Artist rendition of what Bowmanville East may look like

Plan for new homes for 25,000+ people in Bowmanville

The Municipality of Clarington yesterday said that two Bowmanville Secondary Plans envisage the building of some 15,600 new homes that will accommodate more than 25,000 people.

The two proposed Secondary Plans for Bowmanville were presented by the Planning and Infrastructure Services staff to council and members of the public, and received questions and comments from them.

A municipal statement said the Bowmanville East plan lays out a framework to create a unique community that celebrates its heritage while accommodating opportunities for responsible growth.

The plan area includes the historic downtown, Bowmanville Hospital, Bowmanville Mall and former Goodyear lands. It also features a potential medical campus to support the Bowmanville Hospital and mixed-use development opportunities along King Street East. The area will be able to accommodate approximately 6,000 housing units and 10,500 people, the statement said.

The Bowmanville West plan will transform a low-density, retail commercial shopping hub into a mixed-use, transit-oriented community—including the future Bowmanville GO Station.

It will feature active public spaces, retail and services, a variety of housing types, and a connected network of parks, greenspaces, and community amenities. The area will be able to accommodate approximately 9,600 housing units and 14,700 people.

Staff will incorporate the comments received into the Secondary Plans and present recommendations to council in the spring.

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