Urban Centres Zoning By-law Project

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​​​​​​The Town of Newmarket is has completed a Zoning By-law project for the Yonge Street & Davis Drive Urban Centres. The purpose of this project was to create a zoning by-law for the Yonge Street &​ Davis Drive Urban Centres that best implements the Urban Centres Secondary Plan's planning objectives​ including permitted heights, densities and land uses.

​About the Urban Centres Zoning By-law Project

The Urban Centres Zoning By-law provides precise development standards for the areas within the Urban Centres, and efficiently facilitates applications for development and re-development within these areas.  This new Zoning By-law provides provisions on specific items like building h​eights, setbacks, placement, parking requirements and facility design, and frontage articulation (among others), in a way that is simpler and more understandable than previous zoning standards.

This new zoning by-law is applicable to the Yonge Street &​ Davis Drive Urban Centres, as shown below​:

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Project Timeline & Consultation

The Urban Centres Zoning By-law project was divided into three phases, each with its own opportunities for public consultation, as shown in the chart below.

Phase 1:
January to June, 2017​
​Phase 2:
July, 2017 to Mid-March, 2018
​Phase 3:
Mid-March to August, 2018
Phase 4:
August-September, 2018

​Background Review & Directions Report Preparation  

​Draft By-law Preparation 

​By-law Refinement 

By-law Enactment​
​​​Consultation with the public, agencies and other stakeholders
Public Open House / Stakeholder Engagement Session
Date: April 4, 2017
Public Open House
Date: March 1, 2018
Statutory Public Meeting
Date: August 27, 2018
​Committee of the Whole Date: Sept 17, 2018;
Council Meeting
Date: Sept 24, 2018

Current Status

The Urban Centres Zoning By-Law was approved by Council on September 24, 2018 and is currently undergoing its statutory appeal period.  The Notice of Passing has been circulated in accordance with provincial requirements, and is also available here.

Public Input Opportunities

The statutory Public Meeting was held on August 27, 2018.  The notice for this Public Meeting is available here.

Background Documents, Presentations & By-law

Parking Standards

As a background study to the Urban Centres Zoning By-law, a Parking Standard Background Study was prepared for the Yonge Street and Davis Drive Urban ​Centres.  This study recommend new parking standards for both residential and non-residential land uses in the Yonge Street and Davis Drive Urban Centres, sets out minimums and maximums per land use, and are generally lower than previous standards.  

These new standards will encourage greater usage of transit and assist in their redevelopment and intensification.  These new parking standards have been brought into the new Urban Centres Zoning By-law.  The final Staff Report​ and approved by-law are available.  

​​​Contact and More Information

For more information, please contact Adrian Cammaert, Senior Policy Planner, Planning and Building Services, at 905-895-5193 or email acammaert@newmarket.ca