City Staff Report on Sherwood Forest Site

The City Staff Report on the Sherwood Forest Site is now available.

The report will be presented to the Planning and Environment Committee at its meeting on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, no earlier than 5:00 pm. The meeting will be in the Council Chambers, Second Floor, London City Hall.

You are welcome to attend by going to the Gallery on the 3rd floor. Anyone is welcome to speak when the Committee opens the floor to public input.


Letter to City Planner

Following the June 16 meeting and the vote on the School Site, this letter was sent from the Orchard Park/Sherwood Forest Ratepayers to the City Planner who is handling the City’s rezoning application for the site. The letter expresses support for the re-zoning application of the Sherwood Forest Public School site,

Handouts from June 16 AGM

The slides from the AGM and meeting on the Sherwood Forest School site are available. If you have questions want more information please do not hesitate to contact Sandy or any member of the Executive. Please also contact the City Planner on the file, Brian Turcotte.

The city has agreed that apartments will not be one of the permitted uses in the re-zoning change they will present to City Council. The city staff have also agreed to hold another city lead community meeting sometime later in the summer before they make their formal report to the City Council’s Planning and Environment Committee.

The minutes from the June 16, 2014 meeting are also available.

Examples of R6 Zoning

In March 2014, the City Council made an offer to the Thames Valley Board to purchase the Sherwood Forest School site, conditional on the site being rezoned to R6, R1 and Open Space (within 120 days from the offer`s acceptance from the school board – roughly the end of July). This would permit housing and retain some park space.

On May 30, 2014 the City formally applied to change the zoning (File # Z-8334) to include an Open Space (OS) Zone variation which permits City parks, a Residential R1 Zone variation which permits single detached dwellings and a Residential R6 Zone variation which permits cluster housing (including a range of single detached dwellings to fourplex dwellings). For comparison most of Orchard Park and Sherwood Forest is zoned R1-8.

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