Neighbourhood planning reviews


The City of Kitchener is undertaking a detailed review of the land use and planning framework for many specific Kitchener neighbourhoods. These are typically locations where there are outdated secondary plans or community plans created 25-30 years ago to help guide the use of land (e.g. where new housing could go, commercial businesses, environmental conservation land, parks, etc.) and policies for new development or redevelopment. To help implement new directions from the province, region, city and other agencies, we are evaluating and updating existing plans to create new ones.

This process involves creating new policies and mapping that will be added to our Official Plan, updating zoning, considering new urban design guidelines and implementing our cultural heritage landscapes. The locations we will review are primarily in the central neighbourhoods, but there are also several other places in the city where we will be engaging with landowners and the neighbourhood to help update these plans. Through this, we will be implementing the Planning Around Rapid Transit Stations (PARTS) Study, Kitchener’s Cultural Heritage Landscape Study (CHLS), and the Residential Intensification in Established Neighbourhoods Study (RIENS).

Please see below for further information on each area that is under review as it becomes available:

Listing of neighbourhood planning reviews
Project Status
Cedar Hill and Schneider Creek
Currently underway
Central Frederick Pending
Civic Centre Currently underway
Hidden Valley Currently underway
King Street East Currently underway
KW Hospital / Midtown  Currently underway
Lower Doon Pending
Mill Courtland Woodside Park Currently underway
Victoria Park Currently underway
Victoria Street Currently underway


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