The City of Camrose in partnership with Camrose County is 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 first phase of the project is currently underway. The project team is completing a background report that involves a review of available technical information, including existing and future land uses, the transportation network, servicing constraints, and an environmental review. The first phase of the project also involves conversations with Plan Area landowners, government agencies and local businesses.

The scope of the project also includes the preparation of a Biophysical and Environmental Assessment, a Contributions Plan, a Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA), and a Market Analysis to support the ASP.

 

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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