Intensification and Redevelopment
Accommodating growth within the City is an essential part of fostering a healthy and vibrant urban environment. Responsible intensification anticipates areas of change and areas of stability. It strategically directs growth and reinvestment to areas that support the city structure and make the best use of existing infrastructure, helps to create a well-designed built environment and public realm, offer additional shopping and retail employment opportunities, a wider range of housing options and expanded transportation choices.
In July 2011, a background report prepared by Monteith Brown Planning Consultants was prepared entitled the Intensification in Centres and Corridors Study. This study discusses sustainability and ‘smart growth’, and examines key nodes of activity in Sarnia, particularly where intensification, infill and other redevelopment opportunities can afford choice and alternative forms of development.
A policy and land needs assessment detailing population characteristics, residential land needs and commercial land needs has also been completed as part of the study.
Urban Development Community Consultation
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Clearwater Arena, Lower Hall
1400 Wellington Street
Lochiel Kiwanis Centre, Kiwanis Room
180 College Avenue North
Open House: 2:00PM
Open House: 7:00PM
These community consultations provide an option to attend in either the afternoon or evening and are to provide an open forum for ideas and information to be shared. Monteith Brown Planning Consultants will be presenting the Intensification and Redevelopment report. Concepts such as smart growth, intensification and urban design will be discussed. Key topics will include:
· What are our population trends?
· How do we keep all our neighbourhoods vibrant and renewed?
· How do we plan for an aging population?
· What do we want our neighbourhoods to look like?
Friday, September 23, 2011 11:32 AM