Notice of report to Council on May 26, 2014, concerning Oakville Historic Business Areas Special Measures

Thu, 15 May 2014

The following request for report was approved by Council on April 28, 2014.

Oakville Historic Business Areas Special Measures

That staff be requested to report back with a two-part report as soon as possible to provide Council with:

a) a master plan summary document to serve as a comprehensive reference tool to tie together all of Council’s current initiatives for the three Business Improvement Areas (BIAs); and

b) a work status outline with updated recommendations for measures of short, medium and long term assistance with the necessary public consultations and public communications plans for the Downtown Oakville business area to serve as a comprehensive road map for the next six years, expressed in the three successive, two-year periods ahead for the Downtown Oakville BIA that can be thought of as:

1. 2014 and 2015 – Immediate Action Plan

Recovery by all of the business districts from winter with such measures as staff may recommend and Council may approve (such as a free parking program).

2. 2016 and 2017 – Impact Mitigation Plan

Renewal of downtown Lakeshore roadbed, pipes and streetscape with such construction impact mitigation and other measures as staff may recommend and Council may approve.

3. 2018 and 2019 – Revitalization Plan

Rejuvenation and marketing of the Downtown Oakville district with such marketing and other measures as staff may recommend and Council may approve.