Silverdale – Southwest Mission Lands
Ekistics Town Planning and the District of Mission recently hosted the first Public Information Session on the Master Infrastructure Strategy for the Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area.
This project is currently in the 3rd Phase, gathering public information.
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 District 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.
More information on the project can be found on page 58 of the May 22nd, 2018 Council agenda.