Niagara Region has partnered with the Town of Grimsby to develop a Secondary Plan which provides a 20-year vision and planning framework to guide transit-supportive development around the new 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 Grimsby's GO station.
The final approved Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan has been consolidated into the Town of Grimsby's Official Plan as Section 12, including associated schedules 'G' through 'K'.
The Secondary Plan identifies and recommends phasing for capital improvements necessary to enable safe and efficient access to the GO Station.
The Region is undertaking studies, such as the Casablanca Blvd. and Livingston Ave. Extension Environmental Assessments, to assist with determining specific design details and elements that will be included as part of each improvement.
Capital improvements identified within the Secondary Plan include:
The event provided the public an opportunity to review and comment on the most recent draft Secondary Plan material.
This open house provided the public an opportunity to review the revisions that were made to draft Secondary Plan material based upon public input that was provided during the June 2017 public information centre.
Cheryl Selig, MCIP, RPP
Planning Lead - GO Implementation Office
905-980-6000 ext. 3488
Email Cheryl Selig
The Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan was shaped through an extensive public engagement process.
In total, the Town of Grimsby and Niagara Region hosted five information and workshop sessions, and conducted an online survey to collect feedback from the community.
september 2015 - Completed
Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Town of Grimsby 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 29, 2016 - completed
Public Information Centre #1: visioning and objectives
june 22, 2017 - completed
Public Information Centre #2: review of proposed draft Secondary Plan materials
october 23, 2017 - completed
Public Open House: review final draft Secondary Plan materials
december 12, 2017 - completed
Statutory Public Meeting: final draft Secondary Plan presented to the public and Town's Planning Committee
february 13, 2018 - completed
Follow-up Public Meeting: final draft Secondary Plan presented to the public and Town's Planning Committee
february 20, 2018 - completed
Grimsby's Town Council adopted the Secondary Plan
may 3, 2018 - completed
Secondary Plan approved by Regional Council
may 24, 2018 - completed
Secondary Plan appeal period concludes. Secondary Plan process complete.