Part 1 - Village Visions, Goals and Objectives

Each village within this section has a Vision, Goals and Objectives that have been developed through a community consultation process. The intent of each of Vision, Goal and Objective statement is to identify priorities and direction for future planning in each village and also to guide policy interpretation when reviewing applications under the Official Plan. These statements are unique and are only intended to apply to their respective village.

Vision Statement - Ashton

The vision for the village of Ashton is to remain a small and safe community that is proud of its heritage and that embraces the natural beauty of the Jock River and its surroundings. The village will be a social, recreational and economic focal point for residents of the village and the nearby rural areas. The village will experience slow and sustainable growth; development will both respect the rural character of the village and be environmentally responsible. The planning and development of the village will take into account the relationship between the City of Ottawa and Beckwith Township.

Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Create a healthy and environmentally sustainable community.

Objective 1.1: Ensure that future development maintains the integrity of surrounding natural areas and preserves groundwater quality and quantity.

Objective 1.2: Maintain good water quality and a healthy ecosystem in and around the Jock River.
Objective 1.3: Maintain existing park land, natural environment areas and recreation areas within the village.

Goal 2: Encourage the provision of local business services within the village.

Objective 2.1: Promote development in the Village Core area.

Objective 2.2: Broaden the permitted scale of home-based business uses to allow for a more dynamic use of residences in the village for small scale employment.

Goal 3: Encourage slow and sustainable development that maintains the village’s rural and historic character and identity.

Objective 3.1: Promote the development of vacant land and the reuse of existing vacant buildings within the village.
Objective 3.2: Allow residential growth in keeping with the existing character, building sizes, lot sizes and densities of the village.
Objective 3.3: Promote a slow growth rate for the village.

Goal 4: Improve pedestrian and traffic safety within the village.

Objective 4.1: Establish traffic calming along Ashton Station Road and Flewellyn Road within the village boundary.

Objective 4.2: Improve safety at the intersections of Ormrod Road and Ashton Station Road and Ormrod Road and Flewellyn Road.
Objective 4.3: Improve pedestrian and cycling connections along Ashton Station Road from the village to the Trans Canada Trail.

Goal 5: Cooperate on planning and future development activities with Beckwith Township.

Objective 5.1: Consult and coordinate with Beckwith Township and the entire village community on future City of Ottawa planning for the village.

Objective 5.2: Coordinate development review affecting the village of Ashton with Beckwith Township.

Vision Statement - Burritt’s Rapids

The vision for Burritt’s Rapids is to remain a small village, proud of its heritage and seeking a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable future, in part by leveraging the entrepreneurial spirit of villagers. It will be a multi-generational village that provides residents with a safe and quiet way of life. The village will be defined by its preserved heritage resources and by its location on the shores of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site. The planning and development of the whole village will be coordinated between the City of Ottawa and the Township of North Grenville with input from Parks Canada and the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority.

Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Maintain the historic village character and identity.

Objective 1.1: Preserve heritage buildings within the village.

Objective 1.2: Preserve and enhance the village’s visual identity with the use of appropriate signage, building materials and architectural styles in any new developments.
Objective 1.3: Development of additional residences shall be limited to maintain the small-scale village character
Objective 1.4: Recognize that the location of the Village Core is and will continue to be located in North Grenville Township

Objective 1.5: Recognize and protect the cultural, natural and scenic values of the Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada, a Canadian Heritage River and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Goal 2: Create a healthy and sustainable community.

Objective 2.1: Promote sustainable development which maintains the integrity of natural areas and preserves groundwater quality and quantity.

Objective 2.2: Preserve and enhance the water quality, ecological integrity and biodiversity in the Rideau River and Brassil’s Creek and their riparian areas.
Objective 2.3: Permit the development of alternative energy sources within and adjacent to the village where such installations will not detract from quality of life within the village.

Goal 3: Develop new transportation infrastructure to make the village safe and accessible via all modes of transportation.

Objective 3.1: Introduce traffic calming measures along Donnelly Drive and Burritt’s Avenue, including improved signage.

Objective 3.2: Improve pedestrian access within the village and improve cycling connections to adjacent communities.
Objective 3.3 Enable opportunities for residents and visitors to access and experience the waterways in the village.

Goal 4: Cooperate on planning and future development in consideration of the village as a whole.

Objective 4.1: Consult and coordinate with the Township of North Grenville, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and Parks Canada and the entire village community on future City of Ottawa planning for the village.
Objective 4.2: Coordinate development review affecting the village with North Grenville Township, the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and Parks Canada.
 

