The City of Cambridge is continuing with the next phase of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) for the Cambridge West Community. The purpose of this phase of the MCEA is to determine the precise road alignment for the Collector Road Network to service the development of the Cambridge West lands.  The road alignments that are under review are Blenheim Road, Bismark Drive and Newman Drive.

The Study Area for this assessment includes all of the Cambridge West Lands, about 90 hectares (222 acres), on the west side of the City of Cambridge abutting the Township of North Dumfries.

 Cambridge West urban design guidelines
Cambridge West environmental assessment and planning applications

View the following documents to learn more about the MCEA:

Landowners within the Cambridge West area of the City of Cambridge have also submitted Planning Act applications to be integrated with the ongoing MCEA process. View the following documents to learn more:

Official plan amendment / secondary plan

The purpose of this official plan amendment is to implement the previously approved Cambridge West MESP by amending certain schedules and mapping of the City of Cambridge Official Plan. Specifically, this amendment proposes to identify the limits of environmental features within the Cambridge West lands on Schedule 2 - General Land Use Plan and amending Map 7A of the Official Plan to identify the proposed collector road network among other updates to the Official Plan mapping.

The purpose of the Secondary Plan is to amend the City's Official Plan to identify the land use pattern for the entire Cambridge West area.  The proposed plan identifies areas intended for residential, commercial, institutional, recreational and open space uses and proposes Official Plan policy to guide the development of this area of the City.

Zoning by-law amendment

The purpose of the zoning by-law amendment application is to rezone lands within the Cambridge West area from "Holding Residential Three" - (H)R3 (single detached residential) to the appropriate zone classifications to implement the Cambridge West Secondary Plan and related draft plans of subdivision (described below).  Proposed zone classes include residential (single detached dwellings and multiple dwellings), commercial/mixed use, open space and institutional.

Draft plans of subdivisions

Three separate draft plans of subdivisions have been submitted for land holdings within the Cambridge West area:

  1. Brian Domm Farms Ltd (File 30T-16103): Proposes a unit range between 317-369 dwelling units. Proposed land uses include single detached dwellings, multiple dwellings and open space uses (stormwater management facilities, natural open space and park space).
  2. Hallman Construction Ltd (File 30T-16104): Proposes a unit range between 519-610 dwelling units. Proposed land uses include single detached dwellings, multiple dwellings, mixed use, open space uses (stormwater management facilities, natural open space and park space) and a proposed school block.
  3. Huron Creek Holdings Corporation (30T-16105): Proposes a total of 90 lots for single detached dwellings, one block for stormwater management, and one park block. Street connections to Newman Drive, Rosecliff Place and Wilkinson Avenue are proposed.

The following PDFs are reports/drawings that have been resubmitted in October 2017 in support of Domm Farms Ltd and Hallman Construction Ltd draft plans of subdivision:

The following PDFs are reports/drawings that were submitted in 2016 in support of Domm Farms Ltd and Hallman Construction Ltd draft plans of subdivision:

The following PDFs are reports/drawings that have been submitted in support of Huron Creek Holdings Corporation (30T-16105):

Cambridge West Master Environmental Servicing Plan

The Cambridge West Master Environmental Servicing Plan (MESP) follows Phases 1 and 2 of the MCEA. The Plan identifies the roads, water, sanitary and stormwater management infrastructure required for the future development area surrounded by Westcliff Way, the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Cambridge municipal boundary.

Cambridge West Collector Road Network Class Environmental Assessment – Environmental Study Report