Growth Management Program

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The City of Sarnia is undertaking a growth management exercise to re-imagine and re-create the land use conditions for economic investment that will position Sarnia to continue to evolve as a community of choice. The project is comprised of three components, which will run concurrently as various times throughout the project.

COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW (CR)

A Land Needs Assessment to confirm land needs for residential and employment uses. This will inform decisions regarding potential boundary adjustment and/or conversion of employment lands to other uses.

OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW

The Official Plan is being modernized with a focus on flexibility and simplicity. This will result in a more simplified document that will help reduce red tape and investment risk for the City.

ZONING BY-LAW REVIEW

The new Zoning By-law will support the implementation of the Official Plan and support the City’s goals and objectives for development and city building. This includes development standards that are easy to understand, clearly illustrated and support uses that are important from a community perspective.


WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Get involved by:

  • following the project,
  • participate in the community engagement sessions, and

sharing within the community


Join us on July 28th and 29th as we discuss five principles of a successful community. For more details check out the newsfeed below.


Review the draft Official Plan Discussion Paper, this will used as the framework for the online sessions.

The City of Sarnia is undertaking a growth management exercise to re-imagine and re-create the land use conditions for economic investment that will position Sarnia to continue to evolve as a community of choice. The project is comprised of three components, which will run concurrently as various times throughout the project.

COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW (CR)

A Land Needs Assessment to confirm land needs for residential and employment uses. This will inform decisions regarding potential boundary adjustment and/or conversion of employment lands to other uses.

OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW

The Official Plan is being modernized with a focus on flexibility and simplicity. This will result in a more simplified document that will help reduce red tape and investment risk for the City.

ZONING BY-LAW REVIEW

The new Zoning By-law will support the implementation of the Official Plan and support the City’s goals and objectives for development and city building. This includes development standards that are easy to understand, clearly illustrated and support uses that are important from a community perspective.


WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Get involved by:

  • following the project,
  • participate in the community engagement sessions, and

sharing within the community


Join us on July 28th and 29th as we discuss five principles of a successful community. For more details check out the newsfeed below.


Review the draft Official Plan Discussion Paper, this will used as the framework for the online sessions.

  • Official Plan Engagement Sessions

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    ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    The Official Plan Review is kicking off with five engagement sessions focused on the principles of a successful community spanning over two days (July 28th and 29th). Join us for any or all of the sessions by signing up online. Can't attend join the discussion online.

    JULY 28, 2021

    Growth Management & A Complete Community (10:00 - 11:30AM)

    A conversation to understand options for growth in Sarnia and how the City as a "complete community" can be enhanced to meet peoples needs for daily living throughout an entire lifetime by providing convenient access to a mix of jobs, local services, a full range of housing, including affordable housing, and public service facilities, including educational and recreational facilities.

    A Healthy & Livable Community (1:00 - 2:30PM)

    A conversation to understand how Sarnia as a "healthy and livable community" can be enhanced to meet basic needs and provide a high quality living environment, access to public health services, a variety of experiences, support of cultural heritage, a vibrant economy, and a healthy ecosystem.

    A Beautiful Community (3:00 - 4:30PM)

    A conversation to understand how Sarnia as a "beautiful community" can be enhanced with well designed buildings, streetscapes, neighbourhoods, parks and open spaces, roads, and supporting infrastructure.

    JULY 29, 2021

    A Viable Community (1:00 - 2:30PM)

    A conversation to understand how Sarnia as a "viable community" can be enhanced to ensure a strong economy that responds to the market, is efficient, and cost effective.

    A Sustainable & Resilient Community (3:00 - 4:30PM)

    A conversation to understand how Sarnia as a "sustainable and resilient community" can be enhanced to ensure it is environmentally and socially healthy and resilient, and meets the challenges of climate change and other environmental issues through integrated solutions.