Notice of Statutory Public Meeting on April 16, 2018 for the Speers Road Corridor Special Policy Area

Thu, 22 Mar 2018

Proposed Official Plan Amendment
Town Initiated
File No. 42.23.007, Ward No. 1 and 2

Monday, April 16, 2018, 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.

A study of the Speers Road corridor is being carried out as part of the town’s Official Plan Review. The purpose of the study is to confirm long-term land uses and opportunities for intensification suitable for the area. The study has resulted in a town-initiated official plan amendment which would modify the text and schedules of the Livable Oakville Plan pertaining to the lands along Speers Road.

The effect of the amendment will be the provision of new policies in the Livable Oakville Plan specific to the Speers Road Corridor which identify the area as:

  • a “special policy area” having an area-specific goal, objectives and policies to guide future development which reflect the unique context of Speers Road within the town;
  • an “employment area” and an “employment mixed use corridor” permitting a broadened range and mix of uses for business and economic activities, including office uses, public halls, service commercial uses, indoor sports facilities, places of entertainment, and arterial commercial uses as newly defined;
  • an “intensification corridor” with policies to direct and encourage employment intensification opportunities; and,
  • a “regional transit priority corridor” with policies encouraging new develop to be transit supportive, and to create a multi- modal environment with enhanced options for transit users, pedestrians, and cyclists.

The proposed policies also identify the Bronte GO Station as a major transit station area requiring further study.

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

  • Section 26 (Special Policy Areas);
  • Section 27.1 (Exceptions – South West);
  • Section 29.5 (Glossary);
  • Schedule F (South West Land Use);
  • Schedule G (South East Land Use).

These lands are also subject to the following development applications:

  • 478 Woody Road – Site Plan 1618.020/04M
  • 2437181 Ontario Inc. – 350 Speers Road – Site Plan 1618.050/01
  • 1195701 Ontario Ltd. – 529 Speers Road - Site Plan 1620.026/02
  • Par-Med Property Services – 1060 Speers Road – Site Plan 1621.043/01
  • 1130 Speers Road – Minor Variance CAV A/034/2018
  • IUOE Local 793 – 2245 Speers Road – Site Plan 1628.004/01
  • 515476 Ontario Ltd. – 2300 Speers Road – Site Plan 1629.002/04
  • Praxair Canada – 2393 Speers Road – Plan of Subdivision and Plan of Condominium
  • 24T-18003/1629 and 24CDM-18001/1629
  • 2559779 Ontario Inc. – 595 Bronte Road – Site Plan 1630.016/02

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  April 16, 2018, 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 town-initiated official plan amendment will be available for public viewing on or before March 26, 2017  on the Speers Road Corridor Study page or you may visit Town Hall, Planning Services department, 1225 Trafalgar Road, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or contact:

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

If you have any accessibility needs, please advise Brad Sunderland 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 March 22, 2018