Beamsville GO Transit Station Secondary Plan

Beamsville has been identified by the Province of Ontario as a future potential GO Station site.

Niagara Region has partnered with the Town of Lincoln to develop a Secondary Plan which provides a 20-year vision and planning framework to guide transit-supportive development around the future potential GO Station.

The Secondary Plan has been inserted into the Town's Official Plan and contains policies and guidelines for development or redevelopment which is complimentary to the existing community.

The Plan also identifies capital infrastructure improvements necessary to provide residents and commuters with safe and efficient access to Lincoln's future potential GO Station site.

Final Approved Secondary Plan

Town of Lincoln Official Plan Amendment No. 4 - Beamsville GO Transit Station Secondary Plan

Secondary Plan Objectives

  • Plan for redevelopment along Greenlane in proximity to the potential future GO Transit Station
  • Improve the streetscape and pedestrian realm along Ontario St.
  • Protect employment lands and attract new investment
  • Support connectivity and integration of the potential future GO Transit station
  • Protect stable residential neighbourhoods
  • Promote active transportation and make efficient use of existing infrastructure
  • Encourage creation of complete communities

Identified Capital Improvements

The Secondary Plan identifies and recommends phasing for capital improvements necessary to enable safe and efficient access to the future potential GO Station.

Studies will be undertaken to assist with determining design details and elements included as part of each improvement.

Capital improvements identified within the Secondary Plan include:

  • Streetscape and Roadway Improvements
    • Intersection improvements at Ontario St. and Greenlane
    • Geometric improvements to Ontario St. and South Service Rd.
    • Roadway improvements to Lincoln Ave.
    • Potential access from South Service Rd. to the future potential GO Station site
    • Ontario St. - major streetscape improvement between South Service Rd. and Greenlane
    • Greenlane - major streetscape improvement between Carriage Rd. and Konkle Creek
    • Greenlane - minor streetscape improvement between Konkle Creek and Lincoln Ave.
  • Bike Routes / Lanes Improvements
    • Ontario St.
    • Greenlane
    • South Service Rd.
    • Bartlett Rd.
    • Union Rd.
  • Multi-use Trail Improvements
    • Connection between Greenlane and the future potential GO Station site
    • Connection between Greenlane and Friesen Blvd.
    • Connection between South Service Rd. and the future potential GO Station site
    • Connection between Ontario St. and the future potential GO Station site
  • Public Space Improvements
    • Major Gateway at Ontario St. and Greenlane
    • Minor Gateway and new public space at Ontario St. and the northern access to the future potential GO Station site
    • New public space on the north side of Greenlane (between Konkle Creek and Ontario St.)
    • Potential new public space on the north side of Greenlane (near Carriage Rd.)

Reports and Documents

Draft Secondary Plan materials presented during Public Information Centres

Contact

Cheryl Selig, MCIP, RPP
Planning Lead, GO Implementation Office
905-980-6000 ext. 3488
Email Cheryl Selig

Public Engagement

The Beamsville GO Transit Station Secondary Plan was shaped through an extensive public engagement process.

In total, the Town of Lincoln and Niagara Region hosted four information and workshop sessions, and conducted an online survey to collect feedback from the community.

Project Timeline

september 2015 - Completed
Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Town of Lincoln and Region to undertake the Niagara GO Hub and Transit Stations Study

march 2016 - completed
Initiated the Secondary Plan process

april to may 2016 - completed
Reviewed and confirmed identified transit station location

june 23, 2016 - completed
Public Information Centre #1: visioning and objectives

june 27, 2017 - completed
Public Information Centre #2: review of proposed draft Secondary Plan materials

november 1, 2017 - completed
Public Open House: review final draft Secondary Plan materials

February 28, 2018 - completed
Statutory Public Meeting: final draft Secondary Plan presented to the public and Town's Planning Committee

may 22, 2018 - completed
Lincoln's Town Council adopted the Secondary Plan

july 26, 2018 - completed
Secondary Plan approved by Regional Council

august 16, 2018 - completed
Secondary Plan appeal period concludes. Secondary Plan process complete.

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