Public Notices

  • 2021 Interim Property Tax

    Description

    The Interim Tax bill for all properties was mailed February 5, 2021. 

    Installment dates are February 26, 2021 and April 30, 2021

    Please see the attached for more information and payment options

    Posting Dates

    2/12/2021 to 3/5/2021
  • Notice of Application and Remote Electronic Public Meeting (AM-2021-003)

    Description

    A temporary use by-law is proposed to permit greater flexibility in establishing outdoor patios and sidewalk cafés as temporary accessory uses operated in conjunction with a business where food or drink is served, sold or offered.  The by-law is intended to temporarily allow restaurants, bars and other similar businesses to open and expand outdoor patios and sidewalk cafés to assist in providing a safe environment for patrons once these facilities are permitted to open.

    The proposed by-law would permit an outdoor patio or sidewalk café accessory to the following uses in commercial and industrial zones, where such use is currently permitted under the zoning of the property:

    • Bake shop                                                                               Restaurant
    • Beer, wine or liquor store                                                   Winery
    • Drive-in restaurant                                                               Licensed establishment
    • Hotel                                                                                         Nightclub
    • Place of entertainment                                                       Adult entertainment parlour
    • Private club

    The proposed by-law includes the following regulations and exemptions for outdoor patios and sidewalk cafés:

    • Permit temporary accessory structures, including tents and air supported structures, in conjunction with an outdoor patio or sidewalk café;
    • Require an Accessible Exterior Path of Travel in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act;
    • Remove restrictions on the maximum allowable capacity of the outdoor patio;
    • Exempt an outdoor patio from the parking requirements;
    • Permit an outdoor patio to locate within a required parking area, parking lot, parking space or manoeuvring aisle of a use the outdoor patio is accessory thereto, provided such outdoor patio does not block any fire route or emergency access; and
    • Require any enclosure, fence, wall or structure erected to contain an outdoor patio or sidewalk café to be removed at the expiration of the proposed by-law.

    The by-law is proposed to be in effect until December 31st, 2022.

    An outdoor patio or sidewalk café established under this by-law will still be required to meet other applicable requirements of the City and the Province, including, but not limited to, compliance with Noise By-law (No. 2004-105), liquor licensing and licensing of sidewalk cafés.

    Digital copies of plans and documents submitted with the application may be obtained on the Planning Department Current Applications webpage.

    Posting Dates

    2/6/2021 to 3/2/2021
  • Notice of Remote Electronic Public Meeting (AM-2020-007)

    Description

    The City of Niagara Falls approved a Secondary Plan for the GO Transit Station Area in 2018 through Official Plan Amendment No. 125.  The Secondary Plan policies aim to support transit supportive development and to create a walkable neighbourhood with a mix of uses, a range of housing choices and new employment opportunities.

    The City has initiated an amendment to the City’s Zoning By-law to implement the policies of the Secondary Plan within the area bounded by Bridge Street to the north, Morrison Street to the south, River Road to the east and Victoria Avenue to the west.

    The draft amendment proposes to replace the current Central Business Commercial (CB) Zone with CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5 and CB5 zones. The amendment includes:

    • The continuation of all current uses under the CB Zone, with  the addition of a ‘vacation rental unit’ use for all zones;
    • A maximum retail floor area of 930 sq. m. (10,010 sq. ft.) in all CB zones;
    • Ground floor residential uses permitted on the ground floor within the CB3 – CB6 zones and within some areas of the CB2 zone;
    • Varying height restrictions for each zone: 4 storeys for CB1; 6 storeys for CB2, 8 storeys for CB3, 10 storeys for CB4, 14 storeys for CB5 and 20 storeys for CB6;
    • Parking requirements at a rate of 0.75 spaces per dwelling unit, no minimum parking requirement for non-residential uses, and new requirements for bicycle parking;
    • New built form regulations regarding screening requirements for roof top materials and ground level parking (structure or ground level); and,
    • New definitions for amenity area, licensed establishment, nightclubs, and bicycle parking.

    Digital copies of plans and documents submitted with the application may be obtained on the Planning Department Current Applications Webpage.

    Posting Dates

    2/5/2021 to 3/2/2021
  • Corwin Drainage EA - Notice of Completion

    Description

    The City initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Corwin Drainage Area which includes Problem Areas 19 and 20, as identified in the City-Wide Master Drainage Plan Update Study (MDSUP, 2017). The objectives of this Class EA study were to reduce basement flooding, prevent or eliminate combined sewer overflows (CSO’s), reduce inflow and infiltration (I&I) into the sanitary system and improve the operational and structural condition of the storm sewer system.

    Anyone wishing to provide comments on the Final Report must submit comments by Monday, March 1, 2021, to:

    Joe Colasurdo, C.E.T.
    Project Manager
    City of Niagara Falls
    4310 Queen Street
    Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6X5
    Tel: 905-356-7521 ext. 4359
    email: [email protected]

    The Final EA study report can be accessed online at www.niagarafalls.ca.

    Posting Dates

    1/28/2021 to 3/1/2021
  • Temporary Road Closure - Oakwood Drive

    Description

    Oakwood Dr in Niagara Falls will be closed from Jellystone Park to Montrose Rd from November 2nd 2020 to April 30th 2021. Full closures will be in place periodically throughout 2020 and 2021 to facilitate the safe replacement of the Fort Erie bound Welland River Bridge.

    For any inquiries concerning this project, please contact:

    Rankin Construction at 905-684-1111

    Attachments

    Posting Dates

    10/30/2020 to 4/30/2021
  • Notice of Construction - Contract #2020-291-12 - Gunning and Mears Sanitary Pumping Station Upgrades

    Description

    Upgrades to the existing pumping station at the northeast corner of Gunning Drive and Mears Crescent. Upgrades include: new vent piping, new wet well pumps and valves, new station hatch, new pump guide rails, new control panel, etc.

    Attachments

      Posting Dates

      10/21/2020 to 3/31/2021
    • Oakes Park Improvement Project - Closure

      Description

      Baseball Diamond #1 Improvement Project includes improvements to dugouts, bullpens, infield areas, drainage and spectator areas.

      Construction areas will be closed to the public from August 2020 - Spring, 2021

      Grandstand will be closed to public for duration of work.

      Attachments

        Posting Dates

        8/1/2020 to 5/1/2021