The Prairies

Location

Town of Strathmore, Alberta

Client

Prairie Merchant Corp.

Project Planner + Team Lead

CivicWorks Planning + Design

Strategic Partners

Lee-Maher Engineering
Bunt and Associates Engineering
Calum Srigley: Placemaker
People Places
EnviroConsult

Project Status

Area Structure Plan (Approved 2011)
Land Use Redesignation (Approved 2011)
Subdivision (Pending)
Construction (Pending)

The Prairies’ Area Structure Plan encompasses over 390 acres of land and is envisioned as a collection of great residential neighbourhoods that builds on the vitality of the Town of Strathmore. The backbone of all Prairies’ neighbourhoods is a walkable design; an integrated system of great streets, regional trails, and pathways. Design of the open space system establishes character and creates a sense of place through providing both active (i.e., pond skating, running, cycling) and passive (i.e., walking, sitting, reflecting) amenity areas. Open spaces are complemented by improved wetlands, trickle-creeks, and retained habitat areas for water fowl. The Prairies’ offers a range of housing types providing choice and meeting a cross-section of lifecycle needs. Supportive local shops, services, and live-work opportunities will meet future residents’ everyday needs and provide employment opportunities.