On December 7, 2020 we will present a recommendation report to the Planning and Development Committee (PDC) to consider a proposed policy requiring a completed Air Quality Study to help determine if land use changes (such as residential) are appropriate on lands within the Southdown Employment Area and Clarkson GO Major Transit Station Area (once delineated). This is a public meeting and PDC will make a decision about this proposal at this meeting.
The statutory public meeting was held on October 19, 2020 .
The report will be available on-line one week prior to the meeting at:
The report can also be directly accessed here.
Please view the Public Notice for further information on how to participate virtually in the PDC meeting and to share your comments.
As a part of the directions received from Council on June 17th 2020, City staff will present a draft Official Plan amendment for the Southdown Employment Area at a public meeting on October 19, 2020.
The proposed Official Plan amendment will require a completed Air Quality Study to help determine if land use changes (such as residential) are appropriate.
The staff report will be available on-line one week prior to the meeting at the following link:
Please view the Public Notice for further information on how to participate virtually or in person and to share your comments.
City Council will consider a report on June 17, 2020 reviewing the status of the Clarkson Transit Station Area Study and next steps. The report discusses the work completed to date and the feedback we have heard from you and how it has shaped the course of the project.
You may link to the report and view the Council meeting on June 17, 2020 at 9:30 am through the Council Agenda.
Following Community Workshop # 2 in 2019 and in response to your concerns, we completed an environmental compatibility study including a review of the findings of the Clarkson Airshed Study (2010).
The report presents the findings of the environmental compatibility study in addition to providing an update on the next steps of the project.
The environmental compatibility study makes several recommendations to address air, noise and vibration on lands south of the Clarkson GO station to determine if residential uses should be considered in this area, including requirements for further studies. Adequate air quality data is currently not available for this area to support any land use changes at this time. A requirement for a new air quality study is recommended to inform the completion of a final concept plan.