Each lot in the City of Camrose has a specific land use designation based on the 30 land use districts identified in Land Use Bylaw #2567/07. The purpose of a land use district is to regulate the type of development permitted on each lot. By regulating the type of development based on land use districts and by separating incompatible land uses, the Development Officer can ensure a well-organized City.
Under section 5.02 of Land Use Bylaw #2567/07 anyone can request that a lot be redesignated. Applications for redesignation are available from the Planning and Development Department.
Applications for Re-designation
All applications for redesignation must include:
Applicant’s name, address, and phone number
Owner’s name, address, and phone number
Interest of applicant (if not owner)
Legal and municipal address
Present and proposed designation
Reasons in support of the redesignation
Signature of applicant
Non-refundable application fee
After a completed redesignation application has been received, an amendment to Land Use Bylaw #2567/07 is drawn up, then the bylaw amendment outlining the designation change is presented to City Council for first reading.
Once the bylaw amendment has been given first reading, if approved, it is advertised in a local newspaper for two weeks and a letter is sent to the adjacent property owners explaining the proposed redistricting. A public hearing is held before second reading of the bylaw amendment to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposal.
If City Council supports the application after the public hearing, the bylaw amendment will receive a second and third reading. The redesignation becomes effective on the date it is passed in third and final reading.