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Draft Parks & Recreation Master Plan
St. Thomas Position For Growth
Purpose
of the Project

St. Thomas is growing! How & where should we grow?

The City of St. Thomas has a projected 20-year residential forecast of 50,600 people by 2041, and as a result needs to adjust its Urban Area boundary to accommodate this potential growth as part of an Official Plan review.

In June 2018, the City completed a population and housing study that identified the need for an additional 76 gross hectares of residential land to accommodate the projected population growth.

This project builds on a study from 2010 where lands within the north-west quadrant of the City along with other land blocks on the west and south-east sides of St. Thomas were strategically assessed for residential designation. Remaining expansion lands from that study are being reassessed as part of this project.

The purpose of this study is to undertake the necessary planning and engineering studies to support the preferred expansion lands, bring those lands into the Urban Area boundary, and designate them for development; and identify citywide recreational and cultural infrastructure, and fire protection services needed to support that growth.

Background Studies

Planning Justification ReportSocial Housing Strategy
Employment Lands Review
Retail Market Analysis

POSTPONMENT OF PUBLIC MEETING

 

Please note, the public meeting for the Positioned for Growth, the City’s Proposed Urban Settlement Area Expansion, scheduled for April 6th, 2020 at 5:15, has been postponed due to the COVID 19 and escalated precautions being taken at City Hall.

 

The City will provide notice at such time that a new public meeting can be scheduled and the details for participation are decided.


July 8th Open House Displays

Landowners/Open House Panels

May 8th Coffee Conversation Displays


Evaluation Panel

Area 1 Issues & Opportunities

Area 2 Issues & Opportunities

Area 3 Issues & Opportunities

Area 4 Issues & Opportunities

Comments or questions can be sent to:
growth@stthomas.ca

Location Map of Potential Settlement Areas
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Location Map



Panel 2
Project Details & Timelines

 Feedback, Questions or Comments?
growth@stthomas.ca

 

Planning
Planning Studies

Study Purpose: To evaluate and select the preferred settlement expansion area and facilitate/support the necessary Official Plan Amendment for the Urban Area Expansion.

Engineering
Engineering Studies

Study Purpose: To support the selection of the preferred settlement expansion area and identify the infrastructure requirements needed to support its development.

Fire

Fire Station Location Study

Study Purpose: To review the Cityfire stations and fire protection services delivery model to identify the most efficient and effective model to serve the Citys planned Urban Area (including this settlement expansion area) and meet all current best practices and standards.

Parks

Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Study Purpose: To develop a community-supported plan that provides the policy framework to manage, serve and support residents and visitors with the needed parks, open space, trails, recreation and leisure recreation facilities, services and programming in a cost effective and proactive manner.

Comments Specific to the Parks & Recreation Master Plan can be sent to: parksforgrowth@stthomas.ca

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