Changes Ahead for Rochester Field

28 08 2015

City planners are at work on an official plan amendment for Rochester Field, following from the “100 Day” agreement on Western LRT route options. Specifically, we have received the following early heads-up:

As part of the 100 Day Working Group on Stage 2 Light Rail Transit, the City agreed to settle an Ontario Municipal Board appeal by the National Capital Commission to the City’s 2003 Official Plan relating to Rochester Field by amending the Official Plan.

The proposed OPA will maintain the Major Open Space designation on one third of the property, and will redesignate the easternmost two-thirds of the land as General Urban Area, from Major Open Space. The NCC will then produce a Concept Plan for the area to determine the exact area of redesignation as well as the appropriate zoning for the area designated General Urban Area.

The expected Planning Committee date for this Official Plan Amendment is Tuesday, December 3, 2015.

We’ll follow-up with another post when the draft OPA is circulated.