Vision Statement - Carlsbad Springs

The vision for Carlsbad Springs is to remain a quiet, rural bilingual community, ideal for families. The village will have a core of shops and services at the crossroads with small businesses found throughout the village. The village plays a role in providing goods, services and recreation to the nearby rural residents and the communities of Piperville and Ramsayville. Growth in residences and services is anticipated and will be based on available servicing.

Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Provide for slow and sustainable growth.

Objective 1.1: Allow for infill growth along Eighth Line Road and Boundary Road where municipal water services are available.

Objective 1.2: Provide for growth in the future on lands near the former school.
Objective 1.3: Consult with the National Capital Commission on future City of Ottawa comprehensive plans for the village.

Goal 2: Increase economic development.

Objective 2.1: Allow for broader home based businesses within the village.
Objective 2.2: Provide for the development of a mixed-use Village Core area at the crossroads of Boundary, Eighth Line and Russell including the former school site.

Goal 3: Maintain the quiet rural character.

Objective 3.1: Create pedestrian and cycling connections throughout the village.

Objective 3.2: Develop new residential areas that are in keeping with the existing character, building sizes, lot sizes and densities of the village.

Objective 3.3: Discourage further residential development along the railway corridor.
 

Vision Statement - Cumberland

Cumberland Village will become a resilient, complete, and distinctly historic rural Village. Key community destinations and neighbourhoods will be strongly connected by scenic paths and a small but vibrant mixed-use core will be supported by residents and the surrounding rural community. The unique combination of Cumberland’s historic charm, surrounding rural landscape, the Ottawa River, renowned Farmers Market and expanded heritage museum will make Cumberland Village a day trip destination for the broader region.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Establish a vibrant and active village core which highlights and builds upon the village’s heritage character.

Objective 1.1: Ensure that any new infill development within or adjacent to the Village Core designation is compatible with Cumberland’s heritage character.

Objective 1.2: Create a more complete and continuous Village Core through infill of vacant lots and conversion of existing residential buildings (within the Village Core) to small businesses.
Objective 1.3: Encourage economic development through links and partnerships with the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum.
Objective 1.4: Encourage the use of thematic materials, fixtures and furnishings such as river stone, reclaimed or rough finish wood and metal, natural stone and red brickwork to help build and maintain a distinct heritage character for the Village Core.

Objective 1.5: Explore ways to reroute or limit heavy truck traffic through the Village Core.

Goal 2: Create pedestrian or multiuse connections between neighbourhoods, key destinations and amenity areas throughout the Village.

Objective 2.1: Seek opportunities to systematically implement missing or currently inadequate pedestrian or multiuse connections as outlined in the Cumberland schedule D-3 plan: Cumberland’s Community Connectivity Plan.

Objective 2.2: Protect for the future development of a multiuse public pathway connecting Wilfred Murray Park to the public grounds associated with the Cumberland Village Heritage Museum (CVHM).
Objective 2.3: Protect for the future development of a multiuse public pathway connecting the CVHM grounds to Quillivan Drive.

Goal 3: Encourage viable proposals to increase the population of the Village in support of the Community’s vision for an increased variety of business and services within the Village Core.

Objective 3.1: Ensure that any future residential development proposals are well integrated into Cumberland’s Community Connectivity Plan.

Objective 3.2: Any proposed residential development should maximize the preservation of mature trees, forested areas, natural watercourses, and where possible should reflect the modified grid pattern of the village core, maximizing connectivity and solar gain.
Objective 3.3: New residential development or infill proposals should encourage a healthier mix of housing choices that will allow residents to stay within the Village through more phases of their lives.

Goal 4: Through any future redesign of RR174, create a balanced and accessible corridor through Cumberland Village where vehicle traffic is calmed and comfortable pedestrian/multiuse connections are introduced and integrated into scenic public waterfront areas and adjacent neighbourhoods.

Objective 4.1: Through future improvements to RR174, explore ways to advance the study and development of a waterfront lookout/reststop and public dock north of the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum to act as a public access to the Ottawa River and a riverfront gateway into the Museum.

Objective 4.2: Through future improvements to RR 174, explore ways to create multi-use connections across, over or under RR 174 north of the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum (to the undeveloped and currently inaccessible public waterfront) and another crossing to Barnett Park north of Quigley Hill Road.

