Urban sprawl is defined as, “the expansion of poorly planned, low-density, auto-dependent development, which spreads out over large amounts of land, putting long distances between homes, stores, and work and creating a high segregation between residential and commercial uses with harmful impacts on the people living in these areas and the ecosystems and wildlife that have been displaced.” https://www.everythingconnects.org/urban-sprawl.html
Tranquille is the opposite of sprawl. Designated in KAMPLAN 2018 for future growth with an adopted Neighbourhood Plan, Tranquille is planned as a sustainable agri-community that combines a working farm, mixed-use Village, compact walkable neighbourhoods, public waterfront, and restored ecosystems:
• Farm | Plan returns Tranquille to active agricultural production with expanded acres under cultivation, restored facilities, and diversified crops + local farm businesses;
• Village | Plan reduces daily vehicle trips through Village services from local shops + clinics, to community daycare + lakehouse, to market gardens and waterfront inn + restaurant, all within easy neighbourhood walking + cycling.
• Neighbourhoods | Plan clusters the Community on the waterfront and former Provincial sanitorium site, providing a diversity of homes within a 5-minute walk of parks and village amenities to accommodate a range of lifestyles, life-stages and incomes.
• Waterfront | Plan reintroduces Kamloops to the Lake, securing public waterfront access through a network of parks + trails anchored by a destination lakefront park on Cooney Bay.
• Ecosystems | Plan restores Tranquille’s sensitive ecosystems through protecting riparian areas, stabilizing salmon river function, and enhancing wildlife habitat.