Public Hearing - 9 Buchanan Street, 426 and 430 Water Street

Start Date: 
Mon, 2019/09/23 - 7:00pm
A Public Hearing will take place regarding a rezoning application submitted by Fougere Menchenton Architecture, on behalf of Steele Hotels Limited, for a Hotel (69 rooms) and Place of Assembly (concert hall).
The rezoning to the Commercial Central Office (CCO) Zone will allow a maximum height of 10 storeys for the proposed development.
Council has adopted St. John’s Municipal Plan Amendment Number 152, 2019, and St. John’s Development Regulations Amendment Number 698, 2019, on September 3, 2019, and hereby gives notice of its intent to seek registration of the amendments from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, in accordance with the Urban and Rural Planning Act.
The effect of the Municipal Plan amendment would be a text amendment to the Commercial Downtown District and an amendment to the Downtown Building Control Map to allow a height of 10 storeys and to remove the light angle requirements at the subject property. 
The effect of the Development Regulations amendment would be to rezone 9 Buchanan Street, 426 and 430 Water Street from the Commercial Central Mixed Use (CCM) Zone to the Commercial Central Office (CCO) Zone and Open Space (O) Zone. Text amendments and a map amendment to allow the additional height and to remove the light angle requirements are also required.
In conjunction with the above amendments, the City is advertising the development a 1400 seat, 2 427.8 m²  Place of Assembly (concert hall) at 9 Buchanan Street, 426 and 430 Water Street as a Discretionary Use.
Comment By
9:30 a.m. Monday, September 23, 2019
If no written objections are received, the Public Hearing may be cancelled in accordance with the provisions of the Urban and Rural Planning Act.

Provide your comments to the Office of the City Clerk including your name and address to: or P.O. Box 908, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M2.
Comments received become a matter of public record and are included in the Council agenda for the date a decision on the application will be made. Any identifying information (including your name) will be removed prior to your comment being released publicly.
Collection of personal information is authorized under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and is needed to consider your comments on this application. Questions about the collection and use of your information may be directed to the City Clerk at 709-576-8202 or
Public Hearing Time, Date & Location
7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, 2019
Foran/Greene Room, fourth floor, City Hall
Additional Information
These notices are sent to property owners within 150 metres of the application site. For more information call 709-576-6192 or email

Background Information