Parr Local Area Plan

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This consultation has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated. Results will be presented to Council.

Stay Tuned for More

This survey is now conculded, visit the project website for survey results and further updates by clicking the link below:

https://www.mission.ca/parr

Background

We are undertaking a planning and community engagement process for the preparation of the Parr Local Area Plan to guide the future growth of this area.

The Parr Local Area Plan is located in East Mission below the Westminster Abbey and on the east side of Stave Lake Street, bordered on the north by Parr Avenue, Heritage Park to the southeast and the College Heights neighbourhood to the west. The planning area is 30.71 hectares (75.89 acres).

See the area defined in the map below:

The majority of the Parr Local Area Plan study area is designated in Mission’s Official Community Plan as Attached Multi-unit Residential.

This plan is an opportunity to create a new compact neighbourhood that provides a diversity and choice of housing while integrating appropriate built form character and landscape enhancements into the existing hillside environment, all supported by trails, parks, and neighbourhood services.

Work We’ve Done

We've developed three draft land use concepts for the Parr Local Area Plan using information from Mission’s Official Community Plan and community stakeholders. Now we need your help to further refine these concepts and identify the preferred path forward for a complete, connected Parr neighbourhood together as a community.

Public Consultation

We would like to hear from you on the Parr Local Area Plan in a short survey. In this consultation, we are looking for your feedback on:

  • Each of the three draft land use concepts individually;
  • Your preferred land use concept and why; and
  • General comments.

This survey will remain open until Jan. 17, 2021.

How Feedback Will Be Used

The feedback received during this engagement will be used—along with technical analysis and feasibility—to inform the new Parr Local Area Plan by refining the draft land use concepts and indicating the direction toward a preferred land use concept that will be presented to Council. A final draft plan will be prepared by taking key elements of each concept plan and feedback received from this survey as well as other information received during the engagement stage of the plan work program.

Please note that after the draft plan is presented to Council, the plan will need to be adopted as an Official Community Plan amending bylaw. During this stage, additional public engagement opportunities will be available for you to present ideas or questions to Mission Council at a public hearing.

Self-Directed Community Information Session

Presentation on Parr Local Area Plan background information and draft concept plan options for public feedback, to help determine what Parr should look like in the future.


Questions

Have a question? Please email planning@mission.ca.

This consultation has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated. Results will be presented to Council.

Stay Tuned for More

This survey is now conculded, visit the project website for survey results and further updates by clicking the link below:

https://www.mission.ca/parr


This consultation has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated. Results will be presented to Council.

Stay Tuned for More

This survey is now conculded, visit the project website for survey results and further updates by clicking the link below:

https://www.mission.ca/parr

Background

We are undertaking a planning and community engagement process for the preparation of the Parr Local Area Plan to guide the future growth of this area.

The Parr Local Area Plan is located in East Mission below the Westminster Abbey and on the east side of Stave Lake Street, bordered on the north by Parr Avenue, Heritage Park to the southeast and the College Heights neighbourhood to the west. The planning area is 30.71 hectares (75.89 acres).

See the area defined in the map below:

The majority of the Parr Local Area Plan study area is designated in Mission’s Official Community Plan as Attached Multi-unit Residential.

This plan is an opportunity to create a new compact neighbourhood that provides a diversity and choice of housing while integrating appropriate built form character and landscape enhancements into the existing hillside environment, all supported by trails, parks, and neighbourhood services.

Work We’ve Done

We've developed three draft land use concepts for the Parr Local Area Plan using information from Mission’s Official Community Plan and community stakeholders. Now we need your help to further refine these concepts and identify the preferred path forward for a complete, connected Parr neighbourhood together as a community.

Public Consultation

We would like to hear from you on the Parr Local Area Plan in a short survey. In this consultation, we are looking for your feedback on:

  • Each of the three draft land use concepts individually;
  • Your preferred land use concept and why; and
  • General comments.

This survey will remain open until Jan. 17, 2021.

