Notice of Passing, proposed Official Plan Amendment, Bronte Village Growth Area

Wed, 20 Dec 2017

42.15.51, Ward 1

On Tuesday December 5, 2017 Town Council passed By-law 2017-118, which adopted Official Plan Amendment 19, under section 17(23), of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended at its meeting that commenced on December 4, 2017 and was completed December 5, 2017.

The purpose of the official plan amendment is to modify the text and schedules of the Livable Oakville Plan pertaining to the Bronte Village Growth Area to implement the findings of the Bronte Village Growth Area Review.

The effect of the amendment includes changes to:

  • update the development concept for Bronte Village to clarify intent and to reflect policy changes throughout;
  • provide policy direction for the ongoing Lakeshore Road West Environmental Assessment;
  • update the policy language for expressing growth targets as a minimum planned density to be determined as part of future conformity matters;
  • introduce new urban design policies to enhance existing objectives and include an urban design schedule to illustrate urban design elements including: primary streets, secondary streets, enhanced streetscape areas, urban squares, view corridors, pedestrian connections, and gateways;
  • permit stand-alone residential uses in certain contexts within the Main Street 1 and Main Street 2 designations;
  • recognize existing uses within the Waterfront Open Space designation and provide opportunity for the adaptive reuse of existing buildings;
  • designate various properties to permit greater development opportunities at key locations which reflect the existing development concept;
  • expand bonusing permissions within the Main Street District;
  • provide an underlying land use designation on the lands designated Parkway Belt West;
  • introduce the Greenbelt Urban River Valley to the lands subject to the new Greenbelt Plan (2017);
  • adjust the growth area boundary to exclude St. Ann’s Court;
  • update the Bronte Village Land Use Schedule accordingly; and,
  • enhance clarity and intent through housekeeping amendments.

The amendment will result in changes to the following parts of the Livable Oakville Plan: Section 24 (Bronte Village), Schedule A1 – Urban Structure, Schedule F – South West Land Use, and Schedule P – Bronte Village Land Use.

The official plan amendment applies to the lands within the Bronte Village Growth Area, generally bounded by Sovereign Street to the north, East Street to the east, Lake Ontario to the south, and West River Street to the west. A map of the “subject lands” is provided for reference.

This land is also subject to East Sovereign GP Inc. - 2286, 2296 and 2298 Sovereign Street and 124,126 and 128 East Street - Z.1728.62, 24T-17001/1728 and 24CDM-17001/1728; Sabrina Homes (East Street Acquisitions) - 121 and 125 East Street - OPA and ZBA 1728.63, 24T-17005/1728; Symgine (Lake East ) Inc. - 83 East Street and 2266 Lakeshore Road West - OPA and ZBA 1728.61, Site Plan 1728.058/01; Bronte Village Mall (Western) - 2441 Lakeshore Road West - 1729.004/10; Bronte Village Mall (Eastern) - 2441 Lakeshore Road West - 1729.004/11; Ferbro Construction - 2377 Lakeshore Road West - 1729.070/01; 2369 Lakeshore Road West - B15/01(1729).

Council’s decision reflects the written and oral submissions received from the public and they have been appropriately addressed.

Any person or public body will be entitled to receive notice of the decision of the approval authority if a written request to be notified of the decision (including the person’s or public body’s address, fax number or email address) is made to the Manager of Planning Policy for the Regional Municipality of Halton at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON L6M 3L1.

The Director of Planning Services and Chief Planning Official for the Regional Municipality of Halton at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON L6M 3L1 is the approval authority to which these proposed official plan amendments will be submitted for approval.

The public may view planning documents and background material at the Planning Services department between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or online at the Bronte Village Growth Area Review page.

Questions may be directed to:

Brad Sunderland
Policy Planner
Planning Services Department
905-845-6601, ext. 3043 (TTY 905-338-4200)

The personal information accompanying your submission is being collected under the authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, and can form part of the public record which may be released to the public.