light grey banner copy.png

Sylvan Lake, AB

 

Intermunicipal Development plan

Plateia Planning, with McElhanney, prepared a report for the Town of Sylvan Lake on best practices, opportunities and challenges associated with implementing a Community Amenity Contribution for the Town’s new Waterfront Redevelopment Area.

 

This report reviewed the tools available in Alberta and the local economic context for a municipal-led program for additional community contributions that could benefit affordable housing, enhanced park space, public art, or similar community amenities.

light grey banner copy.png

Through a strategic process of facilitation with a Steering  Committee made up of Councillors and a Technical Committee made up of staff members, the team was able to define a common set of policies centred on environmental stewardship, development setbacks, and recreational land access.

Approach

  • Integrated international and academic research on incentive-based zoning options

  • Researched best practices in Alberta on Community Amenity Contributions

  • Specific focus on Edmonton's program

The report succinctly reviewed academic level research on incentive-based options for affordable housing and amenity contributions within Sylvan Lake's context.