Zoning (districting) is the process of dividing land into districts that regulate appropriate uses for all properties within the town. The purpose of zoning is to ensure that land uses are compatible with surrounding uses and adjacent development.

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Land use districts specify:

  • The purpose of the district
  • Permitted and discretionary uses
  • General regulations

View the Towns land use districts on the Land Use District Map, or through the interactive map.

Land Use Bylaw

The Town districts land under the Land Use Bylaw to regulate land use and development. It stipulates:

  • Land uses
  • Housing types and densities
  • Location of shops and services
  • Parking requirements
  • Landscaping
  • Building heights

The Land Use Bylaw also includes definitions for land uses to determine if a proposal meets the district specific regulations for the subject property of a planning application.

Land Use Bylaw Ammendments

Land use districts can only change through a Land Use Bylaw amendment, referred to as a redistricting. A redistricting application must be consistent with all statutory plans.

Redistricting

Redistricting means changing the district that applies to a property. You must apply to redistrict a property to develop in a way that is not allowed under the current districting, or to subdivide the land for a different use.

Council can approve a planning bylaw application to redistrict an area through a Land Use Bylaw Amendment. A redistricting application takes a minimum of two to three months once accepted, but may take longer depending on the nature of the application.

Subdivision

You must apply for subdivision when:

  • Adjusting a lot line or creating multiple lots from one existing lot;
  • Legally separating space in an existing building; or
  • Subdividing one or more lots into a bare land condominium or strata subdivision. 

Appeals

You can appeal a Subdivision Authority decision to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) or the Municipal Government Board depending on the nature of the subdivision. To appeal a decision, you must submit a complete application form and pay the application fee. 

Subdivision endorsement

We endorse all subdivisions approved by the Subdivision Authority. To finalize a subdivision and create new lots or units, you must:

  • Provide a complete subdivision endorsement package to the Town;
  • Meet all conditions of approval;
  • Obtain Town approval; and
  • Register the subdivision plan at Alberta Land Titles.