Public Meeting: Synod West Wetland - Penney Crescent

Start Date: 
Tue, 2017/08/08 - 7:00pm

update July 19, 2017: Additional reports are attached.

The City of St. John’s has received an application from Powderhouse Hill Investments Ltd. to rezone 7.1 hectares (17.5 acres) of land between 97 & 99 Penney Crescent from the Open Space Reserve (OR) Zone to the Residential Low Density (R1) Zone. This portion of the Synod West Wetland is owned by the Anglican Church - Diocesan Synod of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador. Only this portion of the wetland will be developed; the remainder, owned by another party, is not part of this application. A Municipal Plan amendment will be required.
The purpose of the rezoning is to develop a residential neighbourhood of approximately 95 Single Detached Dwellings. The main access would be through the tot lot at 97 and 99 Penney Crescent; the current tot lot would be relocated to 101 Penney Crescent and adjoining land. A new road through the property would enclose a small park with a walking trail which will connect to the nearby Virginia River Trail. A Land-Use Assessment Report (LUAR) is available for review.
In 1993, the City designated this area as a significant wetland. However, based on a recent wetland report conducted by the City of St. John’s and CBCL Ltd., Council has agreed to consider removing the wetland protection from this land.  
Information regarding this application and LUAR may be viewed at the Department of Planning, Engineering, and Regulatory Services, fourth floor, John J. Murphy Building (City Hall Annex). For further information, please phone 709-576-8220 or email
The Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at 7 p.m., Foran/Greene Room, fourth floor, City Hall. Any person wishing to make a submission on this application prior to the public meeting must provide a signed written statement to Office of the City Clerk either by mail: P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2; fax: 709-576-8474 or by email:  Written and verbal representations may also be submitted at the time of the public meeting. Written submissions received will become a matter of public record.  The Public Meeting will be chaired by a member of Council.

Background Information
2012 Stantec Report
2016 CBCL Report