Council Approves Albion Flats Concept Plan Process
April 1, 2010 / 4:00 PM
In February 2010, Maple Ridge Council approved moving forward with the Albion Flats Concept Plan Process. The process, which details three steps, is currently underway and is expected to conclude by March 2011 at the latest.
The first step, scheduled to be completed by Summer 2010, includes establishing and evaluating baseline information, and notifying the community. Immediately following this step, the second step, which includes a community charette and a public open house, will commence. This is scheduled to be completed by January 2011. The final step in the process, scheduled to be completed by March 2011, includes two aspects: following the public open house in the second step, the concept plan will be finalized for Council's review; and following Council's review, the concept plan may require submission to the Agricultural Land Commission for consideration.
"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, a similar process is planned for the Albion Flats Concept Plan. This will provide the community with the opportunity to provide input on what they would like to see in the future of this key area of our community," explains Mayor Ernie Daykin.
Daykin continues, "Council understands and shares the desire of residents for more shopping options in our community. However, we are encouraging everyone in the community to be open to consider all options for the Albion Flats Area. Should the concept plan identify the Flats as an area for shopping, Council will ultimately be looking for a project that reflects Maple Ridge's natural assets and character."
The public can provide input concerning the Albion Flats Concept Plan Process. As the District receives information on this project, it will be posted to the District's website. Hardcopies 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.
For more information, contact:
District of Maple Ridge