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Municipal Development Plan Review Project
The Town of Olds started a review and update of the Municipal Development Plan in 2017. The current plan was last updated in 2006/2007 and much has changed over the past 10 years.
The Municipal Development Plan Review process is intended to assess the current policies and direction of the 2006/2007 Municipal Development Plan to determine what is working and what may be in need of adjustment. The process involves seeing if the policies still fit the desired direction of the community.
This page will be updated as the project progresses. Please check back from time to time to see updates on the project and notices about opportunities for your participation.
Where is the Process at Now and How can I be involved?
The Municipal Development Plan Review process has been placed on hold to allow time for the Town of Olds and Mountain View County to update the Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP).
The Intermunicipal Development Plan is the main tool used to coordinate land use and planning decisions between the Town and County. Information and suggestions made through the Municipal Development Plan Review will be used in the process to update the Intermunicipal Development Plan. These two plans must be consistent with one another.
It is expected that the Intermunicipal Development Plan Update will take much of 2019 to complete. This process will include public input opportunities which will be advertised as the Update occurs. The Municipal Development Plan Review will start back up once an updated draft Intermunicipal Development Plan has been created.
Please check back for more information and dates for future public participation.
A copy of the Draft Municipal Development Plan that was used for the last public review is available for viewing by clicking on the highlighted text. Please note that a proposed plan that takes into account the feedback we received has not yet been released.
Why is the Municipal Development Plan important?
The Municipal Development Plan guides and directs future physical growth and development, ensuring that it is orderly, economical and beneficial while balancing the environmental, social and economic needs and desires of the community. It is visionary, strategic and long-term in its outlook and application. The Municipal Development Plan should reflect the kind of community residents wish to see in the future and identify ways to achieve this future. It provides a policy framework for the growth and development of the community far into the future. A thirty (30) year period is the minimum planning horizon typically considered.
Topics usually covered in a Municipal Development Plan include:
Who is leading the Process?
Town of Olds Council is leading the process with assistance from Town Administration and Parkland Community Planning Services. As the steering committee for the process, Council will review materials and provide direction throughout the process. This includes collecting public input and selecting approaches that will serve the community well into the future.
What is the Process for the Project?
The broad stages in the review process are:
More Information or Comments to Share?
For further information or to share your comments please contact:
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