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The Vision Georgetown Project
This 404 ha (1,000 ac) parcel of land will be home to 19,000 residents and provide 1,700 new jobs starting in 2021. See a map of the study area.
There are two main components of the Vision Georgetown planning project:
A land use planning study (known as a secondary plan); and,
A subwatershed study which deals with all aspects of the natural environment.
Completion of these studies will fulfill Phases I and II of the Environmental Assessment process required when planning for transportation and services.
It is anticipated that the Vision Georgetown Secondary Plan will be completed by summer 2018.
With the help of our stakeholders, a Vision statement has been prepared to help guide planning in this new community...
To be the New Community of Choice
The Vision Georgetown community is an inspiring new urban community; distinctive in the way it looks and functions, fostering healthy lifestyles, neighbourliness, economic prosperity, and local pride. It is a resilient, sustainable, complete, and compact community, with a thriving natural heritage system. It feels like a small Town and is physically connected to the broader community of Georgetown and the Town of Halton Hills. It honours the rich heritage of the Town, emphasizes people, and provides choices for day-to-day living. Overall, the Vision Georgetown community is an exceptional, forward thinking, and innovative model for new community development.
There are 14 Guiding Principles that have been established to help achieve the Vision set out for this new expanded area of Georgetown. View the Vision and Guiding Principles. The Vision and Guiding Principles form the framework for decision-making when planning and developing this new community.
To date, there have been four public events held on the Vision Georgetown project to date as follows.
An Information Session was held in September 2013
A Community Visioning Session was held in November 2013.
A Public Workshop on the three Land Use Concepts was held in April 2014.
A Public Workshop on the Draft Preferred Land Use Concept was held in September 2017.
We have received excellent input during those events and identified some common themes.
The next public open house is is anticipated to be held in May 2018.
Summary of Public Input on the Draft Preferred Land Use Concept
In order to obtain broad public comments on the Draft Preferred Land Use Concept (LUC), people were encouraged to provide input online as well as through participation at a Public Workshop. We had 112 members of the public attend the Public Workshop and approximately 530 people visited the Vision Georgetown online engagement website, Let’s Talk Halton Hills.
Questions posed online and at the Public Workshop asked participants to score how well they felt the Draft Preferred LUC achieved a number of the key guiding principles established for the project, as well as to indicate if they felt a Community Core was an important component for the future Vision Georgetown Community.
The results of the responses are shown on the chart below. For all five questions, the percentage of responses that were Good/Great ranged from 77 to 85 percent. There were also a high percentage of people that supported development of a Community Core in Vision Georgetown at 91%.
Table 1: Results of Community Engagement
How well does the Draft Concepts achieve the Guiding Principles established for the project in the following categories?
A more detailed summary of the results from Let’s Talk Halton Hills and the Sept. 20, 2017 Public Workshop are available under the Reports and Background Documents tab.
Draft Land Use Concept – December 2017
After reviewing all of the comments received, a revised Land Use Concept was prepared and presented to Council in a Reportand Presentation on December 11, 2017. The revised Concept is shown below and details on the revisions to the Concept as presented at the Sept. 20, 2017 Public Workshop are outlined in Report and Presentation.
The next step in the Vision Georgetown study is to undertake a number of detailed studies using this Land Use Concept as the basis. Some of the studies to be completed include:
Energy and Water Conservation Strategy
Urban and Sustainable Design Guidelines
Heritage Conservation Strategy
Transportation Study (including Active Transportation)
Links to Staff Report(s)
PDS-2012-0038 - Southwest Georgetown Integrated Planning Project Terms of Reference