Springbank Area Structure Plan

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Springbank ASP “Pre-Release” Draft Now Available

Prior to release of the first draft Area Structure Plan and technical reports in the fall 2019, the County has made the working draft available now to allow for community input and appropriate amendments to the draft.

Following presentation of land use options to the community in June 2018, the County has been working to develop the first draft of the Springbank Area Structure Plan.

The technical assessments that will support implementation of the Area Structure Plan are scheduled for completion this summer and include:

  • A study examining potential water and waste water servicing options
  • A transportation study assessing the transportation improvements that will be required to support development within the plan area
  • An environmental study that identifies areas of environmental significance, habitat areas and wildlife corridors

The County is aiming to have the final draft presented to Council for consideration by the end of 2019.

How To Provide Feedback

The feedback received from the community on this project to date is appreciated.

Now, the County invites residents to meetings to hear your questions and suggestions on the draft plan. We are happy to accommodate individual landowners, or groups, depending on your interest in the plan.

Tuesday June 18 and Wednesday June 19, 2019
One-hour time periods are available between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Springbank Park for All Seasons, 32224A Springbank Road

To schedule a time, contact Rachel Loat at 403-520-6289 or rloat@rockyview.ca. If you cannot attend on these days, the project team can meet at the County Offices another time.

The deadline for written feedback on the draft plan is Friday July 12, 2019 to allow staff time to incorporate amendments over the summer.

For questions, updates or further information on the project, please contact Dominic Kazmierczak at DKazmierczak@rockyview.ca or 403-230-1401.

Project Timeline

The plan will be prepared in the following phases:

  • Phase 1 (Complete)
    November – December 2016
    Some technical work and early engagement with the community was undertaken in this Phase.
  • Phase 2 (Complete)
    January – June 2017
    This phase marked the official public launch of the project and included engagement on setting the community vision, objectives and high-level land use strategy. A revised Terms of Reference was adopted by Council on May 23, 2017.
  • Phase 3 (Complete)
    June 2017 – June 2018
    The draft vision, objectives and potential land use scenarios will be completed in this phase and presented to stakeholders for comment. The land use scenarios will be supported by preliminary technical assessments on transportation and servicing.
  • Phase 4 (Complete)
    July 2018 – October 2018
    In this phase, the draft vision, objectives and land use scenarios were used in discussions with the Growth Management Board and to negotiate the inclusion of identified growth areas within the interim growth plan.
  • Phase 5 (Ongoing)
    October 2018 – December 2019
    Following adoption of the Interim Growth Plan by the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board on October 4, 2018, the County is proceeding with drafting the new Springbank Area Structure Plan in alignment with that Growth Plan, with presentation of the final draft ASP to Council by the end of 2019.

Previous Items

June 2018 Open House (Phase 3):

June 2017 Coffee Chats (Phase 2):

February 2017 Open House (Phase 1):

Background

It has been over 15 years since Springbank’s Area Structure Plans were adopted. In that time, Springbank and neighbouring areas have continued to grow, and conditions have changed.

Currently, Springbank contains three Area Structure Plans:

  • The Moddle ASP [PDF] (adopted in 1998): addresses development a quarter section surrounded by the Central Springbank ASP, located adjacent to and north of Lower Springbank Road, and east of Range Road 31.
  • The North Springbank ASP [PDF] (adopted in 1999): covers 4,350 acres. The plan boundaries extend as far as Range Road 32 to the east, Range Road 35 to the west, Township Road 251 A to the north, and Township Road 245 to the south.
  • The Central Springbank ASP [PDF] (adopted in 2001): boundaries extend to the Bow River in the north, the Elbow River to the south, Calgary to the east and one mile west of Range Road 33. The TransCanada Highway bisects the plan area and Highway 8 touches its southeastern corner.

View a map of the Study Area (PDF)

The Springbank Area Structure Plan process will result in an up-to-date plan(s) that respects the values of the community; accounts for current conditions; and aligns with related plans, policies, and studies that have been adopted since the original Springbank plans were completed.

During the process, we will look at some important issues, such as community identity, conservation, land use, housing options, economic development, local services, amenities and infrastructure. We will also look at whether or not to combine the three current Springbank Area Structure Plans into one. For more information on the Springbank ASP process, please watch this short video.

Related Information

A new Springbank Area Structure Plan will ensure we have an up-to-date plan that aligns with other plans, policies, and studies that have been adopted since the original Springbank plans were completed. Please visit the links below to review these related plans, policies, and studies:

Get Involved

There are several ways to get involved in this project.

  • Contact us at development@rockyview.ca or 403.230.1401.
  • Fill in the form below and we will send you regular email updates.
  • Follow the project on this webpage. We will post updates and upcoming events.




           

Contact

Planning Services
T: 403.230.1401
F: 403.277.3066
development@rockyview.ca

County Plans Overview

Check out the County Plans Overview (PDF) for a quick look at the different types of planning documents used in the County and how they interact.