Further input invited as Imagine Colchester nears final phase

November 19, 2015

Further input invited as Imagine Colchester nears final phase

Strathcona County will present a draft recommended community design concept and draft policy directions for the Colchester area on November 26 at a public open house. Community members are invited to review these recommendations and provide input on how growth in Colchester could take place in the future.

“Your Council wants to make the most informed decisions we can about how, where and when to grow in Strathcona County,” says Mayor Roxanne Carr. “The draft community design concept considers technical and fiscal analysis within a priority growth area. Getting input from residents and community stakeholders will help us better understand their needs.”

Strathcona County has been engaging County residents since February through the Imagine Colchester initiative. The County has asked residents to consider how an urban community might be developed in Colchester, an area located south of Highway 628 and west of Highway 21.

This public open house will mark the end of phase three of the four-phase process to prepare a growth management strategy for the area. The draft recommended community design concept and draft policy directions have been informed by resident and stakeholder feedback shared at previous open houses.

“It is important the final strategy reflect the aspirations of all community members,” says Stacy Fedechko, Director, Planning and Development Services. “Public feedback received at the open house will help in refining the concept in the final phase.”

The growth management strategy is expected to be presented to Council early in 2016.

Imagine Colchester open house details:

Thursday, November 26, 2015
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Council Chambers, Community Centre
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park

 

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of almost 96,000 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