ATD will offer multi-family residential in an appealing location outside of the City Centre. Density in this location will provide greater housing choice, improved affordability for young people and families, options to ‘age in place’ and to live close to where you learn or work.
The innovation hub will attract talent, diversify employment and spread economic benefit throughout the city. High quality education, training and diverse jobs in industries like agriculture, aerospace, and innovation more broadly will support people at all stages of their careers, providing opportunities to work near a thriving community.
Building “up, not out” means responding to Abbotsford's growth needs in a more sustainable way. Amenities and essentials will be focused in a complete community that is walkable and vibrant. while preserving nature and trails.
Education, inspiration, innovation, and commercialization will help address challenges and opportunities like food security and sustainability. A centralized hub in Abbotsford, anchored by the proposed B.L. Au Centre for Innovation and Food Security, will attract talent and investment to strengthen Abbotsford's agricultural roots and enable local farmers to thrive.
Mixed-use development will locate services and amenities closer together, increasing connectivity between spaces and places. Intensification will preserve additional land to support trail creation and environmental protection, optimizing greenspace and infrastructure to create well-connected complete communities.
Compact urban development and the creation of complete communities leads to shorter trips for everyday needs, reducing commute times and encouraging use of the trail network for everyday travel and recreation. ATD will embrace active transportation, getting people out of their cars and enabling them to spend more time in nature, being active, and with their families.