Downtown Area Plan

At the heart of every community is a vibrant downtown. We’ve all experienced downtowns that we love and want to visit or do business in.

The City’s Downtown Area Plan will create a framework for improving the economic vitality and attractiveness of the City’s downtown core. It will guide growth and future development and establish a vision to encourage and foster the development of a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly and economically resilient downtown core. Developing a Downtown Area Plan is a key objective of the City’s Official Community Plan and is included in the City’s 2019-2023 Strategic Priorities

Downtown Area Plans commonly include topics such as:

  • mixed-use and higher density residential development;
  • strategies to encourage the redevelopment of existing commercial and residential properties;
  • opportunities to better utilize public space for commercial and recreational opportunities;
  • tools to encourage and incentivize investment; and
  • directions on streetscapes, gateways, downtown theme, building and property improvements, signage, parking and traffic.

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