What is an Area Structure Plan?

We answer this question with write-up about our current Area Structure Plan at Thomson Flats in Kelowna.

An Area Structure Plan (ASP) is a statement of what a specific neighborhood / area wants to achieve and how it will grow and evolve in terms of the social, economic, and environmental realms. Area structure plans address a level of neighbourhood planning greater than household size but smaller than that of a city. The resulting planning document provides the framework for making future decisions about how a municipality should allocate resources within a defined area or boundary, identify what kinds of development activity is appropriate, and how the development will be serviced (i.e. water, drainage, sanitary sewer, transportation).

Project Values + Objectives

Community Sensitive Development Approach
Natural Environment Social Well-being
Economic Vitality
  • Align potential development with the Mission neighbourhood accepted vision, goals, and objectives
  • Promote appropriate built form and site design
  • Promote social well-being and quality of life
  • Respect existing conditions, history, and heritage
  • Encourage appropriate development within sensitive interface areas
  • Promote environmentally sensitive development
  • Apply an environmentally-based driven site planning process
  • Promote site development that is compatible with adjacent land use
  • Avoid unnecessary vegetation removal

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