Dundee Secondary Plan: Subwatershed, Transportation and Land Use Study

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We are planning a new community in Kitchener and we need your help!

The purpose of the Dundee Secondary Plan is to set out a detailed vision and planning framework. This will guide the long-term development of this new community in southwest Kitchener. Today, lands within the Dundee Secondary Plan Study Area are mostly used for agriculture, alongside environmentally protected areas. The Secondary Plan will provide a road map for new urban uses in the area over the long-term such as homes, parks, natural areas, shops, and schools – connected by trails, transit, roads, and sustainable infrastructure.

This is a transformative opportunity to stitch existing and new communities together and enable the development of a complete, resilient, and connected Dundee community.

The Dundee Secondary Plan is being prepared as an Integrated Environmental Assessment. It will fulfill the requirements for the environmental assessment and land use planning processes at the same time, in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Planning Act and Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (through Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Engineers Association Class Environmental Assessment process).

Learn more about this project by by reviewing our process map or reading our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

How can you help?

As part of this project, First Nations, landowners, residents, and agencies will have opportunities to engage with us. We want to hear from you!

Ask us questions any time using the Ask a Question tab below.

To get project updates, add your email to the Stay Informed box and click 'Subscribe'.


We are planning a new community in Kitchener and we need your help!

The purpose of the Dundee Secondary Plan is to set out a detailed vision and planning framework. This will guide the long-term development of this new community in southwest Kitchener. Today, lands within the Dundee Secondary Plan Study Area are mostly used for agriculture, alongside environmentally protected areas. The Secondary Plan will provide a road map for new urban uses in the area over the long-term such as homes, parks, natural areas, shops, and schools – connected by trails, transit, roads, and sustainable infrastructure.

This is a transformative opportunity to stitch existing and new communities together and enable the development of a complete, resilient, and connected Dundee community.

The Dundee Secondary Plan is being prepared as an Integrated Environmental Assessment. It will fulfill the requirements for the environmental assessment and land use planning processes at the same time, in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Planning Act and Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (through Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Engineers Association Class Environmental Assessment process).

Learn more about this project by by reviewing our process map or reading our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

How can you help?

As part of this project, First Nations, landowners, residents, and agencies will have opportunities to engage with us. We want to hear from you!

Ask us questions any time using the Ask a Question tab below.

To get project updates, add your email to the Stay Informed box and click 'Subscribe'.

  • Project update, new study area

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    The original Notice of Study Commencement for this project was issued May 2022. However, in 2023, the project was put on hold pending completion of Regional Official Plan Amendment 6 (ROPA 6).

    In May 2024, through Bill 162, the Get it Done Act, 2024, the Province approved ROPA 6, which included additional lands for urban development in southwest Kitchener – known as the Southwest Kitchener Policy Area (SKPA).

    The portion of SKPA lands that have been included are next to and connected with the original Dundee North Study Area and provide an opportunity for the Secondary Plan to comprehensively plan for growth and development in the area. The Study Area for this Secondary Plan has been expanded to include both the original Dundee North lands and new SKPA lands – and is now collectively referred to as the “Dundee Secondary Plan”.

    We have updated the project name and information on the project page to align with these changes.

    Next Steps

    In 2022, the Project Team held the first round of public and stakeholder engagement and completed an existing conditions report for the Dundee North portion of the Study Area. To reflect the expanded Study Area, next steps for the project include updating the work done for Dundee North to reflect the new SKPA lands and developing different land use scenarios.

    There will be future opportunities to give feedback. To get project updates, add your email to the Stay Informed box and click 'Subscribe'.

  • June 9 public engagement meeting (video recording and question and answers)

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    For those who were unable to attend our first public engagement meeting a recording is now available at the link below. Also available are the questions and answers from the second part of the meeting.

  • Notice of Commencement and first engagement meeting

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    The City of Kitchener is preparing technical studies to support development of the Dundee North Secondary Plan (the Project). The technical studies will address hydrologic flow regimes, groundwater recharge and discharge areas, and ecologically sensitive areas. The Secondary Plan will also include Environmental, Transportation, and Noise Impact Assessments.

    The Project will fulfill the requirements for the environmental assessment and land use planning processes at the same time, in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Planning Act and Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (through Phases 1 and 2 of the MEA Class EA process).

    The purpose of this Notice is to inform the public of the study commencement and invite stakeholders to the Public Engagement Meeting No.1. Public input is important in developing the Secondary Plan. If you are interested in participating in the process, please plan to attend the public engagement meeting on:

    Date: June 9, 2022

    Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Location: Zoom Webinar

    • To connect to the virtual meeting online, go to:
    • www.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID# 833 6751 0736


    How can I participate in this Study?

    If you wish to be added to the stakeholder mailing list or if you cannot attend the Public Engagement Meeting but wish to obtain information that will be presented, please contact:

    Carrie Musselman, BSc., Dip.

    Senior Environmental Planner
    City of Kitchener, Planning Division
    200 King Street West
    Kitchener, Ontario N2G 2G7

    dundeenorth@Kitchener.ca

    Tom Mahood, P.Eng.

    Project Manager
    Jacobs
    200 Victoria Street South
    Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4Y9

    DundeeNSecondaryPlan@jacobs.com

    If you have any accessibility requirements to participate in this study, please contact the City of Kitchener Project Manager.

    For ongoing information on this project or to provide written comments at any time please view the project website at: www.engagewr.ca/dundeenorth

    Figure 1: Map of Dundee North study area

    All personal information included in a submission, such as name, address, telephone number, and property location, is collected, maintained, and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in Section 37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential.

    This Notice was issued on May 20, 2022.

Page last updated: 26 Jun 2024, 10:43 AM