Future Growth Plans and Listing of Planning Policies
- Provincial, Regional, and Intermunicipal Plans, Policies, and Guidelines
- Municipal Development Plan (MDP)
- Future Growth Plans
- Land Use Bylaw (LUB)
- Guiding Plans & Policies
- Plans in Progress
A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a community's long term guide to growth and development.
Chestermere's 2016 MDP was passed on August 15 and is a 25-year vision plan resulting from two years of public consultation, expert analysis, committee review, regional alignment, and Council consideration.
The MDP helps guide the future actions and decisions of Council and Administration and impacts planning, approvals, policies, bylaw, budgets, services and growth.
like no other in the region Accommodating small town and urban lifestyles, Chestermere offers a diversity of housing options. From large lot residential to multi-family with a variety of unit sizes, Chestermere is a place where people of all ages call home.
The City upholds a community design standard that promotes connected and livable streets, where residents can easily access recreation amenities, natural spaces, as well as local services, schools, and employment by foot or vehicle.
Comprised of family-oriented, recreation based neighbourhoods, Chestermere residents have developed strong community ties and an active lifestyle. Chestermere offers exceptional community services, public facilities, and recreation opportunities that provide all residents security, great civic pride, and a high quality of life.
There are indoor and outdoor public gathering spaces where neighbors meet, interact, celebrate and enjoy cultural and art activities through any season. Through an integrated greenway and open space network, residents are connected to shops, local services, and each other. In Chestermere you can experience natural open spaces, parks, playgrounds, and pathways for play, recreation, education, and opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the environment.Communities are anchored by vibrant mixed-use shopping centres that meet the everyday needs of residents and attract shoppers from across the region. Local commercial, office space, health services and education institutions provide ample opportunities for employment, innovative thought and growth to our community.
The City’s commitment to economic development has cultivated the vibrant, flourishing Chestermere
Downtown, as well as several key commercial and employment centres. Without the “hustle and bustle” of an urban setting, Chestermere manages to remain an oasis for recreation and relaxation while providing unique shopping, services and amenities sought out in the region.
|Updating the MDP was a 2 year process that included extensive public consultation and research.|
What were the major changes?
|Master Area Structure Plans||Year|
|Area Structure Plans||Year|
|Waterford Stage 1||2018|
|Waterford Stage 2||2018|
|Westmere Stage 3||2001|
|Westmere Stage 6||2011|
|Westmere Stage 7||2013|
|Land Use Bylaw|
The Municipal Government Act authorizes cities such as Chestermere to create and enforcement bylaws to maintain the health, safety, and wellness of the community.
The City of Chestermere Land Use Bylaw came into effect on February 22, 2011. The purpose of the Bylaw is to regulate and control the uses and development of land and buildings within the City to achieve fair, orderly and economic development of land.
Land Use Map
|Chestermere Boulevard Corridor Plan||2015|
|Chestermere Wetland Policy||2013|
|Building, HVAC, Plumbing, Gas, and Electrical Permit Bylaw||2017|
|Safety Codes Act|
|Social Plan 2012-2014||2012-2014|
|Facilities & Amenities Strategic Plan: Master Recreation Plan 2014||2014|