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- Stouffville recently finalized its land use study for the Old Elm GO station area and forwarded a resulting Official Plan Amendment to York Region for approval.
- Provincial policy dictates that significant density must be built on lands immediately surrounding GO stations, which is known as a Major Transit Station Area (MTSA).
- The high-density, mixed-use development within an MTSA needs to support a minimum of 150 combined jobs and new residents per hectare, meaning at least 5,000 new residents and jobs are coming to the 33.5 hectare Old Elm MTSA area alone.
- However MTSA densities can go beyond 150 residents/jobs per hectare, proposed building heights near Old Elm allow for a maximum of 12 storeys, and the land use study includes additional, lower-density residential development outside of the MTSA zone—meaning many more new residents will be living in the study area.
- Other investigations and considerations were conducted to inform future development, including: urban design guidelines, transportation and road network possibilities, sewer and water provision, commercial market demand assessments, stormwater management and parkland options, and a potential Catholic school.