Local Partnership Leads to Vibrant Waterfront Development Plan
Township of South Stormont and St. Lawrence Parks Commission Announce Partnership for Waterfront Development Plan
August 20, 2020 2:00 P.M. | St. Lawrence Parks Commission
MORRISBURG, ONTARIO — St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) is excited to announce its partnership with the Township of South Stormont (Township) as the visionary new waterfront development plan is now one step closer to reality. It will provide greater waterfront access to the local community, boost quality of life for the residents of South Stormont and further enhance the economic impact across the region.
The SLPC has been pleased with the conceptual plans and vision brought forth by the Township and leveraging the expertise of Sierra Planning and Management as well as the MBTW Group.
Through joint planning and discussion, the Township has collaborated extensively with residents, stakeholders, consultants and the community through public engagement initiatives, virtual presentations and feedback survey to reach this crucial milestone for a mutually beneficial waterfront partnership.
The opportunity to develop the waterfront includes five key locations owned by the SLPC: Long Sault Waterfront, Ingleside Waterfront, County Road 2 linear opportunity, Hoople Bay and Lakeview Park.
SLPC looks forward to this long-term commitment and working relationship. This development will be a supportive complement to the surrounding area but also allows the SLPC to give back to the local residents of the Seaway Valley to enjoy this area once again.
SLPC Chair, Bob Runciman, described the partnership as a “major step” towards seeing the concept plan become a reality. “The SLPC Board and staff are committed to ongoing cooperation with the Township in a joint effort to revitalize the waterfront and increase access, all benefitting the local economy, residents and visitors,” Runciman said.
“We’re thrilled with the response received from the Board of Directors of the St. Lawrence Parks Commission regarding our proposed Waterfront Development Plan. We’re confident that this will strengthen the relationship between the Parks Commission and the Township and will result in tangible recreation improvements for our residents.” – Mayor Bryan McGillis, Township of South Stormont.
- Waterfront Development Plan can be found online: www.southstormont.ca/waterfrontplan
- Initial Introductory Public Consultation (August 13, 2019)
- Online Survey for Residents (August 13 to September 27, 2019)
- Virtual Presentation followed by a feedback survey (May 20 to June 5, 2020)
About St. Lawrence Parks Commission
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site); Kingston Pen Tours, Skywood Eco Adventure, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 14 campgrounds and beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkway.
To learn more, visit www.parks.on.ca
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