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2.1.2

Work with area municipalities to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to promote intensification and reurbanization within existing urban areas.

greenstatusFinal update (September 2014)
In May 2012, Regional Staff outlined the contents of the Regional Re-urbanization Toolbox. Building on this toolbox, Staff is working with the Area Municipalities to develop a comprehensive Re-urbanization Strategy for Waterloo Region.  This Strategy will assist in the implementation of several key policy directives, including the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2007) and the new Regional Official Plan (2009). There are several immediate next steps that will be undertaken to further the development of the more comprehensive re-urbanization strategy. The award winning Central Transit Corridor Community Building Strategy was endorsed by Council in December, 2013. This key document will guide the future preparation of Station Area Plans by the Area Municipalities. Other key initiatives include the creation of the Re-urbanization Community Advisory Panel and the review of the Brownfields Financial Incentive Pilot Program. Coordination and consultation with Area Municipal partners is ongoing.

Progress Update (Septembe 2013)

Program is fully implemented.

Progress Update (January 2013)

Staff are working with the Area Municipalities to develop a comprehensive Reurbanization Strategy to promote intensification and reurbanization within existing urban areas. 

This strategy will assist in the implementation of several key policy directives, including the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2007) and the Regional Official Plan (2009).  Co-ordination and consultation with Area Municipal partners is ongoing, with a follow-up report for Council consideration anticipated by early 2013.

The Central Transit Corridor Community Building Strategy is well underway and expected to be complete by the end of 2012. This will be a key document in guiding the future preparation of Station Area Plans by area municipalities.

Other key initiatives include the creation of the Re-urbanization Community Advisory Panel and the review of the Brownfields Financial Incentive Pilot Program. Co-ordination and consultation with area municipal partners is ongoing, with a follow-up report for Council consideration anticipated for early 2013.

Progress Indicators

  • Properties receiving grants

Related Links

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)