Edmonton's Industrial Land Strategy is a framework for programs and policies that are updated to respond to changing requirements and market conditions. The nine elements of the strategy are listed below.
- Ensure that Edmonton's major industrial areas have a minimum three-year supply of serviced industrial land, based on current trends, through public and private sector land and infrastructure development activities.
- Undertake and facilitate new industrial planning activities to encourage development and redevelopment of industrial areas in an orderly, cost-effective way, and ensure development opportunities are continually available.
- Streamline development approval processes and enhance communication and customer service to facilitate the development of industrial land and buildings.
- Review financing policies and mechanisms and adapt them to the unique needs of the industrial land development business, where necessary to facilitate the development of industrial land, and will seek new sources and methods for financing major infrastructure.
- Build transportation, drainage and other infrastructure in Edmonton's industrial areas at the rate required to meet demand for industrial land and provide services that support business activity.
- Play an active and strategic role as a land developer through strategic land acquisition, planning, land development, development partnerships and land sales, to ensure that land is available for industrial development.
- Implement enhanced active marketing programs and use the City's advanced information technologies to make marketing and real estate information readily available to prospective users of industrial property.
- Participate in strategic partnerships and programs to capitalize on economic development opportunities that involve industrial land development.
- Develop and maintain a reliable information base on vacant industrial land, land absorption rates and market trends.
Edmonton's Industrial Land Strategy was approved by City Council on August 27, 2002.