Former Hospital Site Residential Development

On July 25, 2018, the town issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the sale of the future residential subdivision lands on the former hospital site that sees 19 single detached dwelling lots fronting onto Macdonald Road and Allan Street as well as 16 townhouse lots internal to the site. The RFP closed September 5, 2018.

At the September 24, 2018 Council meeting, Council did not accept the results of the RFP because they did not meet the town’s expectations for the site. Staff were directed to terminate the RFP and bring the property back to market at a later date.  Staff’s next steps will be to revise the RFP with an expectation that the RFP would be retendered in 2019.

Background

July 9, 2018 — Council approved the Draft Plan of Subdivision and gave staff the go-ahead to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the sale of these future residential subdivision lands. Review the July 9 Planning and Development Council agenda, item 9 and the July 9 Council agenda addendum, item 10.

May 14, 2018 — a Statutory Public Meeting for the Draft Plan of Subdivision was held as part of the Planning and Development Council meeting. Review the public notice and the development application. You can also review the Staff Report on the May 14 Planning and Development Council agenda, item 2.

February 2018 — the town started processing a draft plan of subdivision that would create19 single detached dwelling units fronting onto Macdonald Road and Allan Street as well as 16 townhouse units internal to the site. For more details about the draft plan review the Development Application.

December 4, 2017 — Council approved the official plan and zoning amendments for the site allowing the town to implement the overall master plan for the former hospital lands, which sees:

  • a residential district in the north with townhouse and detached housing
  • a civic district in the middle with a community centre and park
  • a seniors-oriented housing district in the south, including a civic space in front of the former Oakville Trafalgar High School, and
  • a passive park space along Allan Street.

For more information, review Item 1 from the December 4, 2017 Planning and Development Council Agenda.

Council also directed staff to integrate the civic space into the overall design of the site by developing criteria that will ensure synergies and connectivity to the community centre and park already planned for the lands.

June 27, 2017 — following extensive public consultation, Town Council endorsed an overall master plan for the former hospital lands as well as some programming and features for the Southeast Oakville Community Centre that are planned for the site. Review the news release or the Special Council meeting agenda of June 27, 2017 for more information.

  • placing the new 4,180 square metre community centre with a direct connection to an adjacent park and within close proximity to the existing parking garage
  • incorporating a “green connection” for pedestrian access through the site
  • conserving heritage aspects of the former Oakville-Trafalgar High School (OTHS). While there may be opportunities for the re-use of the building, the OTHS is static in all of the options given its heritage significance
  • protecting the Chimney Swift colony in the former high school as per the Endangered Species Act, 2007
  • ensuring new development is compatible with the neighbouring community and consistent with the Livable Oakville Plan policies, which provides direction to limit density to a maximum of 29 units per hectare
  • potential opportunity for seniors housing to be explored through public consultation

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