Planning and Development administers the processing of subdivision plans, zoning and official plan amendments and site plans. The service area also administers the work of the Committee of Adjustment, advises City Council and other boards, commissions, and departments on changes to the Official Plan, Zoning By-law and other planning documents.  We research and monitor community planning and development opportunities which includes conducting surveys and developing consultation programs to assist in developing planning policy. Additionally staff administer all municipal planning activities, including parks planning and the development of the City's industrial parks.


Major work program highlights for the Planning Division in 2022:

  1. Final Approval of the new Official Plan.
  2. Ongoing implementation of the Central Area Master Plan strategies and CIP programs.
  3. Planning for Phase 2 servicing for Cleantech Commons.
  4. Update of Zoning By-law initiated.
  5. Secondary Planning Projects initiated.

Performance Data

Major initiatives in 2021:

  1. Completion of the final draft of the new Official Plan.
  2. Completion the Louis Street Urban Park.
  3. Detailed design for Otonabee River Trail from Del Crary Park to Little Lake Cemetery started.
  4. Ongoing implementation of CIP Programs - Y Lofts, Rink/Olive, Hunter Street East development projects.
  5. Ongoing construction of Cleantech Commons.

2022 Overview

Planning and Development and Real Estate
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $2,588,784
Revenues $596,200
Net requirement $1,992,584