Flourish: Growing to 100K is a four-phase planning process that has engaged the community in many different ways. In each phase, the public has had opportunities to provide input and feedback.
1 - Exploring Growth Considerations & Opportunities
During Phase 1, the project team consulted with community and business leaders and undertook technical reviews to identify growth considerations and opportunities that the new MDP needs to address. This work was supported by community feedback gathered through the first MDP Questionnaire. The growth considerations and opportunities were grouped into themes for discussion at a two-day public City Summit on November 14-15, 2018. In addition to the summit, a second questionnaire and pop-up sessions took place in late 2018 to gather input.
2 - Growth Scenarios
In Phase 2, the project team used the analysis and community feedback from Phase 1, to create goals for the new MDP. Three different growth scenarios were developed. The growth scenarios also considered appropriate locations for new places to live, work, shop, and play, and what those areas may look like. The emerging goals and growth scenarios were shared with the public for feedback. In addition to an open house held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, a third questionnaire, and numerous pop-up sessions took place in March and April 2019. Thank you for your input.
3 - Developing and Refining Policies
During Phase 3, the project team took the input gathered in Phases 1 and 2 to refine the goals, create key policy directions, and develop a future urban structure map. Policies related to a range of themes, such as the environment, housing, economic development, culture, parks and recreation, transportation, and urban design were developed to support achieving the goals. The goals, policies, and maps have been assembled in a draft MDP document for the community’s review and input.
4 - Finalizing the Municipal Development Plan
As the City wraps up Phase 4, the project team will confirm the policy directions of the draft MDP with the community and finalize the plan for submission to the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB). The MDP will require approval from both the EMRB and St. Albert City Council.
Last edited: March 18, 2020