Our Comments on the Draft Niagara Official Plan

Our Comments on the Draft Niagara Official Plan

The consolidated Draft Niagara Official Plan defines how Niagara will use its available land to shape the physical, economic, and social development of the region over the next 30 years.

The Niagara Region is growing and diversifying, which necessitates carefully constructed and appropriate policy changes that encourage the development of neighbourhoods that are diverse, walkable, safe, sustainable, and provide a sense of place.

Amongst the many policies of the Official Plan that may be necessary to fulfil this objective, Better Neighbourhoods has focused on nine aspects of development that we believe should be incorporated:

  1. Mandate fewer parking requirements
  2. Eliminate discriminatory language and policies that hinder the evolution of neighbourhoods
  3. Eliminate red tape
  4. Prioritize people over cars
  5. Regional Roads in built-up urban areas should not exceed 3 lanes
  6. Laneways should be strongly encouraged where context appropriate unless it is demonstrated unpractical
  7. Mandate Missing Middle Housing (MMH) and control the oversupply of single-family housing 8. Sustainability policies should encourage infill and integrated design
  8. Propose effectively and practically connected bike networks
  9. Propose effectively and practically connected bike networks

Below is the entire submission to the Region of Niagara.

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