Information Gathering and Background Analysis (August – October, 2017)
The study will commence with the collection, review and analysis of relevant background information, which will inform the preparation of the Background Report.
Background Reports (February, 2018)
The Background Reports provide an overview of key analytical findings, identify key opportunities and constraints, and set the stage for the preparation of the Draft Tertiary Plan. The Background Reports have been prepared and presented to the Committee of the Whole on February 26, 2018 (video link availabe here). The reports are available to download below.
Planning & Land Use Background Report, prepared by SvN Planners & Architects, dated Febraury 2018.
Infrastructure & Natural Heritage Background Study, prepared by Dillon Consulting, dated February 2018.
Draft Vision Statement and Guiding Principles (February, 2018)
The Background Report findings will be used to inform the preparation of the draft Vision Statement and set of Guiding Principles, which will establish a framework by which to prepare the Draft Tertiary Plan. The Draft Vision and Guiding Principles will be presented to the public and stakeholders during Public Consultation Session #2, and will be presented to the Committee of the Whole, in order to obtain feedback to inform the preparation of the Draft Tertiary Plan.
Draft Tertiary Plan (March, 2018)
The Draft Tertiary Plan will incorporate a draft vision, guiding principles, policies and supporting schedules, and implementation strategy to guide future development within the Old Main Street neighbourhood.
Final Tertiary Plan (June, 2018)
Based on feedback obtained by the public and stakeholders obtained in Public Consultation Session #2, the Final Tertiary Plan will incorporate a refined vision, guiding principles, policies and supporting schedules, and implementation strategy to guide future development within the Old Main Street neighbourhood. The Final Tertiary Plan and associated Official Plan Amendment By-law will be presented to the public, stakeholders and Committee of the Whole for final approval and adoption.
Approval of Final Tertiary Plan (August, 2018)
Following the completion of Public Consultation Session #3 and the Statutory Public Meeting in June, 2018, Town of Newmarket Planning Staff will present the Final Tertiary Plan to the Committee of the Whole for approval in August, 2018.
Approval of Official Plan Amendment By-law (September, 2018)
Following approval of the Final Tertiary Plan, Town of Newmarket Planning Staff will prepare and present the Official Plan Amendment By-law to the Committee of the Whole in September, 2018.
Preparation of Implementing Zoning By-law (2018 – 2019)
Following approval of the Final Tertiary Plan and Official Plan Amendment By-law, Town of Newmarket Planning Staff will prepare an amendment to the Town of Newmarket Zoning By-law, in order to implement the policies of the Old Main Street Tertiary Plan. This process is anticipated to commence in the fourth quarter of 2018, and continue into 2019.