Connect Downtown: Planning a Vibrant Town Centre

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Visioning phase of the project. Your contributions are instrumental in shaping the future of our community. We are currently reviewing feedback received during the process and will release a comprehensive What We Heard Report alongside a Visioning Document later this spring.

Follow this page as we prepare for the next engagement phase of the project this summer where we will seek your input on potential policy options for downtown.


What is Connect Downtown?

A Plan for The Future of Our Downtown Area

An ARP lays out a comprehensive vision supported by a land use concept, a public realm plan, and a set of supporting development policies that will work in unison over the next 25 years to the year 2050.

The project's name, Connect Downtown: Planning a Vibrant Town Centre, reflects the intent of the plan: to reimagine how people can access, gather, and interact with a network of public spaces to support a thriving mixed-use area over the long term.

Connect Downtown will span 18 months from public launch to completion with a final product — an ARP— that will explore a variety of interconnected questions, including:

    • What is the future function and role of Main Street?
    • What is the look and feel of the public realm and open space network?
    • Where is future development and what should it look?
    • Are there opportunities to achieve more attainable housing?
    • What is the future demand for services and infrastructure?
    • What will the transportation network and transit system look like?
    • How can the long-term demand and supply of parking be managed?


Study Area

The study area is the general area that will be examined through the planning process. Connect Downtown considers a study area beyond the current downtown commercial core to acknowledge the impacts that changes to the Main Street and the commercial area of Downtown may have on the surrounding community.

While we anticipate that only certain locations within the study area will be identified for land use changes (which will be informed by research, analysis, and engagement), this approach allows us to consider the experience of Downtown as a whole.



Learn More



Get Involved

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Visioning phase of the project. Your contributions are instrumental in shaping the future of our community. We are currently reviewing feedback received during the process and will release a comprehensive What We Heard Report alongside a Visioning Document later this spring.

Follow this page as we prepare for the next engagement phase of the project this summer where we will seek your input on potential policy options for downtown.


What is Connect Downtown?

A Plan for The Future of Our Downtown Area

An ARP lays out a comprehensive vision supported by a land use concept, a public realm plan, and a set of supporting development policies that will work in unison over the next 25 years to the year 2050.

The project's name, Connect Downtown: Planning a Vibrant Town Centre, reflects the intent of the plan: to reimagine how people can access, gather, and interact with a network of public spaces to support a thriving mixed-use area over the long term.

Connect Downtown will span 18 months from public launch to completion with a final product — an ARP— that will explore a variety of interconnected questions, including:

    • What is the future function and role of Main Street?
    • What is the look and feel of the public realm and open space network?
    • Where is future development and what should it look?
    • Are there opportunities to achieve more attainable housing?
    • What is the future demand for services and infrastructure?
    • What will the transportation network and transit system look like?
    • How can the long-term demand and supply of parking be managed?


Study Area

The study area is the general area that will be examined through the planning process. Connect Downtown considers a study area beyond the current downtown commercial core to acknowledge the impacts that changes to the Main Street and the commercial area of Downtown may have on the surrounding community.

While we anticipate that only certain locations within the study area will be identified for land use changes (which will be informed by research, analysis, and engagement), this approach allows us to consider the experience of Downtown as a whole.



Learn More


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Map Your Downtown

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Tell us about your Downtown Canmore!

We want to learn more about your current experience to help us identify opportunities to explore.

Click on the 'Add Pin (+)' button in the menu, select a pin and drag it onto the map to provide feedback on the following questions. Be sure to include a comment. You can even add an image!

  1. What you love  
  2. What could be better
  3. What you would like to see in the future
     
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Page last updated: 08 Mar 2024, 10:45 AM