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.
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.
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