A business-forward plan to enhance the ongoing growth of a major commercial and industrial node in Balzac, Alberta.
B&A developed the Conceptual Scheme and land use redesignation for the Balzac Commercial Campus in 2008. The Conceptual Scheme provided a comprehensive planning framework for future development of the Balzac Commercial Campus site.
The Commercial Campus complements the ongoing growth of a major commercial and industrial node in the East Balzac area which includes the Ivanhoe Cambridge regional commercial centre, racetrack and casino to the west (under construction), the Wagon Wheel Industrial Park to the east, and the Nexen Gas Plant to the southeast.
As part of the project, B&A conducted and managed review of the planning policy context, conceptual scheme planning area site assessment, planning policy development, public engagement and submission and completion of the application through the formal review and approval process.
The Balzac Business Park will be developed as a five phased master planned project and will complete the development of this regional centre and provide key connections in the area’s public infrastructure systems. The majority of uses and buildings will be office or uses that are wholly contained within the buildings. Elements such as walkability, connectivity, consistency in building materials and design, scale, and front yard activities will be applied.
The Conceptual Scheme and Land Use Redesignation was approved in 2008.