Crowsnest Pass, AB
Plateia Planning acted as the planner and development officer for the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass in 2019 and 2020.
Our staff reviewed and provided recommendations on planning applications, prepared and presented Municipal Planning Committee, Heritage Board and Council reports, wrote land use bylaw amendments, and implemented application process improvements.
As a specialized municipality that amalgamates five communities under its own Provincial Regulation, Crowsnest Pass is a unique place to practice planning. Unusual historic subdivision patterns make encroachments commonplace and the form of development encompasses urban, suburban, agricultural, recreation, and heavy industrial. Significant technical considerations affect development including geotechnical relating to the Frank Slide and Turtle Mountain areas, steep slopes, rail lines, and flood zones.