Planning for Collingwood’s
  Complete Communities
 - Growth Management Strategies for “Places to Grow” -
Advancing Growth Strategies
         Towards Sustainability



“we are using planning strategies that are forty
years old ...
Present Planning Philosophy

 Previously Official Plans separated land uses



                                           ...
Philosophical Shift
Now encourage diverse mix of employment and
housing; to efficiently use land and public
infrastructure...
CO
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                   T
               E
             L             ...
Direction for Complete Community
              GROWTH MANAGEMENT
                   POLICIES
                         APPR...
Provincial Direction

“Encouraging … towns to develop as complete
communities with a diverse mix of land uses, a
range and...
Provincial Direction


 By the year 2015 and for each year thereafter,
a minimum of 40% of all residential development
wil...
Intensification

Development at a higher density than currently
exists through:

redevelopment including brownfields

deve...
County Direction



Development of Complete Settlements

Diversified economic functions and opportunities

A diverse range...
Town Direction
         SUSTAINABILITY PLAN


            STRATEGIC PLAN


             OFFICIAL PLAN


               OP ...
Complete Community Planning Tasks:
    Diverse Complexity for Collingwood
Well Underway




Many tasks/elements complete

Numerous projects ongoing

Others still to initiate
Collingwood’s Built Boundary




                   TOWN LIMITS
                  BUILT BOUNDARY
Built Boundary

      Incorporate the Built
      Boundary into the OP
      (GROWTH MANAGEMENT OPA)


      There are dif...
Primary Focus is Intensification
 within the Built Boundary Area

               As of 2015, 40% of all new
              ...
Ensuring that multiple
benefits are considered
Collingwood wide - systems
approach

Multi-level strategy for
implementation
Balance Employment Uses & Resident’s Needs
Intensification Must Integrate with
Existing Critical Community Districts

                     CORRIDOR COMMERCIAL
  REGI...
Plan for Residential &
   Employment Lands




Careful use compatibility
         analysis
Traffic engineering
analysis: LOS truck &
   through traffic




Improve transportation
       options
Integrate active
transportation; servicing
residential & employment
  areas with linkages to
  balance of community


  Pr...
Ensure appropriate
development transitions




Facilitate intensification
Plan for a range of housing
   types & affordability




     Encourage home
 occupations & secondary
          suites
Coordinate appropriate
  infill development




 Facilitate mixed-use
     development
Potential Areas for Intensification
                                    Identify intensification areas
                   ...
Primary residential/resort development

                                 Potential mixed-use

                            ...
Complete Community:
Mountain Road Sub-Area
Complete Community:
Mountain Road Sub-Area




      `
Integration of Community Districts


                   MOUNTAIN ROAD SUB-
                         AREA
Complete Community Boundary




                                          HW
                                    T
       ...
Existing OP Land Use Designations
Shift Land Use Designations
Building on Assets and Opportunities

                   From traditional heavy
              ...
Introduction & Preliminary Scope
Existing Environment
                    WETLANDS



                RIPARIAN CORRIDORS



                    LINKAGES
Brownfields?
               LANDFILL IMPACTS



           POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT/
                REMEDIATION
Existing Uses
            RESORT RESIDENTIAL



                 INDUSTRIAL



                 COMMERCIAL



            ...
Connectivity
           INTERNAL CONNECTIONS



           MOUNTAIN RD CORRIDOR



                 HIGHWAY


            ...
Trail Network
                  OPEN SPACE



                TRAIL CORRIDORS



                VIEW CORRIDORS


        ...
Street Network Design
               INTERNAL CONNECTIVITY



               COMPLETE STREET DESIGNS



                  ...
Development Nodes

            SPECIAL-USE RESIDENTIAL




             EMPLOYMENT MIXED-USE




             RESIDENTIAL ...
Development Form
               CONTEXT APPROPRIATE
              AESTHETIC & FUNCTION:
             SCALE, SPACING, MASSI...
Potential Buildout Scenario
Special Use/Residential
Employment Mixed-Use
Residential Mixed-Use
Community Facilities
Analysis

           LAND USE COMPATIBILITY


                INDUSTRIAL
               COMPATIBILITY


              UTIL...
Discussion & Future Direction
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  • Complete Community Presentation to Collingwood Economic Stability & Development Board

