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.
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.
- 2016 Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth plan: Re-imagine. Plan. Build was delivered to the Government of Alberta for its approval on October 13, 2016.
- The Current 2010 Capital Region Growth Plan: Growing Forward remains in effect until that provincial approval is granted.
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.
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.
The Community Sustainability Plan provides a high level strategic plan to guide all decision-making towards a sustainable future.
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.
The Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP) is a policy document which guides future development in the downtown, our oldest and most diverse neighbourhood.
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.
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.