GO Station Transit Hub Zoning By-Law Update

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UPDATE: City Council approved the Transit Station Area Zoning By-law Amendment No. 2021-40 on March 23, 2021, Click here to view the Notice of Passing. You can click here to view a copy of the zoning amendment or contact the Planning Department at 905-356-7521, ext. 4234 or 4235 to obtain a copy.

Note: This amendment has been appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Authority and is not yet in effect.


The City is initiating an amendment to its Zoning By-law to implement the GO Transit Station Secondary Plan.

Background

Niagara Falls City Council adopted a Secondary Plan for the area around the VIA Train Station in 2018 to support GO Train service by permitting transit supportive development. The vision for the area is a vibrant and complete neighbourhood that is walkable, has a mix of uses, new housing choices, new employment opportunities including institutional uses, with seamless integration between the existing VIA Rail Station, the Niagara Regional Transit Hub and the rest of Downtown area.

The policies of the Secondary Plan support a transit supportive neighbourhood with:

  • a mix of commercial and residential uses at a variety of heights so there are more people living and working within the downtown;
  • more housing opportunities with a range of housing needs including affordable housing;
  • an enhanced pedestrian environment that supports a walkable urban setting;
  • improved transit connectivity;
  • a mix of new uses and community facilities;
  • an attractive built form that complements the form, scale and character of the community;
  • improved streetscapes with public realm enhancements;
  • cycling facilities, linkages and new active transportation connections; and
  • preserved access and viewing opportunities of the Niagara River.

The Zoning By-law amendment will implement these policies by focusing on zoning changes in an area bounded by Bridge Street to the north, Morrison Street to the south, River Road to the east, and Victoria Avenue the west.

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our survey and provide feedback on the City of Niagara Falls GO Zoning Initiative. As we prepare for a public meeting in 2021, staff will be reviewing and analyzing the feedback received to determine the appropriate next steps.

Stay tuned for further ways to get involved and have your say!

UPDATE: City Council approved the Transit Station Area Zoning By-law Amendment No. 2021-40 on March 23, 2021, Click here to view the Notice of Passing. You can click here to view a copy of the zoning amendment or contact the Planning Department at 905-356-7521, ext. 4234 or 4235 to obtain a copy.

Note: This amendment has been appealed to the Local Planning Appeal Authority and is not yet in effect.


The City is initiating an amendment to its Zoning By-law to implement the GO Transit Station Secondary Plan.

Background

Niagara Falls City Council adopted a Secondary Plan for the area around the VIA Train Station in 2018 to support GO Train service by permitting transit supportive development. The vision for the area is a vibrant and complete neighbourhood that is walkable, has a mix of uses, new housing choices, new employment opportunities including institutional uses, with seamless integration between the existing VIA Rail Station, the Niagara Regional Transit Hub and the rest of Downtown area.

The policies of the Secondary Plan support a transit supportive neighbourhood with:

  • a mix of commercial and residential uses at a variety of heights so there are more people living and working within the downtown;
  • more housing opportunities with a range of housing needs including affordable housing;
  • an enhanced pedestrian environment that supports a walkable urban setting;
  • improved transit connectivity;
  • a mix of new uses and community facilities;
  • an attractive built form that complements the form, scale and character of the community;
  • improved streetscapes with public realm enhancements;
  • cycling facilities, linkages and new active transportation connections; and
  • preserved access and viewing opportunities of the Niagara River.

The Zoning By-law amendment will implement these policies by focusing on zoning changes in an area bounded by Bridge Street to the north, Morrison Street to the south, River Road to the east, and Victoria Avenue the west.

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our survey and provide feedback on the City of Niagara Falls GO Zoning Initiative. As we prepare for a public meeting in 2021, staff will be reviewing and analyzing the feedback received to determine the appropriate next steps.

Stay tuned for further ways to get involved and have your say!