The Orléans Corridor Secondary Plan Study

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Background

The Orléans Town Centre is a 97-hectare area situated along Saint-Joseph Boulevard in the suburb of Orléans. This study will revisit the two existing employment oriented secondary plans with the purpose of establishing zoning and a transit-oriented development plan for this area that will support its future development as a mixed use, complete livable community.

Objectives

This project aims to replace two existing secondary plans in the Orléans Town Centre with new policies in the City’s Official Plan, as well as corresponding zoning amendments.

The study will:

  • Address the built-form, height, density and site design considerations in order to properly integrate the LRT Stations with the Orléans Town Centre,St Joseph Arterial Mainstreet Corridor, and existing residential neighbourhoods.;
  • Guide the manner in which intensification can be appropriately integrated into neighbourhoods;
  • Recommend physical / public realm improvements to improve walking / cycling conditions;
  • Replace Secondary Plan policies and zoning to improve opportunities for intensification, infill development, housing affordability and employment.


This planning study will not influence the alignment of the LRT or the location of stations. Once our study is completed, it will include plans to guide the development surrounding the four new LRT stations and provide recommended improvements to pedestrian, cycling and transit conditions throughout Orléans.

Timelines

On March 4, 2020, over 200 people attended a presentation and question and answer on the project. Currently, staff have taken the feedback and are summarizing preliminary initiatives based on consultation and research. In the coming months, you can expect:

  • Stakeholder and community consultation
  • Prepare outline of Official Plan and ZBL amendments
  • Update draft TOD based on consultation input
  • Finalize draft Secondary Plan and ZBLA’s
  • Complete technical circulation of proposed TOD plans
  • Prepare staff report to Committee
  • Committee presentation and Council consideration of recommendations


We will need your input in our review of the Orléans Corridor. We want to ensure future development results in livable, resilient, desirable neighbourhoods that support transit and provide the highest quality of life possible.

Background

The Orléans Town Centre is a 97-hectare area situated along Saint-Joseph Boulevard in the suburb of Orléans. This study will revisit the two existing employment oriented secondary plans with the purpose of establishing zoning and a transit-oriented development plan for this area that will support its future development as a mixed use, complete livable community.

Objectives

This project aims to replace two existing secondary plans in the Orléans Town Centre with new policies in the City’s Official Plan, as well as corresponding zoning amendments.

The study will:

  • Address the built-form, height, density and site design considerations in order to properly integrate the LRT Stations with the Orléans Town Centre,St Joseph Arterial Mainstreet Corridor, and existing residential neighbourhoods.;
  • Guide the manner in which intensification can be appropriately integrated into neighbourhoods;
  • Recommend physical / public realm improvements to improve walking / cycling conditions;
  • Replace Secondary Plan policies and zoning to improve opportunities for intensification, infill development, housing affordability and employment.


This planning study will not influence the alignment of the LRT or the location of stations. Once our study is completed, it will include plans to guide the development surrounding the four new LRT stations and provide recommended improvements to pedestrian, cycling and transit conditions throughout Orléans.

Timelines

On March 4, 2020, over 200 people attended a presentation and question and answer on the project. Currently, staff have taken the feedback and are summarizing preliminary initiatives based on consultation and research. In the coming months, you can expect:

  • Stakeholder and community consultation
  • Prepare outline of Official Plan and ZBL amendments
  • Update draft TOD based on consultation input
  • Finalize draft Secondary Plan and ZBLA’s
  • Complete technical circulation of proposed TOD plans
  • Prepare staff report to Committee
  • Committee presentation and Council consideration of recommendations


We will need your input in our review of the Orléans Corridor. We want to ensure future development results in livable, resilient, desirable neighbourhoods that support transit and provide the highest quality of life possible.

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Orléans Corridor Secondary Plan

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Stage 2 of the LRT system will build on the current Confederation and Trillium Line lines, adding 40 kilometres of track farther east, west and south. Stations at Jeanne d’Arc, Convent Glen (Orléans Boulevard), Place d’Orléans and Trim will be among 23 new stations being added as part of Stage 2, which is planned to be operational for 2023. Two additional stations – at the Orléans Town Centre and at Tenth Line – have been identified for the future.

We have pinned the locations of the new stations on this map. Tell us your ideas for the community's future around these stations by placing your own pins using the following categories:

  • Mobility: Where are there hinderances to physical movement, especially on foot, bike or current transit?
  • Gathering Places: What places do you like to go to meet friends, family and neighbours?
  • Community Landmarks: What iconic landmarks are most important to keep in your neighbourhood?