The C-1 Land Use District is the Downtown Commercial District for the Town of High Level. This currently includes commercial properties in the direct vicinity of Main Street, and is a District that allows for a large number of types of commercial property development.
Currently there are a number of vacant properties in the area covered by the C-1 LUD. As a way to encourage more and varied growth in that area, we are proposing the addition of two new Discretionary Uses for the C-1 LUD: Brewery, Winery, Distillery; and Place of Worship.
A Brewery, Winery, Distillery development means a place where beer, wine, spirits, or other alcoholic beverages are manufactured. It may also have areas or facilities for preparing and cooking food and or serving food and alcohol. There are a number of communities in Alberta that have created space for these types of developments, and it is seen as a way to increase the use of the Downtown Core at different times.
Another Use being proposed would be developments that fall under “Place of Worship.” The Town has previously allowed temporary Development Permits for a Place of Worship in C-1 LUD, and the use may be one way for residents to make use of vacant properties for activities related to religious activities.
These proposed uses highlight the wide range of opportunities that could be available for Downtown Commercial properties, and the Town is looking for more input from the community on the types of opportunities they would like to see for potential business owners in that area of Town.
With the proposed deletion of the C-2 Land Use District, the Town is proposing to change the name of the C-1 Land Use District from Downtown Commercial District, to General Commercial District.
The Town of High Level is currently reviewing and developing their Land Use Bylaw. As part of that process, local residents are strongly encouraged to take part in the process and help direct future development in High Level.
For more information, please contact Hayley Gavin, Land Use and Planning Manager, by phone at 780-502-0778 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.