Project Background
In October 2017 The Town of Slave Lake and GSA completed a Downtown and Main Street Area Plan (ARP), which provided a long-term land use and urban design vision for the downtown and Main Street areas.


On June 26, 2018, a multi-stakeholder workshop and public open house were held to gather input on the project, identify potential issues,  and gain a better understanding of the needs of key stakeholders including business owners and residents of Downtown Slave Lake. The results of these consultation events will be incoperated in to the first draft of the revised Land Use Bylaw.

Survey
The Project Team of the LUB is interested in gathering additional comments and input, to build upon the feedback from the open house and stakeholder workshop, and involve members of the community that could not attend those meetings.

Project Scope
The focus of the Land Use Bylaw project is to review and revise uses and regulations associated with the following commercial districts:

  • C1: Central Commercial District
  • C1A: Mixed Commercial Residential District
  • C2: Secondary Commercial District
  • C3: Highway Commercial District
  • C4: Neighbourhood Commercial District
  • C5: Commercial Shopping Centre District

The final draft of the revised LUB will be informed by the results of this survey, previous consultation events, and the direction of the Downtown and Main Street Area Plan and Urban Design Handbook which were approved in 2017.

The final draft of the Land Use Bylaw is scheduled for Public Hearing in September, 2018.

 
Contact Information
Please send completed copies of this survey to the following address by July 27, 2018:

Laurie Skrynyk
Director of Planning and Development
Town of Slave Lake
Phone: 780-849-8019
Email: laurie@slavelake.ca  

Are you well-versed in the Land Use Bylaw Regulations associated with various commercial districts in Slave Lake?

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* 1. Are you well-versed in the Land Use Bylaw Regulations associated with various commercial districts in Slave Lake?

Do you have any concerns with the type of commercial uses in the Downtown and Main Street areas?

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* 2. Do you have any concerns with the type of commercial uses in the Downtown and Main Street areas?

It is important for businesses fronting onto Main Street to maintain a high level of transparency along their facades (i.e. avoiding the use of window coverings and opaque signage at the ground level.)

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* 3. It is important for businesses fronting onto Main Street to maintain a high level of transparency along their facades (i.e. avoiding the use of window coverings and opaque signage at the ground level.)

In order to improve the overall aesthetics of the entrance corridors, would you like to see an increased landscaping requirements for new developments along highway commercial and Main Street corridor?

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* 4. In order to improve the overall aesthetics of the entrance corridors, would you like to see an increased landscaping requirements for new developments along highway commercial and Main Street corridor?

Limiting permissions for personal services (e.g. barber shops), government services (e.g. essential government offices/services), and entertainment commercial uses within the highway commercial area is necessary to encourage development of those uses within Downtown Core areas.

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* 5. Limiting permissions for personal services (e.g. barber shops), government services (e.g. essential government offices/services), and entertainment commercial uses within the highway commercial area is necessary to encourage development of those uses within Downtown Core areas.

Are you happy with the current level of public and on-street parking within Downtown?

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* 6. Are you happy with the current level of public and on-street parking within Downtown?

In the Downtown Core, commercial uses such as professional or medical offices should be permitted on the:

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* 7. In the Downtown Core, commercial uses such as professional or medical offices should be permitted on the:

This LUB should include requirements for building materials and colour palettes to create a more consistent identity.

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* 8. This LUB should include requirements for building materials and colour palettes to create a more consistent identity.

Would you support the consolidation of the existing C1- Central Commercial District and C1A - Mixed Commercial Residential districts to create a more comprehensive mixed-use downtown district?

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* 9. Would you support the consolidation of the existing C1- Central Commercial District and C1A - Mixed Commercial Residential districts to create a more comprehensive mixed-use downtown district?

Permitted uses in the C1 - Central Commercial District should primarily be pedestrian oriented.

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* 10. Permitted uses in the C1 - Central Commercial District should primarily be pedestrian oriented.

Permitted uses in the C3 - Highway Commercial District should primarily be auto-oriented.

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* 11. Permitted uses in the C3 - Highway Commercial District should primarily be auto-oriented.

New development in the C2 - Secondary Commercial District and C5 - Commercial Shopping Centre District along Main Street should be designed to have their primary entrances off of the sidewalks.

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* 12. New development in the C2 - Secondary Commercial District and C5 - Commercial Shopping Centre District along Main Street should be designed to have their primary entrances off of the sidewalks.

Do you have any concerns related to C4 - Neighbourhood Commercial district?

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* 13. Do you have any concerns related to C4 - Neighbourhood Commercial district?

Additional Comments.

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* 14. Additional Comments.

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