Resident input sought on draft Mature Neighbourhood Overlay

April 4, 2016

Resident input sought on draft Mature Neighbourhood Overlay

The Mature Neighbourhood Strategy Citizens’ Task Force has completed the draft Mature Neighbourhood Overlay. Residents are encouraged to attend one of two open houses on April 27 and 28 where the draft will be presented.

The draft Mature Neighbourhood Overlay, part of Phase 2 of the Mature Neighbourhood Strategy, includes regulations to ensure future development respects and maintains the established overall character within mature neighbourhoods. It incorporates information from the Urban Form and Architectural Character Assessment, accepted by Council in 2015. The overlay will be presented to Council later in 2016 as a proposed amendment to the Land Use Bylaw.

“Resident feedback has been an essential component of the Mature Neighbourhood Strategy,” says Deputy Mayor Paul Smith. “We want to ensure our regulations reflect what residents consider to be the defining characteristics of the mature neighbourhoods they call home.”

Residents are invited to learn more about the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay and provide their comments on the proposed regulations:

April 27 and 28, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Drop-in any time during open house hours and provide your input
Meeting rooms 1 and 2
Community Centre
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park

The Citizens’ Task Force was assembled in June 2014, and appointed by Council to assist administration in identifying neighbourhood character elements, developing regulations, and supporting public engagement and communication with residents. The task force and Strathcona County administration have been conducting ongoing public engagement since October 2014.

“We value the opportunity to collaborate with the Citizens’ Task Force and work directly with mature neighbourhood residents,” says Stacy Fedechko, director, Planning and Development Services.

For a complete list of mature neighbourhoods, or to learn more


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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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595