During monthly PWSCA Executive Committee meetings, David Steele, PWSCA Technical Director, highlights environmental issues and concerns to be studied, reviewed and investigated.
The following are issues and initiatives currently being discussed:
ROTARY FRENCHMAN’S BAY WEST PARK MASTER PLAN
Aspects of the proposed development of the Rotary Frenchman’s Bay West Park and the West Spit are of concern to the PWSCA. Specific concerning issues are: the proposed motorized boat launch, car parking on the West Spit, the need for sufficient safety lighting, proposed parking along Beachpointe Promenade and Safety features that are required for swimming in Lake Ontario.
See story below from Global Durham News.
Pickering News Advertiser April 4, 2018 story by Kristen Calis
SKATEBOARD PARK & SENSORY GARDEN
PWSCA hired two summer students under a federal government grant. The students were tasked with designing a Skateboard Park and Sensory Garden Park. Both proposals are completed and under review. PWSCA has proposed the Westshore Community Centre be considered as a location for the Skateboard Park and the Rotary Park, North of the West Spit is being proposed as the location for the Sensory Garden Park.
METROLINX ELECTRIC RAIL LINES UPGRADES
PWSCA is actively participating in the discussion of the Metrolinx electric rail line upgrades. Rodd Avenue crossing is a concern to the PWSCA. Other issues slated to be reviewed in their final stages are: the construction of an additional Lakeshore East GO line and its impact on Petticoat Conservation Park, neighbouring residents and the environment.
INFILLING BUILDING GUIDELINES
PWSCA are anticipating an invitation from the City of Pickering to meet and discuss the infilling building guidelines, specifically, the need to amend by-laws restricting building heights and density and construction design.
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