Macdonell and Woolwich Streets

Staff memo. Please find the attached Construction Notice for utility improvements on Macdonell and Woolwich Streets, tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, November 18, with anticipated completion, weather permitting by December, 2013. Together with Folmur Construction, we will be installing new ducts and relocate Bell, Rogers and Telus plant and restoring any curb, gutter, sidewalk […]

Release of Proposed Official Plan Amendment 54: Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan

Staff memo. I am very pleased to advise that the Guelph Innovation District Secondary Plan is approaching a major milestone with the release of the draft Official Plan Amendment (OPA 54) earlier today, in advance of the Statutory Public Meeting which will be held at the December 2, 2013 Council Planning meeting. As you may […]

City invites community input on proposed Development Charges

The City is inviting the development community and the general public to comment on proposed changes to its Development Charges By-law and proposed rates—the fees municipalities use to recover certain costs associated with growth. “Companies building houses, subdivisions, shopping centres, and industrial parks pay Development Charges to help support our community. This includes funding for […]

Guelph’s Downtown Secondary Plan receives OPPI Excellence in Planning Award

The City of Guelph’s Downtown Secondary Plan has received the 2013 Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) Excellence in Planning Award, within the category of Municipal Statutory Planning Studies, Reports and Documents. The award names the City of Guelph and its consultant on the project, Urban Strategies. OPPI celebrates professional planners and outstanding projects annually through […]