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Planning eUpdate - May 15, 2020

Planning eUpdate

Volume 20, Issue 7, May 15, 2020

In this issue:


Business during COVID-19

The Municipality continues to review and process applications. We have already held Advisory Committee meetings via teleconference, including the Agriculture and Heritage Committees. Community Planning staff continue work on Secondary Plans including holding a virtual steering committee and stakeholder meetings. We are working on addressing the backlog of applications we have received for the Committee of Adjustment and are looking to start meeting virtually again in mid-May. We are also commencing virtual pre-consultation meetings around mid-May as well. All staff are working from home. If you have questions, give us a call or send an email. We look forward to continuing to provide excellent customer service.


New Applications

Application for Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning in the Brookhill Neighbourhood of Bowmanville

File Number: S-C 2020-0001, ZBA 2020-0006

Address: 2400 Green Road, West side of Green Road, north of Ross Wright Boulevard in Bowmanville.

Brookhill Neighbourhood Plan area map

DG Group has submitted applications for Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law to permit 221 residential units, consisting of 52 single-detached dwellings, 16 townhouse units and two blocks for 152 condominium units. Environmental buffers have been added on the west side of the site.  A Public Meeting will be scheduled for June 29, 2020.


Secondary Plans

Brookhill Secondary Plan Update – Online Public Information Centre

In light of the current pandemic, the Municipality is using innovative ways to receive your input on community planning projects. Please join us for an online Public Information Centre and help shape the emerging plan for the Brookhill neighbourhood.
The Online Public Information Centre will be held on Thursday, May 21. We are offering three time slots for people to attend.

  • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m.

To register for this event, visit www.clarington.net/Brookhill and select the time that best suits your availability. A link to the online session will then be sent to you.

In addition, a survey will be posted from May 22 to June 5, 2020, to receive additional feedback.

Courtice Waterfront and Energy Park Secondary Plan – Update

Work continues on the Courtice Waterfront and Energy Park Secondary Plan. The goal is for this area to develop as a premium waterfront park complemented by mixed-use development and located beside a prestige employment area anchored by Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) new headquarters that is just two minutes away from the proposed Courtice GO Train Station.

Work is currently being completed on developing a vision for this area along with Environmental Impact and Servicing studies.

Courtice Waterfront and Energy Park Secondary Plan area map

On March 5, 2020, the Municipality hosted a Public Information Centre for this project. Here are some of the messages we heard:

  • Support for a mixed-use waterfront with a range of housing types that include densities not typically found in Courtice.
  • Improvements in quality and completeness of the multi-use path and trail network for recreation and particularly cycling.
  • Commercial amenities would help make the waterfront a tourist destination and would complement employment in the Energy Park.
  • Protect the environmental integrity of the area.
  • Concern about the compatibility between businesses, OPG Headquarters, residents, and tourists with a potential anaerobic digester.

In addition to the Public Information Centre, we also conducted an online survey.  The survey was completed by over 900 people during a two-month period.  This survey has helped generate additional ideas and will assist us with the emerging vision for the Courtice Waterfront and Energy Park.

Trails, restaurants for employees and visitors

The Energy Park is currently home to the Darlington Energy Complex and the Durham York Energy Centre. OPG is in the process of relocating their headquarters to Courtice bringing an additional 2,000 jobs to this area. This move will spur the growth of an energy employment cluster that will attract additional jobs.

The Courtice Waterfront will feature approximately 18 hectares of amenities and open space along Lake Ontario. In addition to the park, this project will explore other complementary uses like residential, mixed-use (commercial), and tourism that will support the waterfront park and the nearby Energy Business Park.

For more information contact Paul Wirch and Carlos Salazar at 905-623-3379 or by email at CouriceWaterfront@clarington.net.

To follow the project online, visit www.clarington.net/CourticeWaterfront.


In the News

Clarington: Open for Business

Keeping Clarington Business Top-of-Mind

Businesses need our support more than ever. To help businesses stay top-of-mind, the Clarington Board of Trade (CBOT) has created resources on their website to highlight Clarington businesses who remain open in some capacity. The website lists open businesses, businesses with special hours for seniors and those who are vulnerable, and a gift card program to support businesses who are closed.

Please visit www.cbot.ca/open for more information.

This is a time that forces us to be resilient and test ingenuity, also a time to for people to come together when it matters most.


Contact Us

For more information or to provide comments on any Clarington Planning Services project, please contact planning@clarington.net.

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