Downtown Oakville Growth Area Review - Open House on November 23, 2015

Thu, 12 Nov 2015

As part of the Town of Oakville’s ongoing Official Plan Review, the Planning Services department is leading the Downtown Oakville Growth Area Review. Downtown Oakville is one of six areas identified in the Livable Oakville Plan to accommodate new growth and development south of Dundas Street.

This project will review the downtown area’s boundary, land uses, building heights, and urban design policies, as well as recent development activity.

Any revised land use designations and policies considered will aim to maintain the downtown as a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented mixed use centre. At the conclusion of the study, an official plan amendment and implementing zoning by-law amendment will be recommended.

The review will also address directions from recent downtown projects, including the Downtown Cultural Hub StudyDowntown Transportation and Streetscape Plan and Downtown Oakville Heritage Conservation District Plan.

Want to learn more and get involved? We’d love to hear from you!

Open house
Monday, November 23, 2015
5-8 p.m.
Oakville Arena, Kinsmen Pine Room
133 Rebecca Street

Questions and comments may be directed to

Lesley E. Gill Woods, MCIP, RPP
Senior Planner (Acting), Policy Planning
lesley.gill-woods@oakville.ca
Phone: 905-845-6601, ext. 3261

Carly Dodds, MCIP, RPP 
Planner, Policy Planning 
carly.dodds@oakville.ca 
Phone: 905-845-6601, ext. 3264

Background

There are six growth areas 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. As part of the Official Plan Review, town staff are holding open houses to talk with residents, and property and business owners, about the policies applying to each area.

Downtown Oakville is intended to remain a major downtown area for the town, providing a broad variety of commercial, office, entertainment, cultural and residential uses.

Under the existing policy framework, new development must recognize and enhance the existing vibrant mix of uses and unique heritage. The Central Business District land use designation, which currently applies to the area, permits a mix of commercial and residential uses (e.g., stores, restaurants and offices, alone or in combination with apartments). Building heights are currently required to be between two and four storeys, with some exceptions.

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