The town initiated a Residential Character Study to gain a better understanding of the elements and qualities that contribute to residential character – the “look and feel” of an area.
The study is intended to inform potential improvements to policy, urban design direction, zoning and other processes. The study looks at the residential areas south of Dundas Street, excluding growth areas and heritage districts.
What is residential character?
Livable Oakville defines character as “the collective qualities and characteristics that distinguish a particular area or neighbourhood”. In essence, it’s the look and feel of your neighbourhood.
Residential character is created by a combination of public and private elements and qualities, including, but not limited to:
- Livable Oakville Plan
- North Oakville Secondary Plans
- Official Plan Review
- Employment & Commercial Review
- Halton Region Integrated Growth Management Strategy
- Residential Character Study
- Urban Structure Review
- Growth Area Reviews