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Port Dalhousie Secondary Plan Study

On April 13, 2015, Council authorized the preparation of a Secondary Plan for the Port Dalhousie Commercial Core and Harbour areas. The Secondary Plan will address matters including heritage conservation, built form, public space, transportation, and parking management. Council also directed that an update to the Port Dalhousie Heritage District Guidelines for Conservation and Change be prepared for the Commercial Core and Harbour areas of the Heritage District in conjunction with the Secondary Plan process.

On April 18, 2016, Council approved the retention of the firm of Macaulay Shiomi Howson Ltd. to complete the Port Dalhousie Secondary Plan, and Heritage District Guidelines studies. The consulting team will provide recommendations that reflect the spirit and intent of the policy context and public consultation process, and that guide a vision for Port Dalhousie forward towards implementation.

There will be three public open houses as part of the consultation process. The first open house was a visioning workshop held on June 21, 2016. Here is a summary of the Visioning Report. The second open house was an alternatives workshop held on Sept. 21, 2016. Here is the Alternatives Workshop presentation and summary report. The third Open House was held on November 29, 2016. Here is the workshop summary. The fourth Open House was held on October 25, 2017 and included a presentation.

 The studies generally cover the non-residential portion of the Port Dalhousie community, including the historic Commercial Core, the Harbour Area (east and west sides), Lakeside Park and Rennie Park. The study area includes the lands commonly known as Port Place, which were subject to a 2009 Ontario Municipal Board Approval to permit a 17-storey mixed use complex. (See Location Plan Appendix 1). There is a limited amount of residential conservation/natural area/green space lands included within the study area.

The anticipated date for completion of the studies and consideration of the matter by Council is the first quarter of 2017. Information will continue to be provided as it is available.

 Related Information.

Draft Port Dalhousie Commercial Core & Harbour Area Secondary Plan

Draft Port Dalhousie Commercial Core & Harbour Area Heritage Conservation District Plan

Port Dalhousie Commercial Core and Harbour Area Transportation Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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