The Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital Policy Review was a City initiative to manage and guide growth and development in these communities. New Official Plan policies were developed to support vibrant, walkable, transit-supportive communities that offer a variety of housing choices, parkland, and natural areas. The policies provide direction on building heights, use of land, street connections as well as the design of buildings, spaces, and streets for these three communities.
A set of built form standards was also developed that complements Official Plan policies and provides more detailed direction on how to implement the vision for Downtown Fairview, Cooksville and Hospital. They express the City’s expectations for good design, and the importance of a high quality built form and public realm in creating vibrant, walkable communities.
1Phase 1: Project Kick-off: 15-Minute City Forum
April 2021: Community engagement to test directions
2Phase 2: Draft Official Plan Amendment
January 2022: Information Report at Planning and Development Committee
3Phase 3: Community and Stakeholder Engagement
Winter to Spring 2022: Feedback on the draft Official Plan policies and stakeholder outreach, February 2022: Community meeting, and May 2022: Public Meeting Information Report at Planning and Development Committee
4Phase 4: Final Policy Recommendations
July 2022: Public Meeting Recommendation Report at Planning and Development Committee
5Phase 5: Adoption of Official Plan Amendments
Under appeal: Official Plan Amendment 145 adopted by City Council August 2022 and in progress: Official Plan Amendment 146 for Region of Peel approval
Virtual and in-person community meetings were held in 2021 and 2022, which included community meeting and stakeholder meetings with City staff and public meetings with the Planning and Development Committee.
Thank you to community members and stakeholders who participated and provided input during the public consultation period. For reference, meeting presentations and reports can be found below.
- Community Meeting Presentation Slides (February 16, 2022)
- Watch the recording of the Community Meeting:
- 15-Minute City Forum – Cooksville Presentation Slides
- Watch the recording of the 15-Minute City Forum