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<br /> York Region<br /> PlaOFFInCIAL<br /> June 2009<br /> DRAFT<br /> Draft York Region Official Plan – June 2009<br /> This Draft York Region Official Plan - June 2009, has been released to permit<br /> discussion and review over the Summer and early Fall of 2009. Public Information<br /> Sessions, in several places in the Region, will be scheduled for the early Fall of 2009,<br /> with notices in local newspapers prior to the dates<br /> The release of this Draft document is one of the final steps in the Planning for<br /> Tomorrow growth management initiative commenced in 2005. This Plan integrates<br /> the York Region Master Plans for Pedestrian and Cycling, Transportation and<br /> Transit, and Water and Wastewater.<br /> This Plan conforms to Places to Grow: The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden<br /> Horseshoe, the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and<br /> other provincial initiatives.<br /> This Plan will be refined with the benefit<a title="Official Plan page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=1"> York Region PlaOFFInCIAL June </a> <a title="Official Plan page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=2"> Draft York Region Official Plan – June 2009 Thi</a> <a title="Official Plan page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=3"> THE REGIONAL OFFICIAL PLAN JUNE 2009 DRAFT</a> <a title="Official Plan page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=4"> Table of Contents In</a> <a title="Official Plan page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=5"> 4.2 City Building </a> <a title="Official Plan page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=6"> ƒ Transit </a> <a title="Official Plan page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=7"> THE REGIONAL OFFICIAL PLAN JUNE 2009 DRAFT</a> <a title="Official Plan page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=8"> CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1.1 A Snapshot of the Re</a> <a title="Official Plan page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=9"> Sustainable Communities • Promote active lifest</a> <a title="Official Plan page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=10"> planning, urban form, housing, natural heritage a</a> <a title="Official Plan page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=11"> • Chapter 5: An Urbanizing Region: Building Citi</a> <a title="Official Plan page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=12"> CHAPTER 2 A Sustainable Natural Environment Yo</a> <a title="Official Plan page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=13"> The Regional Greenlands System has been assembled</a> <a title="Official Plan page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=14"> policies, initiatives, and mapping that p</a> <a title="Official Plan page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=15"> St. John's Sideroad context sensitive design </a> <a title="Official Plan page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=16"> well as mineral aggregate</a> <a title="Official Plan page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=17"> 26. To work with municipal partners and stakehold</a> <a title="Official Plan page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=18"> l. kettle lakes; and, </a> <a title="Official Plan page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=19"> Vegetation Protection Zones are vegetated buffers</a> <a title="Official Plan page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=20"> b. within 120 metres of a key n</a> <a title="Official Plan page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=21"> Red Headed Woodpecker (special concern) </a> <a title="Official Plan page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=22"> shows the general location of evaluated wetlands </a> <a title="Official Plan page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=23"> York Region Continues to Work Towards 25% Woodlan</a> <a title="Official Plan page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=24"> 38. That notwithstanding policy 2.2.33 of this Pl</a> <a title="Official Plan page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=25"> 44. That local municipalities shall adopt site al</a> <a title="Official Plan page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=26"> River drainage basins, known as watersheds, provi</a> <a title="Official Plan page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=27"> Approved Special Policy Areas in York Region • </a> <a title="Official Plan page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=28"> Authority, or such greater distance as ma</a> <a title="Official Plan page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=29"> The Stormwater Management Treatment Appr</a> <a title="Official Plan page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=30"> CHAPTER 3 Healthy Communities Healthy communit</a> <a title="Official Plan page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=31"> York Region recognizes that the health of a commu</a> <a title="Official Plan page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=32"> To reduce vehicle emissions by ensuring t</a> <a title="Official Plan page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=33"> A definition and framework of `Inclusion' created</a> <a title="Official Plan page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=34"> significant archaeological resources. Today, the</a> <a title="Official Plan page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=35"> Acceptable Housing “Acceptable housing” refers t</a> <a title="Official Plan page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=36"> a. maintaining a minimum 10-yea</a> <a title="Official Plan page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=37"> Examples of accessibility features include: • A</a> <a title="Official Plan page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=38"> CHAPTER 4 Economic Vitality A strong and stabl</a> <a title="Official Plan page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=39"> Major environmental features that support economi</a> <a title="Official Plan page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=40"> 14. To review and implement the York Region Econ</a> <a title="Official Plan page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=41"> and design, and a shift towards increasingly sust</a> <a title="Official Plan page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=42"> 14. To require local municipalities to include e</a> <a title="Official Plan page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=43"> 9. That new retail facilities in excess of 30,0</a> <a title="Official Plan page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=44"> 11. To advocate for revisions to the Development</a> <a title="Official Plan page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=45"> 38THE REGIONAL OFFICIAL PLAN JUNE 2009 DRAFT</a> <a title="Official Plan page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=46"> CHAPTER 5: An Urbanizing Region: Building Cities</a> <a title="Official Plan page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=47"> Prior to Home Occupation At an Early Stage • St</a> <a title="Official Plan page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=48"> Table 1 York </a> <a title="Official Plan page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=49"> Phasing: Block A must be generally 75% complete b</a> <a title="Official Plan page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=50"> communities will be designed to be sustainable by</a> <a title="Official Plan page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=51"> 10. 11. 12. 13. 