Growth Study

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The City of Fort Saskatchewan has experienced unprecedented rates of population growth in recent years. As a result, land development has also occurred much faster than was previously anticipated.

Based on past population surges as well as future population projections in the region, the City of Fort Saskatchewan needs to understand what to expect in terms of future population growth, how to prepare for that growth, and what the effects of that growth may mean for the long term planning of the community.

In order to do this, a Growth Study was undertaken to assess current land supplies, and determine future land requirements.

The main focus of the Growth Study is to project Fort Saskatchewan’s growth over the next 50 years, and determine how much land will be required to accommodate growth both inside and outside of the existing boundaries. The Fort Saskatchewan Growth Study looks at both short and long-term growth objectives, the type of growth contemplated (i.e. residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional), and provides rationale for that growth.

 

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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • 1. What is a Growth Study and a Financial Impact Assessment?

  • 2. Why is Fort Saskatchewan doing a growth study?

  • 3. According to the Growth Study, how much land does Fort Saskatchewan require?

  • 4. What are the next steps?

  • 5. What are the opportunities to participate in the process?

  • 6. If the City proceeds with annexation and the boundaries are adjusted, how will landowners in the expansion areas be impacted?

  • 7. If annexation is approved, will landowners in the expansion areas be able to continue using their land in the same manner? Will they be forced to develop their land?

  • 8. How can I stay informed?

  • 9. Who do I contact if I have any questions about the process?