Rezoning of 10107, 10109, 10111, 10113, and 10115 103 Street, Town of High Level

COVID-19 Update

Given the ongoing situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person public engagement events for this project will be limited to a maximum of 50 people. Online public engagement opportunities such as surveys will be available for each in-person public engagement event.

For more information visit:
https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page16944.aspx

ASHC Rezoning, Town of High Level

GSA Consulting Inc. (Green Space Alliance) is working with Alberta Social Housing Corporation (ASHC) to consolidate and rezone five (5) single family ASHC-owned properties (10107, 10109, 10111, 10113, and 10115 103 Street, Town of High Level) to accommodate a higher density residential development. The rezoning will be from R-1 (Low Density Residential) to R-3 (High Density Residential) to replace the ASHC-owned housing unit destroyed by fire and the four (4) adjacent ASHC’s owned single family properties, with a new multi-unit housing, either town houses or fourplexes.

ASHC’s goals is to create a development concept/rezoning application encompassing a minimum of two site plan options, including exterior concepts through well-planned and thought out urban design and engagement strategies.

What is an Intermunicipal Development Plan?

An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is a broad-based policy document that is created by neighbouring municipalities. The Government of Alberta through the new modernized Municipal Government Act has mandated municipalities with a shared border to jointly complete an IDP. The IDP will focus on a limited area surrounding the urban municipality and will address growth issues in a way that will respect the interests of both the County and the municipalities with which they share a border.

TIMELINE

  • Phase 1


    Project Initiation

    Sep – Mid Oct 2018
  • Phase 2


    Research, Review & Survey

    Mid Oct – Dec 2018
  • Phase 3


    IDP Preparation

    Jan – Mar 2019
  • Phase 4


    Approval

    Apr – May 2019

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

Details of upcoming consultation initiatives and events will be updated over the course of the project. Please check back periodically for specific updates.

IDP Issues and Opportunities Survey (November - December 2018)

An IDP Issues and Opportunities survey was active from the beginning of November till the end of December 2018. The survey asked questions regarding issues and opportunities within the intermunicipal fringe area. Questions were structured to obtain background information and identify issues and opportunities related to land use/development, transportation, servicing, and environment/open space. The survey was available for completion online via Survey Monkey and paper copies were available at the County and Town offices.

IDP Future Land Use Concept Workshop (November 2018)

A Future Land Use Concept Workshop was held on November 27, 2018 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the High Prairie Legion Hall. The purpose of the workshop was to involve a variety of community stakeholders in interactive brainstorming exercises related to the development of the IDP. Exercises involved identifying key questions and concerns regarding the IDP project, identifying issues and opportunities within the IDP area, and developing potential future land use concepts within the IDP boundary.

Drop-in Open House #1 (November 2018)

A drop-in public open house was held on November 27, 2018 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the High Prairie Legion. The purpose of the open house was to provide IDP project background information to the public and answer IDP related questions. Project team members, from both the municipal and consulting sides, were present to answer questions. A series of project background information panels as well as work produced in the earlier future land use concept workshop were on display. Participants were able to comment on these panels through conversation and the use of post-it notes. A ‘sticky wall’ was setup where participants could share their questions/concerns regarding the project and their vision for the IDP area. Feedback forms were also provided for participants to complete.

Drop-in Open House #2 (March 2019)

On March 7, 2019 a drop-in public open house was held at the Elks Hall. The purpose of the open house was to provide information regarding IDP Draft1. Project background information and draft IDP policies were presented on display panels for review and comment. Project team members, from both the municipal and consulting sides, were present to answer questions.

Joint Public Hearing (May 2019)

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information about this project please contact:

 

Pat Olansky

Director of Planning & Development
Big Lakes County
Tel: 780-523-5955
Email: POlansky@BigLakesCounty.ca

 

Marion Glodde

Development Clerk
Town of High Prairie
Tel: 780-523-3388
Email: developmentclerk@highprairie.ca

 

Dnyanesh Deshpande

Principal
Green Space Alliance Consulting Inc.
Tel: 780-409-1763
Email: dnyanesh@greenspacealliance.com