A task force of 15 Waterdown residents and local business owners from the core of Waterdown are working with staff on developing the Waterdown Secondary Plan. Waterdown has not had a secondary plan since before 1990’s when it was the former Town of Flamborough. There is an increased sense of urgency of residents especially concerning older properties in the core area. My motion for an Interim Control By-Law is now in effect to freeze new development in the Waterdown core for one year until the Secondary Plan is approved by residents and Council.
This past fall, the first public meeting was held to allow residents input into what type of development they want to see in the downtown Waterdown core area. Over 200 residents attended. Feedback collected at that meeting has been put into a draft secondary plan which will be discussed at the task force’s next meeting on Monday July 6th. Results and feedback from the meeting will then be incorporated into the secondary plan draft.
A virtual public meeting is being planned for later in August or September for the broader community to provide feedback. More details to come.