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An Official Community Plan is a general guide for land use within the Municipality. Area Plans focus on specific areas and their unique context to provide a greater level of detail for land use, density, form, character, and the pacing of development. An Area Plan can apply to a group of neighbourhoods, a single neighbourhood, or entire designated areas. It may guide the development of new communities or the redevelopment of existing ones.
Albion Area Plan
AMENITY ZONING CONTRIBUTION PILOT STUDY
A public open house was held on March 13, 2013 for the Albion Area Plan Review and to introduce the Amenity Zoning Contribution pilot study in the Albion Area. If you were unable to attend, you may still view the presentation boards [PDF, 8.91MB] and the slides from the Amenity Zoning presentation [PDF, 2.23MB]. A questionnaire was distributed at the open house and is now closed. The results will be presented in a future staff report to Council.
- Council Workshop Amenity Zoning report dated November 26, 2012 [PDF, 253KB]
- Analysis and Options prepared by City Spaces [PDF, 1.28MB]
- Council Workshop Amenity Zoning and Albion Area Plan report dated February 4, 2013 [PDF, 2.5MB]
- Albion Area Map [PDF, 3.08MB]
- Council Workshop Amenity Zoning report dated May 14, 2012 [PDF, 134KB]
- Presentation boards from May 30, 2012 Open House [PDF, 5.95MB]
- Open House Summary Report [PDF, 124KB] (presented at Council Workshop June 18, 2012)
- Council Workshop Report dated March 19, 2012 [PDF, 994KB]
- Zoning Matrix [PDF, 88KB]
ALBION FLATS CONCEPT PLAN -
On February 8, 2010, Council approved a process regarding the preparation of the Albion Flats Concept Plan. In addition to details of the proposed process, the report provides background information from which the report was prepared. A copy of the report is available here [PDF, 619KB].
At the May 2, 2011, Workshop meeting, Council was updated on the results of the March 30, 2011, open house. At the Council meeting of May 10, 2011, Council authorized the submission of the draft concept plan to the Agricultural Land Commission. It is anticipated that the Commission will provide feedback in the early Fall.
ALC ISSUES FEEDBACK ON DRAFT CONCEPT PLAN -
On December 5, 2011, the Agricultural Land Commission provided Council with their comments on the Draft Concept Plan. A copy of the report is available here [PDF, 18.4MB]
A staff report [PDF, 355KB] was presented at Council Workshop on January 23, 2012 in regards to the comments received from the ALC in the Fall 2011 about the Draft Concept Plan.
The Draft Concept Plan for the Albion Flats was presented at an open house which was held on March 30, 2011. Presentation boards [PDF, 5.63MB] were available for viewing.
A community forum was held on September 29, 2010, which was very well attended. If you were unable to attend, you can view the presentation boards [PDF, 2.42MB].
The charrette primer [PDF, 5.11MB] was prepared from input received during the community forum on September 29, and stakeholder meetings from August 17, September 7 & 8. The primer was used to direct the charrette process.
There was an Open House held on Thursday, October 21, to review the outcomes of the 2-day Charrette.
A follow up meeting was held on December 8, for land owners and stakeholders. The meeting commenced with a presentation [PDF, 4.73MB] by HB Lanarc Consultants.
For more information, contact Diana Hall of the Planning Department at email@example.com
Background papers on the Albion Flats
Transportation Assessment [PDF, 837KB]
Agricultural Assessment [PDF, 3.60MB]
Environmental Assessment [PDF, 5.49MB]
Socio Economic Study [PDF, 8.75MB]
Market Analysis [PDF, 2.67MB]
Storm and Sanitary [PDF, 435KB]
Water Servicing [PDF, 6.22MB]
Albion Flats Concept Plan Process - Three Steps
Step 1 Establishing and evaluating baseline information, and notifying the community
Completion: Summer 2010
i. Public Engagement
ii. Background Research
iii. Preparation of Communications Material
iv. Presentation of analysis, and communications material to Council, and to pertinent advisory
Step 2 Concept Plan Development
Completion: January 2011
i. Charette (anticipated for September 2010)
ii. Refinement of Preferred Land Use Option
iii. Public Open House
Step 3 Finalization of the Concept Plan
Completion: March 2011
i. Following this public event, the concept plan will be finalized for Council's review.
ii. Following Council's review, the concept plan may require submission to the Agricultural Land Commission for consideration.
Public Input & Access to Information
Step two of the process includes an opportunity for public input through a community charette and a public open house. As the District receives information regarding this project, it will be added to this information on the District's website. Hard copies of this information will also be available at Municipal Hall. As well, the public can visit the District's booth at this year's Home Show.
In 2004, the District of Maple Ridge partnered with Smart Growth on the Ground to facilitate the Maple Ridge Town Centre Concept Plan using the charette process, which is also planned for the Albion Flats Concept Plan. More information on how a charette works and how it contributed to the Maple Ridge Town Centre Concept Plan is available here.
For more information, please contact Diana Hall, Planner, at 604-467-7402 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pitt Meadows Park DevelopmentMacLean Park [PDF, 800KB] development information. top
Silver Valley Park Developments
Concept plans for two new neighbourhood parks in the Silver Valley area - Deer Fern Park and Cedar Park have been developed through public information meetings and the participation of volunteer park steering committees.
The Steering Committees have unanimously supported each of the concept plans and are now seeking endorsement from the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Services Commission. Endorsement by the Commission on March 27, 2012 will enable the concept plans to be forwarded to Maple Ridge Council for consideration.top
Town Centre Area Plan
The Town Centre Area is expected to grow by close to 14,700 people over the next decade, which is 50% of the total expected population increase for all of Maple Ridge to 2021. Such an increase in residential growth will in turn generate a greater demand for commercial activity for this area. The Town Centre Area Plan [PDF, 9.5MB] was adopted in November 2008 and focuses on accommodating this growth in a sustainable manner, that includes pedestrian-oriented development, a bicycle-friendly community, and Development Permit Guidelines [PDF, 33MB] that include green building techniques.
Emphasizing that the downtown has a high capacity for accommodating residential growth, the Town Centre Area Plan was based on the background work of The Town Centre Concept Plan [PDF, 8MB]. This document was produced with extensive community consultation and collaboration with outside agencies who participated in Smart Growth on the Ground. Maple Ridge was the first BC community to take part in this collaboration, which strives for future development to provide options for the car, to work in harmony with nature, resulting in buildings that are "greener and smarter,"housing that serves many needs, jobs that are close to home, and an attractive, vibrant town core.top
Other Area Plan
Area plans will in future be developed for the historic communities of Maple Ridge including Hammond, The Ridge, Port Haney/Haney, Albion, Yennadon, Webster's Corners, Whonnock and Ruskin.
The Thornhill area is recognized as a new Community that requires an area plan prior to urban development occurring in the area. This area plan is a long-term priority for the District and will be initiated in accordance with the Thornhill Urban Reserve policies of the Official Community Plan.top