Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area


Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area

The City is undertaking a large planning process for Silverdale to guide future growth and development, and to plan a sustainable and complete community that reflects Silverdale’s unique sense of place.

This 3,440 acre area, sometimes known as Southwest Mission, is defined in Mission’s Official Community Plan as the Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area (SCPA) and is designated for urban growth.

Because of SCPA’s large size, planning will be completed within three separate neighbourhoods: Central Neighbourhood, West Neighbourhood and East Neighbourhood. Work on the first Silverdale plan, the Central Neighbourhood Plan, was completed August 2022.  A copy of the final plan is available here: Silverdale: Central Neighbourhood Plan.

Central Neighbourhood Plan

The Central Neighbourhood Plan covers 733 hectares (1811.28 acres). Review the work done to date and get involved.

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Master Infrastructure Strategy

The Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area is too large for any one single land owner to develop alone. It needs development patterns that work with the land, and set a plan for the core infrastructure needed for the community.

In 2018 the City of Mission engaged Ekistics Town Planning Inc. to create a Master Infrastructure Strategy (MIS) for the area that will fill in the policy gap (the technical information), between the vision set in the Official Community Plan and the more detailed neighbourhood planning to happen in the future.

The objective is to develop a Master Infrastructure Strategy (MIS) through a series of technical studies undertaken in the SCPA by the following technical consultant team:

  • EKISTICS Planning – Master Planning and Project Management
  • PGL Environmental Consultants – Strategic Environmental Assessment
  • InterCAD Services – Municipal Services Engineering Assessment
  • Bunt & Associates Engineering – Transportation Planning Assessment
  • GeoPacific Consultants – Geotechnical Assessment
  • Arrowstone Archaeological Research & Consulting – Archaeological Overview Assessment
  • P. Rollo & Associates – Retail Demand Assessment + Infrastructure Cost Recovery Analysis

What is a Master Infrastructure Strategy (MIS)?
An MIS is a technically-based, long term strategy that will inventory and designate key higher level environmental, geotechnical + archaeological features, identify infrastructure required to support growth without designating land uses, and prepare and evaluate alternate infrastructure alignments and capacities for municipal servicing.

Why is the MIS Important?
While the MIS is not a neighbourhood plan, it will fill the technical gap between the OCP Vision for the SCPA and future neighbourhood plans by guiding development in the SCPA and the ultimate organized growth of the community.