During their regular meeting on October 9, Town of Stony Plain Council gave first reading to Bylaw 2598/D&P/18 to adopt the Tussic Area Structure Plan.
The Tussic Area Structure Plan proposes a new residential neighbourhood for the lands east of Golf Course Road, west of Veterans Boulevard, and north of Highway 628 (79th Avenue). The plan includes low to medium density residential areas, a few high density residential sites, and a commercial site off Golf Course Road. The plan also includes a location for a future school, several neighbourhood parks — including a park space to protect existing forest area — and a trail system to connect all of these elements together with surrounding communities.
A collector road is proposed to loop through the neighbourhood from the north and connect to each of the surrounding arterial roads via other collector roads. This will allow for efficient traffic flow and connectivity from the plan area to surrounding road networks. Water servicing will be looped through the neighbourhood along extensions of the road network, and sanitary servicing will be brought in through an extension of the east sanitary sewer trunk from South Creek, which is north of the plan area.
The Tussic Area Structure Plan also proposes a realigned Atim Creek corridor and a network of storm water management ponds, which will flow through Atim Creek. Because the plan is hinged on the Atim Creek realignment, further approvals by other levels of government will be required before any redistricting or subdivision of lands.
“The Tussic Area Structure Plan partly replaces the Southeast Area Structure Plan, which was adopted by the Town in 1983,” says General Manager of Planning and Infrastructure Paul Hanlan. “That plan is now outdated and doesn’t reflect current best planning practices when it comes to the development of a neighbourhood that is sustainable in a growing community.”
“Stony Plain’s population continues to rise, and it’s important to have long-term plans in place to accommodate our expanding community in terms of housing, commercial buildings, schools, and park spaces for residents to enjoy,” says Mayor William Choy. “Of course, input from the public is also important, and Council looks forward to hearing what members of the community have to say about this proposed plan.”
The proposed Tussic Area Structure Plan was presented to the public during an open house in September. A Public Hearing will be held during the Council Meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018. To learn more about the Tussic Area Structure Plan, please visit www.stonyplain.com/participate.
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