Proposed Springbrook Heritage Urban Design Plan
handful of residents and several other stakeholders, along with 5
consultants from T-Six, developed an innovative draft plan between
August 20-23, 2007 for the
future growth and development of Springbrook.
Stakeholders included the Red Deer Regional Airport Authority, Harvard
Park Business Centre, Springbrook Community Association, Central Alberta
Regional Trails, Harvard Heritage Aviation Society, Chinooks Edge School
Division, Alberta Transportation, Fortis, Telus, various sports groups
and Red Deer County officials.
an ultimate buildout that would house 5,000-6,000 people, the plan
maintains the hamlet's character and promotes its heritage.
of the plan include two more road accesses to the community from the
north, a dedicated transit right of way, an aviation historical centre, mounted aircraft at
through the community, a town centre at the confluence of the major
new roadways, a K-6 elementary school, a prominent community centre, a
continuous green zone including both sides of the creek through which
the TransCanada Trail would go, a major recreation sports field
facility, other recreation and civic facilities, five residential
neighbourhoods, a large industrial zone close to the airport and
possibly a regional high school.
is also a strong possibility of the Calgary-Edmonton high speed rail
running alongside the community.
The planning principles encourage
integration of the various components of the hamlet, walkable and
attractive streets, preservation of the surrounding agricultural land
and a celebration of the area's aviation and rail history.
consultants promoted a concept that encourages a European-style neighbourhood
centre where the greatest commercial and residential density is in the
centre with lower density moving away from the centre.
After further consultation with Red Deer County planners, a
draft report was to be shared with the community for comment at
an open house later in the year. However, there has been no follow-up
since and has yet to be adopted by Red Deer County.