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As part of the ongoing Official Plan Review, the town is conducting the Hospital District Study. This is a land use study of the lands north of Dundas Street at Third Line that will consider the existing framework of policies within the North Oakville West Secondary Plan, as well as regulations, guidelines and other emerging policy directions.
The review will produce an Area Specific Plan consisting of land use designations and policies that will help these lands contribute to the complete community vision for North Oakville and to the town-wide mission and principles for a livable community.
The Area Specific Plan will be delivered by a multi-disciplinary team hired by the town and supported by technical briefs in key areas including transportation, servicing, stormwater management, parking, market analysis and financial analysis.
A Special Planning and Development Council meeting was held to further discuss the Hospital District Area Specific Plan and proposed Official Plan Amendment for the Hospital District, presented by staff at the Statutory Public Meeting on November 23, 2020.
This meeting also discussed the Palermo Village Growth Area and North West Oakville.
Special Planning and Development Council Agenda and Staff Report - Discussion Item 1
Video link of Special Planning and Development Council Meeting from February 2, 2021
Presentation with annotation for discussion - Item 1 (pdf)
A town-initiated Official Plan Amendment for the Hospital District is now available. It will be discussed at a Statutory Public Meeting of Planning and Development Council on November 23, 2020.
Details on how to participate at the Statutory Public Meeting are provided below.
For information on making submissions and appeal rights please visit the Making Submissions and Preserving Appeal rights page.
The Area Specific Plan for the Hospital District, developed by Sajecki Planning, was finalized in October 2020. Use the below links to view the Area Specific Plan and supporting documents.
Hospital District Area Specific Plan (pdf)
Appendix A – Best Practices (pdf)
Appendix B – Background Facts Report (pdf)
Appendix C – Public Consultation Summary (pdf)
Appendix D – Directions and Options Report (pdf)
Appendix E – Market and Development Trends Analysis (pdf)
Appendix F – Financial Analysis (pdf)
Appendix G – Transportation Impact Study (pdf)
Appendix H – Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Servicing Study (pdf)
Appendix I – Urban Design Direction (pdf)
Appendix J – Population and Employment Densities (pdf)
In September 2017, as a component of the ongoing Official Plan Review, Oakville Council adopted a town-wide Urban Structure through Official Plan Amendment No. 15 which identified the Hospital District as a “Node for Further Study”. This had the effect of confirming that these lands were distinctive and that further study was required to establish a more detailed Area Specific Plan.
The North Oakville West Secondary Plan identifies the Hospital District Node as within the Employment District designation, which is generally intended “to protect for, and establish a range of development opportunities for employment generating industrial, office and service employment uses”.
The North Oakville West Secondary Plan also states that the Hospital District Node “will include a hospital and may also include research and development facilities, medical and other offices, laboratories, clinics, supportive housing, long term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and other similar uses including retail and service commercial facilities related to the permitted uses”.
The Hospital District Node consists of the lands north of Dundas Street at Third Line.
The review will produce an Area Specific Plan to guide future growth and change in the area and to inform a future official plan amendment to the Livable Oakville Plan, including:
The review is scheduled to take place in 2019 with a statutory process under the Planning Act following in early 2020.
The Town hosted a public workshop on November 25, 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. The workshop was to review the study results to date and to evaluate draft land use scenarios for the Hospital District. The workshop included an open house with information display boards and an overview presentation about the study and initial findings. The workshop concluded with an interactive and facilitated session where participants worked a series of focus questions to evaluate draft land use scenarios. The materials presented at the workshop are provided below:
Note: This event was combined with Palermo Village Growth Area Review workshop.
In October 2019, The Livable Oakville Council Sub-Committee received the report entitled “Hospital District Study Update". This report gave an overview of the study process and background facts to date.
The Town of Oakville retained consulting firm Sajecki Planning Inc., in association with Paradigm Transportation Solutions Inc., WSP, Stewart Hawes Urban Design, urbanMetrics Inc. and StrategyCorp to undertake the Health Oriented Mixed Use Node Review and associated technical supporting studies.
Town staff and the consulting team held a project kick-off meeting and went on a guided walking tour of the Health Oriented Mixed Use Node and surrounding area.
In June 2018, The Livable Oakville Council Sub-Committee received the report entitled “Project Initiation – Health Oriented Mixed Use Node”. This report gave a preliminary scope and timeframe for the review and included background context and an overview of applicable provincial, regional and town policies.
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Carly Dodds, Planner
905-845-6601, ext. 3264
Geoff Abma, Planner
905-845-6601, ext. 3034