The third and final phase of public engagement for the Calgary Metro Region’s growth plan has launched and residents are invited to participate at calgarymetroregion.ca.
“We are proud to be part of planning for the future of our region and look forward to hearing what residents have to say about the proposed plan,” says Mayor Marshall Chalmers.
The regional growth plan will lay out how the 10 municipalities in the region will work together to plan for their next million residents. Two previous phases of public engagement in 2020 supported the development of the current draft plan, which describes where and how new development will take place in the Region.
This third phase of public engagement is happening from March 18 - April 8, 2021 and includes online engagement and virtual open houses.
The key features of the draft plan are having “Preferred Growth Areas” and “Preferred Placetypes”, which essentially say that new development will only happen in prescribed areas of the Region rather than happening anywhere a municipality or developer chooses, with a few exceptions.
Following this phase of public engagement, the Board will finalize the growth and servicing plans. These final plans must be submitted to the Minister of Municipal Affairs by June 1, 2021. The CMRB invites Albertans to visit calgarymetroregion.ca to join the conversation online, and register to attend one of a few virtual open houses between now and April 8.
For more details about the regional growth plan and the public engagement process or to learn more about the CMRB, please visit calgarymetroregion.ca .
The CMRB’s mandate is to support the long-term sustainability of the Calgary Metropolitan Region. The Calgary Metropolitan Region includes the following ten municipalities: City of Airdrie, City of Calgary, City of Chestermere, Town of Cochrane, Foothills County, Town of High River, Town of Okotoks, Rocky View County, Town of Strathmore and Wheatland County (portion).