Downtown Stouffville revitalization delayed

The revitalization of downtown Stouffville, including upgrading aging infrastructure, Main Street paving and various streetscape enhancements, has been delayed for a year.

Whitchurch-Stouffville staff, working in cooperation with the “Downtown Stouffville Revitalization Steering Committee,” made the decision to postpone construction because of financial constraints and to allow for more public consultation. The revitalization project was originally scheduled to be completed in four years. During 2016, infrastructure replacement and paving was completed between Stouffer Street and Tenth Line South as well as between Stouffer Street and Park Drive this year.

Infrastructure replacement and paving between Ninth Line and Albert Street will now take place in 2019 and complete revitalization of the downtown core, between Albert Street and Park Drive, will take place starting in 2020. The extra time would allow for the streetscape design, including sidewalks, lampposts and crosswalks, to be more thorough and encompassing.

Stouffville is also undergoing a number of construction projects near the downtown area that has affected the mobility of residents and construction vehicles.

Public Information Session

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville has received an application for a site alteration permit from Boilen Properties Limited under the new fill bylaw for the property at 13333 and 13473 Warden Avenue.

The town engineering staff are holding a public information session from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on December 7 at the municipal office council chambers, located at 111 Sandiford Drive in Stouffville. The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to participate in discussions and provide comments for the application. The applicant, their consultant and town staff will be available to discuss details about the project in an informal setting.

Historically, a gravel extraction program had taken place at the property under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Natural Resources. The license has been surrendered for some time. In 2004, the previous property owner filled the excavated area under a previous fill bylaw. As part of the application, the current applicant is proposing: relocating the proposed pond located at 13473 Warden Avenue, filling in the temporary siltation pond, stabilizing the berm along the southeast portion of the property, and spreading topsoil and seed on the entire property. The applicant proposes importing clean fill material from the adjacent aggregate extraction pit at 13545 Warden Avenue and importing topsoil from other sources to complete the work.




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