THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT!
Opportunities for input in Phase 3, REFINE, were open June 6 - 30, 2022, but are now closed.
A What We Heard report, outlining all feedback captured through online feedback and other feedback opportunities in this phase, will be shared in Fall 2022.
Thanks again to everyone who took the time to get involved in this phase. We're looking forward to connecting with you again soon. Sign up for email updates to stay connected and learn about the next steps.
What is this project about?
Communities change and evolve over time. Conversations about where, why and how revitalization and redevelopment should happen are essential to ensure our communities change in the right ways.
Through the local area planning process, we’ll work together to create a future vision for how land could be used and redeveloped in the area.
A local area plan outlines a future vision for the area, provides guidance on what growth and change makes sense where, and includes development direction that residents, landowners, builders and developers, city planners and Councillors can commonly refer to as new development ideas are proposed by property owners and landowners in the area.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why do we need a local area plan? Why should we be discussing growth and change at all? I don’t want my community to change!
- I am concerned about school closures in my community. Many people are saying that adding semi-detached dwellings, rowhouses or apartments will not attract households with children, and that keeping exclusively single-detached homes will mean more children
- Once the Local Area is approved, can developers just start building anything allowed by the plan with no community input?
The Heritage Communities Local Area Planning project is one of the 42 multi-communities areas in the city. This project includes the the residential communities of Kelvin Grove, Eagle Ridge, Chinook Park, Kingsland, Haysboro, Southwood, Willow Park, Maple Ridge, Acadia, and Fairview; and, three Industrial Communities (Fairview Industrial, East Fairview Industrial, and Glendeer Business Park). These Industrial communities are considered different and independent communities, they are not part of the Fairview Communities or any other communities.
A new local area plan will fill gaps in communities/areas where no local plan currently exists and replace other plans that are largely outdated. In this project context, the local area plan will cover multiple communities and will be adopted by Council as an Area Redevelopment Plan.
Timeline item 1 - complete
DISCOVER & GET INVOLVED
- Learn more about the project
- Apply to be a member of the working group
Timeline item 2 - complete
Phase 1 initial: Winter 2019 - Spring 2020
- Share what you love about the community and your vision for the future.
Phase 1 validate: Fall 2021
- Looking back at the past, understanding the present and envisioning the future of the area.
- Provide input on the first chapter of the local area plan including: the area’s rich history (PAST), the area as it exists today (PRESENT), the vision for the area and core values that support this vision (FUTURE).
Timeline item 3 - complete
Phase 2: Winter 2022
- Exploring where and how growth and change could happen in the area.
- Key topics, priorities, options and alternatives are explored, discussed and refined.
Timeline item 4 - active
Phase 3: Spring - Summer 2022
In this phase we'll focus on refining the plan content and concepts, and confirming investment priorities.
Timeline item 5 - incomplete
Phase 4: Fall 2022 - Winter 2023
- Sharing the proposed local area plan and bringing it forward to Committee and Council.
IMPLEMENT - Ongoing
- Landowners decide if and when they want to develop or redevelop their land.
- If a landowner decides they want to redevelop their land under a different land use district (zone), they must apply for a land use redesignation.
- In some cases, The City (rather than a specific landowner) will rezone land. The City is more likely to rezone land if it is aligned with the long-term vision for growth and redevelopment such as in the Municipal Development Plan or local area plan.
- City Council is the decision maker on all land use amendements.
UPDATE & AMEND - Ongoing
- Local area plans are meant to be ‘living documents’ that may be amended and updated over time as the community changes and evolves and as conditions and circumstances in the area change.
- City Council is the decision maker on all local area plan amendments.
Past Engagement & What We Heard
Past Engagement Pages
What We Heard / What We Did reports
Check out the What We Heard Reports to learn what we heard from the public and other stakeholders in each phase of the engagement.
Check out the What We Did Reports to see the key 'What We Heard' themes raised in each phase as well as a summary of 'What We Did' in response to each of the key themes that were raised.
Phase 1: ENVISION
Phase 2: EXPLORE
The City defines engagement as: