The draft infill bylaw: Some of its wording

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OCN staff writer

The draft infill bylaw (2012-147 – Revised) has language that is complex enough to cause confusion among experienced planners and developers.

Consider, for example, just part of Section 7, “Provisions for Streetscape Character Analysis”

The draft bylaw reads:

(a)        The Streetscape Character Analysis must record and confirm for the attributes prescribed in 6(a) the patterns as set out in Section 140, for 21 lots as provided below.

(b)        The attributes prescribed in 6(a) must be recorded for 21 lots facing the same street as the affected lot, as follows:

(i)     the 10 lots nearest the affected lot facing the said lot’s side of the street;

(ii)   the lot immediately opposite the affected lot, and

(iii)  the 10 lots nearest the lot specified in (ii) herein.

(c)    Despite (b), where the affected lot is located on a block between two intersections

(i)         where there are more than five but fewer than 11 lots facing between two intersections on the affected lot’s side of the street, documenting every lot facing the said lot’s side of the street between those two intersections is deemed to satisfy (7) (b) (i)

(ii)        where there are more than five but fewer than 11 lots facing between two intersections opposite the affected other’s side of the street, documenting every lot facing the side of street opposite the affected lot between those two intersections is deemed to satisfy (7) (b) (ii) and (7) (b) (iii).

The draft bylaw includes several pages of similar clauses and wording.

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