Old Main Street Tertiary Plan

The consultation on the Old Main Street Tertiary Plan has closed. Staff will be reporting to Council at the beginning of April 2019. Please contact planning@newmarket.ca if you would like additional information. 

The area and properties subject to the Tertiary Plan.

Newmarket is poised for growth. While the majority of this will occur through the redevelopment of the Davis Drive and Yonge Street corridors, there are still other areas of Town which are facing development interest. One of these areas is the neighbourhood of Old Main Street located between Bexhill Road and the Main street North By-Pass. However, consideration will be given to all publicly and privately-owned lands which are generally bounded by Bexhill Road to the south, the Main Street North By-Pass to the east, properties fronting onto the south side of Dover Crescent to the north, and St. John Cemetery to the west. As such the Town is undertaking an investigation into how much redevelopment can be supported in the area through a Tertiary Plan process and are seeking your input.


Newmarket is poised for growth. While the majority of this will occur through the redevelopment of the Davis Drive and Yonge Street corridors, there are still other areas of Town which are facing development interest. One of these areas is the neighbourhood of Old Main Street located between Bexhill Road and the Main street North By-Pass. However, consideration will be given to all publicly and privately-owned lands which are generally bounded by Bexhill Road to the south, the Main Street North By-Pass to the east, properties fronting onto the south side of Dover Crescent to the north, and St. John Cemetery to the west. As such the Town is undertaking an investigation into how much redevelopment can be supported in the area through a Tertiary Plan process and are seeking your input.


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    The draft Tertiary Plan includes policies to introduce new forms of low-rise residential housing (i.e. singles, semis, tri- and four-plexes as well as accessory units). It also has site and building design policies intended to retain the prevailing character of the Old Main Street neighbourhood while allowing for infill development. 

    What do you like about these policy directions, and what could be improved?



                                                            


    The draft Tertiary Plan includes policies to introduce new forms of low-rise residential housing (i.e. singles, semis, tri- and four-plexes as well as accessory units). It also has site and building design policies intended to retain the prevailing character of the Old Main Street neighbourhood while allowing for infill development. 

    What do you like about these policy directions, and what could be improved?



                                                            


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    The draft Tertiary Plan includes policies to widen Old Main Street (where possible) and to introduce new sidewalks, landscaped boulevards, strategically placed on-street parking facilities, traffic calming measures, and low impact development features. 

    What do you like about these policy directions, and what could be improved?


    The draft Tertiary Plan includes policies to widen Old Main Street (where possible) and to introduce new sidewalks, landscaped boulevards, strategically placed on-street parking facilities, traffic calming measures, and low impact development features. 

    What do you like about these policy directions, and what could be improved?


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    Detached accessory units can be called many things including granny flats, in-law suites and coach houses. Whatever you want to call them, they can all provide:
    • An additional source of income to allow young families to be able to afford their own home
    • It can allow for a young nurse just starting out to rent a home close to the Go Station and the hospital
    • It can provide a close and yet independent living space for elderly parents
    • Or the they can add extra space for the almost launched child, who is just not ready to...

    Detached accessory units can be called many things including granny flats, in-law suites and coach houses. Whatever you want to call them, they can all provide:

    • An additional source of income to allow young families to be able to afford their own home
    • It can allow for a young nurse just starting out to rent a home close to the Go Station and the hospital
    • It can provide a close and yet independent living space for elderly parents
    • Or the they can add extra space for the almost launched child, who is just not ready to leave the nest yet. 

    The Tertiary Plan is proposing to allow detached accessory apartments on lots with single or semi-detached dwellings. 

    What are the benefits you see of permitting these units in this neighbourhood? 

    What do we need to be mindful of when planning for granny flats in this neighbourhood?