What is intensification?
In order to prepare for growth, we need to consider innovative ways to accommodate new residents. Intensification is our opportunity to build complete neighbourhoods and will become a significant...
Intensification: Get involved
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Intensification will influence our day-to-day experiences. Many people see intensification as buildings, but we see intensification as creating a lifestyle. It shapes our city and influences our...
Essa & Bradford Corridor Study
Essa Road and Bradford Street have been identified as an intensification area, meaning they can help Barrie achieve medium and high-density mixed-use development to meet the directions provided by the...
Official Plan Project (Phase 1)
Barrie is evolving as a city and our policies need to evolve too. That's why the City of Barrie is embarking on a project to create a new Official Plan...
Official Plan Project (Phase 2)
For the most updated information on Barrie's Official Plan, please visit buildingbarrie.ca/OfficialPlan.
Helping Shape Barrie's Future: Phase 2 Engagement Summary Report
This report provides a summary of what we heard...
Municipal Comprehensive Review (M.C.R.) Long-Term Urban Land Needs Study
When preparing a New Official Plan, the City is required to go through a Municipal Comprehensive Review process. The Land Needs Assessment is one of the requirements of that...
Employment Area Land Conversions
City of Barrie now accepting Employment Area Land Conversion proposals.
Through the Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) currently underway to support preparation of a new Official Plan, the City of Barrie...