Norfolk County is inviting members of the public to provide feedback on some initial shortlisted County-owned vacant land as part of a review of potential surplus land.
During previous budget deliberations, Council directed staff to review underutilized land identified as not significant for present or future needs that could be sold. Proceeds would help fund Council-approved priorities and further solidify Norfolk’s financial position.
Selling vacant land will also add more land supply for future housing and employment opportunities and reduce annual maintenance and operating expenses.
Vacant land under review
As part of a preliminary review, staff have shortlisted some initial sites to undergo public engagement (13 locations). These are primarily properties or portions of lands that are vacant or underutilized. This review does not include buildings that the County currently operates. The land under review can be viewed at EngageNorfolk.ca/Land-Review.
How to share feedback and comments
Members of the public can share feedback online, in person, and by mail.
Members of the public are invited to provide input by completing a short survey at EngageNorfolk.ca/Land-Review. The survey will be available from November 10 to December 6, 2023.
Attend an in-person public engagement session on:
- Wednesday, November 22, at the Langton Community Centre from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday, November 23, at Talbot Gardens, Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor), from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
In-person engagement events will include a presentation, question and answer session, a gallery of poster boards with maps and information and an opportunity to provide written or online feedback and comments.
A public engagement session focused on the Vittoria Old Town Hall site and land under review in Vittoria will be held on Wednesday, November 22, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Vittoria and District Community Centre. Read more about this engagement session at EngageNorfolk.ca/Vittoria-Properties.
Provide feedback by mail to:
Robinson Administration Building, Suite 100
Attention: County Land Review Project
185 Robinson Street
Simcoe, ON, N3Y 5L6
“The County Land Review Project is a positive development for the community,” said Norfolk Mayor Amy Martin. “The project will provide an opportunity to generate funds for Council-approved priorities and further solidify Norfolk’s financial position. Additionally, by selling vacant land, we can do our part to provide land for future homes or employment.”
To learn more about the County Land Review Project, view the land under review, and provide feedback, visit EngageNorfolk.ca/Land-Review.