Jordan Village Improvement

Jordan Village Improvement

Current status:

  • The required Environmental Assessment (EA) Study has been completed and file is with Ministry of Environment & Climate Change (MOECC)

  • A Part II Order appeal filed by a citizen with the MOECC has been dismissed

  • Official notice was provided to the Town on March, 5, 2018, informing the Town that a individual environmental assessment was not required

  • The MOECC decision included three conditions:

  1. The Town shall consider dedicated cycle lanes as part of the final design for the proposed Project
  2. The Town must hold at least one public open house during the detailed design phase of the Project to discuss the final design of the pedestrian open space on Main Street. The final design must be posted on the Project's website.
  3. The Town must consult with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority during the detailed design phase of the Project to determine additional mitigation measures and quality control measures for stormwater runoff within the Project area
     

Next steps:

  • The Town is able to move forward on the detailed-design phase & has an allocated budget approved
     

Improvements planned:

  • A realigned intersection at 19th & King St. with a traffic signal

  • Main street pedestrian-friendly square/gathering area

  • A new street Snure Lane will be constructed between 19th St. & Main St.

  • Upgrading 19th St & Main St. to a full urban streetscaped standard with a strong focus on:

    • Active transportation

    • Pedestrian safety
    • Traffic calming
    • Parking opportunities
    • Pedestrian and vehicle square
    • Streetscaping & beautification
    • Stormwater drainage
    • Parking enhancements
       

Background:

Project needs were first identified in the 2006 Vineland, Jordan, and Jordan Station Secondary Plan. The Secondary Plan identified that the Jordan Village area was in need of roadway operation and intersection improvements for Main Street, 19th Street and King Street; also including the consideration of a potential new Snure Lane. In addition to road network geometric improvements, the Secondary Plan highlighted that the Jordan Village area also required improved pedestrian, cyclist and parking accommodations.

Given the scope of the potential design alternatives to be considered in the Jordan Village Improvement Strategy, the Project Team confirmed that this study should be classified as a Schedule “B” Project as defined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process. A Schedule “B” Municipal Class EA acknowledges that any improvements proposed will likely have significant impacts to the community and surrounding environment and as such the design alternatives are subject to a structured screening process that includes public consultation. In addition, the Niagara Region also partnered with the Town of Lincoln on this subject EA Study since they have jurisdiction over the King Street intersection.

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