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Land Use Bylaw Major Review Project 2016

 

Project Update 
Submitted by McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

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View the DRAFT updated Land Use Bylaw - updated Feb. 17, 2017


Update Feb. 16, 2017The first draft of the new Land Use Bylaw will go to Council for First Reading on Feb 27. Click the link above to view and read the High River Engagement Summary Report here>>

 

Phase two and Phase three of the Land Use Bylaw Major Review is now complete. Phase two (April – June) of the project included building on the guiding principles first identified in Phase one and identifying major directions for the draft bylaw, supported by feedback heard through a community open house and online survey held in the month of June.

Phase three (June – October) included drafting the bylaw and a number of working sessions with Town administration, the Planning and Renewal Advisory Committee, and Town Council, refining concepts and developing support material for interpretation of the bylaw.

Phase four is now underway and the consultant team held a public engagement event on November 10 to hear from the community. If you missed the event, you can view the information presented here>>

A workshop with Industry was also held at the Town Office. 

Feedback will be considered during this phase before finalizing the Land Use Bylaw for final adoption (expected early 2017).

Contact

Melissa Ayers, Project Lead Ian Fawcett, Project Manager 
McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Town of High River
mayers@mcelhanney.com ifawcett@highriver.ca

 


 

 

Learn about the new High River Land Use Bylaw (Click to view on YouTube)

Cathy video

The Town has initiated a re-write of the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) in order to bring it in line with the Town Plan and Council’s Strategic Direction. There is now a video available on YouTube that will help explain the project to the public. Read more>>


  

Community Design Article Series

Part 1: Principles of Community Design 

Part 2: The Public Realm

Part 3: Walkability

Part 4: Parking

 


 

What will future building and development look like in High River? How can the Town encourage growth rather than hinder it?

These questions and many others, will be addressed in a major update to the Town’s Land Use Bylaw. The Town has initiated a re-write of the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) in order to bring it in line with the Town Plan and Council’s Strategic Direction. 

The Land Use Bylaw is the regulatory tool to guide development throughout the Town.

The goal of a new Land Use Bylaw is to be more user-friendly, to allow for more flexibility, to encourage growth and development rather than hinder it, and to allow for decisions to be based on the following Principles.

The two Guiding Principles of the new Land Use Bylaw are:

To put people first

  • To provide a high level of service to citizens in their built form
  • To emphasize form over function (use) as form is permanent
  • To emphasize walkability
  • To remove any unnecessary rules

To allow for (sustainability) stewardship of the land for the long term

  • Use ‘100 year eyes’ (long term goals over short term gain)
  • To emphasize design quality

There will be several opportunities to participate through community events and stakeholder workshops. Click here to view the community engagement & communications plan

Please check back often for updated information or contact us for more information at the numbers below.

 

Contact

Melissa Ayers, Project Lead Ian Fawcett, Project Manager 
McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Town of High River
mayers@mcelhanney.com ifawcett@highriver.ca


                                             

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