Please note that the information below has been prepared by Monterra Projects Ltd. and partners, the developer for the South Coaldale Residential Development, to share information about the project and upcoming engagement opportunities.
South Coaldale Residential Development
As the developer, Monterra Projects Ltd. and partners are intending to develop 23.4 acres of land for residential uses, including single-family homes, townhouses, low-rise apartments and seniors 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. One recommendation from the Plan is a connection from 13 Street to 17 Street through the site. This potential connection will be explored as part of this process.
Currently zoned as Urban Reserve and Country Residential, this residential development process will require an amendment to the South Coaldale Area Structure Plan (ASP) (Bylaw 407-P-07-99, as amended) and re-zoning of the land to permit the development of the lands for additional residential uses. As part of the ASP amendment and re-zoning process, engagement with adjacent landowners and residents will be key to helping inform the overall development concept for the area.
Where Are We Now
The project has recently kicked off and over the next several months, adjacent landowners, residents and stakeholders will have several opportunities to learn about the project, share concerns and ideas and review the draft development concept. The first round of engagement is scheduled to being in mid-January 2021.
Upcoming Engagement Opportunities
Virtual Community Session
January 14, 2020 | 6-7:30pm | RSVP Required
Join the developer team for a virtual session to learn more about the project and process, ask questions of the project team, and share your potential concerns and ideas.
Who: Adjacent landowners, residents and stakeholders
When: Thursday, January 14, 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: Online (telephone number will be provided for those who prefer to call-in)
Please RSVP by January 13, 2021 HERE.
Your confirmation of attendance is required to allow us to properly plan the session. Details on how to join the session will be provided in your registration confirmation.
An online survey will be live from January 15 through to January 31, 2021 at https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/southcoaldale.
*Please contact us if you would prefer to receive a hard copy of the survey.
For more information about the project or upcoming engagement opportunities, please contact Amanda Kaiser, ISL Community Engagement Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-354-0551.