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Planning

Policy

Planning Staff are responsible for preparing and maintaining the Town's Official Plan, Zoning By-law,  and various other municipal planning policy documents.

Town Staff have prepared an office consolidation of the Town's Comprehensive Zoning By-law, including zoning map schedules, and Bouffard and Howard Planning District regulations.

A Development Standards Manual was prepared and adopted by the Town of LaSalle in 2005, to establish how various types of new streets are to be built and maintained in the Town.

Staff also undertakes research and complete special studies related to urban design, transportation, housing, and economic development.

Official Plan Review - "Moving Forward Together"

An initial "kick-off" meeting was held with LaSalle Council on January 27, 2015 to:

  • announce the start of the Town's Official Plan Review; and
  • review the contents of an initial background report that was prepared by Town Staff.

A copy of the Staff presentation to Council and a copy of Appendix 1 to this background report are attached.

In May of 2015, a second background report entitled "Great Neighbourhoods, Streets & Green Spaces" was prepared by Town Staff.  Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 to this 2nd report are attached.

Community Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement will be an integral component of this project. 

The first community event was held in the Council Chambers on October 21, 2015.  This event was an Issues and Principles Public Workshop. At this workshop LaSalle residents and the local business community provided input as to how the Town should grow and evolve over time, and what opportunities and challenges the community will be facing during the next two decades.

A Summary of the issues, challenges and opportunities facing the Town were summarized in a Newsletter that was prepared and released in December of 2015. 

In April 2016, as part of the Phase 2 work plan, the OP Review Consulting Team prepared a report entitled "Final Policy Options & Key Directions Report".  A description of the guiding principles to be used during this review is included in this report, together with a discussion regarding all of the key issues (and corresponding policy options) that need to be addressed during Phase 3.

A special meeting of LaSalle Council is being held on Tuesday May 17th at Town Hall (in the Council Chambers), starting at 7 pm, to present the findings from the April 2016 Phase 2 report.

A 2nd Newsletter was released in May of 2016, outlining the guiding principles that are being used in this OP Review.    

Should you have any suggestions/comments about LaSalle's Official Plan Review, please send an email to LaSalleOPR@town.lasalle.on.ca.

Development Review

Planning Staff are also responsible for processing, reviewing, formulating recommendations, and the on-going administration of all Planning Act related applications; including:

  • official plan amendment;
  • zoning by-law amendment, holding zone removal;
  • draft plan of subdivision, draft plan of condominium, part lot control by-law,
  • consent;
  • minor variance.

Applicants wishing to file a Planning Act Application are responsible for completing and submitting the application, together with a fee to the Town of LaSalle in accordance with the Town's Fee Schedule.

An electronic copy of Planning Act-related Application public meeting notices and Committee of Adjustment public hearing notices available for viewing and downloading

Inter-Municipal Planning Consultation Committee

LaSalle Planning Staff are members of the Inter-Municipal Planning Consultation Committee. Municipal Planners from across the Windsor-Essex Region are represented on this committee. IMPCC meets to facilitate discussion and to coordinate matters of a regional nature affecting land use planning, transportation and infrastructure issues.

Electronic copies of the 2007, 2008 and 2009/2010 IMPCC Annual Reports are available for viewing and downloading. In 2009, IMPCC received an award of excellence for the "Healthy Places, Healthy People, Smart Choices for the Windsor-Essex Region of Ontario" report. An electronic copy of this report, signed by the authors, is included as part of each IMPCC Annual Report.