It sets out population of 30,000 persons by 2030 for the town of High River.
Minimum 25% of new development to be in existing developed areas (infill).
Minimum density of 8-10 units per gross acre must be achieved in all new
It encourages new development to be compact, mixed-use, walkable and connected.
It advocates integration of transit infrastructure.
“ Think regionally... act locally ” Background Calgary Metropolitan Plan (CMP) High River Growth Management Strategy
To ensure that High River fulfils its role as an anchor node in Southern Alberta, the province adjusted the town boundary by adding 1,769 acres of land effective January 1, 2012. The Town initiated the process of planning for future growth over the next 30 years through comprehensive GMS. The development of the GMS has been organized into five phases. Background High River Growth Management Strategy
Public Consultation High River Growth Management Strategy
Generate interest and dialogue on the GMS process.
Stimulate discussions on the key priorities to be included in the GMS.
Raise awareness and inform stakeholders about regional trends and important issues with respect to growth and growth management.
Introduce growth related information from the Metroquest project, Highway 2A Industrial Area Structure Plan, Intermunicipal Development Plan, etc.
Pre-Consultation High River Growth Management Strategy
GMS Planning Area High River Growth Management Strategy
Completed pre-consultation activities Pre-Consultation On-going launched Nov 14, 2011 7. Facebook page 191 Total number of participants 30 Dec 7, 2011 6. 1 st Public open house and presentation 17 Nov 23, 2011 5. Presentation to the development industry 97 Nov 16, 2011 4. Presentations to Notre Dame Collegiate – Grade 11 & 12 classes 27 Nov 15, 2011 3. Presentation to Highwood High School –Grade 10 Class 10 Nov 14, 2011 2. Presentation to town Council 10 Oct 6, 2011 1. Meeting with town departmental managers Number of participants Date Events High River Growth Management Strategy
Town Plan review requires a Growth Management Strategy.
The GMS will form a critical background document for the town as it moves forward with future development.
Annexation and green areas in the town.
Different forms of growth.
Cost of growth.
Incorporation of smart growth principles.
Phase 1 has been completed.
What did we talk about? Phase 1 pre-Consultation High River Growth Management Strategy
What did we learn through the pre-consultation process? Pre-Consultation Results High River Growth Management Strategy
Question to youth participants: “Looking 5 years ahead, what type of housing development would be the most appropriate for them?” Youth Perspectives Answer 81% of participants indicated that they would look for other housing types including apartment, townhouse, multi-plex and secondary suite 19% of participants noted that they would prefer to live in single detached homes Apartment – 49% Townhouse – 17% multi-plex – 11% secondary suite – 4% single detached home – 19% High River Growth Management Strategy
Question to youth participants: “What would be the top five priorities that the town should address as it continues to grow?” Youth Perspectives Answer
Participants were excited that youth perspectives will be incorporated into the GMS and future planning process.
There is a need for more youth oriented centres that cater to the young generation’s interests and needs.
81% of the participants agreed that they need different types of housing other than single detached homes.
Only 19% of the participants indicated that they would prefer to live in single detached dwellings.
Lessons learned from the youth Youth Perspectives High River Growth Management Strategy
Participants’ opinion in two development patterns – conventional and sustainable Public Opinion Survey 75% 9% 3% 47% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% sustainable development conventional development support oppose High River Growth Management Strategy
Question to participants of the general public: “What would be the top five priorities that the town should address as the it continues to grow?” Public Opinion Survey 1. Provide more employment opportunities 2. Improve maintenance of roads, bridges, sewers & water mains 3. Protect environmentally sensitive areas 4. Maintain the ‘small town feel’ of the community 5. Create walkable neighbourhoods Answer High River Growth Management Strategy
M unicipalities are being urged to reduce the footprint of new urban growth and to grow more sustainably. This implies consuming less land for major land uses (residential, recreation, commercial, industrial, institutional) and infrastructure (roads and utilities).
H ow should we achieve this?
Question 3 Discussion Session High River Growth Management Strategy