The Town of Claresholm engaged Planning Protocol 2 Inc. to prepare the North West Claresholm Area Structure Plan in January 2009. The plan was a first for the Town in that instituted “urban-like” design guidelines that balance the need to retain the Town’s rural sense of place while enhancing safety and minimizing conflicts between land uses. The public consultation process revealed a strong desire to create a variety of residential options and an interconnected pedestrian trail system. The North West Claresholm Area Structure plan allows for a full range of residential densities, organized along a backbone of open space and trails and supported by a neighborhood commercial node.
Development of the North West Claresholm Area Structure Plan will strongly support the Town economic development strategy, provide a range of housing choices and create a healthy future for all Town residents.