Seaton Neighbourhood Planning Study

Location
Pickering

Client
Infrastructure Ontario

Date
2010 to present

Overview

Neighbourhoods 17, 20 and 21 are provincially owned lands in the Seaton area in north Pickering. Neighbourhood Plans were required by the City in support of an Official Plan Amendment prior to submission of draft plans of subdivision for these lands.

In accordance with the Central Pickering Development Plan (prepared by our firm in 2006), we prepared the Neighbourhood Plans for Neighbourhoods 17, 20 and 21, which were prepared include natural heritage, residential, mixed use and employment lands. Our team has worked concurrently to prepare Draft Plans of Subdivision for the provincial lands in all six Seaton neighbourhoods.

We led a team of sub-consultants to successfully complete the project. Sub-consultants services included: site servicing and stormwater, transportation, natural heritage, market analysis, employment lands analysis, landscape design and urbanism, sustainable design, cultural heritage and retail market analysis.

We submitted the draft Neighbourhood Plan applications for Neighbourhoods 17, 20 and N21 to the City in March 2011. A statutory public meeting was held in June. The Neighbourhood Plans were approved by the Ontario Municipal Board in March 2013.

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Expertise

We provide feasibility planning, development advisory and approvals risk management for public and private clients. As an interdisciplinary team that contributes to the design and architecture of a project, we are able to identify risks in early design development and conceptual site layout stages. We help to shape and form the thinking on site layout and building design in a way that reduces and minimizes the amount of approvals required. We give our clients a comprehensive view of planning approval milestones within the project's life cycle, so they can anticipate the timing and resources required to support various approvals within the overall construction schedule.
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.