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.

The City is undertaking a review of land use in proximity to the Orléans Light Rail Transit Corridor and its four future stations. The goal is to prepare a new plan that will guide future development of neighbourhoods that support transit and that are livable, resilient, affordable and complementary to existing neighbourhoods. In the coming months, residents will have opportunities to engage with City staff undertakinging the study and tell us their ideas about future development in the Orléans corridor.

If you have any comments on the process, please provide them here.

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