The 2010 Capital Region Growth Plan: Growing Forward is the Capital Region’s 35 year growth strategy for managing growth as a Region. The aim is simple: to ensure sustainability of the Region for future generations. The Growth Plan represents a shift in planning with the emphasis on greater integration of land uses and GIS, with transportation and housing. The goal is to ensure the long term prosperity and sustainability of the region through more coordinated planning of growth.

The Growth Plan is a landmark agreement among the member municipalities to a new regional policy framework that describes how we will collectively manage growth across four priority areas – Land Use, Intermunicipal Transit, Housing and Geographic Information Services. The plan’s foundation is based on a set of six core principles and numerous policy frameworks to guide the Board’s decision-making at a local and regional level.

  1. Protect the Environment and Resources
  2. Minimize the Regional Footprint
  3. Strengthen Communities
  4. Increase Transportation Choice
  5. Ensure Efficient Provision of Services
  6. Support Regional Economic Development

The plan identifies the overall development patterns and key future infrastructure investments to complement existing infrastructure, services, and land uses to maximize the benefits to the Capital Region. The plan is a blueprint for coordinating decision making in the Region to enable economic growth and ensure strong communities and a healthy environment.

The Board’s goal is to ensure the Capital Region is sustainable, competitive on the global stage and is an attractive, livable place to live with the highest quality of life. All residents will benefit from the Board’s work to ensure our long term future of the Region.

Growth Plan & Addenda Collection

  • Growing Forward: The Capital Region Growth Plan
  • Appendix 2: Land Use
  • Appendix 3: Transit
  • Appendix 5: Housing
  • October 2009 Addendum
  • December 2009 Addendum
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Growth Plan & Addenda Topic Index:

This listing identifies key topics contained in the Capital Region Growth Plan and Addenda, providing an easy reference to the most current information.
Regional Cost Sharing Formula Growing Forward  155
Regional Transit Cost Sharing Formula October 2009 Addendum  32
Vision & Guiding Principles Appendix 4: GIS Plan  21
CRB Member Housing Profiles Appendix 5: Housing Plan  
General Locations of Future Housing Needs in the Capital Region December 2009 Addendum 30
Housing Continuum December 2009 Addendum 29
Sub-Regional Model December 2009 Addendum 27
2009 Non-Market Housing Inventory December 2009 Addendum 32
2009 Non-Market Housing Needs Analysis December 2009 Addendum 34
Vision & Guiding Principles Appendix 5: Housing Plan 30
Integrated Regional Transportation Systems Study (IRTSS) IRTSS – Approved July 2011  
Integrated Regional Transportation Master Plan (IRTMP) IRTMP – Approved September 2011  
Agricultural Lands Appendix 2: Land Use Plan 11
Cluster County Residential Areas (CCRAs) October 2009 Addendum 14
Density Targets October 2009 Addendum 11
Environmentally Sensitive Areas Appendix 2: Land Use Plan 27
  October 2009 Addendum 22
Growth Outside of Priority Growth Areas Appendix 2: Land Use Plan 14
  October 2009 Addendum 16
Land Supply October 2009 Addendum 17
Planning and Development among Municipalities Appendix 2: Land Use Plan 31
Principles & Policies Appendix 2: Land Use Plan 10
  October 2009 Addendum 16
Priority Growth Areas(s) October 2009 Addendum 8
Regional Buffer Areas October 2009 Addendum 17
Regional Corridors and Infrastructure December 2009 Addendum 16
Regional Development Footprint December 2009 Addendum 22
Traditional Country Residential Areas October 2009 Addendum 15
Vision & Core Principles Appendix 2: Land Use Plan 9
Population and Employment Forecast December 2009 Addendum 5
30 Year Regional Transit Services Plan 30 Year Regional Transit Services Plan –
Approved October 2011
Integrated Regional Transportation Master Plan (IRTMP) IRTMP – Approved September 2011  
Intermunicipal Bus and Light Rail Service Appendix 3: Transit Plan 40
Long Term Intermunicipal Transit Network Appendix 3: Transit Plan 59
Regional Fare System Appendix 3: Transit Plan 54
Regional Park & Ride Facilities Appendix 3: Transit Plan 42
Regional Transit Cost Sharing Formula October 2009 Addendum 32
Vision & Guiding Principles Appendix 3: Transit Plan 21