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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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  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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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 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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Town of Coronation Land Use Order Client: Palliser Regional Municipal Services & Special Areas Board Date: 2021-2022 Location: Town of Coronation, Alberta Bluerock’s Role: Project Management, Bylaw Writing, Graphics and Visuals Bluerock Planning, in partnership with Palliser Regional Municipal Services, worked with the Town of Coroantion to create a new Land Use Bylaw that is more permissive and stimulates much-needed economic development within the Town. Key topics addressed include: urban agriculture and local food production and manufacturing, tiny homes, accessory…

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Special Areas Board Land Use Order Client: Palliser Regional Municipal Services & Special Areas Board Date: 2020-2021 Location: Special Areas Board, Alberta Bluerock’s Role: Project Management, Policy Writing, Graphics and Visuals Bluerock Planning, in partnership with Palliser Regional Municipal Services, worked closely with Special Areas Board to overhaul their Land Use Order that covers all 5,000,000 acres of land. The new Land Use Order addressed many important topics including: country residential subdivision and design, renewable energy, economic development, rural, industrial…

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ʔakisq̓nuk First Nation Land Use Plan and Community Engagement Client: ?aq’am First Nation, BC Date: 2017-2018 Location: near Invermere, BC Bluerock’s Role: Jonathan Schmidt acted as project manager and senior planner while at B&A Planning Group Indigenous Engagement & Planning The project team collaborated with stakeholders and community members to create a Land Use Plan that was inclusive to the entire community. A strong engagement plan and execution involved creative ideas to allow community members, administration, and external stakeholders to…

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