Al Ritchie Neighbourhood Plan


Thank you for taking time to participate in a second public engagement exercise for the Al Ritchie Neighbourhood Plan project.

In November 2019, we reached out to the community through an “Ideas Fair” to present the project and gather your initial feedback. Due to the pandemic, all public engagement was put on hold. With new online communication tools, we are ready to revisit the project.


The purpose of the Al Ritchie Neighbourhood Plan (Al Ritchie NP) is to provide a policy framework for guiding new development in the Al Ritchie community from a “land-use” and “built-form” perspective.

  • Land-Use: The location of different types of residential (single-homes, townhouses, apartments, etc.) and commercial development.
  • Built-Form: The shape, size and character of buildings.

By focusing on the different types of houses and buildings, where they are located and what they could look like, the Al Ritchie NP will provide guidance to the City and residents regarding applications for new development. Other important community matters, such as transportation, infrastructure and recreation, are addressed in different City policy documents.


We have used your feedback from the Ideas Fair to prepare draft strategies for directing new development over the next 25 years. Through this engagement we would appreciate your feedback on the following:

Proposed Land-Use Strategy

The land-use strategy consists of maps showing areas where changes to residential and commercial development patterns may be appropriate. Areas left blank on the maps are areas where we would not expect changes to current patterns.

Proposed Built-Form Strategy

The built-form strategy consists of a map showing maximum limits for building height. We heard that building height, for new/ infill development, was an important consideration, which is why it is the focus of this map.

You will also find options for further limiting height, lot size and land-use in key areas that may be regarded as having special character.

Resource Material

To help explain the terms and concepts being used, view the resource material on this page. You will find definitions, examples of residential buildings and height, a printable version of our online survey, and a set of maps that compare the current land-use pattern (how the land is being used today) versus what is being proposed (future land-use).


Thank you for taking time to participate in a second public engagement exercise for the Al Ritchie Neighbourhood Plan project.

In November 2019, we reached out to the community through an “Ideas Fair” to present the project and gather your initial feedback. Due to the pandemic, all public engagement was put on hold. With new online communication tools, we are ready to revisit the project.


The purpose of the Al Ritchie Neighbourhood Plan (Al Ritchie NP) is to provide a policy framework for guiding new development in the Al Ritchie community from a “land-use” and “built-form” perspective.

  • Land-Use: The location of different types of residential (single-homes, townhouses, apartments, etc.) and commercial development.
  • Built-Form: The shape, size and character of buildings.

By focusing on the different types of houses and buildings, where they are located and what they could look like, the Al Ritchie NP will provide guidance to the City and residents regarding applications for new development. Other important community matters, such as transportation, infrastructure and recreation, are addressed in different City policy documents.


We have used your feedback from the Ideas Fair to prepare draft strategies for directing new development over the next 25 years. Through this engagement we would appreciate your feedback on the following:

Proposed Land-Use Strategy

The land-use strategy consists of maps showing areas where changes to residential and commercial development patterns may be appropriate. Areas left blank on the maps are areas where we would not expect changes to current patterns.

Proposed Built-Form Strategy

The built-form strategy consists of a map showing maximum limits for building height. We heard that building height, for new/ infill development, was an important consideration, which is why it is the focus of this map.

You will also find options for further limiting height, lot size and land-use in key areas that may be regarded as having special character.

Resource Material

To help explain the terms and concepts being used, view the resource material on this page. You will find definitions, examples of residential buildings and height, a printable version of our online survey, and a set of maps that compare the current land-use pattern (how the land is being used today) versus what is being proposed (future land-use).

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    You feedback is important and will be used to further develop the planning strategies and the final Al Ritchie NP. The deadline to submit feedback is Friday, February 5, 2021.

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