Planning

The Planning department works with Council’s approved policy documents and Provincial and Federal regulations to help shape how Red Deer looks and feels. Check out our information on land development, planning, urban design and construction and development approvals here.

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General Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Statutory Holidays

Main Contact Information

Main Phone Line: 403-406-8700
Fax: 403-342-8200
Email: planning@reddeer.ca
Third Floor, City Hall (4914-48 Avenue)
Mailing Address 

Working Projects

Our Planning department is currently hard at work on the following area planning projects. Learn more about these important plans.

Land Use Bylaw and Zoning

The Land Use Bylaw establishes how land can be developed in the City of Red Deer.

Subdivision

Covers the process of subdividing land into smaller parcels.

Neighbourhood Planning (NASPs)

Great neighbourhoods are the result of careful planning and thoughtful design.

Area Redevelopment Plans (ARPs)

Area Redevelopment Plans (ARPs) are a neighbourhood based planning tool that is used to guide redevelopment.

Industrial Area Structure Plans

Industrial Area Structure Plans (IASP’s) propose the sequence for industrial land development, typically of at least 160 acres of land.

Major Area Structure Plans (MASPs)

Major Area Structure Plans are long range land use planning tool that will usually encompass a large land area. MASP’s are prepared by The City of Red Deer and are approved by City Council.

Municipal Development Plan

The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a high level policy document that provides the framework for how Red Deer will change and grow over time.

Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP)

Learn more about Regional Planning and the Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP).

Heritage Planning

Heritage resources are important pieces of Red Deer's history and they enhance the character and quality of life in the city.

Planning Fees

Find a list of planning fees here. Fees must be paid prior to commencement of application processing.

Plan and Bylaw Amendments

Changing a City adopted plan requires City Council approval. The following Plan Amendment Process provides all the relevant information and 'how to' steps to request a land use rezoning to City Council.

Other Plans and Guidelines

Find NPDS, GDAP, C1 Design Guidelines, Character Statements, 52 Ave land Use Designation Study and more information here.