The purpose of this Bylaw is to allow sustainable development based on Smart Growth Principles as they relate to the surrounding built and un-built environment. To accomplish this, the Bylaw organizes sustainable development patterns along a rural-to-urban sequence based on the pedestrian experience and with the knowledge and expectation that development decisions made today will impact future generations.
In order to ensure this Purpose is achieved, all planning applications, including land use, subdivision and development permit applications, will be evaluated using the following Principles:
The Town of High River is to be designed based on a scale that is comfortable to people, encourages walking, accommodates a variety of functions, can change, and adapt over time, and will foster an environment that supports and reinforces the social aspects of the TownTownTown means that Town of High River, a municipal corporation in the Province of Alberta, or the area within the corporate limits of the Town of High River, as the context requires..
The TownTownTown means that Town of High River, a municipal corporation in the Province of Alberta, or the area within the corporate limits of the Town of High River, as the context requires., the community, and the development industry act as stewards for the High River of tomorrow. All development shall focus on long term quality over short term gains.