A town-initiated official plan amendment (OPA) to the Livable Oakville Plan is proposed as described in the notice below. It affects all lands south of Dundas Street, but the primary purpose is to update the planned transportation network to support the long-term redevelopment of the lands in Midtown Oakville.
The Planning Services and Engineering and Construction departments hosted public information meetings about the proposed OPA on June 21 and 22, 2017.
You are also invited to a statutory public meeting, as required by the Planning Act, to provide input about the proposed OPA directly to the town’s Planning and Development Council:
Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Town Hall, Council Chamber
Please refer to the notice above for more information. The agenda for this meeting, with a link to the staff report, should be available on the Agendas and Minutes page by June 30, 2017.
Council will not be making a decision about the proposed OPA on July 10, 2017, only receiving information. Comments from the public, town departments and external agencies may result in changes to the proposed OPA before it is recommended for approval. A recommendation report (for decision) will be provided to Planning and Development Council at a meeting in the fall of 2017.
Midtown Oakville is the area around the Oakville Station (GO, VIA and Oakville Transit). It includes all lands within the boundary defined by the QEW, Chartwell Road, Cornwall Road and Sixteen Mile Creek, and covers about 100 hectares. The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe identifies Midtown Oakville as an Urban Growth Centre and requires that it be planned to accommodate a minimum density of 200 residents and jobs per hectare by the year 2041. The town’s Livable Oakville Plan includes policies to enable development that would support a minimum of approximately 12,000 residents and 8,000 jobs in conformity with the Growth Plan. The existing policies were based on a conceptual transportation network pending further study.
Lesley E. Gill Woods, Senior Planner
905-845-6601, ext. 3261