Town buys former Brantwood, Chisholm and Linbrook school sites

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – for immediate release

Town buys former Brantwood, Chisholm and Linbrook school sites

South Central Public Lands Study to determine future land use

The Town of Oakville announced today that it had completed its acquisition of three surplus Halton District School Board sites at a total cost of $12.84 million. The three sites are: Brantwood School at 221 Allan Street, Chisholm School at 165 Charnwood Avenue and Linbrook School at 1079 Linbrook Road.

“These school sites have played an important role within their neighbourhoods and Council is very pleased that the town will have control over the future possible uses of these lands,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “The town looks forward to working with the community to complete a comprehensive land use study to help identify public needs and potential opportunities for these lands that will support Council’s vision to be the most livable town in Canada.”

The three former school sites are part of the town’s recently announced South Central Public Lands Study. The study will also include the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital lands, Oakville Arena and Trafalgar Park. The town’s draft Parks, Recreation and Libraries Facilities Master Plan has identified the need for a small scale community centre south of the QEW.

“The town is very fortunate to have the opportunity to align recreational and community needs with additional public lands becoming available within established neighbourhoods,” said Dana Anderson, the town’s director, Planning Services. “We look forward to working closely with the community to determine the future best uses for these properties.”

A Council sub-committee has been established for the South Central Public Lands Study and a meeting is scheduled for April 25, 2012 to review the work plan and draft consultation strategy for the project.

“We expect to be out meeting with the community within the next month,” noted Ms. Anderson. “Aligning the public consultation for the South Central Public Lands Study with the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Facilities Master Plan will provide the public with the opportunity to contribute to creating sustainable neighbourhoods for the future.”

The South Central Public Lands Study is one of the studies under Vision 2057: Live It! The Vision 2057 master plans, together with other key planning initiatives will create a more livable and sustainable Oakville. For more information visit the Vision 2057 page.

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Media contact

Dana Anderson
Director, Planning Services
905-815-6020
danderson@oakville.ca

Jane Courtemanche
Director, Strategy, Policy and Communications
905-845-6601, ext. 3038
jcourtemanche@oakville.ca


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