Kedron Part II Plan & North Kedron Industrial Area Concept Plan

Location
Oshawa

Client
City of Oshawa

Date
2008 to 2013

Overview

SvN prepared a Part II Plan for the last remaining major greenfields development site, and Concept Plans for associated major employment areas, located in northern Oshawa straddling the extension of Highway 407 to Highway 35/115. The purpose of the Part II Plan is to prepare detailed policies and land use designations to guide the future development of the Kedron Planning Area as a predominantly residential community. Concept Plans for the North Kedron and East Windfields Industrial Areas outline detailed future land uses for the industrial areas.

The Plan includes the preparation of optional and preferred plans for:

  • a new urban community plan
  • a Transportation Master Plan
  • Environmental Management and Sub-Watershed Plan
  • Servicing Strategy Report
  • Urban Design + Sustainability Plan
  • Fiscal Impact Analysis
  • Urban Design Guidelines
  • Class EA Documentation

SvN worked closely with a team of landowners and developers, following a comprehensive program of public engagement, which included community visioning and design workshops and open houses. This Plan was completed in conformance with Durham Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 128, which addressed the Provincial Growth Plan. Kedron is the first community in Oshawa to be planned and designed in full conformance with the Provincial Growth Plan.

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Expertise

We develop community sustainability plans, environmental management plans and climate change adaptation plans for public, private and non-profit sectors.We have focused extensively on the displacement and resettlement of communities affected by natural disasters, wars, conflicts and poverty.
We apply our thorough understanding of the provincial and municipal regulatory context to develop studies and public policy instruments for local, provincial and federal governments and First Nations. These include: zoning by-laws, official plans, municipal development plans, local official plans, secondary plans, neighbourhood plans, and urban design guidelines.
We prepare comprehensive plans for new communities ranging from high-density urban infill projects in areas subject to intensification, through to responsible greenfield development. Starting with an assessment of the local environment, we develop plans and designs that build on the history of the site, while identifying opportunities for sustainable growth.
We plan and design multi-modal transit hubs and corridors including station area plans, LRT corridors, transit stations and border crossings. We take a systems approach to the planning and design of infrastructure, integrating multiple development priorities while preserving and enhancing the quality of the overall landscape. Key projects include the Fort Erie Gateway Master Plan and the Allen District Urban Guidelines & District Plan.
We prepare detailed Design Guidelines for municipalities in order to advance the policies, goals and objectives of Official Plans and Official Community Plans, specifically those related to the design of streets, parks, open spaces and buildings. We apply our combined technical and design expertise to the creation of effective and comprehensive guidelines.