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Significant Changes Proposed for Midtown Oakville

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A New Road Network

The Town’s Planning Services Department has recently released a new draft Official Plan Amendment that affects the lands in the Midtown Oakville area. This new draft Official Plan Amendment is intended to replace the amendment proposed in 2014, but put on hold by the Town (as discussed here).

The Midtown Oakville Area, as depicted in the map above, is the area surrounding the Oakville GO Station and the Trafalgar Road/QEW intersection. However, the lands affected by this draft Official Plan Amendment extend as far as Royal Windsor Drive to the east and McCraney Street to the north.

The main focus of this Official Plan Amendment is to develop the road and transportation network in Midtown Oakville. The roads in the darker shade on the above map are the additions and extensions proposed by the Town. As you can see, there are significant changes on the horizon. Some of the more notable changes include:

  • The expansion and extension of Cross Avenue to connect with Royal Windsor Drive
  • The addition of a parallel east-west road between Cross Avenue and South Service Road
  • The addition of a parallel east-west road to the south of Cross Avenue
  • The addition of three parallel north-south roads connecting South Service Road East to the new east-west road to the south of Cross Avenue
  • The addition of a north-south road to the east of Trafalgar to connect with Iroquois Shore Road
  • The expansion and extension of Iroquois Shore Road to connect with Royal Windsor Drive
  • The expansion of North Service Road East

Depending on where your property is located, some of these changes may have a significant effect on your land. It is recommended that you carefully review the proposed road network to determine what impact the proposed changes may have on you. More information about this Official Plan Amendment process can be found here.

Voice Your Concerns

The statutory public meeting under the Planning Act for this proposed Official Plan Amendment is scheduled for July 10, 2017 at 7:00PM before Town Council. This will be an opportunity for the public to provide feedback to Council and to try to influence what changes are ultimately approved. Participation in the statutory meeting also ensures that your future right of appeal is protected. If you fail to make submissions to the Town orally or in writing on a proposed Official Plan Amendment before it is passed by Council, then you lose your right to appeal the amendment approved by Council to the Ontario Municipal Board (should you end up wanting to do so). It is strongly recommended that you, or a representative on your behalf, take part in the statutory meeting if you are concerned about the impact of the proposed changes.

For more information on the changes to the Midtown Oakville area or how your property may be affected, please feel free to contact us.

The foregoing should not be considered to be legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Please consult a lawyer to get advice and an opinion on your unique circumstances.