I am very pleased to advise that the third and final phase of the City’s Official Plan Update, OPA 48, has now been approved by the Province. The Province issued the Approval Decision yesterday and it includes only relatively minor modifications that were communicated to us previously and which the City supports. It also includes modifications requested by staff in order to reflect Official Plan amendments that have come into effect since OPA 48 was adopted by Council in June 2012.
There is now a 20 day appeal period (lapsing on December 31 – Happy New Year’s Eve!). So we’ll enter 2014 with a clear understanding of the status of OPA 48, the number of appeals, if any, and hopefully we’ll be in a position to start moving towards full implementation of our renewed City-building vision. Staff