Posted on Wednesday May 17, 2017
On April 24, 2017, Council adopted By-law Number 24-17 in order to rezone the property on the east side of Sherk Street, north of Coronation Avenue, known municipally as 302 Sherk Street. The subject lands, previously occupied by St Joseph’s Church, are planned to be used as a not-for-profit Youth Engagement Centre consisting of social services for youth (i.e. counselling, education, life skills training, etc.) as well as transitional and long-term residential accommodations for youth who do not have a safe place to call home. The non-residential services will operate out of the former church building, however, a new building will be constructed east of and behind the former church to accommodate the residential uses. By-law 24-17 adds a Youth Engagement Centre and uses accessory thereto as additional permitted uses for the subject property, and specifies that a minimum of 28 on-site parking spaces are required for this use. This new use will be added to the Institutional I-8 zoning.