 

Vision Statement - Dunrobin

The Vision for Dunrobin is to maintain built heritage and the environment while improving community connections. Dunrobin will remain a small rural village with commercial development focused on the main street. Dunrobin will maintain its key role as a hub between western villages and the urban area, including connection to public transit. Pedestrian and cycling connections will be improved between neighbourhoods and with the West Carleton Secondary School.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Protect the rural natural environment.

Objective 1.1: avoid development within woodlands, other natural features and surrounding agricultural lands.

Objective 1.2: Reduce the effects of light pollution in the village.

Goal 2: Allow for a moderate level of development.

Objective 2.1: Maintain the rural village character in any new development with consistent lot and building sizes.
Objective 2.2: Consider allowing the village to expand north westward in the long term, connecting the village to the nearby secondary school in future comprehensive plans.
Objective 2.3: Limit retail and commercial development to the Village Core area.

Goal 3: Improve connectivity for all modes of transportation.

Objective 3.1: Provide for enhanced connectivity between existing neighbourhoods, parks and the Dunrobin Community Centre.
Objective 3.2: Improve pedestrian and cycling connectivity on Dunrobin Road to the West Carleton Secondary School.

Objective 3.3: In the long term, consider public transit connections to the city by use of existing railway tracks.
 

Vision Statement - Fallowfield

The vision for the village of Fallowfield is to remain a small rural residential community with a central community hub that acts as a focal point and provides a sense of community identity. Retail and personal services in the urban area will be easily accessible by car and public transit, but the village will remain separate and distinct from the urban area. The village will be a walkable community, surrounded by parkland, and forests, and complimented by scenic views.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Create a central hub for the community that includes community facilities and services.

 Objective 1.1: Encourage the development of local businesses and services.
 Objective 1.2: Facilitate the creation of a village community centre.

Goal 2: Develop new transportation infrastructure to make the village safe and accessible via all modes of transportation.

Objective 2.1: Improve pedestrian safety and connectivity through the construction of sidewalks and pedestrian pathways along main streets in the village.
Objective 2.2: Provide for public transit to the village.
Objective 2.3: Introduce traffic calming measures to reduce traffic speeds within the village.

Goal 3: Maintain the village’s rural character and scenic views.

Objective 3.1: Improve pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, including the creation of pedestrian and cycling pathways between residential areas within the village and throughout open space adjacent to the village.

Objective 3.2: Maintain the village’s character and identity as distinct from nearby suburban communities.
 

Vision Statement - Fitzroy Harbour

The vision for Fitzroy Harbour is to remain a small, attractive heritage village on the Ottawa River, which is welcoming to visitors and new residents.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Be a destination place serving visitors to the Ottawa River and Fitzroy Provincial Park.

Objective 1.1: Encourage the development of an active business district to serve visitors and residents.
Objective 1.2: Consult with Provincial Park authorities on future comprehensive plans for the village.

Goal 2: Maintain an attractive heritage community.

Objective 2.1: Preserve heritage structures in the village.

Goal 3: Encourage slow development that maintains the village character and identity.

Objective 3.1: Ensure that future development is in keeping with existing village character, lot sizes and building sizes.

Objective 3.2: Promote a slow growth rate for the village.

 

Vision Statement - Galetta

The vision for Galetta is to remain a small community that maintains the natural environment and its quiet character.
 

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Maintain a clean and attractive natural environment.

Objective 1.1: Ensure that future development avoids the natural environment.

Objective 1.2: Preserve the community centre and surrounding open space.

Objective 1.3: Ensure that development protects the views and environment of the Mississippi River and its riparian areas.
 

Goal 2: Maintain the quiet village character.

Objective 2.1: Allow future residential growth in keeping with existing building sizes and architectural styles.


Vision Statement - Kars

The vision for Kars is a slow-growing rural community that is welcoming, safe, quiet and surrounded by the healthy, scenic countryside and the natural environments of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site. This heritage community will provide residents of all ages with recreational facilities and affordable housing. The village will be walkable and accessible.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Preserve and enhance the surrounding natural environment.

Objective 1.1: Maintain good water quality and healthy ecosystems in the Rideau Canal and Stevens Creek.

Objective 1.2: Increase recreational opportunities by improving access points from the village to the Rideau Canal and Stevens Creek.

Goal 2: Maintain the village character and identity.

 Objective 2.1: Develop new residential areas that are in keeping with the existing character, building sizes, lot sizes and density of the village.

Objective 2.2: Create opportunities for new businesses and services along the main streets.
Objective 2.3: Identify and encourage the preservation of heritage buildings within the village.
Objective 2.4: Ensure that new or replaced services are installed below ground.
Objective 2.5: Recognize and protect the cultural, natural and scenic values of the Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada, a Canadian Heritage River and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Goal 3: Satisfy the housing and community needs of existing and new residents.

