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PIB Community Core Master Plan Client: SnPink’tn (Penticton) Indian Band (PIB) Date: July 25, 2023 Location: Penticton, B.C. Bluerock's Role: Jonathan Schmidt was one of the lead authors for the Land Use Plan and assisted with community engagement. The SnPink’tn (Penticton) Indian Band is creating a Community Core Master Plan for an area east of the Westhills community and north of the Outma Sqilx’w Cultural School. Key Objectives of the master plan include: • Combine the elements & buildings of…

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  Town of Comox Development Process Review Report Client: Town of Comox Date: January 3, 2023 Location: Town of Comox, British Columbia Bluerock's Role: Jonathan Schmidt was one of the lead authors for the Development Process Review Report and assisted with community engagement. Bluerock in partnership with Rynic Solutions and John Watson Consulting undertook a comprehensive review of the Town's development approval process. This included stakeholder engagement with interviews and surveys to understand the approvals experience from an applicant's perspective.…

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Village of Port Alice OCP Client: Village of Port Alice Date: 2022-2023 Location: Village of Port Alice Bluerock's Role: Jonathan Schmidt was the project manager and lead author of the OCP Bluerock Planning, in partnership with other consultants, assisted on a forward-looking Official Community Plan (OCP). The new OCP provides an easy-to-read and understand plan that will facilitate the right type of development to create a thriving Village of Port Alice. The village is going through a transition from an…

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Village of Slocan 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 Official Community Plan (OCP). The new OCP provides an easy-to-read and understand plan that will facilitate the right type of development to create a thriving Village of Slocan. The new OCP offers landowners new opportunities to…

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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 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 joined a strong team led by MVH Urban…

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CMRB Calgary Metropolitan Region Growth Plan Client: HDR - Calthorpe / Calgary Metropolitan Region Board Date: 2020-2021 Location: Calgary Region, Alberta Bluerock’s Role: Regional policy writing Bluerock’s Jonathan Schmidt brought policy writing expertise and local knowledge to the renowned consulting team from HDR-Calthorpe writing the Calgary Metropolitan Region Growth and Servicing Plans. Jonathan worked closely with world renowned urban and regional planner Peter Calthorpe, former Portland mayor Charles Hales and the rest of the HDR-Calthorpe team. Jonathan’s project role on…

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