New Midtown Oakville committee to meet on master plan once a month  

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Published June 29, 2023 at 9:39 am

The Committee of the Whole for Midtown Oakville will gather every Tuesday of each month, beginning July 18 until mid-December 2023. TOWN OF OAKVILLE IMAGE

With plenty of planning work still ahead on the future of Midtown Oakville, a newly formed town committee has decided to meet for the remainder of this year.

The Committee of the Whole for Midtown Oakville will gather every Tuesday of each month, beginning July 18 until mid-December 2023.

There’s no shortage of items on the schedule for the committee to tackle.

Work will include discussion of third-party reviews, best practices for Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs), designing of complete communities, climate change initiatives, relevant master plans, population and employment forecasts, opportunities for public engagement and a detailed review of the infrastructure requirements, timelines and commitments sought from the Province of Ontario, Metrolinx and other key stakeholders.

Residents will be able to find committee agendas and materials on the town’s agenda web pages in advance of meetings. Members of the public will also be able to delegate at the meetings.

“This Special Committee will, for the benefit of residents and Council, ensure that we understand all we need to know so we can make Midtown Oakville the most vibrant and liveable urban growth centre in Ontario,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton

Along with the work of the committee, Town staff will be working with its consulting team to move forward with aspects of the Midtown Implementation Program including undertaking master plans, public realm design, environmental assessments, and zoning by-law review.

Public consultation related to these matters is crucial, the town said, and is currently being planned and developed as part of the Midtown Implementation Program.

Town staff is reviewing a number of development applications in the Midtown.

Recently Distrikt Development has appealed two development applications in the area of Midtown to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), due to lack of Council decision within the legislated timeframe.

One property, located at 166 South Service Rd. E., involves the developer wanting to build 44,50 and 58 storey mixed-use towers.

The other, located at 217-227 Cross Ave. and 571-595 Argus Rd., is where the developer wants to build a mixed-use community that includes residential, office and retail units.

Envisioned as a people-oriented community, Midtown Oakville will have a mix of housing, community services, and business opportunities close to the Oakville GO station.

The area covers approximately 103 hectares bounded by the QEW/Highway 403 to the north, Chartwell Road to the east, Cornwall Road to the south and the Sixteen Mile Creek valley to the west.

Planning for Midtown Oakville began in 1999.

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