Go Hub & Station Study

Notice of Public Meeting
The proposed Official Plan Amendment that would result in the Beamsville GO Transit Station Secondary Plan being adopted into the Town Official Plan
Feb. 28, 2018, at 7 p.m.
Council Chambers, Town Hall
Details below

Integrating GO Train Service to Niagara

In June 2016, the Province formally announced the extension of GO train service to Niagara. The extension of two-way GO Transit service to the Niagara Region will be a critical component of achieving growth, prosperity and sustainability in Niagara. Niagara Region is planning for the long term future of its communities.  

  • Niagara Region is the lead organization on the GO Train Service expansion to Niagara.
  • Municipalities are working closely with the Region on the site-specific plans.
  • For more detailed information, visit the project page on Niagara Region’s website.
     

There will be four future GO Transit stations right here in the Niagara Region:

  1. Grimsby
  2. Beamsville (Lincoln)
  3. St. Catharines
  4. Niagara Falls
     

Proposed Amendment for Town of Lincoln Official Plan 

Public Meeting Details:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Council Chambers, Town Hall

Draft Official Plan Amendment - Beamsville GO station

Background Report - Official Plan Amendment

If you wish to speak you must register in advance by contacting dcampbell@lincoln.ca. If you cannot attend, you can submit your comments to dcampbell@lincoln.ca
 

Purpose of the Study:

  • Complete the planning framework and implementation program to guide the development of the four stations and surrounding areas
  • The goal is to create transit supportive environments that support intensification, foster economic development, encourage multi-modal transportation networks, and make efficient use of regional and local infrastructure/services.   
     

About the Study:

  • Initiated in 2015
  • The Niagara GO Hub and Transit Stations Study is building upon the  2011 Niagara Rail Expansions Environmental Study Review that had identified opportunities for GO Hub and Transit Station areas in Niagara.
  • Niagara Region, in partnership with the Town, retained Dillon Consulting Ltd. to provide consulting services to prepare a Secondary Plan to guide future development in the vicinity of the potential Beamsville GO Transit Hub Station site.
  • The intent of the study is to ensure that both short and long-term growth expectations around the areas is appropriately planned, accommodated and managed
  • The Plan envisions a concentration of mixed-use development that will include commercial and industrial lands coupled with residential development in a compact built form that will support ridership of the potential GO station in accordance with policies of the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (The Growth Plan)
     

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