College Park Redevelopment Plan Review

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The College Park Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and associated bylaws were adopted on September 21, 2021. The new plan replaces the original College Park ARP that was adopted in 1999. The new plan takes a look at how the neighbourhood has changed over the past 20 years and establishes a vision for the area to guide future development and improvement projects.

The ARP includes a number of policies to guide future development in the area including what types of uses are appropriate in which locations and some guidelines for design. The plan also includes various neighbourhood improvement projects such as a Parking Strategy, tree planting, a neighbourhood entrance feature and more.

Past Engagement

Previous public Engagement Sessions were held on June 18, 2019, September 17, 2019, March 10, 2020 and May 26, 2021. A survey was conducted from September 8 to 15, 2019. Individual meetings were held with several stakeholders. Stakeholders were also able to provide input by phoning or e-mailing City staff.

Please refer to the document library to review the engagement display boards and the Stakeholder Engagement Report.

Public Hearing

A Public Hearing for the College Park ARP (C-1406) and associated Land Use Bylaw amendments (C-1260-140 & 141) was held on August 23, 2021. During the Public Hearing Council heard from City Administration as well as members of the public. After the Public Hearing closed, Council voted to defer considering final motions to adopt the plan until September 21, 2021 to receive supplemental information from Administration. At the September 21, 2021 meeting Council approved the plan and associated Land Use Bylaw amendments.

Adjusted Timeline

The original timeline for the project estimated that Phase 4: Plan Review and Adoption would be completed in 2020. The project was delayed due the COVID-19 pandemic. The adjusted timelines anticipates Phase 4 to be completed in summer/fall of 2021.

The College Park Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and associated bylaws were adopted on September 21, 2021. The new plan replaces the original College Park ARP that was adopted in 1999. The new plan takes a look at how the neighbourhood has changed over the past 20 years and establishes a vision for the area to guide future development and improvement projects.

The ARP includes a number of policies to guide future development in the area including what types of uses are appropriate in which locations and some guidelines for design. The plan also includes various neighbourhood improvement projects such as a Parking Strategy, tree planting, a neighbourhood entrance feature and more.

Past Engagement

Previous public Engagement Sessions were held on June 18, 2019, September 17, 2019, March 10, 2020 and May 26, 2021. A survey was conducted from September 8 to 15, 2019. Individual meetings were held with several stakeholders. Stakeholders were also able to provide input by phoning or e-mailing City staff.

Please refer to the document library to review the engagement display boards and the Stakeholder Engagement Report.

Public Hearing

A Public Hearing for the College Park ARP (C-1406) and associated Land Use Bylaw amendments (C-1260-140 & 141) was held on August 23, 2021. During the Public Hearing Council heard from City Administration as well as members of the public. After the Public Hearing closed, Council voted to defer considering final motions to adopt the plan until September 21, 2021 to receive supplemental information from Administration. At the September 21, 2021 meeting Council approved the plan and associated Land Use Bylaw amendments.

Adjusted Timeline

The original timeline for the project estimated that Phase 4: Plan Review and Adoption would be completed in 2020. The project was delayed due the COVID-19 pandemic. The adjusted timelines anticipates Phase 4 to be completed in summer/fall of 2021.

  • Residents Invited to Participate in Phase 4 Open House On-line

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    Residents are invited to participate in online Open House sessions Wednesday, May 26.

    The project is in the 4th and final phase: Plan Review and Adoption. Public events were held throughout 2019 and 2020 for each phase of the project. The feedback gathered at these events was used to identify key issues and opportunities for the plan to address, as well as to gain input on potential plan options.

    In this phase of the project, we are asking for input on the draft plan. The draft plan and other project documents can be viewed in the Document Library.

    Open House Events

    The City is hosting two virtual open houses on Wednesday, May 26:

    • First Session 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Second Session 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    During the virtual Open House events, there will be a presentation providing an overview of the draft plan and participants will be able to ask questions and provide feedback.

    If you are not able to attend any of the virtual sessions, but would like to learn more about the plan and to provide feedback, you can contact me at the email address or phone number provided at the end of this letter.

  • College Park Residents Encouraged to Complete an Online Survey and Attend a Public Engagement Session

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    Release date: September 9, 2019

    As part of the College Park Area Redevelopment Plan consultation, residents in College Park are invited to attend a public engagement session and take an online survey.

    The public information session is a drop-in format and takes place as follows:

    Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Place: Ernie Radbourne Pavilion, Muskoseepi Park

    Light refreshments will be available.

    Residents are also encouraged to complete an online survey regarding the future of the neighbourhood. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed at engage.cityofgp.com/Collegepark.

    Background

    The City of Grande Prairie began a review of the College Park Area Redevelopment Plan in April 2019. During Phase 1, a Public Information Session was held to provide residents with information about the project and the engagement process.

    The objective of this phase of the project is to refine the goals and objectives for the neighbourhood and share our ideas with you, the landowners and residents.

    Visit engage.cityofgp.com/CollegePark for more information on the College Park Area Redevelopment Plan.

    The City of Grande Prairie invites residents to a public information session for College Park Area Redevelopment Plan.

    Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Place: Ernie Radborne Pavilion, Muskoseepi Park

    The Information Session will be a drop-in format, residents are welcome to stop by any time between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

    Background

    The City of Grande Prairie began a review of the College Park Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) in April 2019.

    The objective of Phase 1 of this project is to provide residents with information about the project and the engagement process. The City is seeking to learn from residents and stakeholders a high level understanding of what is important, an overview of concerns, and what residents hope to see in the area in the future.

    Visit engage.cityofgp.com/CollegePark for more information on the College Park ARP.

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    Media enquiries may be directed to:

    Alison DowningCity Planner

    780-538-0434

    adowning@cityofgp.com


  • Residents Invited to College Park Redevelopment Plan Information Session

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    Release date: June 14, 2019

    The City of Grande Prairie invites residents to a public information session for College Park Area Redevelopment Plan.

    Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    Place: Ernie Radborne Pavilion, Muskoseepi Park

    The Information Session will be a drop-in format, residents are welcome to stop by any time between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

    Background

    The City of Grande Prairie began a review of the College Park Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) in April 2019.

    The objective of Phase 1 of this project is to provide residents with information about the project and the engagement process. The City is seeking to learn from residents and stakeholders a high level understanding of what is important, an overview of concerns, and what residents hope to see in the area in the future.

    Visit engage.cityofgp.com/CollegePark for more information on the College Park ARP.

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    Media enquiries may be directed to:

    Alison DowningCity Planner

    780-538-0434

    adowning@cityofgp.com


  • College Park Terms of Reference Approved

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    Release date: May 8, 2019

    College Park Area Redevelopment Plan

    The Infrastructure and Protective Services Committee directed the Planning and Development Department to prepare a new Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) review for the College Park neighbourhood. ARPs guide future growth and redevelopment in established neighbourhoods such as the College Park.

    Next Steps

    The first phase of engagement, running until the end of June, will raise awareness about the project to ensure citizens have the context needed to contribute to the year long engagement process.

    The second phase of engagement, starting in July will invite residents to participate in a survey and a workshop. In July, citizens will have the opportunity to review the concepts they helped influence. And finally, In April 2020, the final plan for the redevelopment of College Park will be presented to Council.

    Background

    The College Park ARP will establish the vision for the future development of the neighbourhood. The plan will touch on a wide range of subjects including opportunities for infill development, and potential design requirements for multi-family development.



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