Municipal Development Plan / LUB Amendments
Planning Our Future 1998 - 2010
County of Red Deer No. 23, Alberta
Armin A. Preiksaitis & Associates Ltd. (prime consultant) in association with Reid Crowther Ltd. prepared a new Municipal Development Plan for the County of Red Deer (1996 pop. 17,126).
The County of Red Deer adopted its first General Municipal Plan (GMP) in 1989. Since then the County has experienced significant population growth and change. A more comprehensive plan was needed to guide decisions regarding growth, development, and strategic investments in infrastructure to the year 2010.
Priority areas for the plan, identified in a workshop with Council and the Administration, included:
|maintaining a strong agricultural economy|
|promoting quality lifestyles|
|providing needed transportation and other infrastructure |
|respecting property rights|
|promoting and supporting partnerships |
|maintaining sound fiscal health|
The planning process involved extensive public consultation. Methods used included a survey of 5,600 County households and businesses, key person interviews, workshops in each of the County's 7 divisions, and open houses. A separate issue identification workshop and presentation of the draft plan was held with neighbouring municipalities.Back to Urban and Regional Planning
A formal public hearing was held on July 21, 1998 and Council gave Third Reading to the new Municipal Development Plan on September 1, 1998.
Client: County of Red Deer
Project Budget: $100,000
Completion: September 1998