Remaking Kerr, Bronte village streetscapes the goal of Oakville’s long-term plan

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Published May 27, 2024 at 12:24 pm

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The longest journey begins with a single step and the Town of Oakville is taking its first step towards remaking a pair of commercial areas.

In order to make Kerr Village and Bronte Village more vibrant for residents, visitors and businesses, a study is being undertaken that will look at outdoor spaces, including streets, parks, plazas and spaces between buildings.

It will culminate in developing a streetscape plan for each district for physical improvements that includes trees, landscape, unique paving, lighting, street furniture and wayfinding.

“Creating vibrant shopping and dining districts is one of the goals in the town’s Economic Development Plan 2019-2024,” said Mayor Rob Burton.

“The upcoming enhancements at the Kerr and Bronte village areas will help create more lively, user-friendly and accessible spaces and enhance the visual appeal, supporting businesses and offering visitors more reasons to visit and explore these areas. I encourage community members to take advantage of the public engagement opportunities.”

The project consultant, The Planning Partnership, is inviting residents to register for a 15-minute, one-on-one telephone conversation with the project manager, on Monday, June 3, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.

To register, email [email protected] by Friday, May 31, with your preferred time and indicate whether you will be speaking about Bronte Village or Kerr Village.

During the call, stakeholders and members of the public can identify and describe improvements they would like to see, highlight issues to address, and share examples of successful streetscapes

For accessibility supports or to provide input in another format, email [email protected].

Following the initial one-on-one phone calls in early June, in-person public workshops will be held at the end of June, and an online survey this summer to help shape streetscape design concepts.

Later this year, staff will bring forward several streetscape design concepts to in-person public workshops to present the direction and to collect feedback.

Early in 2025, a consolidated streetscape design and implementation plan for each district will be presented for final input before providing Council with recommendations for approval.

For more details about this project, visit the Bronte Village Streetscape Study page and the Kerr Village Streetscape Study page.

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