It’s been almost ten years since Council approved Edmonton’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP), The Way We Grow (2010) and Transportation Master Plan (TMP), The Way We Move (2009).
A lot has changed since then, including the advancement of LRT planning and construction, major developments in the urban core, catalyst projects like Blatchford, and new strategies guiding Edmonton’s transit, open space, and infill development.
It’s time for a refresh of those plans, especially as we move towards a city of 2 million people. We need to talk about the many challenges and opportunities that come with a changing and dynamic Metropolitan Region.
The City Plan will combine the MDP and TMP into a single, unified plan about the spaces and places in our city.
The City Plan will show how we build and grow in a more compact and efficient urban form.
All municipalities are required, by the Municipal Government Act, to produce a Municipal Development Plan and Transportation Plan that is approved by City Council.
The City Plan will establish new and renewed objectives and policies to address the future growth of the city.
Using Council's goals, it will show, through networks, systems and nodes how the city will be built and will grow.
We need to align with the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan by October 2020.
The City Plan will align with Vision 2050 and leverage the work completed to date on that project.
Edmonton’s The City Plan is part of a larger story. It will be guided by the four goals of Council’s Vision 2050: Healthy City, Urban Places, Climate Resilience and Economic Prosperity. It will also guide the upcoming rewrite of the Zoning Bylaw.
The City Plan will detail how we build, grow and move around our city, while Edmonton’s Zoning Bylaw will set out the rules for how buildings are built - the location and shape of the houses and buildings, as well as the amount of parking and landscaping provided.