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New 63-unit apartment building proposed for Perth, public meeting to be held

A new 63-unit apartment building is proposed for Perth.

A new six-storey, mixed-use apartment building is proposed for Perth near the Perth Mews Mall. The official address is 125 Wilson Street West.

A public meeting will be held on Nov. 7 to discuss the matter, as the construction would necessitate amendments to both the town’s Official Plan and the zoning of the area.

The applicant is Pomegranate Holdings Inc/ZanderPlan.

Here’s what you need to know:

Location and Property Description:
The property is situated one block south of Highway 7, near the Wilson Street entrance to the Perth Mews Mall. It’s accessible from Wilson Street (west), Welland Street (north), and Elliot Street (south), and falls within the urban settlement area boundary. The property covers about 3,596 square meters and contains several existing structures. Nearby areas consist of both residential and commercial properties.

Purpose of Proposed Amendments:
The proposed changes to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law are aimed at enabling the demolition of existing buildings and the construction of a six-storey mixed-use apartment building. This new structure will house up to 63 residential units and 700 square meters of commercial space, with parking available both on and below ground.

Official Plan Amendment:
The Official Plan Amendment seeks to introduce residential use, which is currently not permitted, and consolidate the existing split-designated lots. This amendment will allow mixed-use development and enable commercial units with smaller gross leasable areas than what is currently required in the Highway Commercial District.

Zoning By-law Amendment:
The Zoning By-law Amendment aims to unify the split zoning of the unconsolidated parcels into one zone, allowing variances to the current by-law. These variances include reducing required planting strips and landscaped strips, adjusting yard setbacks, and modifying parking space sizes. The changes accommodate the site’s unique layout, facing three streets.

To view all plans and studies related to the application, visit the Town’s website.

Public Meeting:
A public meeting is scheduled for Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m., in Council Chambers at 80 Gore Street, Perth, ON, K7H 1H9, preceding the regular Council meeting. For more information, contact Joanna Bowes, Director of Development Services, at

Notification and Appeals:
If you want to be notified of the decision on the proposed amendments, submit a written request to the Town of Perth. Failure to make submissions before the by-law is passed may limit your ability to appeal the decision to the Ontario Land Tribunal.

For further information, including appeal rights, visit the Town of Perth’s website.

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