Council Connects - September 12

Posted on Tuesday September 12, 2023

This update will serve to connect residents to important discussions and decisions being made by Cambridge City Council. The Mayor and Council make up the local government for the City of Cambridge. They develop laws and policies, which the City's administration implements.  


Council endorses a 2024-2026 Strategic Plan for the City 

Tonight, Council endorsed the key components of the City’s 2024-2026 Strategic Plan – Cambridge Connected.  

Strategic Planning is the process of setting goals and creating a blueprint for an organization's future. This Plan provides the foundation for decision making, priority setting and ongoing performance management in order to deliver high-quality public service.  A key outcome of this process will be the development of a measurement and reporting framework to define how we measure, monitor and report on the progress we are making as a City.  

We all have a role to play in realizing the vision expressed by our community. Internal and external consultation is critical to the success of strategic planning. To support this, Council, staff, community members, partners and residents have and will continue to be an important part of the development and implementation of the City’s Strategic Plan. The Plan will be formally launched in early 2024.   

Zoning bylaw amendment to add more housing stock in Cambridge  

Tonight, Cambridge City Council approved a zoning bylaw amendment to allow for the development of a 6-storey multiple-residential building with 60 units located in the Dundas Street North area.  

As another example of the City’s objective of developing safe and healthy neighbourhoods that meet the growing demand for housing, this amendment will make use of existing land, infrastructure, services, and amenities to increase the housing stock in Cambridge. The building will contain 15, one-bedroom units and 45, two-bedroom units with features such as parking for cars and bicycles, storage lockers, rooftop patio and amenity room, and private balconies.  

This development will be located approximately 700m from downtown Cambridge which will provide important access to employment opportunities, public transit and community and commercial services.  

Dundas Street North is also a proposed ‘Regional Spine” in the Cambridge Cycling Master Plan, providing active transportation connections to destinations across the region.