Midtown Oakville project back at committee Tuesday
Published November 15, 2023 at 2:24 pm
The consulting team working on the ambitious long-term plan that is Midtown Oakville was back at Oakville’s Committee of the Whole Tuesday with two-dimensional land use blocks on display to convey the arrangement of land uses, including mobility options, servicing and the height and density of the future buildings.
Various implementation strategies for the project, which is expected to be built out over nearly 30 years and add 30,000 residents and 1,700 jobs to the town by 2051, were also presented.
Oakville is expected to double in population in that time period. The Town has pledged to build 33,000 new homes by 2031 to meet its provincially mandated municipal housing target to get to those population numbers.
A comparative evaluation of the concepts, best practice imagery, and an assessment of some key elements of the project was also offered at the November 14 meeting, including distribution of employment uses, the transportation network, details on an open space network, the clustering of different land uses and other unique variables, such as a transit station, the hydro corridor and connections into the neighbourhood.
The Midtown Oakville project is now in Phase 2 with the team developing and evaluating the concepts for managing and directing growth. Phase 3 will get underway in December with draft planning policy recommendations, and Midtown Oakville Transportation Plan, Stormwater Plan, and Area Servicing Plan recommendations.
A tracking tool, Midtown Oakville Tracking is available for residents to keep track of progress made on the project.
There are additional meetings planned, with three community workshops focused on potential land-use concepts for what growth in Midtown Oakville could look like this month. These 90-minute sessions will be held on Friday, November 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Sheridan College’s Conference Centre, Hall D (register here), Tuesday, November 28 at 1:30 p.m. at Iroquois Ridge Community Centre (register here) and Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Bronte Hall in Walton United Church (register here).
Space is limited and is first come, first served. Snacks will be offered.
Feedback from these workshops and stakeholder engagements this fall will be presented at the next Committee of the Whole meeting December 12.
The Town of Oakville is also undertaking a Transportation Master Plan study to create a sustainable transportation system within the town. The study will help accommodate new growth to 2051 and tie into the Midtown project.
The first public information centre will be held on December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the South Atrium at Town Hall. An online survey is also available to gather public feedback on transportation in Oakville and will be open until February 29.
Visit the Transportation Master Plan page for more information
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