Objective 3.1: Increase the availability of affordable seniors’ housing and apartments in the village.

Objective 3.2: Provide ample recreational facilities for the size of the village and for residents of all ages.

Goal 4: Improve safety and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists within the village.

Objective 4.1: Create cycling routes in the form of dedicated lanes or multi-use pathways along Rideau Valley Drive and between residential areas and schools
Objective 4.2: Improve pedestrian safety and connectivity along Rideau Valley Drive and Roger Stevens Drive.

Vision Statement - Kenmore

The vision for Kenmore is to remain a vibrant, small and historic residential village. The close-knit community will be a safe and affordable place for families to live, play, and be involved in community events.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Maintain the built heritage of the village.

 Objective 1.1: Identify and encourage the preservation of heritage buildings in the village.

Goal 2: Allow growth at a sustainable level.

Objective 2.1: Allow residential growth that is consistent with the existing housing form and density.
Objective 2.2: Ensure that development maintains the integrity of surrounding natural areas and preserves groundwater quality and quantity.
 

Goal 3: Facilitate an active and involved community.

Objective 3.1: Maintain the existing park and recreational facilities and add more as the village expands.

Objective 3.2: Improve linkages to the urban area and nearby villages for commuters and young people.
 

Vision Statement - Kinburn

The vision for Kinburn is an attractive and growing small community that is welcoming to families, seniors and small businesses. Kinburn will have an active mainstreet and diverse recreational opportunities.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Foster residential and business growth while maintaining village character.

Objective 1.1: Broaden the scale of home-based business uses to allow for more dynamic use of residences in the village for small scale employment.
Objective 1.2: Focus retail and commercial development in the Village Core area.
Objective 1.3: Allow moderate residential growth that is consistent with the existing housing form and density.

Goal 2: Maintain an attractive and pedestrian-oriented community.

Objective 2.1: Improve existing pedestrian connections within the village.

Objective 2.2: Focus future recreation and open space along the Carp River natural corridor.

 

Vision Statement - Marionville

The vision for Marionville is to be a growing, attractive and safe community. The planning and development of the village will take into account the relationship between the City of Ottawa and Russell Township and the Township of North Dundas. 

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Cooperate on planning and future development activities with Russell Township and the Township of North Dundas.

Objective 1.1: Consult with Russell Township and the Township of North Dundas on future City of Ottawa comprehensive plans for the village.

Objective 1.2: Coordinate growth, services, and recreation with Russell Township and the Township of North Dundas.

Goal 2: Foster growth and economic development.

Objective 2.1: Promote residential development in keeping with the existing housing form and density of the village.

Objective 2.2: Foster growth on the main street.

Objective 2.3: Encourage more business services in the village to serve residents and the rural community.

Goal 3: Maintain an attractive and safe community.

Objective 3.1: Ensure that development provides pedestrian connections.

Objective 3.2: Improve the streetscape on the main street.
 

Vision Statement - Metcalfe

The vision for the village of Metcalfe is to have balanced moderate growth in population and employment while maintaining the architecture and greenspace that help define the character of this picturesque and friendly heritage community. Metcalfe residents will have access to business services and recreation opportunities located within the village.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Provide for balanced, moderate growth.

Objective 1.1: Allow moderate residential growth that is in keeping with the existing character, building sizes, lot sizes and densities.

Objective 1.2: Promote residential development in a variety of low-rise housing forms to encourage affordability and choice in housing.

Goal 2: Maintain and enhance greenspace.

Objective 2.1: Identify and protect significant greenspace areas in the village from development.
Objective 2.2: Enhance existing greenspace and open space areas.

Goal 3: Promote a range of businesses and services.

 Objective 3.1: Encourage retail and commercial land uses on the two main streets of Victoria Road and 8th Line Road.

Goal 4: Improve recreation, walkability and safety.

Objective 4.1: Enhance park areas and connectivity between neighbourhoods within the village.

Objective 4.2: Establish traffic calming measures to reduce traffic speeds within the village core.

 

Vision Statement - Munster

The vision for Munster is to maintain the village as a quiet, close-knit community. There will be little or no growth in the future. Residents of Munster will continue to have access to schools, recreation areas and shopping within the village.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Maintain a quiet and close-knit community.

Objective 1.1: Only allow residential growth in keeping with the existing character, building sizes, lot sizes and densities of the village.

