Sandwich South Master Servicing Plan

Project web page last updated on May 31, 2023, to include the final master plan documents and notice of completion. The final documents are available for review.

Master Plan Process Update

The Sandwich South Master Servicing Plan (SSMSP) has now been completed. On May 29, 2023, Council approved the issuance of the Notice of Commencement in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. The SSMSP is now tabled for the 30-day review period. Interested persons may provide written comments to the project team by June 30, 2023. Please reference the Notice of Study Completion below:

Environmental Assessment Report (Completed)

The City of Windsor has completed the Class Environmental Assessment process for the Sandwich South Master Servicing Plan. You can access the report and appendices at the links below. To request a copy of the appendices in an Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliant version, please contact Stacey McGuire at noting the appendix being requested.

Sandiwch South Servicing Master Plan logoWhat is this Master Plan All About?

The Sandwich South Master Servicing Plan outlines a long-term coordinated approach for municipal infrastructure in the Sandwich South area to support urbanization. The study developed and reviewed solutions for:

  • Collector roads
  • Water, sanitary and storm sewers
  • Stormwater management facilities

The location and phasing of the proposed new infrastructure is outlined in the study.

Why a Servicing Master Plan?

Map of study area, approximately between E.C. Row and Highway 401 and between Walker and BanwellTo meet the future growth needs of the city of Windsor, 2,600 hectares of land in the former township of Sandwich South were transferred from the Town of Tecumseh to the City of Windsor (City) in 2002. Sandwich South, which is located on the southeast side of Windsor is currently primarily rural but includes the Windsor Airport and some residential homes. The City has designated this area for future growth over the next 20 years and will include a variety of residential, commercial, institutional and industrial land uses.

The City initiated this master servicing plan for the Sandwich South area to develop a coordinated and sustainable approach to providing municipal infrastructure in support of growth.

Anticipated future growth will include a regional hospital that will serve the future healthcare needs of Windsor-Essex County. While the plans for the hospital have not been finalized, the master servicing plan is independent from this process and is a necessary step in a coordinated approach to planning and infrastructure for the entire Sandwich South area.

The plan considered the location and capacity of collector roads; storm and sanitary sewers; and how stormwater will be managed throughout the study area. The plan was prepared in coordination with a floodplain mapping study for the Little River Watershed. The floodplain mapping study has identified areas that may be susceptible to flooding during large storm events and guided the location of future development. The floodplain mapping study was completed and endorsed by the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) Board of Directors on May 10, 2023.

The study was conducted in accordance with the requirements of Phase 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (2000, as amended), which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act.

Study Area

The Sandwich South study area for the servicing master plan involves 2,600 hectares of land, which generally spans from the E.C. Row Expressway in the north, Walker Road in the west, Highway 401 in the south, and Banwell Road in the east. The study area includes the County Road 42 Secondary Plan Area, and the East Pelton Secondary Plan Area. These two areas already have an existing secondary plan in place which will guide their development and land uses. The servicing master plan for the Sandwich South study area will work with the objectives of these plans. Lands outside the County Road 42 and East Pelton secondary plan areas will require secondary plans and servicing master plans prior to development in those areas.

Integration with Other Studies

The servicing master plan was prepared in coordination with other studies and builds upon existing plans. The following graphic and list outline the studies and plans that informed the Sandwich South Master Servicing Plan.
Chart of integration with other studies as detailed below

To view these full plans and studies, click on the documents below. Any ongoing studies will be made available when they are completed.

Growth and Development Studies and Plans

Secondary Plans

Sanitary Sewer Studies

Little River Floodplain Mapping

Transportation Studies and Plans

Stormwater Management Plans

Project Timeline

Stage 1: Project Launch (Summer 2019 to Winter 2020)Project timeline graph, as noted below

  • Establish study area and gather background mapping.
  • Identify constraints and opportunities.
  • Consult community on issues that matter.
  • Host pop-up event.

Stage 2: Develop and Evaluate Alternative Solutions (Winter 2020 to Spring 2020)

  • Consider road, sewer and storm options.
  • Establish decision-making criteria.
  • Identify potential impacts.
  • Host Public Information Centre (PIC) #1.

Stage 3: Identify and Develop Recommended Solutions (Summer 2020 to Winter 2021)

  • Review and incorporate feedback.
  • Compare options considering feedback.
  • Select preferred option.
  • Host Public Information Centre (PIC) #2.

Stage 4: Our Strategy (Spring 2023)

  • Review design options and finalize preferred designs.
  • Prepare an overall strategy for Sandwich South servicing.
  • Complete Environmental Assessment (EA) Reporting and Master Plan Document.
City of Windsor Council will make the final decision to adopt the strategy on May 29, 2023. Once adopted, there will be a 30-day review period of the master plan for public comment.

Public Engagement - To Date and Upcoming Opportunities to Get Involved

Stage 1: Project Launch (Completed)

A summary of what we heard from these Stage 1 engagement activities can be found in our Issues that Matter Report.

Stage 2: Develop and Evaluate Alternative Solutions (Completed)

Stage 3: Identify and Develop Recommended Solutions (Completed)

Public Information Centre (PIC) #2

Public Information Centre (PIC) #2

A PIC was held via Zoom from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on September 8, 2021, which consisted of an approximately 45-minute presentation followed by a 1-hour question and answer period.

Please also refer to the following:

We Are Listening

Public Consultation: Sandwich South Master Servicing Plan - Additional Stormwater Management Assessment (June 2022)

Notice of Public Consultation - Additional Stormwater Management Assessment

Presentation - Comments period closed July 4, 2022.

Please also refer to the following:

Public Consultation - Little River Watershed Regulatory Floodplain Mapping Update

A PIC was held virtually on November 17, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The final floodplain mapping document was endorsed by the ERCA Board of Directors at their meeting May 10, 2023.

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If you require additional information related to this study or wish to be added to the contact list, please contact:

Stacey McGuire, P. Eng.
Manager of Development
City of Windsor
350 City Hall Square, Suite 310
Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6S1
Phone: (519) 255-6257 ext. 1726

Andrea Winter, P. Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Dillon Consulting Limited
3200 Deziel Drive, Suite 608
Windsor, Ontario, N8W 5K8
Phone: (519) 948-4243 ext. 3246

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