The final draft of the Ospika South Neighbourhood Plan is complete.
The plan was developed in conjunction with L&M Engineering Ltd. acting on behalf of the major landowners in the neighbourhood.
The draft plan is available on the city’s website in PDF format. A hard copy of the plan can also be viewed at the second floor of City Hall, located at 1100 Patricia Blvd.
The initial land use plan was presented at a public open house in November, 2004 at the Southridge Elementary School. Work undertaken since the open house includes comprehensive inter-agency consultation and full development of the plan document, including policy development.
The development of the Ospika South Neighbourhood is intended to occur over a number of years, depending on market forces. The overall direction of the land use plan as presented at the public open house remains mostly unchanged. Highlights of the plan include the following:
Future major street network is indicated, including the extension of Southridge Avenue, St. Lawrence Avenue, Westgate Avenue, Ospika Boulevard, and the addition of a new road, Glen Lyon Way;
Five new neighbourhood parks and an extensive trail system;
Development of a new district park on the Kode Pit property;
Protection of environmentally sensitive areas, including a small wetland area at the west end of the neighbourhood, east of Thompson Drive;
Small neighbourhood commercial area at the future intersection of Ospika and Glen Lyon Way; and
Designation of an elementary school site near the future intersection of Westgate and St. Lawrence.
The draft neighbourhood plan is expected to be considered by city council during its regular meeting on Monday, January 8.