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Building Barrie

Building Barrie is all about Growth Management — a cross-departmental team designing plans and strategies to help the City thrive. As Simcoe County’s only designated urban growth centre, these planning initiatives will guide the City to capitalize on the coming growth.  

Growth Management Updates

October 30, 2017: Another Growth Management Update was presented to Council about the current status of development applications in the Salem Secondary Plan and Hewitt's Secondary Plan, and the Infrastructure Implementation Plan. Watch the presentation on Rogers TV.

May 15, 2017: Recommended Zoning Frameworks, and Urban Design & Sustainable Development Guidelines for the Salem and Hewitt’s Secondary Plans were presented General Committee and accepted by Council on June 5, 2017.

April 3, 2017: A Growth Management Update was presented to Council about the current status of development applications in the Salem Secondary Plan and Hewitt's Secondary Plan, and the Infrastructure Implementation Plan, which outlines how and when the City is going to service the secondary plan lands to accommodate expected growth. Watch the presentation on Rogers TV.

About Building Barrie

Building Barrie is about becoming ‘future ready’ —moving forward and upward — and realizing Barrie’s inherent potential both today and in the future. To help position the City for future success, staff from multiple departments work collaboratively with each other and landowners to complete inter-related background, technical and engagement studies. These studies have led to the creation of plans and strategies that will help Barrie thrive in the coming years.

The following will guide Barrie’s development in preparation for growth:

Many City initiatives and ongoing projects have been updated in preparation for growth to help ensure our City works for residents and businesses. These plans and strategies are part of the City’s commitment to furthering economic prosperity, environmental leadership, innovation, creativity, and great place making. These initiatives include:

Community engagement is a critical component of the Building Barrie approach. Public input is welcome and valued.



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