Waterdown Community Node Secondary Plan Study

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The Waterdown Community Node Secondary Plan Study will create a clear vision for how the central Waterdown area should evolve in the future, and establish policies to implement that vision. The study will help manage change and redevelopment by providing direction on the desired mix of uses, height, density, built form, and urban design within the area.

How will we use your feedback?

Feedback will be used to develop the vision for how the Waterdown core should evolve in the future, and to create specific policies and directions to implement that vision.

Project backgound

The overall population of Waterdown has been growing significantly and further growth is expected in the future. This growth will have an impact on the form and function of the Waterdown Community Node, bringing with it opportunities and challenges. Changes to the area’s transportation system, such as the planned east-west road to the north of the core, new bike lanes along major streets, and other proposed road connections, will also have impacts. In addition, there is a need to protect the heritage characteristics of the historical downtown, to provide more detailed design guidance for new development and to address concerns related to traffic and access in the area. A Secondary Plan is an important tool that can be used to help guide change.

This study is being completed in conjunction with the Waterdown Community Transportation Management Study and the Waterdown Village Built Heritage Inventory. Each of these projects will support and provide input to the Secondary Plan Study.

The Waterdown Community Node Secondary Plan Study will create a clear vision for how the central Waterdown area should evolve in the future, and establish policies to implement that vision. The study will help manage change and redevelopment by providing direction on the desired mix of uses, height, density, built form, and urban design within the area.

How will we use your feedback?

Feedback will be used to develop the vision for how the Waterdown core should evolve in the future, and to create specific policies and directions to implement that vision.

Project backgound

The overall population of Waterdown has been growing significantly and further growth is expected in the future. This growth will have an impact on the form and function of the Waterdown Community Node, bringing with it opportunities and challenges. Changes to the area’s transportation system, such as the planned east-west road to the north of the core, new bike lanes along major streets, and other proposed road connections, will also have impacts. In addition, there is a need to protect the heritage characteristics of the historical downtown, to provide more detailed design guidance for new development and to address concerns related to traffic and access in the area. A Secondary Plan is an important tool that can be used to help guide change.

This study is being completed in conjunction with the Waterdown Community Transportation Management Study and the Waterdown Village Built Heritage Inventory. Each of these projects will support and provide input to the Secondary Plan Study.

  • Review online materials

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    The Phase 2 consultation materials include information about the Waterdown Community Node Secondary Plan Study as well as information about the supporting Urban Design Guidelines and Cultural Heritage Review.

    There are three different items to review:

    • Waterdown Community Node Secondary Plan Study: Story Map
      Read about the study, see the draft vision and principles which have been developed for the Secondary Plan based on previous public input, and review several different options for land use policy.

    • Waterdown Community Node Urban Design Guidelines: Video
      Urban Design Guidelines are being developed to support the Waterdown Community Node Secondary Plan. This video provides an overview of the guidelines, summarizes the feedback received through the previous community workshop, and outlines the proposed structure, principles and vision for the guidelines.

    • Waterdown Cultural Heritage Review: Video
      The Waterdown Cultural Heritage Review is being undertaken to support the Waterdown Community Node Secondary Plan Study. This video provides an overview of the study, reviews landscapes with cultural heritage value that have been identified, and discusses the various tools and techniques that can be used to protect heritage buildings and landscapes.


    After you have finished reviewing these items, we encourage you to visit the "PROVIDE YOUR FEEDBACK" tab to take the online survey.