As the province plans for recovery, the town is beginning to slowly bring back services and reopen some public spaces. Provincial emergency orders and the town’s physical distancing by-law remain in effect. We must all continue to follow guidelines from Public Health officials.
As part of the town’s Official Plan Review, the employment and commercial related land use designations and policies in the Livable Oakville Plan and the North Oakville East and West Secondary Plans are being updated to meet the town’s long-term needs, align with the approved Urban Structure (OPA 15), and implement the 2017 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. An appropriate supply of designated employment and commercial lands will make the town a balanced and complete community, maximize opportunities for residents to work in Oakville, and maintain a healthy tax base.
More changes to the Livable Oakville Plan and North Oakville Secondary Plans may be required to conform to Halton’s Regional Official Plan at the conclusion of the ongoing Regional Official Plan Review.
A team led by Dillon Consulting Inc. provided the background and technical analyses for the Employment and Commercial Review. Their Summary Report was presented to the Livable Oakville Council Subcommittee on
November 1, 2016. It includes an assessment of the town's supply of employment and commercial lands, the forecasted long-term demand, a summary of conversion requests, and preliminary directions. This information was also presented at four open houses in November 2016.
Lesley E. Gill Woods, Senior Planner
905-845-6601, ext. 3261