Smith Creek is about staying put and settling in. This new neighbourhood will become the most established community in Three Sisters Mountain Village. Smith Creek will incorporate design features intended to promote inclusiveness and social interaction and connection.
Imagine rinks, parks and pavilions that draw this close-knit community together year-round. Smith Creek will serve Canmore by providing housing options for a range of income levels as well as a small commercial centre with all the conveniences and essential services needed for daily living. It will strengthen Canmore’s position as a highly desirable place to live, work, play, and raise a family.
Smith Creek will be an inclusive and interconnected neighbourhood. This will be achieved by:
- The provision of diverse housing for a variety of household types and tenures
- Connections to neighboring areas and Main Street via a network of complete streets and multi-modal transportation options.
SENSE OF PLACE
Envisioned as the most established community at Three Sisters, Smith Creek will be a close-knit community with residents putting down roots, and taking advantage of the gathering spaces, multi-use trails and other activity-oriented amenities integrated into the community’s fabric.
Smith Creek will be economically viable and vibrant and will contribute positively to the town. Its small commercial centre will be a hub for new local commercial/light industrial development that assists the growth and diversification of Canmore’s high potential business clusters.
Smith Creek will employ appropriate practices in neighbourhood design for the setting and location, encourage variety in in design and green building practices, while keeping consistent with Canmore’s authentic mountain character.
Smith Creek will be safe and resilient community responsibly balancing the requirements of both the built and natural environments. Safe development around areas potentially impacted by steep creek considerations and implementing FireSmart measures will be a major focus.
Where is Smith Creek?
The proposed development area for Smith Creek is located within the Town of Canmore. It encompasses the land adjacent to Stewart Creek Golf Course and extends to the Dead Man’s Flats interchange at the eastern edge of Canmore. Before the Smith Creek lands can be developed, an Area Structure Plan (ASP) must be approved by Town of Canmore Council. The purpose of an ASP is to provide a policy framework to guide future development of an area.