Objective 1.2: Enhance connectivity between neighbourhoods within the village.

Goal 2: Limit growth within the village.

Objective 2.1: Maintain the existing village boundary.

Objective 2.2: Maintain the village’s character and identity as distinct from nearby suburban communities.

Objective 2.3: Ensure all new development is based on available municipal services.

Goal 3: Maintain schools, recreation areas and shopping within the village.

Objective 3.1: Maintain retail businesses and services on the main street.

Objective 3.2: Enhance connectivity between the school, recreation areas and shopping areas in the village.
 

Vision Statement - Navan

The vision for Navan is to remain a rural village where residents of all ages enjoy the peaceful and beautiful natural environment. The community will have ample opportunities for recreation, community events and activities, and thriving local businesses that provide goods and services for residents and visitors. The village will retain its bilingual character and culture while respecting its long history as it grows at a modest pace.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Develop a complete and sustainable community.

Objective 1.1: Encourage growth of small businesses and home-based businesses along Trim Road and Colonial Road.

Objective 1.2: Allow the village to expand slowly with residential development that respects the character of the village.
Objective 1.3: Ensure that development maintains the integrity of surrounding natural areas and preserves groundwater quality and quantity.

Goal 2: Improve walkability and safety.

Objective 2.1: Improve pedestrian connectivity and traffic safety and connectivity along Colonial Road, Smith Road and Trim Road through traffic calming measures and increased sidewalks within the village.

Objective 2.2: Provide pedestrian-scale street lighting where possible on multi-use pathways, at bus stops and along main streets.

Goal 3: Maintain the village’s rural character and open space.

Objective 3.1: Preserve agricultural land surrounding the village.
Objective 3.2: Preserve and enhance existing designated open space, parks and recreational facilities through improved connectivity and add more as the village expands.
 

Vision Statement - Notre-Dame-des-Champs

The village of Notre-Dame-des-Champs abuts the urban area, but the community spans this boundary. The long-term vision is for the village to maintain its character and to expand through comprehensive study of future changes to the urban boundary. In the shorter term, the village of Notre-Dame-des-Champs will strive to be safe for pedestrians, community-oriented and respectful of the environment. The village will retain the essence of a rural village within a larger urban context.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Ensure that development is environmentally responsible.

Objective 1.1: Avoid the development of areas with a high water table.

Objective 1.2: Avoid the development of areas which have natural or ecological significance.

Goal 2: Develop a pedestrian-friendly village.

Objective 2.1: Ensure that new development is connected by sidewalks or multi-use pathways.

Objective 2.2: Enhance existing pedestrian and cycling connectivity within the village.

Goal 3: Preserve the village identity.

Objective 3.1: Establish Navan Road as the village main street with a mix of residential and commercial uses.

Objective 3.2: Provide family-oriented services.
Objective 3.3: Ensure that the Church and Community Centre remain focal points within the community.

Goal 4: Conduct a future comprehensive planning study to consolidate the Village and the urban parts of the Notre-Dame-des-Champs community.

Objective 4.1: Undertake a comprehensive planning process which studies the location of the urban and village boundaries to connect the village residents with the community within the urban boundary.
Objective 4.2: Examine carefully the situation and boundaries of Notre-Dame-des-Champs in future comprehensive study of the location of the urban boundary.
 

Vision Statement - Osgoode

The vision for the village of Osgoode is a vibrant multigenerational village that is clean, safe and supportive of pedestrian and cycling connectivity. Osgoode will experience moderate growth that maintains the character of the village. The village will be self-sufficient and sustainable, with small businesses that serve both residents and visitors along the main street.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Allow the village to grow sustainably in the long term.

Objective 1.1: Ensure all new development is serviced by individual well and septic system.

Objective 1.2: Preserve groundwater quality and quantity in future development.
Objective 1.3: Encourage the development of a variety of housing forms, in keeping with the existing character and density of the village.

Goal 2: Create an attractive and vibrant main street.

Objective 2.1: Encourage the development of small local businesses that serve residents and visitors along Osgoode Main Street.

Objective 2.2: Promote the development of vacant land and reuse of existing vacant buildings along Osgoode Main Street.

Objective 2.3: Develop a village main street gateway feature.

Goal 3: Improve infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists.

Objective 3.1: Improve pedestrian and cycling connectivity through the expansion and maintenance of sidewalks, pathways and cycling networks.
Objective 3.2: Introduce sidewalks and pedestrian-scale street lights along Osgoode Main Street.
 

Goal 4: Provide residents with enhanced recreational opportunities.

