Galt Core Height Guidelines Project 

Project Overview

The City of Cambridge has recently retained The Planning Partnership to prepare the Building Height Guidelines for the Galt Core Area.  Downtown Cambridge is identified as an “Urban Growth Centre” with a targeted growth of “150 persons + jobs per hectare” by 2031.  The current height regime for the downtown predates the provincial policy framework, and with current growth pressures and investment in the Downtown, the City is being proactive to ensure a managed approach to development.

The purpose of the study is to develop a building height strategy that will then be applied to an update of the existing zoning by-law and official plan, thereby bringing them into conformity with provincial policy, while also mitigating any potential impacts additional height may impose upon the downtown core’s character.

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 Current Opportunities
 Galt Core Height Guidelines Project PIC #1 Notification & Map
 Documents and Reports

21-206(CD) - Galt Core Area Draft Height Guidelines - Recommended Next Steps

Galt Core Area Draft Height Guidelines September 2021


Galt Core Height Guidelines Project PIC #1 - July 12, 2022

Galt Core Height Guidelines Project Slide Deck - July 2022*

(updated to address comments from the July 12, 2022 PIC)


Galt Building Heights Draft Final Report - Oct. 12, 2022