The city has posted the AEGD Secondary Plan Report (PDF link) on the Airport Employment Growth District website reports section. This is the plan that Council will vote on in September, after city staff hold three public information centres, on July 15, August 3 and September 8.
This report specifies the area and land use designations of the proposed AEGD.
AEGD Land Use Designations
The dark purply-blue area south of the airport (below it on the picture) is dedicated for airport-related businesses: catering services, restaurants, car rental, convention centres and so on.
The dark pink area just north of the airport (right above it on the picture) is dedicated for airside industrial uses: freight-forwarders, couriers, fuel depots, on-site custom brokers. Warehousing, distribution and light industry will be allowed there as well but companies need to demonstrate a requirement to locate here.
The medium pink area north of the airport is dedicated for prestige business uses: building and lumber supply, motor vehicle sales and service, convention centres, couriers, equipment and machinery sales and service, hotels, administrative offices, laboratories, union halls, manufacturing, offices, private power generation, repair services, research and development, surveying and planning, trade schools, skilled trade shops, transport terminals, transportation depots, and warehouses. Yes, according to the city, warehousing and transportation qualify as "prestige business".
The three light pink areas encircled by the prestige business area are dedicated for light industrial uses: animal shelters, building and lumber supply, contractors, motor vehicle sales and service, couriers, dry cleaners, equipment and machinery sales and rentals, administrative offices, laboratories, landscaping contractors, manufacturing, offices, private power generation, repair services, research and development, surveying and planning, trade schools, skilled trade shops, warehousing, waste processing, and waste transfer.
The main difference between the "prestige business" and "light industrial" areas is that the "prestige business" areas "will be subject to high quality urban design and sustainable development standards". Maybe the warehouses will have to have pedestrian-friendly steetwalls, or something.
The grey line along Twenty Road is designated a utility corridor, providing water and wastewater facilities, storm water management, pipelines, electrical transmission lines and transformers, and recreational paths.
The dark purple circles are "employment supportive centres", in which walking, cycling and transit are to be given priority over driving and no parking, drive-thrus or stacking lanes are to be permitted between the sidewalks and the buildings. In addition to the "prestige business" uses, these areas may contain convenience stores, health and recreational facilities, banks, restaurants, and gas stations with car washes.
Finally, the dark green blobs are "natural open space".
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