Council approved the replacement zoning by-law regulations on November 25, 2020. The full recommendation Staff Report (DSR-182-20) is available related to the decision. The 20-day appeal period ended on December 22, 2020 and the new regulations are now in full effect.
Council is scheduled to consider a repeal of Interim Control By-law (ICB) 059-19 as amended on February 10, 2021. If the ICB is repealed, property owners within the ICB area will once again be able to apply for building permits and submit planning applications in accordance with new zoning provisions.
Zoning was updated to implement new Downtown Commercial Area Official Plan designations for certain properties on Innisfil Beach Road. The new zoning incorporates the following changes:
- permissions for four and three-storey mixed-use structures, with those lowest adjacent to Lakelands Avenue;
- permissions for stacked townhouses, subject to meeting commercial use requirements on Innisfil Beach Road;
- restrictions on undesired uses; and
- enhanced landscaping and building setbacks to transition to the surrounding residential neighbourhood.
Read the full replacement zoning by-law for full details. A concurrent change to the Our Shore Community Planning Permit By-law (062-17) is no longer proposed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Even if residential properties are rezoned to commercial, the residential taxation will not change until they are redeveloped with 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.
The properties directly impacted by the Interim Control By-law are indicated below. Please note that shoreline adjacent properties on Lakelands Avenue are no longer part of the Interim Control By-law area. Further, a change to the Our Shore Community Planning Permit By-law (062-17) is no longer proposed following Council’s direction on August 12, 2020.
|626 Lakelands Avenue||723 Innisfil Beach Road||765 Innisfil Beach Road|
|628 Lakelands Avenue||725 Innisfil Beach Road||766 Hastings Ave|
|630 Lakelands Avenue||729 Innisfil Beach Road||769 Innisfil Beach Road|
|687 Innisfil Beach Road||733 Innisfil Beach Road||777 Innisfil Beach Road|
|693 Innisfil Beach Road||737 Innisfil Beach Road||779 Innisfil Beach Road|
|695 Innisfil Beach Road||741 Innisfil Beach Road||781 Innisfil Beach Road|
|699 Innisfil Beach Road||745 Innisfil Beach Road||787 Innisfil Beach Road|
|703 Innisfil Beach Road||749 Innisfil Beach Road||791 Innisfil Beach Road|
|707 Innisfil Beach Road||753 Innisfil Beach Road||795 Innisfil Beach Road|
|711 Innisfil Beach Road||755 Innisfil Beach Road||2090 Emily’s Place|
|713 Innisfil Beach Road||759 Innisfil Beach Road||2091 25th Sideroad|
|715 Innisfil Beach Road||761 Innisfil Beach Road||2095 25th Sideroad|
|* 721 Innisfil Beach Road|
- By-law 104-20 (Replacement Zoning)
- Interim Control By-law Extension (073-20)
- Interim Control By-law (059-19)
- Interim Control By-law Zoning By-law Amendment (D18-2020-001) – Draft By-law Text Overview
- Town of Innisfil Zoning By-law (080-13)