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Published on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

North Oakville Secondary Plans changes aired

Public invited to give input on plans

North Oakville Secondary Plans changes aired
Metroland file photo
Oakville Town Hall
Oakville Beaver

Town council has taken another step toward taking control of the type of development permitted to occur in North Oakville.

Councillors voted during a planning and development council meeting Feb. 12 to receive comments from the public concerning amendments to the North Oakville East and West Secondary Plans.

Town staff said the Planning Act requires municipalities to review their official plans every five years and council directed that the review be done with the goal of refining the vision of the North Oakville plans.

“Our core vision for North Oakville entails residents having convenient access to services they need, including transit, a mix of jobs, local stores and services, as well as a full range of housing, from apartment buildings and townhouses to fully detached homes,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton.

“Our core vision for North Oakville entails residents having convenient access to services they need, including transit, a mix of jobs, local stores, and services, as well as a full range of housing from apartment buildings and townhouses to fully detached homes.”

Oakville Mayor Rob Burton

The proposed amendments will come before council for approval in April.

They focus on matters that need to be addressed in the short-term including:

• Trafalgar Urban Core Area — establishing minimum densities and building heights to ensure the future viability of planned higher order transit, such as bus rapid transit, as well as the required development of a complete community.

• Bonusing — clarifying the bonusing policies for Trafalgar and Dundas urban core areas where additional building height beyond the maximum may be permitted subject to a broader consideration of public benefits.

• Housing Mix Targets — providing for greater certainty in achieving a diverse range and a broader mix of housing types.

• Neighbourhood Commercial Development — identifying lands to be protected for future retail and service commercial opportunities and providing policies for more viable retail and commercial uses.

• Location of Stormwater Management Facilities — prohibiting stormwater management facilities to be built within 100 metres of roads planned to carry transit in the urban core areas.

• Definitions — introducing definitions that complement the revisions proposed through these amendments and conform with provincial and regional requirements.

The North Oakville area includes the lands north of Dundas Street and south of Highway 407, between Ninth Line in the east and Tremaine Road in the west.
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Author: Mayor Rob Burton

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