Town Initiated Official Plan Amendment Midtown Oakville and Transportation Network Updates

Thu, 08 Jun 2017

Public Information Meetings:

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 2–4 p.m.
Presentation at 2:30 p.m.
Town Hall, Oakville Room

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.
Town Hall, Cafeteria

Statutory Public Meeting:

Monday, July 10, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Town Hall, Council Chambers

You are invited to attend and provide input at these meetings hosted by the Planning Services department and Planning and Development Council, respectively.

The primary purpose and effect of the proposed official plan amendment is to modify the text and schedules of the Livable Oakville Plan to implement the transportation and municipal stormwater networks approved in 2015 through the Midtown Oakville Transportation and Stormwater Class Environmental Assessment ("Midtown EA"), and to provide a revised local road network within Midtown Oakville.

The proposed amendment also includes changes to:

  • update the Transportation Network south of Dundas Street with new, future and realigned roads from the town’s Transportation Master Plan, Switching Gears (2013), and Halton Region’s Transportation Master Plan (2011);
  • update the Active Transportation Network south of Dundas Street with existing and planned active transportation infrastructure from the 2017 Active Transportation Master Plan update;
  • implement the Midtown Parking Strategy (2015) and Designing Midtown (2015) by updating the parking and urban design related policies for Midtown Oakville;
  • address the Midtown Oakville Mobility Hub Study (Metrolinx, 2012);
  • clarify the intent of certain policies related to Midtown Oakville as well as the Utility designation;
  • apply a Utility designation to the existing utility corridor and some adjacent Metrolinx property north of the railway in Midtown Oakville, and on those lands permit transit-oriented and transit-supportive facilities and uses that provide for the protection of the underground utilities, and building heights compatible with the utility corridor; and,
  • adjust the boundaries of the Lyons, Trafalgar and Chartwell Districts in Midtown Oakville, as well as the adjacent land use and building height designations, to align with changes to the transportation network in Midtown Oakville.

The proposed amendment will result in changes to the following parts of the Livable Oakville Plan: Section 8 (Utilities); Section 20 (Midtown Oakville); Schedule C (Transportation Network), Schedule D (Active Transportation Master Plan); Schedule I (Central Land Use); Schedule J (East Land Use); and, Schedules L1, L2 and L3 (Midtown Oakville Land Use, Building Heights and Transportation Network).

The proposed amendment described above replaces the previously proposed "Midtown Oakville OPA" (2014), and is broader in scope.

At this time there are no other applications, under the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, pertaining to the subject lands.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to Council c/o the Town Clerk at the Town of Oakville, Clerk’s department, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON, L6H 0H3 or at townclerk@oakville.ca before the proposed official plan amendment is adopted:

  • the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Town of Oakville Council to the Ontario Municipal Board; and
  • the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Any submission to the Planning and Development Council, either in hard copy or in electronic format, must be forwarded to the Clerk’s department for receipt no later than noon on Monday, July 10, 2017, to ensure its availability to the Members of Council at the meeting. Individuals making oral submissions at the public meeting are requested to submit a written outline of the submission to the Town Clerk. All submissions should include the full name and address of the presenter.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Town of Oakville on the proposed official plan amendment, you must make a written request to the Town Clerk at the Town of Oakville, Clerk’s department, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON, L6H 0H3 or at townclerk@oakville.ca.

For more information about this matter, including a copy of the draft amendment and information about preserving your appeal rights, you may view the information on the Official Plan Amendment page, visit the Planning Services department between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact Lesley Gill-Woods, Senior Planner, Planning Services department at 905-845-6601, ext. 3261 (TTY: 905-338-4200) or at lesley.gill-woods@oakville.ca.

If you have any accessibility needs, please advise Lesley Gill-Woods one week before the meeting.

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 may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.