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Summer 2020:  Work has begun on an Area Structure Plan (ASP) to support future highway commercial development on the lands on the east side of Highway #2 between Highway #23 and 498th Avenue. The Terms of Reference for this project was approved by Council on April 29th, 2020 and the Engagement Strategy was approved on June 24th, 2020. We should provide links to the two documents (attached)

Foothills County Council goal is to ensure that the proper planning framework is in place so that development may proceed in an orderly fashion and costs for infrastructure that will be required to support development are understood and can be shared equitably. The ASP will outline a future land use concept for the plan area and will examine what transportation infrastructure will be required to support development as well as how stormwater will be managed.

County administration is currently meeting with landowners in the plan area and other identified stakeholders. A site analysis and some preliminary technical study will commence in August. It is anticipated that County administration will be engaging with landowners outside the plan area as well as the general public in the fall once a preliminary concept has been developed and we can provide people with something to respond to.

Concept refinement and costing studies will continue through late 2020, with policy development and a draft plan being developed through to the spring of 2021. A second public engagement is tentatively planned for the late spring 2021, and it is hoped that a public hearing will be held early fall 2020.

Check back for updates.