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MDP Process

Flourish: Growing to 100K is a four-phase planning process that will engage the community in many different ways. In each phase, you will have opportunities to provide input and feedback. 

Phase 1: Exploring Growth Considerations and Opportunities

During Phase 1, the project team will engage with community and business leaders and undertake technical reviews to identify growth considerations and opportunities that the new MDP needs to address. You can support this work by completing the first MDP questionnaire. The growth considerations and opportunities will be grouped into themes for discussion at a two-day public City Summit on November 14-15, 2018. In addition to the summit, a second online questionnaire will be posted and pop-up sessions will take place at community gathering places. 

Phase 2: Growth Scenarios

In Phase 2, the project team will use the analysis completed in Phase 1, the outcomes of the City Summit and the principles identified in the Vision and Pillars of Sustainability to develop three scenarios for where and how St. Albert could grow over the long term. The scenarios will consider appropriate locations for new places to live, work, shop and play, and what those areas should look like. The team will consider how the Downtown and other commercial areas might change over time. The growth scenarios will be presented to the public for feedback before a preferred scenario is more fully developed.

Phase 3: Developing and Refining Policies

During Phase 3, the project team will take the input gathered in Phases 1 and 2 to create a preferred growth strategy, to be endorsed by Council. The team will develop policies and maps based on the strategy as well as policies related to a range of themes, such as the environment, housing, economic development, culture, parks and recreation, transportation and urban design. The policies and maps will be assembled in a draft MDP for public review.

Phase 4: Finalizing the Municipal Development Plan

The focus of Phase 4 will be confirming the policy directions of the draft MDP with the community and finalizing 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: October 19, 2018

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