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The South Central Public Lands Study (SCPLS) was a comprehensive land use study focused on three surplus school sites (Brantwood, Chisholm and Linbrook Public Schools), the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital site, and the Oakville Arena site, including the surrounding Trafalgar Park.
There are a number of projects related to the implementation of the land use concepts for the five sites studied:
The purpose of the study was to:
The study was conducted by town planning staff; the comprehensive technical analysis of the preliminary land use options was completed with the support of The Planning Partnership and their team, which included N. Barry Lyon Consultants and MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects.
On March 18, 2013, after almost a year of extensive public consultation, Council received the final study report. At the Planning and Development Council meeting on April 8, 2013:
Council endorsed the staff recommended land use options for the Brantwood and Chisholm school sites, and the OTMH site (in principle), and directed staff to proceed with implementation. Consideration of the recommendation for the Linbrook school site was deferred.
Council received the final study report (which included staff recommended land use options, implementation options, and public comments) and deferred further consideration of the matter to the April 8, 2013.
About 175 residents attended the open house to review the analyses of the preliminary land use options, plus the preferred land use options, for the three school sites and the OTMH site. The information displayed at the open house is provided below in a printer-friendly format.
About 230 residents attended the open house to review and evaluate preliminary land use options for the three school sites and the OTMH site.
Over 550 people submitted responses to the South Central Survey on behalf of their households. The responses to the questions related to the Parks, Recreation and Library Facilities Master Plan were provided to the team responsible for that project.
Public consultation for the SCPLS and the Parks, Recreation and Library Facilities Master Plan, as it relates to Wards 2 and 3, was coordinated in May and June, 2012.
All aspects of the study were reported through a Council subcommittee. The subcommittee met seven times during the course of the study and received reports and presentations regarding preliminary directions, preliminary land use options, public engagement, preferred land use options, and finally, staff recommended land use options.
The following items were presented to the Council Subcommittee for the SCPLS.