Lincolnville GO Land Use Study

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The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville has retained WSP, in association with urbanMetrics, to undertake a Land Use Study for the Lincolnville GO Station Area.

The reason for the study is to identify a preferred land use scenario and corresponding Official Plan policies and Urban Design Guidelines to guide future development for the area surrounding the Lincolnville GO station.

It is anticipated that the study will result in the delineation of a Major Transit Station Area (MTSA) and the preparation of an Official Plan Amendment to implement transit-supportive land uses and densities in the vicinity of the GO Station. As part of the study, a Land Use Study Report will be prepared to identify a boundary for the MTSA and analyze feasible land use options within the study area.

The Study arose out of the decision by Metrolinx to expand its Lincolnville Layover and relocate the Lincolnville GO Station.


Project Updates


Council Report - October 20, 2020

Staff will be presenting to Council on October 20, 2020 an update on the Land Use Study. For the complete Agenda, visit the
Town's Council Page.


Draft Land Use Study Report

In May, 2019, WSP prepared a preliminary Land Use Study Report for public comment. The draft report outlines the background information and preliminary analysis for the Study. WSP is now incorporating public comments into a revised report which will be available to review when completed.

MTSA Delineation and Draft Concepts

A draft delineation of the MTSA boundary was identified along with three preliminary land use scenarios. These were shared for public comment at an Open House in June. Criteria used to create these land use scenarios include orientation to transit, connectivity and accessibility, feasibility, and compatibility.

Based on public, stakeholder and technical feedback, the land use scenarios were refined and three conceptual demonstration plans have been prepared and were shared at a Public Open House held in October. Comments are now being compiled and incorporated into an updated Land Use report, draft land use concept and draft Official Plan Amendment.


Next Steps

  • Evaluate the land use options and select a preferred option based on input to date
  • Finalize the Land Use Study Report
  • Conduct a technical assessment of servicing (water/wastewater)/transportation constraints and opportunities
  • Prepare the Draft Official Plan Amendment and Urban Design Guidelines
  • Future open houses/meetings will be identified likely in 2020, as the Review proceeds

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville has retained WSP, in association with urbanMetrics, to undertake a Land Use Study for the Lincolnville GO Station Area.

The reason for the study is to identify a preferred land use scenario and corresponding Official Plan policies and Urban Design Guidelines to guide future development for the area surrounding the Lincolnville GO station.

It is anticipated that the study will result in the delineation of a Major Transit Station Area (MTSA) and the preparation of an Official Plan Amendment to implement transit-supportive land uses and densities in the vicinity of the GO Station. As part of the study, a Land Use Study Report will be prepared to identify a boundary for the MTSA and analyze feasible land use options within the study area.

The Study arose out of the decision by Metrolinx to expand its Lincolnville Layover and relocate the Lincolnville GO Station.


Project Updates


Council Report - October 20, 2020

Staff will be presenting to Council on October 20, 2020 an update on the Land Use Study. For the complete Agenda, visit the
Town's Council Page.


Draft Land Use Study Report

In May, 2019, WSP prepared a preliminary Land Use Study Report for public comment. The draft report outlines the background information and preliminary analysis for the Study. WSP is now incorporating public comments into a revised report which will be available to review when completed.

MTSA Delineation and Draft Concepts

A draft delineation of the MTSA boundary was identified along with three preliminary land use scenarios. These were shared for public comment at an Open House in June. Criteria used to create these land use scenarios include orientation to transit, connectivity and accessibility, feasibility, and compatibility.

Based on public, stakeholder and technical feedback, the land use scenarios were refined and three conceptual demonstration plans have been prepared and were shared at a Public Open House held in October. Comments are now being compiled and incorporated into an updated Land Use report, draft land use concept and draft Official Plan Amendment.


Next Steps

  • Evaluate the land use options and select a preferred option based on input to date
  • Finalize the Land Use Study Report
  • Conduct a technical assessment of servicing (water/wastewater)/transportation constraints and opportunities
  • Prepare the Draft Official Plan Amendment and Urban Design Guidelines
  • Future open houses/meetings will be identified likely in 2020, as the Review proceeds