Robert Service Way Area Plan

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Overview 

The City has hired a consultant (Jane of All Trades Consulting) to develop a new plan for the Robert Service Way area of Whitehorse. The subject area for this planning study generally stretches from Ear and Hobo Lakes to the Airport and from the Alaska Highway to the Yukon River. A map of the study area can be view here.

The objectives of the Robert Service Way Area Plan are to:

  • Gather background data on ecology, geotechnical, wildlife, and contamination;
  • Determine a vision for the remediation and recreational use of Ear and Hobo Lakes;
  • Explore development and servicing along the Alaska Highway and at the City snow dump; and
  • Review the existing function and future of the ball diamonds and campground.

Public Engagement 

There will be a significant public engagement aspect to this project. Following background and stakeholder work in the late winter, public engagement is expected to take place in May and June. The consultant team includes SMRT Popups, who will be developing and hosting several engagement activities around the City. Stay tuned for more information on how you can be involved in this planning process.

Timeline  

It is expected that a draft plan will be completed in late August, which will be available for public comment. The City is hoping to have the final plan completed for Council adoption in October. The final reports prepared by Jane of All Trades Consulting will help inform the next OCP review, expected to begin in late 2017/early 2018.

Background Documents

Reports (by order of year completed):

  1. Chadburn Lake Park Management Plan (proposed final version, 2016)
  2. Whitehorse Sustainability Plan (2015)
  3. Schwatka Lake Area Plan (2015)
  4. Regional Parks Plan (2014)
  5. “Above the Airport” Trail Network Plan (2014)
  6. Zoning Bylaw (2012)
  7. Official Community Plan (2010)
  8. Trail Plan (2007)
  9. Parks and Recreation Master Plan (2007)
  10. Detailed Salmon Habitat Management Plan (2004)
  11. Water and Sewer Study (2003)
  12. Significant Wildlife Area Report (2000)
  13. Yukon River Corridor Plan (1999)
  14. Soil, Terrain, and Wetland Study (1997)
  15. South Access Area Development Scheme (1997) - only available in hardcopy
  16. South Access Development Plan (1991) - only available in hardcopy

Contact

Kinden Kosick, Planner, kinden.kosick@whitehorse.ca, (867) 668-8348