Feedback from Teepee Town residents suggests that changes are required to the ARP, including allowing for more affordable housing opportunities and amending some of the development regulations such as landscaping, roof style, neighbourhood character, and density requirements.
The scope of the project includes:
1. Create a more policy focused and user-friendly Teepee Town ARP.
2. Support the creation of increased housing opportunities.
3. Ensure land in Teepee Town is developed efficiently.
4. Ensure adherence with the Municipal Development Plan.
The updated ARP will be presented to Council for first reading at the April 7, 2020 Council meeting. If it passes first reading, a public hearing will follow on May 5, with second and third readings to follow. Resulting changes to the Land Use Bylaw will be required, and will follow after ARP process is complete.
The Town of Canmore is reviewing the Teepee Town ARP. In consultation with residents in 2005, this plan was created to guide future development within Teepee Town. Changes to the Teepee Town ARP will focus on two areas. First, on the general regulations that govern development throughout Teepee Town, and second, evaluating opportunities for affordable housing in the neighbourhood. The project initially focused on changes at the LUB level (building height, building setbacks, landscaping, etc.), but additional amendments would be required of the ARP to eliminate duplication of language currently found between the ARP and the LUB and focus the language within the ARP at a policy level.
In October of 2019, residents provided feedback on most recent proposed changes at an open house. You can see read the proposed new vision, goals, objectives, and land use concept descriptions pdf here (1.51 MB) . Results of the feedback can be read here:
In October of 2017, residents provided feedback on proposed changes through an online survey and an open house which provided residents and the community with more detail regarding the potential changes. Results of the consultation are here:
The Teepee Town Task Force is reviewing the feedback.