Choate Street Extension Community Consultation

print-logo September 11, 2019
Department: Works & Engineering

CONTACT

Jeanette Davidson
Director, Works and Engineering
Municipality of Port Hope
905-885-2431 x 2516
jdavidson@porthope.ca

Mike van den Broek 
Engineering Manager
Municipality of Port Hope
905-885-2431 ext. 2516
mvandenbroek@porthope.ca

Matthew Belton
Engineering Inspector
Municipality of Port Hope
905-885-2431 x 2515
mbelton@porthope.ca

*NEW: The Choate Street Extension Project File Report has been posted for a public review period, beginning Monday, December 2, 2019 and ending on January 6, 2020.

The Project File Report is also available  in hard copy for review at the Development Team Office (5 Mill Street South) and Town Hall (. Queen Street). 

Questions about the Project File Report can be directed to:

Mr. Mike van den Broek ,
Engineering Manager, Municipality of Port Hope
Phone: (905) 885-2431 ext. 2516
Email: mvandenbroek@porthope.ca, Or;

Ms. Elizabeth Bonucchi, P. Eng.,
Consultant Project Manager, Ainley Group
Phone: (343) 266-0002 ext. 207
Email: bonucchi@ainleygroup.com

If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in consultation with the Municipality of Port Hope and Ainley Group, a person may request that the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the
Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a “Part II Order”). Residents are encouraged to visit the Environmental Assessments Part II Order webpage at ontario.ca/page/class-environmental-assessments-part-ii-order, to review the process and for a Part II Order Request Form. These forms MUST be used to file the order and must be received by the Minister by Monday January 6, 2020.

 

The Municipality of Port Hope has retained Ainley Group to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process for the proposed extension of Choate Street. Choate Street is located between Hayward Street and Marsh Street in the south end of the Municipality of Port Hope, adjacent to Lake Ontario. Choate Street was recommended for extension as part of the approved federal environmental assessment for the Vision in Motion project at the Cameco Port Hope Conversion Facility. The Vision in Motion study was approved in accordance with Canadian Environmental Assessment Act requirements in 2012.

Choate Street is being completed as a Schedule ‘B’ undertaking in accordance with the MCEA, which applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water and wastewater projects.

As part of the study, alternative solutions for the proposed road extension were assessed in consideration to potential impacts on the natural, cultural, social, and economic environments. Through the MCEA process, the preferred alternative was selected as the full extension of Choate Street with a separated multi-use pathway and the final setback of the road to be determined through the Shoreline Hazard Management Study that is currently underway. This alternative has been formally presented as Alternative 5 during the study, and includes the primary location of the roadway within the existing parking lot feature. 

The MCEA process which included public consultation elements for this Schedule ‘B’ project is documented in a Project File Report, which will be available for a 30 calendar day public review period. Copies of the Project File Report will be available at the following location for review, and on the Municipality of Port Hope website:

Development Team Office
5 Mill Street, South
Port Hope, ON L1A 2S6
Monday to Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Town Hall
56 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1Z 3Z9
Monday to Friday- 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The 30 calendar day review period begins on Monday December 2, 2019. Written comments may be submitted until Monday January 6, 2020 (day of closing) to:

Ms. Elizabeth Bonucchi, P. Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Ainley Group
1-50 Grant Timmins Drive,
Kingston, ON K7M 8N2

Phone: (343) 266-0002 ext. 207
Fax: (343) 266-0028
Email: bonucchi@ainleygroup.com

Mr. Matthew Belton
Port Hope Project Manager
Municipality of Port Hope
56 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z9

Phone: (905) 885-2431 ext. 2515
Fax: (905) 885-0507
Email: MBelton@porthope.ca

If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in consultation with the Municipality of Port Hope and Ainley Group, a person may request that the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a “Part II Order”). Requests for a Part II Order must use a “Part II Order Request Form” (available at https://www.ontario.ca/page/class-environmental-assessments-part-ii-order) and must be received by the Minister by Monday January 6, 2020.

A copy of the request should also be sent to the Director of Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch, and the Municipality of Port Hope. All addresses as provided on this notice:

Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Floor 11
77 Wellesley Street West
Toronto ON M7A 2T5
Minister.mecp@ontario.ca

Director, Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto ON M4V 1P5
enviropermissions@ontario.ca

Port Hope Project Manager
Municipality of Port Hope
56 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z9
MBelton@porthope.ca


Please note that ALL personal information included in a Part II Order submission, such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, maintained and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act and is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in s.37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential. For more information, please contact the ministry’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-327-1434.

This notice is issued November 28, 2019.


 The full summary report from Public Information Centre (PIC) #3 is available below. 

Please see the Choate Street Extension Project Update to the Community that was posted on the Public Notice page of the website. This update includes a process summary, and other important details about the project. 


Below are the presentation panels that were used at each of the Public Information Centre sessions. 

 


 A notice of the third Public Information Centre (PIC) for the Choate Street Extension project has been posted on the public notices page and advertised in the newspaper. PIC #3 will be held on September 10, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 56 Queen Street in the Council Chambers, Port Hope, Ontario. 


The PIC will consist of a drop-in type format with displays showing project background information, the alternatives, and the preliminary recommended alternative. Please review the full notice, linked above and available for download below, for more details. 

The summary report from PIC #2 is available below:


 The summary report from PIC #1 is available below. 


 The public review period of the Notice of Study Commencement and Public Information Centre for the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment and Design for the Proposed Extension of Choate Street is open for public commenting. 


The Municipality of Port Hope has retained Ainley Group to complete design activities and to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process for the proposed extension of Choate Street. Choate Street is located between Hayward Street and Eldorado Place in the south end of the Municipality of Port Hope, adjacent to Lake Ontario (see map), and was recommended for extension as part of the approved federal environmental assessment for the Vision in Motion project at the Port Hope Conversion Facility. The Vision in Motion study was approved in accordance with Canadian Environmental Assessment Act requirements in 2012.

The preliminary and detail design activities for Choate Street are being initiated as a Schedule ‘B’ undertaking in accordance with the MCEA, which applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water, and wastewater projects.

Public and agency consultation is an important component of the Environmental Assessment process. Two Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held to provide additional information and answer questions regarding the project.

Public Information Centre #1 will be held on October 10th, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Town Hall (56 Queen Street). The Public Information Centre will consist of a formal presentation at the start of the meeting followed by a drop-in type format with displays showing project background information.

Staff from the Municipality and Project Lead Consultant will be on hand to answer any questions. The date, time, and location for PIC #2 will be provided in future correspondence and will also be advertised in newspaper notice in advance.

Subject to comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Municipality of Port Hope intends to proceed with the planning, design, and construction of this project.

Comments and information regarding this study are being collected to assist in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act.  These comments will be maintained on file for use during the study in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record.  If you have any accommodation requirements in order to participate in this project please contact one of the project team members listed above.


Choate Street Extension Presentation Slides: 

By-laws  and documents related to the Choate Street Extension: