Secondary Plan Update - Development Area 2

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The City is initiating an update to the Development Area 2 (DA2) Secondary Plan, the City’s largest greenfield area designated to accommodate future growth. The update is intended to implement the modernized land use framework from the Official Plan update which recommends the conversion of approximately 34 hectares of employment land south of Wellington Street within DA2.

Development Area 2 is located within the City of Sarnia Urban Boundary and is generally described as the lands between Modeland Road to the west, London Line to the north, Blackwell Sideroad to the east and the CN Rail to the south. The Area is comprised of residential, employment, commercial and includes several planned open spaces and existing natural areas.




The following are considered key deliverables of the Development Area 2 Secondary Plan update:
  • Commercial Land Needs Assessment
  • Secondary Plan Update
  • Demonstration Plan
  • Subdivision Design Guidelines
The City is initiating an update to the Development Area 2 (DA2) Secondary Plan, the City’s largest greenfield area designated to accommodate future growth. The update is intended to implement the modernized land use framework from the Official Plan update which recommends the conversion of approximately 34 hectares of employment land south of Wellington Street within DA2.

Development Area 2 is located within the City of Sarnia Urban Boundary and is generally described as the lands between Modeland Road to the west, London Line to the north, Blackwell Sideroad to the east and the CN Rail to the south. The Area is comprised of residential, employment, commercial and includes several planned open spaces and existing natural areas.




The following are considered key deliverables of the Development Area 2 Secondary Plan update:
  • Commercial Land Needs Assessment
  • Secondary Plan Update
  • Demonstration Plan
  • Subdivision Design Guidelines
  • Public Information Session

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    Join us Tuesday, July 26 from 4:30-7:00pm at the Clearwater Arena, Lower Hall for a Public Information Session.

    The City has initiated an update to the Development Area 2 Secondary Plan, Development Area 2 (DA2) includes the lands generally bounded by London Line to the north, CN Rail line to the south, Modeland Road to the west and Blackwell Sideroad to the east.

    Presentations will be made at 4:30pm and 6:00pm that highlight the understanding of existing conditions and the key directions that will shape the preparation of optional development concepts for Phase II. Each presentation will be followed by a discussion of the key directions and an opportunity to ask questions.

  • Survey Launch

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    The Commercial Land Needs Assessment will complete an analysis of the commercial market to inform amount, type and location of commercial uses required to support Development Area 2 and the broader community.

    How do you plan to access goods and services in Sarnia, following pandemic restrictions will you return to your normal consumer routines? Will you make more of your purchases online? How important is shopping 'local' to you? Fill out the survey to let us know.

    The information collected with help make informed decisions that will strengthen the shape and character of Sarnia's commercial areas, including shops, services and restaurants.

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