An application seeking a variance for a four-storey office building proposed for the currently vacant site of a former McDonald’s on Woolwich Street will be heard Thursday during a meeting of the Committee of Adjustment at Guelph City Hall.
At issue is zoning on the properties at 735 and 737 Woolwich Street which requires buildings on that site to be a maximum of three storeys tall. The two properties are intended to be consolidated as part of the new redevelopment plans.
The existing buildings at those numbered addresses will be demolished. A permit has already been issued for the McDonald’s at 735 Woolwich, but the permit for the adjacent building at 737 Woolwich, formerly Yiayia Greek, was denied by the city.
The applicant has also requested a minor variance to allow a minimum front yard setback to be reduced from six metres to three metres to allow for an underground parking area.
In January, an application to the Committee of Adjustment was presented for a three-storey office building on the same property. At that time, a minor variance for a daycare on the site approved.
A public hearing will be held for the application during Thursday’s Committee of Adjustment meeting, scheduled for 4 p.m. in council chambers at Guelph City Hall.