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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.

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 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. A draft Zoning By-law is expected in late Spring 2015. 

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

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.

Staff has reviewed the comments and suggestions made during the first round of public consultation in mid-2014, and will make the final draft guidelines available when the new City Centre By-law is made available for public comments later in 2015.

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

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

Final Study Document, June 2013

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