Three Sisters Mountain Village has submitted an application for an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw 2018-22. The subject lands are the sum of the last remaining developable lands in the Stewart Creek area. The site is located to the east of Three Sisters Boulevard near the overpass and to the south of the TransCanada Highway.
Next Steps - Updated February 17, 2021
- Council gave first reading for this application on Tuesday, February 2. To read a copy of the bylaw, visit Bylaws Pending Approval
- A Public Hearing will be held Tuesday, March 2. Visit Public Hearings to read more about the process. Please note:
- Anyone may make a verbal presentation at the public hearing provided they have registered with the municipal clerk before the hearing adjourns. Presentations are limited to five minutes.
- All submissions become public documents and persons may want to limit personal information provided.
Land Use Information
A large portion of the Site 5 lands are currently zoned TS-GD Three Sisters Gateway Commercial District. The applicant has applied to rezone the remaining Site 5 lands, as well as the remaining slivers of Site 2B in the DC1-98 District, to the appropriate land use districts for subsequent subdivision and development. The lands are proposed to be rezoned to TS-GD Three Sisters Gateway Commercial District, R3 SC1 - Residential Comprehensive Multiple Unit, Stewart Creek District, ED - Environmental District and PD - Public Use District. The applicant is also proposing to add “Drive-in/Drive-through Food Services”, “Brewery/Distillery” and “Light Manufacturing” to the list of Discretionary Uses to the TS-GD District. The lands subject to this application are forested, vacant and un-serviced land. The area of Site 5 which currently has the TS-GD zoning is partially cleared and filled.
|Existing Land Use Designation|
|Proposed Land Use Designation|
At the western edge in the TS-GD District, there are a series of commercial buildings, which are proposed to be one and two-storey commercial buildings with retail and service uses. Moving eastward, the development concept transitions into two to four-storey office buildings and four-storey mixed-use buildings.
Continuing eastward into the R3 SC1 District, the development proposed is medium density residential, including uses such as townhouses, stacked townhouses and apartments (including employee housing and common amenity housing). To the south of the commercial and residential uses, there is a steep slope. This area is proposed to be rezoned to ED and retained as a natural area. A trail connector to Stewart Creek Phase 3 is proposed through this area as well.
In the middle separating the commercial from the residential development, there is a large area of lands proposed to be Public Use District. This area will allow for recreational uses, open spaces and utilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
The commercial/mixed-use area is intended to provide a range of commercial land uses complimentary to existing commercial areas within the Town of Canmore TC and GD Districts, including retail, service and office uses oriented primarily to the visitor/tourism market and new local markets. Uses are intended to be integrated within this area, including the potential integration of commercial, office and other uses within buildings.
The residential area is intended to provide for medium density housing types, and is identified as a potential location for employee housing.
Protection of areas classified as being of environmental significance, and to restrict development on steep slopes, pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, is to be provided through the designation of such areas as Environmental Reserve or creditable Municipal Reserve.
This application for an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw to TS-GD, R3 SC1, ED and PD Districts is consistent with the Stewart Creek ASP.
Development Permit applications will be required for the development of the buildings on the site. Development of the area is proposed by the Applicant to occur in two to three phases, beginning with the commercial area.