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Residents invited to participate in next steps for urban growth


May 17, 2017

Residents invited to participate in next steps for urban growth

Strathcona County is moving forward with an Area Concept Plan for urban growth in Bremner. In addition to developing an Area Concept Plan, the County will also look at transportation, design and construction standards, utilities and financial viability.

Residents are invited to provide input on the project from now until July 9. The first phase of public engagement for the project will take place from May 17 to July 9, with two further phases planned for 2018.

Bremner will be a continuous expansion of Sherwood Park, and will reflect principles of smart growth. Planning and detailed engineering for the project will reflect innovative approaches and best practices to ensure a vibrant and safe community. Bremner will be developed under the principles of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan, approved by the Capital Region Board (CRB) late last year.

The development plans will be based on the vision created through the Bremner Growth Management Strategy. Professional services firm, Stantec, has been retained to work with the County on the project.

Here’s how residents can participate.

Attend an Open House

Thursday, June 22                                                                    
Community Centre                   
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park  
Room 3 (CC3)
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                                       

Residents can also learn more about project topics and provide input online. Smart growth, complete communities, environment, agriculture and transportation are key project topics available for input now until July 9.

Complete our full online survey, available on June 23. The full survey will provide an opportunity to share your thoughts on information presented at the open houses.  

More information and all public engagement details

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact:

Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595