The City of Abbotsford has launched a comprehensive four stage planning process to create the McKee Neighbourhood Plan (MNP). The MNP will develop a vision for a new residential neighbourhood anchored by a neighbourhood centre and connected with trails, parks and open spaces.
McKee is a mountainside neighbourhood known for its open space and trails. The MNP presents an opportunity to integrate homes, schools, parks, trails and environmental amenities into one complete neighbourhood.
Abbotsford’s Official Community Plan (OCP), adopted in June 2016, provides a vision and a framework for how Abbotsford will grow to a population of 200,000. One of the most important aspects of the new OCP is to create neighbourhood plans for specific areas of the city that help manage and direct their growth. In general, these areas of Abbotsford will see the most growth in the future.
These predominantly new neighbourhoods are located in the north-eastern portion of the city. Two completely new neighbourhoods will be created with development of this Neighbourhood Plan (Ledgeview and McKee Peak) while a third neighbourhood (Auguston) will be redefined.
We are currently in STAGE 2: EXPLORING OPTIONS. As information becomes available on public events, open houses, surveys, presentations and reports, they will be posted below under the corresponding stage.
STAGE 1 - BACKGROUND RESEARCH
Stage 1 has analyzed current conditions to better understand the tools and priorities needed to make the McKee Neighbourhood a complete and vibrant neighbourhood.
STAGE 2 - EXPLORING OPTIONS
Stage 2 will focus on exploring options and preparing a preferred concept that is the structure of the McKee Neighbourhood Plan.
This will be done through a broad engagement process framed by concept options created from the planning issues identified in Stage 1.
STAGE 3 - DRAFT PLAN
Stage 3 will focus on preparing the first draft of the new McKee Neighbourhood Plan using the findings from Stage 1 and 2. It will also include technical analysis of infrastructure needs and market viability of development.
STAGE 4 - FINAL PLAN
Stage 4 will focus on refining the new McKee Neighbourhood Plan and having it adopted as a bylaw by Council.