East Fonthill is a picturesque community in the Town of Pelham, surrounded by stunning scenery and framed by the Niagara Escarpment. This primarily rural area has been designated for future growth, with new servicing infrastructure already in place. As the area becomes urbanized, one of the Town’s main objectives is to incorporate its history, natural resources and community traditions into the fabric of new development, and ensure the achievement of complete communities.
With this goal in mind, The Planning Partnership was retained by the Town of Pelham to help plan for growth in East Fonthill, particularly in terms of the future land use mix, urban form, open space network and multi-modal connectivity. Over the course of eight years, our team has worked alongside Town staff and other consultants to prepare the East Fonthill Secondary Plan and supporting Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law and Urban Design Guidelines.
Our team is currently collaborating with the Town and the landowners to implement the vision and principles embodied in these documents through the development of a Site Master Plan and detailed design for a Commercial Employment Centre, which will serve as a mixed-use destination, providing services and amenities to the growing community.