Maintain Industrial “Place Types”
The proposed approach for growth in the Calgary Metro Region is based on a mix of six different “place types”. Each “place type” reflects a variety of buildings, streets, and amenities, and represents a different type of development with different levels of density for residential and employment use.
The Industrial “place type” is like East Lake in Airdrie (check out the pictures below for a visual of this). This “place type” is characterized by a variety of non-residential, industrial, and commercial land uses. This “place type” includes warehousing and manufacturing uses. There are no residential land uses in this “place type”. The average density is 10 employees per acre.
The proposed approach for managing growth in the Calgary Metro Region would see Industrial-type development similar as to what’s been done traditionally to support and grow jobs in the Region. We heard in the first phase of public engagement that economic development should be part of any regional growth plan. Continuing to have Industrial-type development across the Region will help meet this interest.
Based on your thoughts and experiences in the Calgary Metro Region, what do you see as the benefits and drawbacks of Industrial-type development?
If this type of development continues in a similar way as it is today in your community, how do you think your way of life might be affected, for better or worse?