Planned on a greenfield, Cornell was designed in the mid-90s using New Urbanism principles. The area is anticipated to develop as a walkable, high density, mixed-use area. The area has seen significant residential development, however the planned commercial centre "Cornell Centre", remains undeveloped within the larger community.
17 jobs + people/ha
Only 2 schools within walking distance. The closest community centre is a 28 minute walk
Grid-like pattern of streets and blocks is improvement on subdivisions of the 60s-90s
Garages in the back, favours pedestrians over cars
Lack of destinations to walk to and make walking interesting
Several local bus stops go through the neighbourhoood.
Frequency of local buses and lack of central transit node make it difficult to reach amenities such as grocery stories by transit
Getting to the local grocery store by transit, would require one to walk over the 407
Basically a car dependent neighbourhood
Little diversity in housing form
All detached and semi-detached
There have been 12 redevelopment sites approved over last 15 years
Green & Open Spaces
13 h of municipal park space
This is equivalent to 0.4 hectares for every 100 people
Two neighbourhood schools.
Other than that, there are no amenities within 400m walking distance
Primarly residential; area has a total of 5 jobs, compared to 2,894 people
Lack of street furniture or amenities
Little to animate the street
Laneways put the cars in the back and help to ensure the attractiveness of the public streets