North of Dr. Kay Dr. on the east side of Main Street is a row of heritage homes extending past the intersection at Western Ave. These homes include the historic train station.
In the new draft Official Plan the first eight properties have been identified as Special Development Area 2 (SDA -2) .A Special Development Area designation identifies an area for future redevelopment. It requires a comprehensive plan for roads, services and structures. SDA – 2 also allows for mixed use with a generous allowance for commercial use.
more “Official Plan—Part 3”
I remember in 1989 the people of Schomberg were really engaged in the review of a community plan for Schomberg. The process resulted in a great plan for the future of the village. This plan was instrumental in recognising historic Main Street and protecting the Dufferin Marsh.
I have seen many changes in our Township since 1989. The population in Schomberg and the adjacent area has grown dramatically and the once rural character has been overpowered by fast cars, noise, light and the detritus of modern human existence.
more “King Township Draft Official Plan November 2017”
I want to look at the core area of Schomberg and how the draft Official Plan will affect the character of the historic village.
The draft Official Plan (draft OP) recognises the core area of Schomberg, extending along Main Street from Dr. Kay Drive at the north end to the river at the curve at the south end. Casual observation on this stretch of Main Street shows a mixture of uses including single family residential, apartments, stores, bars and restaurants. In the draft OP this area is designated mixed use which includes both commercial and residential uses. On the surface this seems appropriate until you look at the list of permitted uses. The list does not include single family residential uses.
more “Official Plan – Part 2”