Cornell Secondary Plan Review

Purpose

The Cornell Secondary Plan, first approved in 1994, provides the foundation for a unique community in eastern Markham, based on the principles of new urbanism. The update to the Secondary Plan in 2008 provided a vision for Cornell Centre as an urban, mixed-use, pedestrian and transit-oriented focus for the community, centred along the planned Highway 7 rapid transit corridor.

The policies for Cornell Centre are now under review. The review process will address the following, among other matters:

  • Proposed policy changes resulting from the Draft Cornell Centre Precinct Plan;
  • Requests for more flexibility regarding housing and retail permissions;
  • Confirmed location of the regional transit terminal; and
  • Requirements for an updated Secondary Plan for Cornell Centre identified in Part 1 of the new Markham Official Plan 2014 (partially approved October 30, 2015).

An updated draft land use concept and associated policies were presented to the public at an open house in April, 2015. A draft Official Plan amendment providing updated policies for Cornell Centre was released in September 2015 and a statutory Public Meeting was held on October 20, 2015.

Current Status

The Cornell Secondary Plan is currently being finalized.

Reports and Presentations

October 20, 2015

Statutory Public Meeting – Draft Official Plan Policy Framework for Cornell Centre – Public Meeting – October 20, 2015

September 22, 2015

Staff report to Development Services Committee titled “Draft Official Plan Policy Framework for Cornell Centre”

April 16, 2015

Open House Boards – Cornell Centre Secondary Plan Update Draft Land Use Plan - Open House

February 17, 2015

Staff report to Development Services Committee titled “Cornell Centre Secondary Plan – Draft Land Use Concept”

June 17, 2014

Staff report to Development Services Committee titled “Cornell Centre Secondary Plan Review”

Contact

Marg Wouters, Senior Manager, Policy & Research
Email: MWouters@markham.ca
Phone: 905-477-7000 extension 2909

References

The 2008 Cornell Secondary Plan is available at the Development Services Counter at the City offices.