On May 5, 2008, City Council adopted the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) Bylaw 3404/2008. This replaces the MDP adopted in 1998. The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) land use concept map was amended in March 2011 but the rest of the document remains unchanged.
Municipal Development Plan
The MDP is the main planning document that outlines how land will be used and guides future growth and change within the community. It provides broad direction on the types of land uses in various locations within the city. The MDP also provides direction on how development is expected to occur and how decisions on development are made.
The process to update the MDP started in January 2005. It consisted of four major phases.
Phase 1: Initial Input, Research and Issue Identification
City residents and stakeholder organizations were asked for their thoughts and suggestions on land use planning for The City of Red Deer. When combined with the research being done by the consulting team, this input helped identify the various issues that needed to be addressed in the updated MDP. This phase commenced in January 2005 and was completed in March 2005.
Phase 2: Strategic Directions and Public Review
Working with The City staff, the consulting team prepared broad, strategic directions for the policies and issues to be addressed in the MDP. These formed the basis of the draft plan. An open house and public meeting was hosted to share the directions with the public and provide opportunity for comments and suggestions. This phase took place in April and May 2005.
Phase 3: Draft Updated Municipal Development Plan and Public Review
A draft plan document was prepared based on input and research from the previous phases. This portion of phase 3 was completed in June 2007. The public then reviewed the draft plan. Open houses and public meetings were held to give opportunities to find out about the draft plan and provide input. This phase occurred between July and September 2007.
Phase 4: Presentation to City Council and Adoption
The proposed MDP was presented to City Council for its consideration. As part of this process, Council hosted a public hearing to enable interested parties to speak directly to Council on the updated MDP. Before the public hearing, the proposed MDP was available to the public. The proposed MDP was passed first reading by Red Deer City Council on Monday, January 28, 2008. It was adopted by City Council on May 5, 2008.
If you would like more information about the MDP contact:
Major Projects Planner
The City of Red Deer