Glendale Niagara District Plan - Land Use Concepts

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Land Use Concepts

The following concepts are proposed as part of the urban vision for the Glendale Niagara area. Review the concepts and provide your feedback online.

  • Airport Road District
    A medium density residential area, park and mixed-use area at the intersection of York Rd. and Airport Rd. A low density designation will provide a transition between the medium density and the agricultural lands to the north.

    • Low density is residential built forms such as single detached, semi-detached and townhouses
    • Medium density refers to denser built forms such as townhouses, stacked or back-to-back townhouses, low-rise and mid-rise apartment buildings
    • Mixed-use is development that includes more than one type of land use in the same building or on the same site. For example, a building with commercial uses on the ground level and residential uses above.
  • Mixed-use Main Street
    A transitional area of retail, restaurants and professional services for existing and future residents. It will complement the outlet mall by providing options for food and entertainment near the shopping centre.
  • Ministry of Transportation Interchange Lands
    These lands may become surplus as a result of the Glendale Diverging Diamond Interchange. It's unknown if or when the Ministry of Transportation will declare them surplus. However, they could become available for development in the future.
  • Niagara on the Green
    This neighbourhood is proposed to remain low density residential in the District Plan.

    • Low density is residential built forms such as single detached, semi-detached and townhouses
  • North Glendale
    Consists mainly of medium density residential land use with mixed-use at the corner of Airport Rd. and York Rd. The low density designation remains along Queenston Rd. as a transition between the new development and the agricultural area.

    • Low density is residential built forms such as single detached, semi-detached and townhouses
    • Medium density refers to denser built forms such as townhouses, stacked or back-to-back townhouses, low-rise and mid-rise apartment buildings
    • Mixed-use is development that includes more than one type of land use in the same building or on the same site. For example, a building with commercial uses on the ground level and residential uses above.
  • Outlet Collection at Niagara
    No changes are proposed for the outlet mall at this time.
  • Transit and Community Hub
    The hub could accommodate inter-municipal transit, GO bus, local transit, tourism buses, and micro or on-demand transit. Opportunities for car share, bike share and taxis could be explored on site. A community hub / centre could also be incorporated on site.
  • White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa
    White Oaks proposes to add development to its site with the possibility of taller mixed-use and residential buildings.

    • Mixed-use is development that includes more than one type of land use in the same building or on the same site. For example, a building with commercial uses on the ground level and residential uses above.
  • Eco-park
    This area is outside of the urban area boundary and designated within the Greenbelt Plan. It will remain greenspace in the District Plan, but we'll continue to explore opportunities for recreational uses that have little impact on surrounding areas, such as a trail system, and other complementary uses.
  • Employment Area
    It will be identified and maintained for employment uses serving Glendale, as well as the broader municipality. It could include a simple circuit of new roads and enhanced urban design guidance.
  • Glendale East
    Change from an employment designation to a low-medium density residential area. It's separated from the rest of the employment area by environmental area. Consideration of the land use change will be made through the Secondary Plan update.

    • Low density is residential built forms such as single detached, semi-detached and townhouses
    • Medium density refers to denser built forms such as townhouses, stacked or back-to-back townhouses, low-rise and mid-rise apartment buildings
  • High Density Residential
    Fronting on to Homer Rd., the higher density residential area has been strategically located away from the existing neighbourhoods. It would be located between the existing stormwater management pond and the greenspace of the seaway lands.

    • High density is characterized by mid to high-rise built forms such as apartment buildings
  • Homer Rd. Mixed-use Area
    This area includes mixed-use and stand alone designations. Depending on the demand for growth in the District Plan, there's potential for the lands adjacent to the mall to redevelop over time.

    • Mixed-use is development that includes more than one type of land use in the same building or on the same site. For example, a building with commercial uses on the ground level and residential uses above.
  • Hospitality and Interchange District
    The Hospitality District will build on the existing cluster of hotels and easy access to the QEW. It may cater to the travelling public while providing more commercial offerings to the surrounding residents and businesses.
  • Hospitality District
    This area has great exposure to the QEW and could add more hospitality type uses and additional tourism amenities to draw tourism traffic to the area.
  • Mixed-use Area
    The mixed-use medium density area will provide land use permissions to allow for mixed-use buildings or mixed-use blocks of standalone uses.

    • Medium density refers to denser built forms such as townhouses, stacked or back-to-back townhouses, low-rise and mid-rise apartment buildings
    • Mixed-use is development that includes more than one type of land use in the same building or on the same site. For example, a building with commercial uses on the ground level and residential uses above.
  • Special Study Area 1 - Niagara Region Native Centre
    Land use permissions and potential for future development to be confirmed by the Niagara Regional Native Centre.
  • Special Study Area 2 - Niagara College
    Potential for future development to be confirmed following the completion of the Campus Master Plan being done by Niagara College.
  • Special Study Area 3
    Pending decision by the minister on a deferral to the Niagara Escarpment Plan.
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