Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area
Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area
The District 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, is currently underway.
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.
July 20, 2020 – Staff report to Council RE: Central Neighbourhood Planning Application. See the report here.
June 29, 2020 – Special Council Meeting RE: Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area Financial Model. See the report here.
April 20, 2020 – Staff report to Council RE: Silverdale Neighbourhood Planning Request. See the report here.
June 22, 2020 – Public Hearing for OCP Amendment Application No. OCP19-003 regarding the district of Mission’s Master Infrastructure Strategy (MIS). View the Public Hearing Notice here.
October, 2019 – The municipality received the final report for the Master Infrastructure Strategy for the Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area (PDF, 153MB). It is included in the October 7, 2019 Regular Council Meeting Agenda.
July, 2019 – Ekistics Town Planning and the District of Mission hosted the second Public Information Session on the Master Infrastructure Strategy for the Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area. This Information Session included the Master Infrastructure Strategy (MIS) preferred infrastructure option for the Silverdale Comprehensive Planning Area and the opportunity to speak with District of Mission Staff and the Planning Team. View the display boards from the session.
February, 2019 – Council Presentation – View the presentation report on Phase 2 Infrastructure Options presented to Council February 4, 2019.
December, 2018 – First Open House – View the display boards from the first MIS Open House.