Official Plan/Secondary Plans/Zoning By-law

 PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

OFFICIAL PLAN, SECONDARY PLANS AND ZONING BY-LAW

Official Plan

The Town of Lincoln Official Plan was adopted by Town Council on January 15, 1990 and approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs on December 18, 1992.  The Official Plan was further approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs on March 20, 1995, October 23, 1995 and January 16, 1996.

The Official Plan sets out the long term vision for the future.  The Official Plan contains goals, objectives and policies to guide future land use, physical development, growth and change within the Town.  The Official Plan  addresses issues such as:

  • Where agricultural, residential, institutional, recreational, commercial and industrial uses can be located and what areas must be protected;
  • What services such as watermain, sewers and roads will be needed;
  • When and in what order parts of the community will grow; and
  • What policies, regulations and rules apply.

The following version of the Official Plan includes the text of the Plan and the text of all amendments to the Plan that have been given final approval as of March 2010.  The text of the Official Plan is provided for convenience only and should be read in conjunction with all of the Schedules.  A hard copy of the Official Plan which includes all the Schedules is available from the Planning and Development Department, 4800 South Service Road, Beamsville ON L0R 1B1.  A complete copy of the Official Plan can be purchased for $60. To view the Official Plan text click on the link below:

Official Plan Consolidation March 2010

Prudhommes Secondary Plan

Town Council adopted the Prudhommes Secondary Plan on March 6, 2006.  The Secondary Plan was adopted as an amendment to the Town’s Official Plan (Official Plan Amendment No. 37).  The Region of Niagara approved Official Plan Amendment No. 37 on August 2, 2006.   

The Prudhommes Urban Area is the Town’s only Urban Area, which has lakefront access. The Prudhommes Urban Area is experiencing development pressure and the existing services are inadequate to support any additional development. The Town’s Official Plan policies require the preparation of detailed Secondary Plans to guide development. The Official Plan directs that future development in the Prudhommes Area will include a higher proportion of medium and high-density residential development and additional commercial development. The Official Plan policies also direct that the open space areas adjacent to Lake Ontario be preserved for public open space.

The Town is not permitted to expand its Urban Area Boundaries because the Town is located in the Greenbelt. As a result, the Town has examined opportunities for the redevelopment of lands within the existing Urban Area Boundary of the Prudhommes Neighbourhood.

The Prudhommes Secondary Plan includes Urban Design Guidelines. The Secondary Plan establishes policies for the redevelopment of the lands, it outlines the location of the proposed land use designations, it establishes a road pattern for the lands and it establishes policies for the location of future trails in the neighbourhood.

The redevelopment and intensification of Prudhommes is consistent with the Provincial Policy Directives of the Provincial Policy Statement and the Region’s Smart Growth principles. The principles of Smart Growth include:

  • Promoting infill development;
  • Reusing old industrial sites or “brownfields”;
  • Redevelopment of underutilized commercial areas to create main streets;
  • Focusing on redevelopment; and
  • Using underdeveloped lands or greenfields efficiently.

The Prudhommes Area possesses the characteristics representative of “Smart Growth” opportunities. The development/redevelopment of the Prudhommes Urban Area will embrace the following principles: 

  • Create a mix of land uses;
  • Promote compact built form;
  • Offer a range of housing opportunities and choices;
  • Produce walkable neighbourhoods and communities;
  • Foster attractive communities-a sense of place;
  • Increase commercial and residential densities;
  • Implement traffic calming techniques including the provision of on-street parking;
  • Create a green streetscape;
  • Create high-density focal points at strategic intersections;
  • Develop a village centre or main street;
  • Provide appropriate linkages with surrounding features; and
  • Organize circulation patterns.

The Town carried out a Servicing Study and Traffic Study in conjunction with the Secondary Plan and Urban Design Guidelines for the Prudhommes Neighbourhood. The Servicing Study has identified the required improvements to address municipal water supply, sanitary and storm sewers, stormwater management and transportation requirements to determine the ultimate development potential for the neighbourhood and policies have been incorporated into the Secondary Plan to address those requirements.

