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Site Analysis Client: Amazon Web Services with ARUP Engineering Date: April, 2024 Location: Various Locations Calgary Region Bluerock's Role: Bluerock was asked to provide professional planning expertise for Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) site selection process in the Calgary Region from 2020-2021 and then again recently in 2023-2024. Bluerock’s team of planners met regularly with AWS and ARUP teams to provide strategic advice on which land would be ideal for future investments in the Calgary Region. The site selection required a…

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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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Municipal District of Acadia Land Use Bylaw Client: Municipal District of Acadia Date: 2024 Location: M.D. Acadia No. 34 (Acadia Valley), Alberta Bluerock's Role: Jonathan Schmidt was one of the lead authors for the Area Structure Plan and assisted with community engagement. Bluerock Planning is helping the Municipal District of Acadia in creation of a new comprehensive land use (zoning) bylaw for the County that includes numerous improvements, such as the promotion of economic development through more business-friendly regulations and…

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Somerset Properties Highest & Best Use Report Client: 233107 Wintergreen Road Date: November 6, 2023 Location: Bragg Creek Alberta, Alberta Bluerock’s Role: Policy planning; coordination of planning, mapping and engineering; lead policy writing; and graphic layout and design of ASP document. This Highest and Best Use report explores the optimal utilization of the subject property located at 233107 Wintergreen Road, SE 24-23-05 W5M, near the Hamlet of Bragg Creek within the municipality of Rocky View County. Highest and Best Use…

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Coronation Municipal Development Plan Client: Town of Coronation Date: September, 2023 Location: Coronation, Alberta Bluerock’s Role: Policy planning; coordination of planning, mapping and engineering; lead policy writing; and graphic layout and design of ASP document. Bluerock Planning in partnership with Palliser Regional Municipal Services created a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP) for the Town of Coronation. The MDP focuses on key ways to grow and develop the Town, including housing diversity, new business, and planning for infrastructure. The Bluerock team…

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  Starland Land Use Bylaw Client: Starland County Date: Adopted February 2024 Location: Starland County, Alberta Bluerock's Role: Jonathan Schmidt was one of the lead authors for the Land Use Bylaw and assisted with community engagement. Bluerock in partnership with Palliser Regional Municipal Services led the creation of a new comprehensive land use (zoning) bylaw for the County that includes numerous improvements, such as the promotion of economic development through more business-friendly regulations and reduced red tape, an easy-to-navigate bylaw…

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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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Oyen East Industrial Area Structure Plan Client: Special Areas Board and the Town of Oyen Date: 2022 Location: Town of Oyen, Alberta Bluerock's Role: Jonathan Schmidt was one of the lead authors for the Area Structure Plan and assisted with community engagement. Bluerock with MPE engineering’s support assisted the Town of Oyen and Special Areas Board through commercial and industrial development that will bring prosperity to the region. The Oyen East Industrial ASP provides an excellent location for commercial and…

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Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement Land Use Plan Client: Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement Date: 2022-2023 Location: Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement Bluerock's Role: Jonathan Schmidt was one of the lead authors for the Land Use Plan and assisted with community engagement. Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement (PPMS) suffered a detrimental wildfire in 2019 that destroyed homes, traditional land use areas, and community amenities. PPMS retained ProACTIVE and Bluerock Planning to complete a comprehensive Land Use Plan that considered all of the traditional, environmental,…

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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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