North East Albion Land Use and Servicing Concept Planning Process

north east albionThe City of Maple Ridge has a planning process underway that is looking at how we want to live, work, play, and ultimately grow, into the North East Albion Area. This process is exploring land use and servicing options for the area, noting that the Albion Area Plan had always envisioned that further study of the area was needed at the time when redevelopment begins to occur in this area.

Staff presented an Official Community Plan (OCP) Amending Bylaw (No. 7698-2021) to integrate the North East Albion Concept Plan (endorsed on October 1, 2019) into the Albion Area Plan to Council at the January 19th, 2021 Committee of the Whole Council Meeting. The OCP Amending Bylaw was forwarded to the January 26th, 2021 Regular Council Meeting, where Council granted First Reading to the bylaw.

The full staff report and OCP Amending Bylaw No. 7698-2021 is available here (Item 1102), with the Council Meeting Minutes available here. The meetings are recorded and available for viewing at http://media.mapleridge.ca/Mediasite/Showcase

Since OCP Amending Bylaw No. 7698-2021 received First Reading, the OCP Amending Bylaw has been going through the internal and external referral process. As the referral process is nearing completion, it is now time to present what was heard through a virtual public engagement process. Click image of timeline to enlarge.

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From June 17 through to July 1st, an information package and comment form are available. The information package summarizes what was heard through the referral process and outlines where policy changes may be required, given what was heard. The information gathered through the virtual public engagement process will be presented in the upcoming Second Reading Report to Council, anticipated to take place at the end of July.

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Please click HERE to view the information package (pdf).



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Please click HERE to access the comment form.



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Prefer to provide feedback by phone or email? Contact Amanda in the Planning Department at northeastalbion@mapleridge.ca or call 604-463-5221 ext 5566



Background

In May 2018, Council received a development application (2018-217-RZ) from Epic Homes to rezone four properties located in the northeast section of the Albion Area Plan (North East Albion Area). The North East Albion Area has been identified in policy as an area requiring future land use and servicing assessments. To address these issues, Council endorsed a planning process in January 2019, to be undertaken collaboratively with the applicant, to prepare a Land Use and Servicing Concept Plan for North East Albion.2019-10-04 - Website Material (Map) Opens in new window

North East Albion Land Use and Servicing Concept Plan

On Tuesday, October 1 2019, Council endorsed the North East Albion Land Use and Servicing Concept Plan. The full staff report is available here (Item 4.3) and the meeting was recorded and available here. As staff move through the OCP Amendment process, the endorsed North East Albion Neighbourhood Concept Plan will be used to guide the preparation and evaluation of specific development proposals in the North East Albion area. Click image of the concept plan to enlarge.

Past Public Engagement Opportunities

The North East Albion Emerging Ideas Open House was held at Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary School from 5:30 - 8:30pm on May 16, 2019. A copy of the Information Boards is available here: Open House Presentation Boards 

A community survey was available from May 16 till June 3, 2019. With your feedback, the information gathered through the open house and community survey will inform the North East Albion Land Use and Servicing Concept Planning Process. 


On Monday June 24, 2019 the North East Albion Open House was held at Samuel Robertson Technical Secondary from 5:30 – 8:30pm to present a Draft North East Albion Neighbourhood Concept Plan. A copy of the of the materials from the Open House can be found here: Presentation Boards and Draft Neighbourhood Concept Plan.  A community survey was available from June 24 till July 12, 2019. Your continued input through this Open House and Community Survey will help inform City Council's consideration of the draft North East Albion Neighbourhood Concept Plan.

First Reading

Staff presented an OCP Amending Bylaw (No. 7698-2021) to integrate the North East Albion Concept Plan (endorsed on October 1, 2019) into the Albion Area Plan to Council at the January 19th, 2021 Committee of the Whole Council Meeting. The OCP Amending Bylaw was forwarded to the January 26th, 2021 Regular Council Meeting, where Council granted First Reading to the bylaw.

The full staff report and OCP Amending Bylaw No. 7698-2021 is available here (Item 1102), with the Council Meeting Minutes available here. The meetings are recorded and available for viewing at http://media.mapleridge.ca/Mediasite/Showcase.

Since OCP Amending Bylaw No. 7698-2021 received First Reading, it has been going through a referral process that is internal to the City (by referring to various other departments) and also external to government bodies that are outside of the City’s jurisdiction, but impacted by the proposed land use changes. As the referral process is nearing completion, it is now time to present what was heard to the community. 

The information gathered through the virtual public engagement process will be presented in the upcoming Second Reading Report to Council, anticipated to be presented at the July 19 Committee of the Whole Meeting.

There will be additional opportunities to provide comments to Council through the Public Hearing process. At this time, the Public Hearing may be attended virtually or in person in Council Chambers. Please visit www.mapleridge.ca/640/Council-Meetings for the latest information regarding Public Hearing protocols.

Want to Stay in touch

Updates on the North East Albion Land Use and Servicing Concept Planning Process will be provided online as well as via email. If you wish to be included on the North East Albion Update E-Newsletter, please send us an email.

Looking For More Information?

Please feel free to contact the Planning Department by email or phone at 604-467-7343 with questions or comments on the North East Albion Land Use and Servicing Concept Planning Process. 

Check back regularly for more information about the North East Albion process!