CANCELLED - Public Meeting: Synod West Wetland

Tue, 2017/08/08 - 7:00pm

The Public Meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

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
Background Information
2012 Stantec Report
2016 CBCL Report