Welcome to the Spruce Grove City Centre Business Association!
The Spruce Grove City Centre Business Association, working with the City of Spruce Grove, is excited to engage the community, City Centre businesses and property owners to reinvigorate, redefine and reactivate Spruce Grove’s City Centre as the beating heart of the community; a place where residents and visitors can gather for family friendly events and activities while rediscovering the virtues of shopping local.
WHAT IS A BIA
Though set up and governed by a combination of provincial legislations and City policy, a BIA is initiated at the request of a business community. When a BIA is created, City Council establishes a business association, sets the BIA boundary, and approves a Board of Directors and annual budget. The budgeted amount is collected through a special tax levy of BIA members. Once established, City Council annually approves the BIA’s budget, Board of Directors, and special tax levy. All BIA collected monies are returned to the Business Association to fund the BIA’s initiatives.
A Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a unique opportunity for businesses to work together to accomplish mutual goals. Customers want safe, interesting and attractive places to shop, dine and conduct business. To attract these customers, a BIA can enhance an area through:
Various Events Held Within The City Centre
CITY CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT OPEN HOUSE
The City of Spruce Grove held an open house on Wednesday May 4th from 5pm - 8pm at the Pioneer Centre on Jespersen Avenue. The Open House gave an opportunity for interested parties to learn about the upcoming streetscape redevelopment project for McLeod Avenue and Main Street in the City Centre. This planned project will enhance the area as one of the City's main commercial and social destinations and help to create a more pedestrian focused environment by improving sidewalks and street crossings, adding street trees, landscaping and places to gather.
This project will also include rehabilitation of the underground infrastructure to service businesses and residents and create the opportunity for new development.
CITY CENTRE PARKING MANAGEMENT PLAN
Please CLICK HERE to be redirected to the City of Spruce Grove Parking Management Plan presentation to Council which took place on February 16, 2021
Please CLICK HERE to be redirected to the City Centre Parking Management Plan Final Report created by Bunt & Associates Engineering Ltd.
CITY CENTRE PARKING MANAGEMENT PLAN SURVEY
The City of Spruce Grove has retained Bunt & Associates Engineering Ltd. to undertake the development of a Parking Management Plan for the City Centre area. This initiative was recommended as part of the recently approved City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan.
The study and recommendations from this plan will allow the City to determine appropriate responses to current and future parking considerations as they affect parking across the City Centre area.
We want to continue hearing your thoughts on parking in the City Centre area of Spruce Grove! You are invited to provide your input by completing Survey #2. This survey is a continuation of our public engagement process, and the results will be used to help develop a parking management plan for the City Centre to manage parking needs for today and what is anticipated for future growth and revitalization of the area.
Survey ended at 12pm on October 19th, 2020.
Thank you to all those who participated. Results will be posted once made available.
Click here to view the results from Survey and Stakeholder Workshop #1: Public Participation Consultation Round #1 Summary Report.
AREA REDEVELOPMENT PLAN (ARP) Reports
CITY CENTRE AREA REDEVELOPMENT PLAN
This is the approved City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan passed by City Council on April 27, 2020.
City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan
Open House Presentation - November 28, 2019
As part of the City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan process, the consultants, Cushing Terrell Architecture Inc., presented the City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan –at an open house held on Thursday, November 28, 2019. A copy of the presentation can be viewed here:
Open House Handout - November 28, 2019
Open House Presentation - November 28, 2019
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE - Open House Presentation, April 3, 2019
As part of the City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan process, the consultants, Cushing Terrell Architecture Inc., presented the City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan –at 2 open houses held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. A copy of the presentation can be viewed here:
Open House Presentation - April 3, 2019
COMMITTEE of the WHOLE - COW Presentation October 15, 2018As part of the City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan process, the consultants, Cushing Terrell Architecture Inc., presented the City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan - Draft Concept to Council on Monday, October 15th, 2018. A copy of the presentation and report can be viewed here:
There are a number of background reports commissioned which look at specific issues as part of an overall plan. These background reports were prepared by Cushing Terrell Architecture Inc. and include the following:
City Centre ARP Infrastructure Assessment Background Report #1 – August 2018
The purpose of this report is to assess the current City Centre infrastructure, evaluate the system capacities, service life and provide recommended upgrades and where required what the estimated costs could be for associated improvements/upgrades. These upgrades will increase the level of service of the City Centre for current and future development.
City of Spruce Grove City Centre Parking Study – June 2018
As part of the ARP study it was identified that a parking study has not been completed in the City Centre area. A parking study is sought to provide a base line of current conditions. In the event that changes are made to parking through the CCARP, the City will be able to measure if the parking situation improved.
City Centre ARP Land Use and Urban Form Background Report #2 – August 2018
The purpose of this document is to provide a framework and platform of directions and considerations upon which the Final ARP document will prepare specific policies structured in accordance to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) Section 635 as well as the Edmonton Metropolitan Regional Board
City Centre ARP Columbus Park Revisioning Concept Plan Background Report #3 – August 2018
One of the primary tasks of the Area Redevelopment Plan is to explore a new use and design for Columbus Park. This document includes revisioning/repurposing concepts for the existing park.
City Centre ARP Economic Benefits and Costs Background Report #4 – June 2019
This document provides an assessment and summary of the economic benefits and costs associated with the thoughtful and pragmatic implementation of the City Centre ARP recommendations.