The following version of the Prudhommes Secondary Plan includes the text and schedules of the Secondary Plan. The Prudhommes Secondary Plan is provided for convenience only and should be read in conjunction with all of the policies and schedules of the Town’s Official Plan. To view the Prudhommes Secondary Plan text click on the link below:

Prudhommes Secondary Plan August 2006

Jordan, Jordan Station and Vineland Secondary Plan

Town Council adopted the Jordan, Jordan Station and Vineland Secondary Plan on May 1, 2006. The Secondary Plan was adopted as an amendment to the Town’s Official Plan (Official Plan Amendment No. 38). The Region of Niagara approved Official Plan Amendment No. 38 on October 6, 2006.

The Jordan area contains a mixture of tourist commercial and residential uses. Over the past ten to fifteen years many existing industrial and residential properties have been converted to tourist commercial uses. The Jordan Station area contains primarily residential uses. The Vineland area contains a mixture of commercial and residential uses. The Jordan and Vineland areas have the potential to be redeveloped for additional commercial uses primarily in the form of redevelopment or additional development on existing parcels of land. All three areas have limited development opportunities for additional residential development as the residential areas are primarily developed. However, opportunities exist to redevelop some existing residential properties within these Urban Areas.

The Jordan and Vineland Urban Areas are located along the wine route. The Jordan area has evolved as a tourist destination and is experiencing development pressure for additional tourism type uses. The Jordan Station and Vineland Areas will experience similar pressure for tourism development given their close proximity to the Jordan Area. The Town’s Official Plan policies require the preparation of detailed Secondary Plans to guide development.

The Town will not be permitted to expand its Urban Area Boundaries because the Town is located in the Greenbelt. As a result, the Town has examined opportunities for the redevelopment of lands within the existing Urban Area Boundaries of the Jordan, Jordan Station and Vineland Neighbourhoods.

The Jordan, Jordan Station and Vineland Secondary Plan include Urban Design Guidelines. The Secondary Plan establishes policies for the redevelopment of the lands and it amends the land use designation for some of the lands within the Jordan, Jordan Station and Vineland Urban Areas.

The Town carried out a Servicing Study and Traffic Study in conjunction with the Secondary Plan and Urban Design Guidelines for the Jordan, Jordan Station and Vineland Neighbourhoods. The Servicing Study and Traffic Study have identified the required improvements to address municipal water supply, sanitary and storm sewers, stormwater management and transportation requirements to determine the ultimate development potential for the neighbourhoods and policies have been incorporated into the Secondary Plan to address those requirements.

The following version of the Jordan, Jordan Station and Vineland Secondary Plan includes the text and schedules of the Secondary Plan. The Jordan, Jordan Station and Vineland Secondary Plan is provided for convenience only and should be read in conjunction with all of the policies and schedules of the Town’s Official Plan. To view the Jordan, Jordan Station and Vineland Secondary Plan click on the link below:

Jordan, Jordan Station and Vineland Secondary Plan October 2006

Zoning By-law No. 93-14-Z1

The Town of Lincoln Zoning By-law No. 93-14-Z1 was adopted by Town Council on February 15, 1993 and approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on October 30, 1995.

The Zoning By-law implements the policies of the Town's Official Plan.  While the Town's Official Plan sets out general policies for future land use in the Town, the Zoning By-law puts these policies into place.  The Zoning By-law regulates the use of land in the Town.  It states exactly what land uses are permitted in the various zoning categories and provides detailed information such as:

  • What types and uses of buildings and structures are permitted on a parcel of land;
  • Where buildings and structures may be located; and
  • Standards for lot size, yard requirements, lot coverage, building height, parking requirements, etc.

The following version of the Zoning By-law includes the text of the Zoning By-law and the text of all amendments to the Zoning By-law that have been given final approval as of December 31, 2010.  The text of the Zoning By-law is provided for convenience only and should be read in conjunction with all of the Schedules. Please note that changes are occasionally made to the text of the Town's Zoning By-law and therefore you should contact the Town's Planning and Development to ensure that the information is up to date and has not been amended.   A hard copy of the Zoning By-law which includes all the Schedules is available from the Planning and Development Department, 4800 South Service Road, Beamsville ON L0R 1B1.  A complete copy of the Zoning By-law can be purchased for $60. To view the Zoning By-law text click on the link below:

Zoning By-law No. 93-14-Z1 Office Consolidation December 2016

Click CommunityPal link to view property zoning

Please note that the Town of Lincoln is updating the Town's Zoning By-law on a regular basis. Contact the Planning and Development Department to confirm the zoning of a property.

 

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