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Studies

Airport Development Program

In the fall of 2008, the City of Peterborough commissioned LPS AVIA Consulting to develop a business case for the development of infrastructure at the Peterborough Airport.  The recommendations of the Business Case were accepted by City Council and an Airport Master Plan was commissioned in the spring of 2009. 

Arena Needs Assessment

The City of Peterborough has embarked upon a study of arena facilities, with the objectives of assessing the use and functionality of existing facilities, and determining the current and future need for arena facilities.

Asset Management Plan

Comprehensive asset management plans are the foundation of municipal infrastructure strategies.  See how investment decisions are aided by this project in the City of Peterborough.

Beavermead Campground Study

The City is undertaking a cost-benefit analysis of the Beavermead Campground and Park, to determine the future of this function in Beavermead Park. The intent of the analysis is to consider both the social and economic benefits of the operations of a municipal campground in a very active public park. The review is two parts. The first is a cost-benefit analysis. The second part is a strategy plan for the future of the lands within the campground.

Bethune Street Project 

A detailed plan for the reconstruction of Bethune Street and the effected portions of Charlotte Street and Townsend Street is being developed to establish a vision for the project area.  

Brealey Drive Reconstruction

Brealey Drive between Sir Sandford Fleming Drive and Lansdowne Street is currently underway and will be completed in 2016.  The street design reflects Complete Streets principles, providing safe and convenient access along and across the street for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

Carnegie Secondary Land Use Plan

The City is currently preparing a Secondary Land Use Plan to guide the future development of the Carnegie Planning Area. The Carnegie Planning Area was annexed in 1998 from the former Township of Smith for the purpose of accommodating long-term residential growth.

Central Area Master Plan

The Central Area Master Plan is a planning strategy that adds policy depth and clarity to the Commercial Land Use Policies for the Central Area already contained within the Official Plan.

Charlotte Street Streetscape

The City of Peterborough is investigating improvements to the Charlotte Street Streetscape area of the downtown.

Class Environmental Assessment: Chemong Road/Reid Street Widening

This study will examine the opportunity to improve traffic flow, enhance safety and increase roadway capacity on Chemong Road/Reid Street from Parkhill Road West to north of Sunset Boulevard, as identified in the City's Comprehensive Transportation Plan (April 2002) - Basic Network Improvement.

Class Environmental Assessment: Donegal Street Bridge over Jackson Creek

The study will look to address the age and condition of the Donegal Street Bridge by investigating rehabilitation options as well as replacement of the bridge.

Class Environmental Assessment: Otonabee River Trail Extension Around Little Lake

This study will identify a recommended design for the Otonabee River Trail around Little Lake from the George Street Wharf in Del Crary Park to Haggart Street.

Class Environmental Assessment: Stormwater Quality Management Master Plan

The Stormwater Quality Management Master Plan will serve to guide repair, upgrades, maintenance and construction of new infrastructure throughout the City to improve the quality of stormwater runoff.

Coldsprings Development Transportation Environmental Assessment

The City of Peterborough is planning for future growth in the Coldsprings Planning Area.  In 2008 an assessment of transportation needs for the planning area was completed that identified future road network requirements as the area developed.  In the spring of 2015 the City will begin a Class Environmental Assessment for the Coldsprings area to plan the improvements recommended in the 2008 study.

Community Improvement Plans

The City has approved two community improvement plans, the Central Area Community Improvement Plan and the Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan, in order to lend financial support to downtown redevelopment and revitalization projects and assist in the creation of affordable housing.

Electronic Signs: By-Law Review

Staff would like to hear citizen’s concerns related to recent advancements in electronic sign technology.

Emerald Ash Borer Management Study

Peterborough currently faces a threat to its public and private ash tree resource. An invasive and exotic pest known as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has infested many ash trees throughout Southern Ontario.  Find out how the City of Peterborough is working to protect our trees.

Expansion and Upgrading of Cycling Lanes on McDonnel, George and Water Street

Staff are working towards implementation of the Bikeway Network approved in the 2012 Comprehensive Transportation Plan, which will include expanding and upgrading cycling lanes in the City

George Street Improvement Project - Sherbrooke Street to Perry Street

The Transportation Division of the City of Peterborough is undertaking a multi-phased project designed to improve the safety, appearance and functionality of the section of George Street between Sherbrooke and Perry Streets.

Jackson Creek Diversion Class Environmental Assessment

The City of Peterborough has initiated this project to complete recommendation 6.1.2 of the Jackson Creek Flood Reduction Master Plan to undertake a Municipal Class EA to study, evaluate and recommend an alternative to divert high flows in Jackson Creek directly to the Otonabee River.

