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.