Strategic revitalization initiatives that take place in Downtown Lethbridge including but not limited to the replacement of flower planters, reconstruction of entire corridors, beautification of public parks, restoration of historic buildings and development of new modern buildings are all linked to a hierarchy of important plans, studies, and reports.
These plans, studies, and reports ensure that revitalization efforts strategically address the immediate needs of the Downtown while at the same time developing long-term goals for guiding future development.
Heart of our City Master Plan
The Heart of Our City Master Plan (HOCMP) represents a milestone in the long-term project to revitalize Downtown Lethbridge by providing the framework to guide future public improvements and private development, to ensure the emergence of just such a coherent, vibrant, and economically vital Downtown.
> About Heart of our City
Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan
The Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP) is a statutory plan authorized by the Municipal Government Act. The DARP provides a planning framework and supporting policies that will guide future years of development in the Downtown.
> Redevelopment Plan
Galt Gardens Master Plan
The Galt Gardens Master Plan is a master development plan for the centrally located urban park. The master plan includes key implementation strategies and recommendations on subsequent steps to be taken in the design development of Galt Gardens.
> Master Plan
Civic Common Master Plan
The Civic Common Master Plan provides a comprehensive long-term plan to guide future decisions on fulfilling the community's vision for future public amenities in the Civic Common, formerly referred to as the Civic Precinct, which is a four-square-block section that includes land occupied by City Hall south to the Civic Ice Centre as well as the Civic Field, the Yates Theatre, the LSCO complex and the Old Courthouse.
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Public Realm and Transportation Study
The Public Realm and Transportation Study (PRATS) builds on the vision, ideas, and concepts for Downtown development that were expressed in the Heart of Our City Master Plan to produce a strategy on the future development of public urban space including facility requirements for active, public realm improvements, alternative and accessible transportation modes, freight, vehicles, and parking in the Downtown area.