Town Council approved an Area Structure Plan amendment in July 2021 that will allow for more diverse housing options in the South Coaldale neighbourhood. As the developer, Monterra Projects Ltd. and partners are planning to develop 23.4 acres of land for residential uses, including single-family homes, townhouses, low-rise apartments and senior housing. This range of housing will provide a variety of options to meet the varying needs of current and future residents, as well as support opportunities for residents to age in place and young adults to remain in the community.
The 23.4 acres of lands are located south of 24 Avenue, between 17 Street and 13 Street. The area is bounded to the south by existing residential development located on 29 and 30 Avenues, the Quads-Baseball and Soccer Fields to the east, agricultural and residential to the west and residential and the St. Joseph’s School to the north.
Alignment with Town Documents
The Town Plan, which is a long-term document that provides direction on future development and land use within a community, was recently updated and adopted in October 2020. Town Plans typically incorporate policies concerning land use, infrastructure, economic development, social objectives, environmental matters and financial analysis into a comprehensive document that acts as a framework for sound decision-making.
It is a statutory document that is required by the province and new development needs to support the policies and goals within the Plan.
Residential Goals identified in the Town Plan include:
- Support a diversity of housing forms and lot sizes that provide options for residents.
- Encourage housing options that cater to people of diverse abilities and means so that everyone in the community has access to safe housing.
- Ensure residential development makes efficient use of infrastructure and achieves densities that support the long-term prosperity of the Town.
- Support safe and attractive residential development compatible with the historic, natural and cultural quality of existing residential neighbourhoods.
The Town has also recently adopted a Transportation Master Plan which provides direction on the development and improvements to the transportation network, including safety and connectivity for people who walk and cycle.
Monterra Projects Ltd. partnered with the Town of Coaldale to conduct extensive public engagement in 2020-2021 before finalizing the development concept. Click below for more information: