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Downtown Intensification Study

To ensure the City is ready to accommodate new development, a Downtown Pickering Intensification Study was undertaken. The program consists of 3 broad components:

  1. Ensuring an appropriate land use framework is in place.
  2. Working with senior levels of government and utilities to ensure required infrastructure is in place.
  3. Working with downtown landowners and potential investors to attract desirable investment.

Study results are being implemented through an Official Plan Amendment, Urban Design Guidelines, and Zoning By-law Amendment. 

Final Study Document, June 2013

Final Study Document, June 2013
A Vision for Intensification and Framework for Investment, [32 mb PDF]

Official Plan Amendment 26, City Centre

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.

Draft City Centre Urban Design Guidelines

The draft 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.

The final draft of the City Centre Urban Design Guidelines will be made available when the recommended City Centre Zoning By-law is presented to Council in early 2017.

View the Draft City Centre Urban Design Guidelines [6mb PDF]

For any questions, please contact Déan Jacobs or Jeff Brooks at 905.420.4617

Draft City Centre Zoning By-law

City Development staff is currently working on a new City Centre Zoning By-law. The new By-law is intended to consolidate and simplify the zoning regulations, and to put more emphasis on mixed use development and built form.

View the Draft City Centre Zoning By-law

For any questions, please contact Melissa Markham or Nilesh Surti at 905.420.4617.