Planning Documents and Studies

Planning Documents and Studies

Municipal Development Plan

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Learn about Sturgeon County’s Municipal Development Plan and how it serves as a roadmap for how our community evolves and transforms.

Review the MDP

Land Use Bylaw

The Land Use Bylaw assigns a specific district to every property:

  • Agriculture
  • Country Residential
  • Local Industrial and more.

Check out the Land Use Bylaw map. and learn more about our Land Use Bylaw here.


Infrastructure Master Plan

The Infrastructure Master Plan is a critical document focused on land-use. There are key linear infrastructure components including water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation/road systems. The Master Plan will examine the effects of potential growth scenarios on each component of infrastructure and explore solutions to any deficiencies encountered.

Area Structure Plans

Area Structure Plans (ASP) are documents approved by Council as bylaws. An Area Structure Plan provides a framework that describes:

  • the proposed land uses
  • density of population sequence of development
  • general location of major roadways
  • public utilities in the area
  • any additional requirements that council may require


Off Site Levies

An offsite levy is a mechanism for municipalities to recover capital costs incurred for infrastructure improvements for new development or growth. Offsite levies transparently and equitably allocate offsite infrastructure capital costs to those that benefit – thus ensuring growth pays for growth.

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