Notice of Public Information Meeting on October 24, 2017 and Statutory Public Meeting on November 6, 2017, Employment and Commercial Review

Fri, 13 Oct 2017

Public Information Meeting and
Statutory Public Meeting
Proposed Official Plan Amendment
Employment and Commercial Review
Town Initiated - Town Wide
File No. 42.15.49

Public Information Meeting:  Tuesday, October 24, 2017
2–4 p.m. (presentation at 2:30 p.m.)
6:30–8:30 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville and Trafalgar Rooms
*Information about the Speers Road Corridor Study will also be presented at this meeting.

Public Information Meeting:  Monday, November 6, 2017
5:30–6:30 p.m. (drop-in session)
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Bronte and Palermo Rooms
*Information about the Speers Road Corridor Study will also be presented at this meeting.

Statutory Public Meeting:  Monday, November 6, 2017
7 p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Council Chamber

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

The purpose of the proposed official plan amendment is to modify the text and schedules of the Livable Oakville Plan to implement the recommendations from the town’s Employment and Commercial Review.

The effect of the proposed amendment will be to:

  • update the Plan’s Employment and Commercial land use policies and definitions to be consistent with the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017;
  • introduce Major Office as a permitted use in the ‘Urban Centre’ and ‘Urban Core’ land use designations;
  • modify the ‘Office Employment’ land use designation to recognize the function of the designation as a priority area to accommodate Major Office uses;
  • re-designate certain lands with an ‘Office Employment’ designation, which serve as a buffer to Residential Areas, to a ‘Business Employment’ land use designation;
  • update the policies in the ‘Business Employment’ designation to prohibit outdoor storage where the designation abuts a residential area;
  • update the general Employment Area policies to direct employment intensification to areas supported by existing or planned transit and active transportation and encourage the intensification of existing areas with higher office employment densities;
  • update the permitted uses in the ‘Main Street 1’ and ‘Main Street 2’ land use designations to permit places of entertainment, indoor sports facilities, and hotels;
  • update the permitted uses in the ‘Urban Core’ and ‘Urban Centre’ land use designations to permit places of entertainment and indoor sports facilities;
  • update the permitted uses in the ‘Central Business District’, ‘Core Commercial’ and ‘Community Commercial’ land use designations to permit places of entertainment and indoor sports facilities; and,
  • clarify the maximum space threshold for retail and service commercial uses on sites designated ‘Neighbourhood Commercial.’\

The proposed amendment will result in changes to the following parts of the Livable Oakville Plan: Section 12 (Mixed Use), Section 13 (Commercial), Section 14 (Employment), Section 27 (Exceptions), Section 29 (Interpretation); Schedule F – South West Land Use; Schedule G – South East Land Use; Schedule H – West Land Use; Schedule I – Central Land Use; and, Schedule J – East Land Use.

The amendment applies to the entire Livable Oakville Plan area, being all lands south of Dundas Street and north of Highway 407.

This proposed amendment is also subject to the Town Initiated Urban Structure Review (File No. 42.15.52) and the Cultural Heritage Policy Updates (File No. 42.24.016).
 

If a erson 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 November 6, 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.

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 on the Town’s website on or after October 17, 2017 at the Employment and Commercial Review page.

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 October 12, 2017