Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Development Application Status website ...just a little info offered for now.

[caption id="attachment_2854" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Screenshot of the selection screen, for Development Projects or individual Planning Applications by Ward, District, Address and Application Number back to January 1, 2006"]screenshot of the selection screen,  for Development Projects or individual Planning Applications by Ward, District, Address and Application Number back to January 1, 2006[/caption]

The city also launched a new Development Application Status website, allowing Internet access  information on active development projects and planning applications.  This is a great step, people can find out about development projects occurring but for detailed information the city planner will have to contacted. (with information provided on the site) The public and development industry, will have access to the same information, such  as project data, approval process status, public consultation dates and the planning personal contact info.

The  second phase of the site ...which brings the project into real usefulness for community groups and residents   ...will allow users to search applications and developments using dynamic maps. This is needed right now to allow community involvement in the planning process hopefully the city is allowing overtime to accomplish this.

“This will be a useful tool for residents and the development industry,” says Wright. [1. quote from Daily Commercial News article

Access page to search [opens in new window]

2 comments:

  1. This is really a great idea. I've been using the building application status page for a while, but end up having to make a great many phonecalls to figure out the end result. This should allow people to monitor sites with a siginificantly reduced hassle.

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  2. Agreed, it would be great to have all this info, but at the present time I am unsure of want information they will provide access too (and how you can map it), developers and residents require much of the same information and much different information also. It would be great if they sought input from the public as to want they would want to see and how it's presented and laid out. The public is much less organized the the development industry, who I would guess are letting their needs be known.

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