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East Highway 1 Area Structure Plan Client: Private Developers Date: 2020-2021 Location: Rockyview County, Alberta Bluerock’s Role: Policy planning; coordination of planning, mapping and engineering; lead policy writing; and graphic layout and design of ASP document. Bluerock guided a consortium of private developpers to propose an innovative rural Area Structure Plan that provides opportunities for industrial development. These lands were envisioned to become a part of the ‘Sunbelt’, an intermunicipal agricultural-industrial area, regional landmark, and a unique employment and business…

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Shepard Industrial Area Structure Plan Client: Palliser Regional Municipal Services Date: 2022-2023 Location: Town of Oyen, Alberta Bluerock’s Role: Policy planning; coordination of planning, mapping and engineering; lead policy writing; and graphic layout and design of ASP document. Bluerock assisted Palliser Regional Municipal Services and the Town of Oyen with the creation of an innovative rural Area Structure Plan that provides opportunities for industrial development. The vision is for Oyen East Industrial to become a prosperous development for the Town…

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Sheerness Industrial Area Structure Plan Client: Special Areas Board, Alberta Date: 2021-2022 Location: South of Hannah, AB Bluerock’s Role: Policy planning; coordination of planning, mapping and engineering; lead policy writing; and graphic layout and design of ASP document. Bluerock assisted Palliser Regional Municipal Services and the Town of Hannah with the creation of an innovative rural Area Structure Plan that provides opportunities for industrial development. The Sheerness Industrial ASP vision is to support large lot industrial development with suitable infrastructure…

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Village of Slocan, British Columbia Official Community Plan Client: Village of Slocan Date: 2021-2022 Location: Village of Slocan, BC Bluerock’s Role: Bluerock Planning provided policy writing, engagement support, and drone imagery to the project. Bluerock Planning assisted Selkirk Planning & Design on a new and inspiring Offifficial Community Plan (OCP). The new OCP provides an easy-to-read and understand plan that will faciltitate the right type of development to create a thriving Village of Slocan. The new OCP offffers landowners new…

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Shepard Industrial Area Structure Plan Client: Shepard Development Corporation, AB Date: 2021-2022 Location: Rocky View County, AB Bluerock’s Role: Jonathan Schmidt acted as senior planner and policy writer. Connor Grenwich provided GIS and mapping. Bluerock collaborated with MVH Urban Planning & Design to create a comprehensive plan for over 1800 acres of future industrial land in Rocky View County, close to the City of Calgary. The Shepard Industrial Area Structure Plan’s key features is the integration of a future inter-modal…

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Grand Forks OCP Official Community Plan Client: City of Grand Forks, BC Date: 2021-2022 Location: City of Grand Forks, BC Bluerock’s Role: Jonathan Schmidt acted as senior planner and project manager. Bluerock Planning assisted lead consultant MVH Urban Planning and  Design with four significant projects for the City of Grand Forks, including a comprehensive overhaul of its Official Community Plan  (OCP), North Ruckle Park Design, Floodplain Bylaw, and Wayfinding  Program Design and Implementation Strategy. A devastating flood in 2018 caused…

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Village of Valemount: Official Community Plan & Zoning Bylaw Small Village Innovation & Community Engagement and Design Client: Village of Valemount Date: 2020-2021 Location: Village of Valemount, BC Bluerock’s Role: Jonathan Schmidt was the project manager, co-author of the OCP, and lead author of the Zoning Bylaw The Village of Valemount is a resort municipality located among three beautiful mountain ranges. The Village and its surroundings have immense potential for growth and development, yet the population is declining. Bluerock Planning…

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Gur Boparai, B.Arch., M.U.Des. Urban Designer + Planner Gur is a highly capable planning and urban design professional and is qualified with a Master of Urban Design from the University of Toronto, Canada, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Bangalore University, India. He has a multidisciplinary experience in urban design and planning and his professional experience spans across North America and internationally in Asia. He has gained extensive experience in private and public sectors and his expertise are mainly focused…

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Legacy Farm Area Structure Plan Client: Town of Strathmore with MVH Urban Planning & Design Date: 2021-2022 (Adopted 2022) Location: Town of Strathmore, AB Bluerock’s Role: Policy planning; coordination of planning, mapping and engineering; lead policy writing; and graphic layout and design of ASP document. Bluerock assisted MVH Urban Planning & Design with creation of a dynamic and inspiring Area Structure Plan for a 48 hectare (118.5 acre) agricultural based tourism and business development in the Town of Strathmore, Alberta.…

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John Watson John Watson Consulting | Economic Development John is an accomplished senior executive and consultant in Economic Development Management delivery models with over 20 years of experience in leading the creation and implementing economic development strategies at the local municipal level. John has specialized expertise in business startups and development, project management, market research and analysis, sales and marketing, relationship building, training, facilitation, and business coaching. His passion is advancing the well-being of small to medium sized rural communities…

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