Policy Plans

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Planning & Development works closely with the community to develop policy planning documents. The plans are created through extensive consultation and discussion. Our recommendations to Council and day-to-day decisions takes these plans into consideration. Our planning documents and processes are set up in a hierarchy. Please see Policy Plans Flow Chart for further details. 


Capital Region Board

The City of Fort Saskatchewan is one of 24 municipalities that belongs to the Capital Region Board (CRB).  Established in 2008, the CRB coordinates long range planning and decision making in areas of regional interest. The CRB Growth Plan guides the efficient use of land and infrastructure by building compact communities. 


Municipal Development Plan  

The City of Fort Saskatchewan Municipal Development Plan 2010-2030 (MDP) sets out guidelines for growth and the development of our community over the next 20 years. This is a high level policy tool that will guide decision making on what to build and where to build it. The MDP uses a land use policy framework that is founded on the principles of our Community Sustainability Plan. Together, these documents provide a vision and road map for the future of our great city.  

The MDP identifies our Community Vision of Engaged Citizens, Thriving Community.  

Municipal Development Plan 2010 - 2030

This plan directs the City to achieve density targets outlined in the Capital Region Growth Plan. We’ve been busy tracking how we are doing.  For information about our density numbers click here.


Community Sustainability Plan 

The Community Sustainability Plan provides a high level strategic plan to guide all decision-making towards a sustainable future. 

Community Sustainability Plan

Area Structure Plans

Area structure plans provide land use, access, servicing, and policy direction for specific neighbourhoods. The principles and objectives established in each plan guide the intensity and character of land uses and circulation patterns. 

Southfort Area Structure Plan 

Westpark Area Structure Plan

Josephburg Road North Industrial Area Structure Plan

Alberta Industrial Heartland Area Structure Plan - Fort Saskatchewan Section 


Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan

The Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP) is a policy document which guides future development in the downtown, our oldest and most diverse neighbourhood.

Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan


Old Health Centre Site Redevelopment Brief

The Redevelopment Brief presents a unified vision and provides guidance for potential development of the Old Health Centre Site located between Highway 15, 99 Avenue and 95 Street.  

Old Health Centre Redevelopment Brief


Outline Plans 

An Outline Plan is more detailed than an Area Structure Plan and will provide direction for specific areas. This would include identifying housing types, densities, road patterns, park land and other community amenities. Outline Plans are typically produced by Developers and reviewed by the City. 



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