What is an Area Structure Plan?
An Area Structure Plan (ASP) is a statement of what a specific neighborhood / area wants to achieve and how it will grow and evolve in terms of the social, economic, and environmental realms. Area structure plans address a level of neighbourhood planning greater than household size but smaller than that of a city. The resulting planning document provides the framework for making future decisions about how a municipality should allocate resources within a defined area or boundary, identify what kinds of development activity is appropriate, and how the development will be serviced (i.e. water, drainage, sanitary sewer, transportation).
Project Values + Objectives
Sensitive Development Approach
Align potential development with the Mission neighbourhood accepted vision, goals, and objectives
Promote appropriate built form and site design
Promote social well-being and quality of life
Respect existing conditions, history, and heritage
Encourage appropriate development within sensitive interface areas
Promote environmentally sensitive development
Apply an environmentally-based driven site planning process
Promote site development that is compatible with adjacent land use
Avoid unnecessary vegetation removal