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High River Draft Downtown ARP ready for review November 13

Over the past several months, hundreds of High River residents have shared their ideas for the future as part of the Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) process. This November, the plan itself will be available for community review.

“The residents of High River have been generous with their time and ideas, which have gone a long way to shaping the long-term vision for downtown High River,” says Andrew Palmiere of O2 Planning + Design, the team leading the ARP process.

The latest consultation, in July and August, saw residents providing feedback on a series of themes, vision and principles for downtown.  The community consultation has impacted key areas of the ARP, including land use and urban design, open spaces and recreation, culture, parking, public realm and building style.

“We’ve seen a good level of agreement with the plan’s initial themes, and look forward to sharing the full ARP with the citizens of High River,” Andrew adds.

Residents will have a chance to review the draft Area Redevelopment Plan, and see how it reflects community input.  A drop-in information session will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Town of High River Council Chambers.  The draft ARP will also be available for review on the website until November 28.

For further information, and to view a copy of the What We Heard report on community input into the draft ARP, please visit the project blog at www.downtownarp.ca of visit www.highriver.ca and click on “Downtown ARP” under the “public forums” tab.

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