Councillor Proposes Creating Secondary Plan for Durand

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Approved by Planning Committee


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Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr wants the City to create a Secondary Plan for the Durand neighbourhood as the City plans to have 40% of new population growth to occur within existing urban areas with a goal of intensification.

City Square Development Rendering. A recent development in Durand which sparked community opposition. (New Horizon Handout)City Square Development Rendering. A recent development in Durand which sparked community opposition. (New Horizon Handout)

Durand is officially the City’s most dense neighbourhood bound by James, Queen, Main, and the Escarpment.

There have been recent concerns in the neighbourhood about new high-rise developments under construction and proposed.

A secondary plan enables the City and residents to create more specific zoning and planning policies for neighbourhood growth to address neighbourhood specific characteristics and concerns.

For example, Durand is experiencing parking challenges in certain areas, especially closer to St. Joseph’s Hospital.

If approved, staff will report on a timeline for creating a Secondary Plan.

Watch Live Coverage of Council’s Planning meeting on Tuesday starting at 9:30am

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