Land Use Bylaw Review
Red Deer's Land Use Bylaw - Explained (pdf)
This project is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete, due to the complexity of the document and the desire to incorporate internal and external feedback. A new Land Use Bylaw is anticipated to be considered by City Council in late 2023.
Project Philosophy and Framework
Land Use Bylaw Review - Project Philosophy and Framework (pdf)
Check this page for regular updates throughout the project. If you would like to receive these updates directly, please contact David Girardin to be added to our mailing list.
- Update #1 – Definitions - April 15, 2021 (pdf)
- Update #2 - Survey Results - June 9, 2021 (pdf)
- Update #3 - Commercial Land Uses - June 30, 2021 (pdf)
- Update #4 - Residential Land Uses - August 31, 2021 (pdf)
- Update #5 - Industrial Land Uses - October 5, 2021 (pdf)
- Update #6 - Residential Regulations - March 31, 2022 (pdf)
- Update #7 - Residential Land Use Districts - April 22, 2022 (pdf)
- Update #8 - Developed Areas Regulations - December 20, 2022 (pdf)
- Update #9 – Commercial Regulations – Feb 15, 2023 (pdf)
We welcome comments related to the Land Use Bylaw review at any time throughout the project. Please send your feedback to David Girardin, Major Projects Planner at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the short survey linked below.
For more information, please contact:
David Girardin RPP, MCIP
Major Projects Planner
City Planning & Growth
The City of Red Deer
15 Minute Cities – Fact Checking:
Does The City have a 15-minute city proposal/plan as a part of the Land Use Bylaw review?
No. The City of Red Deer has not adopted a 15-minute city plan, and has no upcoming or proposed planning or design guideline changes for neighbourhood design. The 15-minute community is a planning concept often adopted by urban centres. The concept focuses on having key services and amenities – such as work, shopping, healthcare, and leisure facilities – within a 15-minute walk or bike ride from home. Our neighbourhoods are always designed with connectivity in mind. The City is committed to providing services to citizens regardless of where they reside and how far they wish to travel both online and in-person.
The Land Use Bylaw review is focused on reviewing the fundamentals and regulations of the Land Use Bylaw, endeavouring to increase flexibility and adaptability by reducing regulations where they are not necessary, while also improving the document’s usability and reviewing the related processes to improve the customer experience.
Is The City participating in a Smart Cities Challenge?
No. The City of Red Deer is not participating in a Smart City Challenge. The City of Red Deer did participate the in a 2018 challenge through the Government of Canada, but were not successful. The information on the Infrastructure Canada website has not been updated since 2020, and the application featured under The City of Red Deer is from the 2018 challenge – the group is no longer in operation. Further inquiries about the Smart Cities Challenge, the data and website should be directed to Infrastructure Canada.