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Northeast Industrial Area Structure Plan 

The Northeast Industrial Area Structure Plan will provide a long-term vision for development in the area. It is an essential step in planning for development in the area as it sets out the general concept for land uses and the provision of essential infrastructure.


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Open House

Date: Wednesday 25 October, 2017
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Location: Crystal Park School - 9351 116 Ave

The Open House will be an opportunity for residents to learn about the ASP process and share their knowledge about the area. The event will be the first in a series of opportunities for the public to take part in  the planning process. 

Methodology

The project will develop through 5 phases. The timing of the phases is approximate and subject to change.

Phase 1 – Baseline Investigation (August - November 2017)

• Background Research to collect and review existing information about the land
• Technical Review of existing master plans, environmental information, topography, etc.
• Workshop for landowners within the plan area to gather information about the history, challenges and opportunities for the land.
• Community Open House for other residents and any landowners unable to attend the Landowner Workshop. 

Phase 2 – Identify and Review Options (December 2017 - February 2018)

Phase 2 will consist of a review and analysis of all the baseline information and input gathered at the landowner and public engagement sessions. From this review and analysis the project team will prepare a preferred future land use concept.

Once the preferred future land use concept has been determined the second round of landowner and public engagement will follow.

Phase 3 Draft Plan Preparation (March - May 2018)

Once a preferred future land use concept has been selected by the project team, it will be presented to the Community Growth Committee for its input. Once this occurs, the ASP will be prepared in draft form.

Phase 4 Plan Refinement (June 2018)

The Final Draft ASP will be prepared based on the gathered information and input from the stakeholders. 

Phase 5 Plan Adoption (July 2018)

There will be a Public Hearing where the plan will be presented and City Council will vote on whether to adopt it as a bylaw.


Contact

Any inquiries may be directed to:

 Reed Des Roches Dan Whelton 
 Senior Planner  Senior Planner    
 rdesroches@cityofgp.com       dwhelton@cityofgp.com    

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Area Structure Plan?

An Area Structure Plan (ASP) provides direction for long-term land use and infrastructure planning of a defined area within a municipality. It is approved by City Council by bylaw, and is prepared in accordance with Section 633 of the Municipal Government Act which requires ASPs to describe:
• the sequence of development proposed for the area;
• the land uses proposed for the area, either generally or with respect to specific parts of the area;
• the density of population proposed for the area either generally or with respect to specific parts of the area;
• the general location of major transportation routes and public utilities; and
• may contain any other matters the City considers necessary.

Why is an Area Structure Plan needed?

The new ASP will provide detailed information specifically relating to future land use in the area to the west and north of the Grande Prairie airport. This will help to strategically guide future growth in this area. The community engagement process will involve input from landowners, residents and other stakeholders at key milestones throughout the duration of the project.

Does an Area Structure Plan affect my ability to continue to use my land as I am doing now?

The approval of the ASP will not affect current land use activities, and does not affect your taxes. It only addresses future development over the long term.

What happens after the Area Structure Plan is approved?

An ASP is a high level land use planning policy document that provides a concept of how a given area can be comprehensively developed over time. Once the ASP is adopted, Outline Plan applications and associated detailed engineering studies that are prepared by developers/landowners for individual parcels (generally a quarter section in size) can be submitted. These more detailed plans will only happen if they are initiated by landowners.

Last updated: 10/3/2017 9:55:01 AM