Land Use/Urban Design Study for the Special Policy Area - Schedule J Official Plan

The Official Plan calls for the City to undertake a detailed planning analysis of the Special Policy Area as depicted on Schedule J of the Plan. The recommendations of the Study may then be adopted by Council, prior to the passage of any Zoning By-Law amendments for properties within the Special Policy Area.

Library Study

The Peterborough Public Library completed an investigation into a renovation and expansion project and in 2013 released the feasibility study prepared by Lunholm Associates Architects.

Liftlock Secondary Plan

The City is preparing a Secondary Land Use Plan to guide the future development of the Liftlock Planning Area.

Lily Lake Secondary Plan

The City is preparing a Secondary Land Use Plan for the Lily Lake Planning Area in order to establish land use designations and policies to guide future development in the area.

Little Lake Master Plan

The City is currently undertaking the Little Lake Master Plan. This initiative has commenced and will include public consultation in the spring and fall of 2009 with a final report planned for April 2010 to City Council.

Louis Street Urban Park

The City of Peterborough will be developing an Urban Park on Charlotte Street in the Downtown Core. The site includes Louis Street and the Louis Street municipal surface parking lot. The Urban Design Study is complete and includes the City Council approved conceptual design. The detailed design for Charlotte Street between Aylmer and Water Street and the Urban Park is scheduled for completion in 2015, followed by the first phase of construction in 2016.

Morrow Park Master Plan

The Morrow Park Master Plan will include improvements of the part site, with a forward-thinking strategy to support the next 20 years of development and use. Public consultation will continue on Tuesday, May 3rd at the Evinrude Centre following a public display Saturday, April 30 at the Farmer's Market.  Morrow Park is an important part of Peterborough's agricultural heritage.

Municipal Cultural Plan

The Municipal Cultural Plan will develop a vision for Peterborough, highlighting economic prosperity, social progress, and quality of life. It will focus on culture’s role in creating a liveable, sustainable community with a vibrant downtown and healthy neighbourhoods.

 

Official Plan Review

The City of Peterborough is undertaking an Official Plan Review in order to update the planning principles and policies that will determine how our City grows and develops over the next 20 years.

Parkway Corridor EA

The City of Peterborough is undertaking an integrated Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study (EA Study) for the entire Parkway Corridor

Parkhill Road West/Wallis Drive Reconstruction

Improvements to Parkhill Road West were identified in the Environmental Assessment Study approved in April 2012.  Improvements to Parkhill Road West will be completed in two phases.

Reid-Park Neighbourhood Plan

The City is currently undergoing a Neighbourhood Plan in the area of Reid and Park.

Retail Market Analysis

The purpose of the Retail Market Analysis is to provide an updated retail market analysis to review the current structure and justify the need for additional retail and commercial space in the City of Peterborough.

Road Needs Study - Appendix A: Condition Summary by Road Classification

The City completed a citywide road needs study in 2013. The study included a visual inspection of each road in the city and the gathering of the road's current condition information in the form of a Pavement Condition Index (PCI).  For the results of each road, refer to the Map Appendix and/or the Table Appendix.

Sustainability

The Greater Peterborough Area has embarked on an exciting journey - the development of an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan - Sustainable Peterborough.  The following documents pertaining to this plan are available:

Urban Forest Strategic Plan

The goal of the Urban Forest Strategic Plan is to review and update the 1988 policy and to begin the process of long term strategic planning.

Vision 2025 - A 10-Year Strategic Plan for Recreation, Parks, Arenas, and Culture

The City of Peterborough has contracted with the Rethink Group, specialists in leisure services planning and management, to prepare a 10-year strategic plan for recreation, parks, arenas and culture.

 

Waste Management Master Plan

The City has initiated a Waste Management Master Plan study, to review the current waste management system including, and plan for future development. Additional information and public meeting dates and locations. An on-line survey is also available for you to have input into the process.

Webber Avenue and Rye Street Urbanization and Harper Creek North Reach Class EA 

The City of Peterborough is preparing to undertake a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment to prepare a plan for urbanization of Webber Avenue and Rye Street, between Harper Road and Lansdowne Street West.  The Environmental Assessment will also assess the requirements to remove fish barriers along the north reach of Harper Creek and develop a long-term protective strategy

View all Archived City Projects.  Note that this list is not exhaustive and only contains completed projects past 2010 (unless requested).