Markham Center Planning Considerations, Site Plan and Urban Design Issues
Holistic Comprehensive Planning
Area to be included
North and South Side of 407 Highwayb.
Update Markham Center Secondary Planc.
Urban Renewal Engine
Markham Live Vision Includes:a.
100 acre Satellite University Campus for one of the following:
Ryerson University IV. University of Torontoii.
University of Waterloo V. University of Western Ontarioiii.
Queens University VI Master University
World Class Markham International Sports Training Academy for the GTAc.
Performing Arts Centerd.
National Hockey League (20,000 seats) Arenae.
World Class Integrated Metrolinx Hubf.
3,000-4,000 Convention Center and 5 Star Hotelsg.
Up to 2,000,000 square feet of World Class Retail in and around the Hubh.
Multi-media Entertainment Center (Casino)i.
Class A Office Buildings will happen because of express rail j.
High Quality TDD Residential Living because focus is on creating a great placek.
Underground Parking - Every building should provide their own parking3.
Urban Design Issues - holistic comprehensive planning should be done, not piecemeala.
407 Transitway Alignment needs to be moved on either side of 407 highwayb.
GTA Sports Center needs to be sited east/west along 407 Hwy and south side of Markham Live Streetc.
Orthogonal road system is superior and creates best the public realm
goes over top of the tracks and direct connects Kennedy Road to Birchmount Aveii.
connection to Town Center/York Tech
could be a roundaboutiii.
ensure traffic goes both waysiv.
ensure it is going over the tracksv.
Miller Avenue - needed only for NHL Arenavi.
connecting Enterprise/YMCA Blvd to Warden Avenuevii.
VIVA should be in mixed traffic in the Markham City Center