Pickering's City Centre
A place to inspire, work gather and live
To ensure the City is ready to accommodate new development, in 2013 City Council endorsed a new vision for the City Centre. The vision consists of 3 broad components:
- Ensuring an appropriate land use framework is in place.
- Working with senior levels of government and utilities to ensure required infrastructure is in place.
- Working with downtown landowners and potential investors to attract desirable investment.
This study resulted in the adoption of Official Plan Amendment 26 (OPA 26). In January 2017, Planning & Development Committee endorsed the City Centre Zoning By-law and the City Centre Urban Design Guidelines. It is anticipated that the recommended City Centre Zoning By-law and City Centre Urban Design Guidelines will be brought forward to Council for final approval in early Spring 2017.
Final Study Document, June 2013
|On March 4, 2015 the Ontario Municipal Board approved the terms of settlement for the City Centre Official Plan Amendment 26 and approved the amendment with minor policy modifications.|
The endorsed urban design guidelines are intended to guide decisions with respect to development proposals in the City Centre in terms of built form, streetscape and open space design.
View the Endorsed City Centre Urban Design Guidelines [6mb PDF]
For any questions, please contact Déan Jacobs or Jeff Brooks at 905.420.4617
The new City Centre Zoning By-law amends Zoning By-laws 3036 and 2511 and removes all of the lands within the City Centre from these parent by-laws and creates a new standalone zoning by-law. The City Centre Zoning By-law proposes new zoning categories, permits a broad range of uses, incorporates new development standards to regulate the size, location, massing and height of buildings, identifies minimum and maximum density provisions, and introduces new vehicle and bicycle parking standards.
View the Endorsed City Centre Zoning By-law
For any questions, please contact Nilesh Surti at 905.420.4617.