At the conclusion of the South Central Public Lands Study in April 2013, an overall concept for the redevelopment of the former hospital site was endorsed in principle by Council. The concept included a new community centre and park on the southern portion of the site, and a mix of potential residential and medical uses on the northern portion. It was understood that a detailed plan (e.g., unit types and numbers, urban design) could not be finalized until the town had possession of the site and a number of required technical studies could be completed.
The town’s priority is planning for the new south east community centre and park, including building demolitions and site preparation.
While the Livable Oakville Plan identifies the former hospital site as a Potential Residential Intensification Area and sets out specific policies to be considered, redevelopment will have to be enabled through official plan and zoning by-law amendments. Any plan will go through a rigorous planning process, including opportunity for public input.
Update - Special Council Meeting, May 2, 2017
At the May 2 Special Council Meeting, Council heard the results of the Parks Recreation and Library Master Plan update; the proposed amenities and program requirements for the community centre; and the next steps in the project regarding the overall site planning options.
Council gave staff the green light for staff to seek public feedback on three land use options for the site. A community workshop is scheduled for June 1, 2017. Staff will report back to Council on the results of the community consultation process at a June 27 Special Meeting of Council.
For more information on the May 2 meeting, view the Special Council Agenda.
December 1, 2016 Open House
At the December 1, 2016, open house, residents were invited to share feedback about potential residential uses on the former hospital site.
The town heard residents express an interest for more parkland; in having a nursing home or seniors’ residence on the site, and wanting to see existing trees preserved.
With respect to housing options, some residents expressed a desire for detached, low-density housing and others saw a need for intensification and more affordable residences.
Residents also raised questions about the financing of the overall site development. For answers to these, and other questions, refer to the Former Hospital Site FAQs page.