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Growing for tomorrow: Red Deerians invited to influence changes to the Land Use Bylaw

May 26, 2023 12:57 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Over the next month, Red Deerians are invited to share their ideas and perspectives on Red Deer’s Land Use Bylaw through a public participation process.

The primary intent of the project is to review the fundamentals and regulations of the Land Use Bylaw, endeavoring to increase flexibility and adaptability by reducing regulations where they are not necessary.

Areas of the bylaw that The City is looking for the public to help influence include:

  • Ideas to increase housing options for all stages and ages in residential zones. This could include allowing for more suites, and including duplexes under R1.
  • Ways to create consistency and equity between neighbourhoods for housing design standards.
  • Create a common definition for Developed Areas and criteria that could replace the current Mature Neighbourhood Overlay.
  • Options to create cost savings by reducing certain regulations.
  • Expand compatible uses in residential, commercial and industrial zones.

“We want to know what makes our city and neighbourhoods liveabe for all stages and ages, and what ideas Red Deerians have to leverage land use planning to position our city even better for tomorrow,” said Emily Damberger, Manager City Planning and Growth. “Through this public participation, we are inviting Red Deerians to influence how we, as a city, grow for tomorrow.”

How to participate:

  1. Join us for an in-person workshop at the Westerner Park Chalet:
  • Wednesday, June 7

Developer, real estate, and commercial focus
Session 1: 3 - 4:30 p.m., or
Session 2: 5:30 - 7 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 8

Resident and community groups focus
Session 1: 3 - 4:30 p.m., or
Session 2: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Child-care available upon request.

To register, email and specify the session date and time you will attend, and if you require child-care. Note each session to last approximately 90 minutes.

  1. Provide your input online:
    Until June 24, our online engagement tool is live. It includes interactive components as well as a survey. To join the conversation, visit:

Every municipality in Alberta is required to have a Land Use Bylaw as per the requirements in the Municipal Government Act. The Land Use Bylaw establishes rules and regulations for land development as well as the process of making decisions for development permit applications within the City of Red Deer.

For more information on the project, visit:

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