Palermo Village is the growth area at the intersection of Dundas Street and Bronte Road. The policies that guide development-related decisions in Palermo Village have been updated. Palermo Village is intended to be a pedestrian-oriented, transit-supportive, urban community with a mix of residential, commercial, community and offices uses.
On July 5, 2021, Planning and Development Council adopted Official Plan Amendment 37 (OPA 37), which provides area-specific parking and cultural heritage policies for the expanded Palermo Village growth area. The same policies were originally proposed through OPA 34, but deferred by Council resolution on March 22, 2021.
The staff report is available on the July 5, 2021 Planning and Development Council Agenda and Minutes.
On April 12, 2021, Council passed the by-law required to adopt Official Plan Amendment 34 (OPA 34), as modified by Council resolution on March 22, 2021. OPA 34, as adopted, includes the policies for the expanded Palermo Village growth area, except for the deferred area-specific parking and cultural heritage policies. The OPA has been sent to Halton Region for approval.
On March 22, 2021, Council resolved to adopt Official Plan Amendment 34 (OPA 34) with modifications. OPA 34, as originally proposed, covered the entire North West Area and Palermo Village. Council directed the deferral of portions of OPA 34 related to lands north of the proposed expansion to the Palermo Village growth area, as well as area-specific parking and cultural heritage policies for Palermo Village.
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Palermo is the historic name of the settlement at the intersection of Dundas Street and Bronte Road in what is now northwest Oakville.
The 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.
A Special Planning and Development Council meeting was held for Council to further discuss the proposed Official Plan Amendment for the North Oakville West Area and Palermo Village.
The proposed town-initiated OPA for the Palermo Village Growth Area was discussed at Planning and Development Council on November 23, 2020. The OPA also proposed policies for the North West Area resulting from the North Oakville West Secondary Plan Review.
Statutory Public Meeting Notice
November 23, 2020, 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)
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.
Brad Sunderland, Planner
905-845-6601, ext. 3043