Centre in the Park Area Redevelopment Plan

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A summary of the second phase of engagement for the Centre in the Park Area Redevelopment Plan has been posted to our public engagement page. View the phase two public engagement summary.

For more information on public engagement, visit the Centre in the Park public engagement page.

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Strathcona County is updating the Centre in the Park Area Redevelopment Plan. The existing Centre in the Park Area Redevelopment Plan was originally completed in 1990 and has since been amended on several occasions. The document is now outdated and requires replacement.

An Area Redevelopment Plan provides guidance to landowners who decide to redevelop their properties in the future. This plan will generally outline acceptable uses, forms and densities of development in different areas and the infrastructure required to facilitate such development.

Professional services firm, Stantec, has been retained to work with the County on the project. Keep up with the latest project news by signing up for our e-newsletter at the bottom of this page, or find out about future and past consultation on our public engagement page.

Where will the Centre in the Park Area Redevelopment Plan apply to?

Map of Centre in the Park (614.7 KB)

The Centre in The Park Area Redevelopment Plan encompasses the Community Centre and adjacent public lands and commercial use lands.

Centre in the Park Area Redevelopment Plan FAQs

  • 1. Why do we need a new Area Redevelopment Plan for Centre in the Park? Permanent link to Why do we need a new Area Redevelopment Plan for Centre in the Park?

    The existing Centre in the Park Area Redevelopment Plan was originally completed in 1990 and has since been amended on several occasions. The document is outdated and requires replacement.

    In 2017, the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan was approved. The new regional growth plan which sets growth expectations for municipalities within the region. The new regional growth plan requires that member municipalities with urban areas define an Urban Centre and aspire to a density target of 100 dwelling units per net residential hectare (du/nrha) within this urban centre. Development within the urban centre will also contribute to the regional growth plan's aspirational intensification target of 17.5%. In 2017, Strathcona County adopted a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP). Centre in the Park is designated as the Urban Centre for Sherwood Park within the new MDP. An update is required to meet the objective of the new regional plan and Municipal Development Plan.

  • 2. What does an Area Redevelopment Plan do? Permanent link to What does an Area Redevelopment Plan do?

    An area redevelopment plan provides guidance to landowners who decide to redevelop their properties in the future, should they choose to do so. The area redevelopment plan will generally outline acceptable uses, forms and densities of development in different areas and the infrastructure required to facilitate such development. 

  • 3. What is the public engagement process for the project? Permanent link to What is the public engagement process for the project?

    There will be three phases of public engagement for the Centre in the Park Area Redevelopment Plan. Learn more about the public engagement process and opportunities to provide input. 

  • Smart growth is growth that minimizes the development footprint and optimizes existing and new infrastructure by creating complete communities that take advantage of increased density and compact design. It focuses on walkable neighbourhoods with a diversity of land uses and housing, transportation choice, preservation of natural landscapes, and cost-effective development. 

  • Density refers to the number of people living within a specific land area. 

  • Higher density and compact development can create a customer base to support local businesses in closer proximity to where people live. It also improves affordability by providing a mixture of housing types. 

    There are also health and wellbeing benefits of increased density such as increasing opportunities for using active transportation to local destinations, reduced social isolation and increased safety. 

  • 7. When will redevelopment occur? Permanent link to When will redevelopment occur?

    Redevelopment is driven by landowners and developers over time as landowners choose to undertake projects. The Centre in the Park Area Redevelopment Plan will provide a framework for that future development. Public engagement ensures residents and stakeholders have the opportunity to contribute to the creation of that framework. 

  • 8. What types of land uses are planned for Centre in the Park? Permanent link to What types of land uses are planned for Centre in the Park?

    Centre in the Park already hosts a diversity of land uses including commercial, institutional, residential and open space. It is anticipated that this mixture of uses will continue within the area. 

  • 9. Will this plan affect the buildings currently under construction within the area? Permanent link to Will this plan affect the buildings currently under construction within the area?

    No, updating an Area Redevelopment Plan does not affect existing approved development permits. For more information on these current developments, click here

  • 10. Is the existing construction on Festival Way part of this project? Permanent link to Is the existing construction on Festival Way part of this project?

    No, the Festival Way rehabilitation is part of a separate project. For more information on this project, click here.

  • 11. Is the vacant lot across from Festival Place owned by Strathcona County? Permanent link to Is the vacant lot across from Festival Place owned by Strathcona County?

    No, this lot is privately owned. 

 

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Further information:

Deanna Cambridge
Planner II, Long Range Planning,
Planning and Development Services
Phone: 780-464-8079
Email: deanna.cambridge@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Friday, April 12, 2019
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