The City of Richmond Hill Launches Consultation to Plan THE FUTURE OF RICHMOND HILL

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

You are encouraged to share ideas for City Plan 2041.

The City of Richmond Hill is launching its Official Plan Update, City Plan 2041, with an aim to establish Richmond Hill as one of the GTA’s most prominent and successful communities.

City Plan 2041 is a key project supporting Council’s Strategic Priority areas. When complete, the plan will include changes to policies and land-use planning maps (previously approved in the Official Plan) and will guide future public and private sector development.

David West, Ward 4 Councillor, and Vice-Chair of the Official Plan Update Committee had this to say in his newsletter this month:

"As with any major community decisions, there will be some difficult conversations that need to take place during this process. The balance that needs to be achieved that addresses the right future level of development in our community for example, is a challenging one but its important. Richmond Hill will grow, but the question that needs to be addressed is - where and by how much?

How do we design and direct future growth to provide the maximum benefit to the community while reducing any less desirable side effects? How do we provide development that maximizes public investment in transit, roads, sewers, amenities like libraries and fire protection, and a myriad of other considerations related to financial efficiency? How do we ensure that our natural environment will be enhanced and improved? How do we provide enough parks and natural areas for all of us to sustainably enjoy? How do we help facilitate a healthy and sustainable economy while protecting and creating new and exciting places for businesses to set up and thrive? These are only a sampling of questions that need to be answered during the OP update process. 

In a nutshell, how do we provide a livable, vibrant, healthy community that we all want? The task before us is exciting but it is not easy. It's a task that, as an elected community representative, I think about a lot. It’s a task that we are embarking upon, and I invite our community to come along and help shape our future."

Beginning this month and throughout the coming year, residents, businesses and visitors are invited to share their thoughts on the proposed vision for our city. From housing and climate change to transportation and employment and more, the community will have opportunities to provide input on a variety of topics and help transform Richmond Hill into a more vibrant, complete community that serves the future needs of all.

On Thursday, February 18, 2021, 6:30 – 8 p.m. there will be an virtual Open House. 

Click HERE to register

Hear from renowned award-winning visionary urban planner, David Dixon, about Richmond Hill’s exciting potential and balancing growth and green in our city
Learn more about the proposed vision for our city
Ask your questions about planning for the future in Richmond Hill

Residents are encouraged to watch for additional consultation opportunities later this month and can subscribe to for updates.

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