April 26th, 2022 Virtual Public Information Meeting
The April 26, 2022, Virtual Public Information Meeting for the proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment is available to be viewed through our website
. Along with the presentation slides
Proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment
The Halton District School Board (Board) is currently advancing a Zoning By-law Amendment applications under the Planning Act to permit its proposed Oakville NE #3 Public School, scheduled to open for the 2023/24 school year.
To accommodate the construction of the school, modifications are required to the existing site-specific regulations and are proposed to include:
- Increased height to allow for a three-storey school
- Reduction in the minimum height for a one-storey daycare
- Increase the minimum # of parking spaces
- Increase the maximum # of parking spaces
- Removal of the Floor Space Index in the site-specific zoning (in keeping with the recent omnibus zoning by-law that removed FSI from other school sites)
- Modify the maximum front yard setback
- Section 1.7 shall not apply
- Section 4.13.1 shall not apply
- Removal of Holding Provisions H31, H32 and H33 or appropriate rewording of the Holding Provisions to allow the school construction to commence. (NOTE: Mattamy also currently has an application under review to remove H31 and H33 from the larger subdivision, including the school block – Z.1309.05)
About the Public Information Meeting (PIM)
On April 26, 2022, between the hours of 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, the Board will be hosting a Virtual Public Information Meeting. On the evening of the meeting, a link will be provided on this webpage, as well as a question forum for members of the public to ask their questions to the Board representatives.
The purpose of the Public Information Meeting is to provide an opportunity for members of the public to obtain information regarding the zoning by-law amendment application that was submitted by the Board, and ask questions. Members of the Board’s Planning and Facility Services Department, the area Trustee, the consulting team, and Town staff are on hand to answer questions. The meeting is an online presentation outlining the application details, followed by an opportunity for questions from the public.
has been sent to the community advising them of the public information meeting for the rezoning of North Oakville #3 Public School Site (located at the north-east corner of Eight line and Dundas Street East), in accordance with the requirements of the Town of Oakville.
Development Application Submissions & Approvals
For more information on the application to the Town of Oakville, please see the
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment
on the Town of Oakville website.
Virtual Materials and Presentation Boards
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Zoning By-law and a Zoning By-law Amendment (ZBA)?
The Town of Oakville has a number of zoning by-laws in place that control the use of lands within its jurisdiction.
A Zoning By-law specific to a parcel of land will define, among other elements: the types of uses and buildings permitted on the lands; where buildings are sited relative to the property lines; the dimensions of the building and on-site amenities; and specific site statistics (e.g. parking).
A ZBA, or rezoning, may be necessary when the existing by-law does not permit a proposed use or development of a property, and the proponent wishes to alter the zoning classification of the site to allow a specific use.
Why does the school board need to apply for a ZBA?
A ZBA has been submitted to permit the development of the proposed Oakville NE #3 public school facility, a three-storey elementary school containing:
- 39 core classrooms
- 18 potential temporary portable classrooms
- A 5-room child care centre for infants to preschool aged children.
- 154 parking spaces proposed on site to accommodate peak demands.
Amendments to the zoning by-law are also being sought to permit the Board to advance the development of the school site expeditiously to meet community needs.
Why are portables being planned on the elementary school site?
Portables are modular classrooms which by design can be moved and relocated as required. Portables temporarily and quickly provide additional classroom space where student enrolment exceeds the building capacity.
Portables are often used to hold students temporary at a school facility in wait for a new school project to be funded by the Ministry of Education, constructed, and opened.
Trends for schools located within new residential communities are typically significant student enrolment growth within a short period of time. As the new residential communities age and become mature communities, student enrolment begins to decline where portables are removed and all students can be accommodated within the school building.
Constructing school buildings at peak student enrolment will result in schools being underutilized with a number of empty classrooms. Underutilized schools impact the Board’s ability to request Ministry funding for new construction projections like new schools or additions to existing schools in other communities of the school board.