Protected Major Transit Station Areas

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Protected Major Transit Station Areas (PMTSAs) are the areas surrounding and including an existing and planned higher order transit station or stop. PMTSAs are planned to accommodate increased density with highly urban, mixed-use, transit-supportive forms of development. These areas are generally within a 500 to 800 metre radius (a 10-minute walk) of such a transit station.

The London Plan, the City of London’s new Official Plan, was approved by City Council in 2016 and outlines a vision for how London will grow over the next twenty years. The London Plan was developed with consideration for the Smart Moves 2030 Transportation Plan (2013), the Rapid Transit initiative Master Plan (2017), and the Rapid Transit Environmental Project Report (2019). The London Plan outlines planning strategies to support higher order transit and promote development along planned higher order transit corridors.

Plans for a higher order transit system were approved in July 2017, and have been refined based on stakeholder and public consultation. The network is planned to align with the Rapid Transit Corridor Place Type, radiating from the Downtown to the four Transit Villages.

The Downtown, Transit Village, and Rapid Transit Corridor Place Types are envisioned as higher density, mixed-use, and transit-oriented communities that are centrally located around planned higher order transit stops. These Place Types are typically within a 500 to 800 metre radius of approved higher order transit stations and stops. View the MAP in the document section of this website.

Identifying the Downtown, Transit Village and Rapid Transit Corridor Place Types as PMTSAs in the London Plan will assist in implementing the City Structure Plan. PMTSA will also allow for the consideration of Inclusionary Zoning to create affordable housing units in London.

Policies with respect to PMTSA will provide policy direction on development that will support and be served by higher order transit, while ensuring such development is compatible with the vision of each Place Type.

Protected Major Transit Station Areas (PMTSAs) are the areas surrounding and including an existing and planned higher order transit station or stop. PMTSAs are planned to accommodate increased density with highly urban, mixed-use, transit-supportive forms of development. These areas are generally within a 500 to 800 metre radius (a 10-minute walk) of such a transit station.

The London Plan, the City of London’s new Official Plan, was approved by City Council in 2016 and outlines a vision for how London will grow over the next twenty years. The London Plan was developed with consideration for the Smart Moves 2030 Transportation Plan (2013), the Rapid Transit initiative Master Plan (2017), and the Rapid Transit Environmental Project Report (2019). The London Plan outlines planning strategies to support higher order transit and promote development along planned higher order transit corridors.

Plans for a higher order transit system were approved in July 2017, and have been refined based on stakeholder and public consultation. The network is planned to align with the Rapid Transit Corridor Place Type, radiating from the Downtown to the four Transit Villages.

The Downtown, Transit Village, and Rapid Transit Corridor Place Types are envisioned as higher density, mixed-use, and transit-oriented communities that are centrally located around planned higher order transit stops. These Place Types are typically within a 500 to 800 metre radius of approved higher order transit stations and stops. View the MAP in the document section of this website.

Identifying the Downtown, Transit Village and Rapid Transit Corridor Place Types as PMTSAs in the London Plan will assist in implementing the City Structure Plan. PMTSA will also allow for the consideration of Inclusionary Zoning to create affordable housing units in London.

Policies with respect to PMTSA will provide policy direction on development that will support and be served by higher order transit, while ensuring such development is compatible with the vision of each Place Type.

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