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Highway 404 Employment Corridor Secondary Plan

The 404 Employment Corridor Secondary Plan has been Approved and is in force

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Highway 404 Employment Corridor Secondary Plan Adopted

Council adopted the Highway 404 Employment Corridor Secondary Plan on July 28, 2020: 

Virtual Public Meeting conducted on June 23, 2020

A virtual public meeting was conducted on June 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm to receive public input on the Draft Highway 404 Employment Corridor Secondary Plan. The Draft Secondary Plan includes policies as well as Schedules (maps) for updating the Town's Official Plan for the Secondary Plan area, and is available for review here:

Draft Secondary Plan 

Notice of Public Meeting

The following studies were made available for review:

Civil Servicing
Cultural Heritage
Fiscal Impact Analysis
Planning Summary 
Storm Water Management (available upon request)

Information and Reports


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: