Notice of Meeting on December 4, 2017 for a proposed Official Plan Amendment for the Downtown Oakville Growth Area

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

42.15.54, Ward 3

Monday, December 4, 2017, at 7 p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Council Chamber

You are invited to attend and provide input at this meeting hosted by Planning and Development Council.

The Planning Services department will be presenting a recommendation report with respect to the development proposal at this meeting.

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

The effect of the proposed amendment includes changes to:

  • enhance clarity and intent through housekeeping amendments;
  • update the description, goal, objectives, development concept and functional policies to clarify intent and to reflect various policy changes throughout
  • update the policy language for expressing growth targets as a minimum planned density to be determined as part of future conformity matters
  • introduce new and revised urban design policies to enhance existing objectives;
  • introduce a new urban design schedule to illustrate urban design elements including: primary streets, secondary streets, flexible streets, urban squares, and gateways;
  • replace the Central Business District designation with mix use designations, including Urban Core, Urban Centre, Main Street 2 and Main Street 1;
  • introduce bonusing permissions in certain Main Street 1 and Main Street 2 designation locations;
  • permit stand-alone uses in certain contexts;
  • extend the Downtown Oakville Growth Area boundary to the Sixteen Mile Creek in the north west and redesignate the area to Waterfront Open Space;
  • introduce new natural heritage policies;
  • introduce the Greenbelt Urban River Valley to the lands subject to the new Greenbelt Plan (2017); and,
  • update the Downtown Oakville Land Use Schedule and South East Land Use Schedule accordingly.

The proposed amendment will result in changes to the following parts of the Livable Oakville Plan:

  • Section 25 (Downtown Oakville);
  • Schedule A1 – Urban Structure;
  • Schedule Q– Downtown Oakville Land Use; and,
  • Schedule G – South East Land Use.

Downtown Oakville Growth Area ("subject lands") as identified on the map below.

These lands are also subject to Randall Rose Homes Corp. – 300 Randall Street – 24CDM-17006/1613; and 2524151 Ontario Inc. – 332-338 Robinson Street – SP. 1713.043/01

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 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 December 4, 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.

A copy of the proposed official plan amendment and information and material will be available to the public for inspection on or after November 14, 2017 at the Downtown Oakville Growth Area Review page, or you may visit the Planning Services department between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, contact:

Lesley Gill Woods
Senior Policy Planner
Planning Services Department
905-845-6601, ext. 3261 (TTY 905-338-4200)

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.

Dated at the Town of Oakville November 10, 2017