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Highway 404 Employment Corridor Secondary Plan

 

Notice of Public Open House 

Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Time: 5:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M.
Location: Town of East Gwillimbury Civic Centre, Atrium
19000 Leslie Street, Sharon, Ontario

Purpose of the Secondary Plan:

The Town of East Gwillimbury is preparing a Secondary Plan for the area north of Green Lane East around Highway 404. The purpose of the Secondary Plan is to develop detailed land use policies to guide future development of this area.

Details of the Open House:

A public open house is being held to review preliminary land use options and collect feedback from residents.
There will be opportunities for the public to talk one-on-one with Town staff and members of the consultant team about the project. 

Contact:

For more information please contact: 
Adam Robb
Senior Planner, Development Services Planning Branch
arobb@eastgwillimbury.ca
905-478-4283 ext. 3872

Background 

The Town is working alongside planning consultants Macaulay Shiomi Howson Ltd. (MSH) to develop a new, comprehensive Employment Corridor Secondary Plan (ECSP) for the area north of Green Lane East around Highway 404. The area is identified in the Town’s Official Plan and Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 1 as Secondary Plan Study Area B-4. The Town’s Official Plan requires that a detailed land use study be undertaken in support of an Official Plan Amendment for the area to establish detailed land use designations and development policies for this area.

Purpose and Vision

It is the vision of the Town to create a comprehensive, functional, and master-planned employment area for residents. The policies established by the Secondary Plan will be used to guide and direct subsequent development of the land, and will ensure that the Town meets its employment targets as directed by the Growth Plan. It is a primary goal of the Town’s Official Plan to promote economic sustainability and achieve a balanced live/work relationship within the community. The following are some of the key guiding principles which will shape the development of the Employment Corridor Secondary Plan:

 

Scope of Work, Public Consultation, and Project Timeline

To determine the most appropriate development scenario for the area, the Secondary Plan will involve undertaking studies on growth management and phasing, master environmental servicing, storm water management, noise assessment and abatement, geotechnical and hydrogeological investigation, water and wastewater servicing, block plans, air quality impact studies, urban design, fiscal impact, natural heritage, transportation, cultural heritage, and more. As part of the development of the Secondary Plan, there will also be extensive public consultation, including an Open House and Public Meetings, to determine the most appropriate Secondary Plan policies that reflect the interests and desires of the community. The following is a timeline for the development of the Employment Corridor Secondary Plan: