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Friday, July 22, 2011

Week Ten

Highway 13 Entry Corridor Development Standard

I completed my work on the Highway 13 Entrance Corridor development Standards.

Working on the development standards project, I conducted extensive research on the various corridor enhancements underway in Alberta and other provinces, and discussed aspects of the development standards that are unique to Camrose with the heads of Municipal Planning and Infrastructure Protection. As well, I contacted the Economic Development Department of the City and the City Chamber of Commerce to ascertain what “theme” or “brand” Camrose advertises to the public. I gathered that there is no consistent theme or image that is promoted. In light of this, I did make some recommendations to the Director of Municipal Planning on how to proceed with branding for the city to contribute to the visual aesthetics of the entrance corridors. I attached copies of specific bylaws and policies that maybe useful in consultation with potential developers and brochures for the type of horticultural standards that meets the city standards. Furthermore, I compiled a collage of various Rural and Urban Municipal Highway Corridors in Canada and U.S. and made recommendations as to what a visually appealing rural municipal entrance corridor could look like.


Bowmanville. Bowmanville East Town Centre; Appendix-Urban Design Plan and Guidelines.

City of Anchorage, Alaska. 2010. Land Use Planning

City of Austin, Texas. 2009. Subchapter E: Design Standards and Mixed Use.

City of Camrose. Engineering Services: Projects Plans & Initiatives.

City of Camrose Entrance Corridor Design Research.

City of Edmonton. Yellowhead Corridor East Design Guidelines for the City of Edmonton Planning and Development.

City of Edmonton. West End Corridor Urban Design Guidelines for the City of Edmonton Planning and Development.

City of Highland. Community Design Element.

City of Milwaukee. 2009. Northeast Side Comprehensive Plan: Land Use Policies and Strategies

Daniel Scott. 2010. Township of Langley, BC: An Overview of Development Trends

David Gillen, Grahm Parsons, Barry Prentice, Peter Wallis. 2007. PACIFIC CROSSROADS: CANADA’S GATEWAYS AND CORRIDORS

Fort Wayne, NewHaven, Allen County. 2006. Access Standard Manual: Appendix E – Roadway Design Standards.

Infrastructure Systems Ltd. 1994. City of Camrose Development Standards.

Lovatt Planning Consultants Inc. 2007. Yellowhead County: Draft Edson Urban Fringe Intermunicipal Development Plan.$File/Intermunicipal%20Development%20Plan.pdf

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Commercial and Industrial Land Use.

Region of Waterloo. Visualizing Densities: Part 11- Future Possibilities.

Sample Interim Development Control Bylaw for a Rural Municipality.

Sutter County General Plan: Aesthetics and Visual Resources.

Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission. 2006. Mixed-Use Development Ordinances for the Southern NH Planning Commission Region.

Paving Policy

The paving policy was a bit choppy. It was choppy because you cannot find any policies on paving per se, instead you have to examine various Land Use Bylaws to understand what protocols guides hardsurfacing, lot grading, City right-of-way, storm water management and surface drainage. Based on these findings, you may possibly develop a sense of what may work for developing parking spaces and loading lots.

In developing the paving policy I examined the Camrose Land Use Bylaw and other municipalities Bylaws. The Camrose Land Use Bylaw did not have policy on paving; as a result, its been a bit difficult for Municipal Planning to negotiate with developers. Nonetheless, I developed a paving policy which incorporated the maintenance standards for pavings, the need to issue development permits for paving of parking and loading spaces, the submission of a site-plan for any surface drainage, and the possibility of utilizing the city’s storm water policy when consulting with future developers. Additional resources that I utilized was consulting with the Municipal Planning Department, The Infrastructure Protection and Municipal Engineering Department, The Camrose Storm Water Management Master Plan, The Lot Grading Bylaw, and the City’s Development Standards

Learning Outcomes:
• I developed how to produce a comprehensive project. By this I mean delivering a complete package even if some of the work may not be directly useful to the project at hand but may be useful in future projects.
• Asking work associates questions is very helpful, as they can be very useful resource.


City of Calgary. Lot Grading Bylaw.

City of Camrose. Lot Grading Policy for Single Family Dwelling and Duplex Developments.

City of Edmonton. Parking, Loading and Passenger Drop off.

City of Grande Prairie. By-law Library

City of Hamiliton. Hamilton’s New Zoning Bylaw.

City of Lethbridge. Land Use Bylaw.

City of Red Deer. Land Use Bylaw.

City of Spruce Grove.Land Use Bylaw.

City of St Albert. Land Use Bylaw: Parking Regulations.

Strathcona County. Land Use Bylaw 8-2001.

Town of Bashaw. Bylaw 675-2004

The Town of Innisfil. The Corporation of the Town of Innisfil By Law # 011-97

Town of Montague. Zoning Bylaw.

Town of Peace River. Land Use Bylaw.

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