Amendment No. 150 makes changes to many parts of the Official Plan. Some of the main areas addressed by the Amendment include new and revised policies to update the introductory sections to update the City's objectives and to encourage Transit Oriented Development, establish clearer policies where intensification that supports Rapid and Priority Transit will be encouraged, and set the stage for the implementation of Light Rail Transit, including updates to the density targets for major stations.
The Amendment consolidates urban design policies and the City's design objectives, governs the conversion of employment land for other purposes, and guides the location and assessment of high-rise buildings.
The Amendment includes additional provisions for the severance of rural lots and the prohibition of country lot subdivisions, and creates a structure for the review of Village growth in the future.