The City of Camrose, in partnership with Camrose County, are undertaking the development of an Intermunicipal Area Structure Plan (ASP) to guide future growth and development of lands located in the southeastern area of the City, including lands located in the County. The Plan Area is bounded by Highway 13, Exhibition Drive, Township Road 46-4, and Dried Meat Lake Road (see map below).

 

The ASP will serve as a critical tool for the City and County to further strengthen its industrial base and regional importance. The ASP is anticipated to take approximately one year to complete.

Community engagement will occur at major milestones during the plan development process. Plan Area landowners, residents and other stakeholders will have key roles in the preparation of the ASP.

Where Are We Now

The City and County are now in Phase 3 of the Intermunicipal Area Structure Plan project and the final draft plan has been prepared. ISL Engineering and Land Services is reaching out to stakeholders and plan area landowners to share the draft plan.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related provincial health restrictions, a Community Open House will not be held. Instead, interested residents and stakeholders can review the ASP and submit their feedback or questions to Aaron Leckie, Manager of Planning and Development at aleckie@camrose.ca or at 780.672.4428.

Following review of the draft plan by stakeholders, plan area landowners, residents and referral agencies, the plan will be finalized and will be presented to both City and County Councils. Residents and stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide their comments about the plan directly to Council at a Public Hearing which will be scheduled at a later date.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Area Structure Plan?
An Area Structure Plan (ASP) provides direction for long-term land use and infrastructure planning of a defined area within a municipality. It is approved by City Council by bylaw, and is prepared in accordance with Section 633 of the Municipal Government Act which requires ASPs to describe:
• the sequence of development proposed for the area;
• the land uses proposed for the area, either generally or with respect to specific parts of the area; and
• the general location of major transportation routes and public utilities
Why is an Area Structure Plan needed?
The new ASP will provide detailed information specifically relating to future land use, transportation and servicing in the area. This will help to strategically guide anticipated future growth in this area. The community engagement process will involve input from landowners, residents and other stakeholders at key milestones throughout the duration of the project.
Does an Area Structure Plan affect my ability to continue to use my land as I am doing now?
The approval of the ASP will not affect current land use activities, and does not affect your taxes. It only addresses future development over the long term.
If the ASP is approved, what happens next?
An ASP is a high level land use planning policy document that provides a concept of how a given area can be comprehensively developed over time. Should the ASP be approved by Council, it would be followed by rezoning, subdivision and development permit applications, and associated detailed engineering studies that are prepared by developers for individual parcels. These more detailed plans will only happen if they are initiated by landowners.
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