14</a> <a title="Official Plan page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=52"> 18. To work with local municipalities and the de</a> <a title="Official Plan page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=53"> The Intensification Matrix Framework Regional Cen</a> <a title="Official Plan page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=54"> f. plan for a range and mix of</a> <a title="Official Plan page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=55"> The Region is advancing this vision by strategica</a> <a title="Official Plan page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=56"> d. a concentration of the most </a> <a title="Official Plan page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=57"> c. site design that or</a> <a title="Official Plan page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=58"> consistent with the Increased Density pro</a> <a title="Official Plan page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=59"> Regional Centres and Corridors System </a> <a title="Official Plan page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=60"> implementation of the secondary plans for the Ric</a> <a title="Official Plan page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=61"> Development blocks can: • be identified by the l</a> <a title="Official Plan page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=62"> facilities. The appropriate level of development </a> <a title="Official Plan page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=63"> Complete Communities meet people's needs for livi</a> <a title="Official Plan page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=64"> That the policies in this section of this</a> <a title="Official Plan page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=65"> b. maximize water conservation </a> <a title="Official Plan page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=66"> c. identifies how infrastructu</a> <a title="Official Plan page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=67"> Policies on Hamlets in the Oak Ridges Moraine and</a> <a title="Official Plan page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=68"> It is the policy of Council: 25. That local offi</a> <a title="Official Plan page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=69"> 62THE REGIONAL OFFICIAL PLAN JUNE 2009 DRAFT</a> <a title="Official Plan page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=70"> CHAPTER 6 Agricultural and Rural Areas Agricul</a> <a title="Official Plan page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=71"> Policies relating to land uses and permitted uses</a> <a title="Official Plan page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=72"> Toronto Area. Its ecological and hydrological fea</a> <a title="Official Plan page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=73"> uses shall be directed to</a> <a title="Official Plan page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=74"> 12. That applications in Natural Core, Natural L</a> <a title="Official Plan page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=75"> Holland Marsh Specialty Crop Area </a> <a title="Official Plan page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=76"> c. minor boundary adjustments </a> <a title="Official Plan page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=77"> Farmer's Markets and Agricultural Festivals in Yo</a> <a title="Official Plan page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=78"> It is the policy of Council: 1. To re</a> <a title="Official Plan page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=79"> d. there is an integrated pesti</a> <a title="Official Plan page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=80"> 12. That alternative energy systems and renewabl</a> <a title="Official Plan page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=81"> e. overall density of development shall general</a> <a title="Official Plan page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=82"> 6. That local municipalities enact by-laws that</a> <a title="Official Plan page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=83"> 76THE REGIONAL OFFICIAL PLAN JUNE 2009 DRAFT</a> <a title="Official Plan page 84" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=84"> CHAPTER 7 Servicing Our Population York Region</a> <a title="Official Plan page 85" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=85"> Alternative work arrangements and incentive progr</a> <a title="Official Plan page 86" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=86"> 16. To partner with Metrolinx, the private secto</a> <a title="Official Plan page 87" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=87"> People will consider walking and cycling for recr</a> <a title="Official Plan page 88" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=88"> To develop and promote a continuous pedes</a> <a title="Official Plan page 89" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=89"> The Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan: The B</a> <a title="Official Plan page 90" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=90"> 32. To support the transit network shown on Map 1</a> <a title="Official Plan page 91" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=91"> Streets The street network in York Region is comp</a> <a title="Official Plan page 92" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=92"> 46. That street widenings and proposed Regional s</a> <a title="Official Plan page 93" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=93"> Importance of Goods Movement to the Regional Econ</a> <a title="Official Plan page 94" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=94"> It is the policy of Council: 64. To promo</a> <a title="Official Plan page 95" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=95"> 80. To encourage rail and truck operators to inve</a> <a title="Official Plan page 96" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=96"> 7.3 Water and Wastewater Servicing York Region i</a> <a title="Official Plan page 97" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=97"> c. assist in the seque</a> <a title="Official Plan page 98" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=98"> Moraine Conservation Plan and the Infrast</a> <a title="Official Plan page 99" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=99"> 30. To ensure secure and resilient Regional water</a> <a title="Official Plan page 100" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=100"> a. petroleum-based fuel</a> <a title="Official Plan page 101" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=101"> Zero Waste Ideal Zero Waste is a visionary manuf</a> <a title="Official Plan page 102" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=102"> 10. To work with local municipalities to require</a> <a title="Official Plan page 103" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=103"> Energy policies are found in this section and thr</a> <a title="Official Plan page 104" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=104"> 14. To demonstrate leadership in energy efficien</a> <a title="Official Plan page 105" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=105"> 98THE REGIONAL OFFICIAL PLAN JUNE 2009 DRAFT</a> <a title="Official Plan page 106" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=106"> CHAPTER 8 Implementation Sustainability is the</a> <a title="Official Plan page 107" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=107"> York Region Sustainability Strategy: Towards a Su</a> <a title="Official Plan page 108" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=108"> provided on the pace of growth, timing of</a> <a title="Official Plan page 109" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=109"> c. reasonable efforts in the l</a> <a title="Official Plan page 110" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=110"> i. applications with cross-bou</a> <a title="Official Plan page 111" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=111"> Table 3: Possible Regional Planning Studies Requi</a> <a title="Official Plan page 112" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=112"> 2. That all policies of this Plan must be consi</a> <a title="Official Plan page 113" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=113"> a. additions or deletions to th</a> <a title="Official Plan page 114" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=114"> Definitions ADJACENT LANDS Lands abutting or n</a> <a title="Official Plan page 115" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=115"> ANCILLARY USES Small scale retail and commercial</a> <a title="Official Plan page 116" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=116"> HEADWATER AREA The uppermost portion of the drai</a> <a title="Official Plan page 117" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=117"> NEW COMMUNITY AREAS Lands added to the Urban Are</a> <a title="Official Plan page 118" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=118"> RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN A document completed by a q</a> <a title="Official Plan page 119" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=119"> development. A Special Policy Area is not intende</a> <a title="Official Plan page 120" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=120"> List of Maps and Figures Map 1 Regional </a> <a title="Official Plan page 121" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/803db46f?page=121"> The Regional Municipality of Yor</a>