The City has been the primary developer of land since 1960 when the early stages of Crescent Heights were developed. A major Land Assembly and Development Agreement was entered between the City and the Province which involved the development of 675 acres of the former jail farm which was intended to be developed for residential housing purposes. The agreements represent the extent of residential development to date in the Crescent Heights, Carlton Park and Crescent Acres areas and there are approximately 150 acres which have yet to be developed.
The Planning and Development Department is responsible for all aspects of subdivision design and marketing of new residential and industrial lots. Since the Department's involvement in new subdivision development and property sales, we have now become responsible for all aspects of property management which includes new serviced lands for sale as previously discussed, tax title lands inventory, maintaining a database of developed land for community purposes and other lands which would include raw land required for future development.