Gateway Gazette

Bragg Creek Revitalization Planning

 

Bragg CreekSustainability Resources is partnering with McElhanney Engineering to develop a revitalization plan for the Hamlet of Bragg Creek, the gem of Rocky View County! They will be playing an advisory role with regard to stakeholder engagement to ensure the community’s vision for sustainability is effectively reflected in the plan.

The Hamlet Community Revitalization Plan was discussed at an Open House on January 15th. Councillor Liz Breakey reported that there was strong support for maintenance of rural character and building materials, achievement of tourist destination status with overnight accommodation in good favour as well as densification including a seniors housing project. More moderate support was expressed with respect to achievement of Hamlet Status (.45 acre density from .65), as well as development in the Hamlet Expansion area outside the alluvial aquifer/floodplain.

Preliminary planning started in the fall for a Community Revitalization Plan as a follow-up to the damage from the flood of June 2013 and the potential opportunities brought to the community through implementation of the water and wastewater servicing. The focus of the Plan will be the main corridors of White and Balsam Avenues and will recognize and enhance the natural gifts of the community such as access to the Elbow River, the rural character of the Hamlet, access to the Provincial Parks and trail network, the excellence of the local school and community center.

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