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We are updating the policies that guide development-related decisions in Palermo Village and adjacent lands on the north side of Dundas Street. This project will consider revisions to the growth area boundary, the mix of land uses and the scale of future development.
Palermo Village is intended to be a pedestrian-oriented, transit-supportive, urban community with a mix of residential, commercial, community and offices uses.
A recommended town-initiated Official Plan Amendment (OPA 34) for the Palermo Village Growth Area (and North West Area) is now available. The amendment will be presented at Planning and Development Council on March 22, 2021, where Council will be asked to adopt the amendment.
The recommended Official Plan Amendment has been combined with the amendment resulting from the North Oakville West Secondary Plan Review.
A link to the Planning and Development Council Agenda and staff report will be made available approximately one week prior to the meeting.
A Special Planning and Development Council meeting is being held to further discuss the proposed Official Plan Amendment for the North Oakville West Area and Palermo Village, presented by staff at the Statutory Public Meeting on November 23, 2020.
This meeting will also further discuss the Hospital District.
A town-initiated Official Plan Amendment for the Palermo Village Growth Area is now available. It will be discussed at a Statutory Public Meeting of Planning and Development Council on November 23, 2020.
The draft Official Plan Amendment has been combined with the amendment resulting from the North Oakville West Secondary Plan Review. Details on how to participate at the Statutory Public Meeting are provided below.
Statutory Public Meeting Notice
Subject Lands Map (pdf)
Planning and Development Council Agenda and staff report for November 23, 2020
Draft Official Plan Amendment (North Oakville West Area and Palermo Village) (pdf)
Tracked Changes to the Livable Oakville Plan (Section 22: Palermo Village) (pdf)
For information on making submissions and appeal rights please visit the Making Submissions and Preserving Appeal rights page.
Palermo is the historic name of the settlement at the intersection of Dundas Street and Bronte Road in what is now northwest Oakville.
The proposed study area includes the existing Palermo Village growth area on the south side of Dundas Street, plus the Palermo Village North Urban Core Area (the “OPA 306 lands”) and additional lands on the north side of Dundas Street west of Bronte Road.
Participants shared feedback on a draft land use concept for Palermo Village North.
Note: This event was combined with a Hospital District Study workshop.
As part of the town’s ongoing Official Plan Review, we are planning how the town will manage growth – new residents and jobs – from now until the year 2041. Our urban structure directs growth to nodes and corridors that are intended to become higher density, transit-supportive, mixed use communities over the long term.
Six nodes (growth areas) are identified in the Livable Oakville Plan to accommodate new growth and development south of Dundas Street — Midtown Oakville, Uptown Core, Palermo Village, Kerr Village, Bronte Village and Downtown Oakville.
Land use planning to enable the creation of a high-density mixed use node at Palermo dates back to the early 1990s. The existing Palermo Village policies in the Livable Oakville Plan are based on the 2003 Palermo Village Centre Land Use Study Update prepared by The Planning Partnership.