    1. 1. Planning for Collingwood’s Complete Communities - Growth Management Strategies for “Places to Grow” -
    2. 2. Advancing Growth Strategies Towards Sustainability “we are using planning strategies that are forty years old and no longer relevant to today’s culture… as if jobs were all downtown, as if land and energy were endless, and as if another lane on the freeway would end congestion.” Peter Calthorpe
    3. 3. Present Planning Philosophy Previously Official Plans separated land uses RECREATION OPEN SPACE BIG BOX RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL PUBLIC FACILITIES HEAVY INDUSTRIAL RETAIL MULTI-RES EDUCATION
    4. 4. Philosophical Shift Now encourage diverse mix of employment and housing; to efficiently use land and public infrastructure, and shorten commute journeys... PPS BIG BOX HEAVY COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL
    5. 5. CO E MM T E L UN P M IT O C Y STRATEGIC SUSTAINABILITY PLANNING COMPLETE STREETS/ ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION UTILITY SERVICE FULL RANGE PLANNING MIXED USE LIFE CYCLE, CRADLE SMART GROWTH TO GRAVE PLANNING
    6. 6. Direction for Complete Community GROWTH MANAGEMENT POLICIES APPROVED ’06 COMPLETE SETTLEMENTS ADOPTED NOV ’08 - PENDING PROVINCIAL APPROVAL SUSTAINABILITY/ STRATEGIC PLAN
    7. 7. Provincial Direction “Encouraging … towns to develop as complete communities with a diverse mix of land uses, a range and mix of employment and housing types, high quality public open space” Places to Grow “The promotion of development that is designed to be sustainable, to support public transit and be oriented to pedestrians.”
    8. 8. Provincial Direction By the year 2015 and for each year thereafter, a minimum of 40% of all residential development will be within the built-up area Places to Grow All municipalities will develop and implement through their official plans a strategy to phase in and achieve intensification Places to Grow
    9. 9. Intensification Development at a higher density than currently exists through: redevelopment including brownfields development of vacant or underutilized lots infill development expansion or conversion of existing buildings
    10. 10. County Direction Development of Complete Settlements Diversified economic functions and opportunities A diverse range of housing options
    11. 11. Town Direction SUSTAINABILITY PLAN STRATEGIC PLAN OFFICIAL PLAN OP UPDATES (ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION) URBAN DESIGN STANDARDS
    12. 12. Complete Community Planning Tasks: Diverse Complexity for Collingwood
    13. 13. Well Underway Many tasks/elements complete Numerous projects ongoing Others still to initiate
    14. 14. Collingwood’s Built Boundary TOWN LIMITS BUILT BOUNDARY
    15. 15. Built Boundary Incorporate the Built Boundary into the OP (GROWTH MANAGEMENT OPA) There are different policy/ standards inside and outside the Built Boundary Built Boundary established June 2006
    16. 16. Primary Focus is Intensification within the Built Boundary Area As of 2015, 40% of all new approved residential development occurring must be within the Built Boundary Direct significant portion of population & employment growth to this area
    17. 17. Ensuring that multiple benefits are considered Collingwood wide - systems approach Multi-level strategy for implementation
    18. 18. Balance Employment Uses & Resident’s Needs
    19. 19. Intensification Must Integrate with Existing Critical Community Districts CORRIDOR COMMERCIAL REGIONAL COMMERCIAL MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL DOWNTOWN/HERITAGE
    20. 20. Plan for Residential & Employment Lands Careful use compatibility analysis
    21. 21. Traffic engineering analysis: LOS truck & through traffic Improve transportation options
    22. 22. Integrate active transportation; servicing residential & employment areas with linkages to balance of community Provide quality open space and protection of environmental lands
    23. 23. Ensure appropriate development transitions Facilitate intensification
    24. 24. Plan for a range of housing types & affordability Encourage home occupations & secondary suites
    25. 25. Coordinate appropriate infill development Facilitate mixed-use development
    26. 26. Potential Areas for Intensification Identify intensification areas Include minimum density targets Identify the appropriate type and scale of development Landfill Site e dfill Sit !quot;#$%quot;&%'quot;(()$*#quot;quot;+ 56 ,-.)/(%01quot;2quot;*./31%45 ! ! TOWN LIMITS BUILT BOUNDARY
    27. 27. Primary residential/resort development Potential mixed-use Limited commercial and recreation Landfill Site Potential mixed-use with dfill Site concentration of employment lands Secondary housing, live/work Community facilities ! Current development proposals Mixed-use !
    28. 28. Complete Community: Mountain Road Sub-Area
    29. 29. Complete Community: Mountain Road Sub-Area `
    30. 30. Integration of Community Districts MOUNTAIN ROAD SUB- AREA
    31. 31. Complete Community Boundary HW T REE SITE AREA: 106 HECTARES ST OUR Y2 (262 ACRES) RB HA GEO 6 RG IANT TENTH RA IL PROPERTIES: 21 EEK LINE H CR OAD NR I A UNT K AS MO BLAC DOWS A N ME IA EORG MUNITY G COM
    32. 32. Existing OP Land Use Designations
    33. 33. Shift Land Use Designations Building on Assets and Opportunities From traditional heavy industrial employment lands, to more contemporary diversification Live - Work Assessing financial impacts
    34. 34. Introduction & Preliminary Scope
    35. 35. Existing Environment WETLANDS RIPARIAN CORRIDORS LINKAGES
    36. 36. Brownfields? LANDFILL IMPACTS POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT/ REMEDIATION
    37. 37. Existing Uses RESORT RESIDENTIAL INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL EXISTING RESIDENTIAL RECREATION - TRAIL ENVIRONMENTAL
    38. 38. Connectivity INTERNAL CONNECTIONS MOUNTAIN RD CORRIDOR HIGHWAY EXISTING, ENHANCED & POTENTIAL CREEK CROSSING RESIDENTIAL CONNECTIONS GEORGIAN TRAIL GOLF COURSE/REC FIELDS
    39. 39. Trail Network OPEN SPACE TRAIL CORRIDORS VIEW CORRIDORS COMBINE EXISTING & NEW TRAILS
    40. 40. Street Network Design INTERNAL CONNECTIVITY COMPLETE STREET DESIGNS MOUNTAIN RD HIGHWAY
    41. 41. Development Nodes SPECIAL-USE RESIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT MIXED-USE RESIDENTIAL MIXED-USE
    42. 42. Development Form CONTEXT APPROPRIATE AESTHETIC & FUNCTION: SCALE, SPACING, MASSING WELL ESTABLISHED PATTERNS OF GOOD COMMUNITY DESIGN
    43. 43. Potential Buildout Scenario
    44. 44. Special Use/Residential
    45. 45. Employment Mixed-Use
    46. 46. Residential Mixed-Use
    47. 47. Community Facilities
    48. 48. Analysis LAND USE COMPATIBILITY INDUSTRIAL COMPATIBILITY UTILITY CAPACITY TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ENVIRO & BROWNFIELDS EMPLOYMENT & POPULATION
    49. 49. Discussion & Future Direction

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