How Feedback Will Be Used

The feedback received during this engagement will be used—along with technical analysis and feasibility—to inform the new Parr Local Area Plan by refining the draft land use concepts and indicating the direction toward a preferred land use concept that will be presented to Council. A final draft plan will be prepared by taking key elements of each concept plan and feedback received from this survey as well as other information received during the engagement stage of the plan work program.

Please note that after the draft plan is presented to Council, the plan will need to be adopted as an Official Community Plan amending bylaw. During this stage, additional public engagement opportunities will be available for you to present ideas or questions to Mission Council at a public hearing.

Self-Directed Community Information Session

Presentation on Parr Local Area Plan background information and draft concept plan options for public feedback, to help determine what Parr should look like in the future.


Questions

Have a question? Please email planning@mission.ca.

This consultation has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated. Results will be presented to Council.

Stay Tuned for More

This survey is now conculded, visit the project website for survey results and further updates by clicking the link below:

https://www.mission.ca/parr

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Parr Local Area Plan is an opportunity to create a new compact neighbourhood that provides a diversity and choice of housing while integrating built form character and landscape enhancements into the existing hillside environment, all supported by trails, parks, and neighbourhood services.

    The planning area includes a variety of challenges including steep slopes, environmentally sensitive areas with watercourses, significantly treed areas, and wildlife corridors and habitats.

    During the short-term, the Parr to Prentis Avenue area is recognized as an area that requires a plan.

    Parr in the OCP

    The majority of the Parr Local Area Plan study area is designated in Mission’s OCP as Attached Multi-unit Residential, which is indicated in orange on the following map. This OCP land use designation allows for single-family development with multi-unit housing in a comprehensively planned format. It should be noted that a single-family subdivision has been approved and is established within the first phase of this area between Best and Parr Avenues.

    Other designations showing on this map are:

    • Parks and Open Space (light green)
    • Environmentally Sensitive Area/ESA (shown in dark green)

    The plan will shape future development in a manner that respects the environmental features and uniqueness of this area.

    Parr Neighbourhood Planning Goals

    The three land use concepts presented in this consultation were created with the following guiding planning objectives:

    • Environmental Sensitivity: Conserve the watercourses and riparian areas as well as the significant vegetation groups on the site.
    • Views: Conserve the principle views from Westminster Abbey and the adjoining communities.
    • Diversity of Housing: Provide a diversity of housing on the site in the form of single family, duplex, townhomes, row homes, and low to mid-rise rental apartments and condominiums.
    • Form and Character: Include a variety of building forms and character in the development that step down and integrates with the hillside landscape, minimizing visual intrusion into the landscape and reducing associated site development costs.
    • Parks, Trails, and Recreation: Develop a comprehensive and interconnected trail and pathway network that connects internally with the various development clusters and externally with the surrounding communities and significant parks.
    • Access and Mobility: Provide a fully integrated street system that connects to Stave Lake Street and contributes to the upgrading of Stave Lake Street to adequately service the resident population within and adjacent to the site.


    Common Features to All Three Land Use Concepts

    While there are key features defining each of the land use concepts, there are also common features that unite them all, such as:

    • Use of a common base map that incorporates the ravines and watercourses, steep slopes and other natural features of this area where environmental protection includes a 15-metre setback from the top of bank;
    • Defined areas to be protected from development in order to provide a community designed to incorporate with this significant natural setting;
    • A connected trail network to provide direct and safe pedestrian and cycling access throughout the neighbourhood;
    • Two of the options provide a park in a central location;
    • Variety of housing types and densities where apartments would have a maximum height of six storeys;
    • Protection of views across this site is an important design principle of each option, to ensure views for residents of this new neighbourhood as well as for the surrounding community


    Please note: the land use legends for each of the land use concepts will be slightly different on each one. Residential development includes the range of housing from single family (lowest density) to townhouses and row housing (mid-range) to apartments with a six-storey maximum height.


    Now let’s look at the key features of each of the three draft land use concepts.

    We will first look at each land use concept individually. You can indicate which features of each concept you think is best for the Parr neighbourhood and for Mission, as well as your general feedback.

    Consultation has concluded
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