Residents invited to comment on Imagine Colchester draft community design concept

September 22, 2015

Residents invited to comment on Imagine Colchester draft community design concept

Strathcona County will present a draft community design concept for the Colchester area on October 1 at a public open house. Community members are invited to review the concept 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, designated as such by the Capital Region Board. Getting input from residents and community stakeholders will ensure the values and aspirations of residents are reflected.”

Strathcona County launched Imagine Colchester in February 2015 to engage County residents in considering how an urban community might be developed in Colchester, an area located south of Highway 628 and west of Highway 21.

The draft community design concept follows a technical analysis of Colchester. It concludes the second of a four-phase study to prepare a growth management strategy for the area.

“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 next phase.”

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

Imagine Colchester open house details:

Thursday, October 1, 6 p.m. – 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 more than 95,000 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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