Picton Harbour Vision

Developing a Vision for the Picton Harbour

Introduction

Picton Harbour has long been considered a key asset for Prince Edward County – attracting boating, fishing and sailing tourism and providing the quality of life and amenities that have attracted many residents to the County.

Despite the potential for increased community and economic benefit, there has been little in the way of strategic development efforts in this area.

It is for this reason the Community and Economic Development Commission have formed and tasked the Picton Harbour Development Sub-committee to develop a vision for the Picton Harbour meant to serve as a means of engaging stakeholders, identifying land needs and best uses, determining feasibility and priority of proposed infrastructure and amenities, and providing a foundation from which to aide the private sector and other interest in the development of the harbour lands.


Through the future development of Picton Harbour, the County has an opportunity to address a number of challenges it is facing, including but not limited to:

 

• Downtown viability and support for small business
• Tourism and visitor amenities in an area not previously addressed
• Improved amenities for current residents and visitors as well as watercraft users
• Development of varied housing in the Picton settlement area
• Creation of new business opportunities/jobs

Process

Stage of Process

STAGE 1: ORGANIZATION AND EXPLORATION

Complete

  • Picton Harbour Development Sub-Committee Formation

Sub-Committee Formation

  • Terms of Reference

Terms Of Reference

 

 

STAGE 2: INVENTORY, DATA COLLECTION AND PUBLIC INPUT

Complete

  • Asset and Inventory Compilation

 

  • Surveying visitors, residents and stakeholders

 

  • Public Input
    August 16, 2016: Draft Vision Presentation for the Picton Harbour Development for residents and property owners on the Picton Harbour.

Draft Vision Presentation

 

 

STAGE 3: PLANNING AND PRIORITIZING

Complete

  • Finalization of the Vision for the Picton Harbour Report

Picton Harbour Vision Report

  • Presented to the Community & Economic Development Commission for endorsement of the vision.

 

  • Presented to Committee of the Whole for endorsement of the vision.

 

April 13, 2017_Committee of Whole Minutes

  • Ratification for endorsement  of the vision in County Council. 

 

April 25, 2017 Council Minutes

STAGE 4: IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING

Currently in Progress