Objective 4.1: Provide ample recreational facilities, parks and open space for the size of the village, including programming for residents of all age groups.

Vision Statement - Sarsfield

The vision for Sarsfield is a growing village, welcoming to newcomers and ideal for families. The village will have an active mainstreet with commercial and retail activities. Services will be available throughout the village. Residents will be able to walk between neighbourhoods and the village core. Future development will be in keeping with the historic roots and cultural lifestyle of this historic rural francophone community and will protect important groundwater and environmental resources.

Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Provide the conditions to allow the village to grow.

Objective 1.1: Encourage growth of the village in the long term westward towards Dunning Road and eastward and south of the cemetery.

Objective 1.2: Encourage adaptive reuse, infill and intensification of the former school site and other under-utilized lands in the village.

Goal 2: Create an active main street and allow business services throughout the village.

Objective 2.1: Broaden the scale of home-based businesses to allow for a more dynamic use of residences in the village for small scale employment.

Objective 2.2: Focus retail and commercial developments in the Village Core area.

Goal 3: Improve Connectivity

Objective 3.1: Enhance pedestrian and cycling connectivity in existing neighbourhoods, new neighbourhoods and on the main streets.

Goal 4: Maintain the historic and cultural francophone heritage of Sarsfield.

Objective 4.1: Preserve the views of the historic St-Hugues Parish Church through appropriate building height limits and consideration of the viewshed of the church.

Vision Statement - Vars

The Vars vision is for a vibrant, active, rural, and sustainable community that is bilingual and welcoming to all. As a community Vars seeks to: provide a supportive social structure for all in the community; encourage residents to reduce their environmental impact; be a “live, work, and play” community; and preserve the best parts of the community for future generations. Vars will maintain the rural character of the village and its surroundings, and protect its natural beauty, while working to make the community more sustainable and self-reliant so that more people can live, work, and play within the community. Vars will ensure that the community welcomes and supports all who live here.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Maintain the rural character of the village and its surroundings and enhance non-motorized connectivity.

Objective 1.1: Establish Rockdale Road as the village main street.

Objective 1.2: Increase parkland and recreational space.
Objective 1.3: Maintain wetlands and forests in and around the village.

Objective 1.4: Improve pedestrian connectivity on Rockdale Road, Buckland Road, and Devine Road.

Goal 2: Encourage moderate economic development.

Objective 2.1: Broaden the scale of home-based business uses to allow for more dynamic use of residences in the village for small scale employment.

Objective 2.2: Encourage retail and commercial development within the Village Core area.
Objective 2.3: Encourage new businesses in the village by providing flexibility of permitted uses.

Goal 3: Encourage the building of sustainable housing to cater to families and seniors of all income levels.

 Objective 3.1: Ensure that residential growth is consistent with existing housing size, form and density.

Objective 3.2: Encourage the adaptive redevelopment and infill of existing serviced neighbourhoods in the village.
Objective 3.3: Control development of new residential care homes and expansion of existing residential care homes within the village.

 Goal 4: Promote the preservation of agricultural land.

Objective4.1: Ensure that future village expansion avoids agricultural land.

Vision Statement - Vernon

The vision for Vernon is a peaceful historic rural residential village, well connected with the city and with an active community, recreational opportunities, and vibrant small businesses and services along the mainstreet. Vernon will be a quiet home for residents who value a balanced lifestyle. Residential areas will be surrounded by the clean and well-protected natural environment.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Protect and enhance the natural integrity of the surrounding environment.

Objective 1.1: Limit development to areas that are neither environmentally sensitive nor ecologically, historically or culturally significant.

Objective 1.2: Ensure that both the integrity of the natural areas surrounding the village and the village’s groundwater quality and quantity are sustained through appropriate limits to future development.
Objective 1.3 Protect the groundwater that provides drinking water to the village.

Goal 2: Continue to increase the level and quality of services and infrastructure within the village.

Objective 2.1: Encourage redevelopment of village streets to include sidewalks where appropriate, and redesign Bank Street to feel like a traditional village mainstreet.
Objective 2.2: Enhance the quality of internet services.

Goal 3: Provide a variety of local recreational opportunities.

Objective 3.1: Provide adequate recreational facilities for the size of the village and programming for residents of all age groups.

Goal 4: Form a complete and growing small community.

Objective 4.1: Promote low density residential development within the village boundary, reflecting the character and identity of the village.

Objective 4.2: Encourage mixed-use and commercial development along Bank Street.
Objective 4.3: Preserve heritage structures within the village.