Annexation Area Amendments to the Municipal Development Plan & Land Use Bylaw

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Background

Since 2017, the City of St. Albert has been engaged in intermunicipal discussions with Sturgeon County regarding an annexation of lands. Through this process, the City of St. Albert has decided to explore annexation to allow for sustainable long-term growth consistent with the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan, as well as providing certainty for residents, developers, and landowners. As the annexation applicant, the City of St. Albert undertook multiple forms of public engagement and completed all necessary technical studies required to support its application. The annexation negotiation process between the City of St. Albert and Sturgeon County has concluded, and in September 2020, the negotiated annexation agreement was approved by each municipality’s Council. The annexation is now with the Province for a final decision, which is expected by the end of 2021.

Annexation results in changes to the common land boundary between subject municipalities, and transfers municipal jurisdiction from one municipality to another. With forthcoming boundary changes, subject to the Province's decision, the City will be required to amend Flourish, the Municipal Development Plan (MDP), as well as the Land Use Bylaw (LUB).

Municipal Development Plan Amendments

Amendments to the MDP will include, but not be limited to, updating maps to address the City's boundary change and future land use plans for the annexation area, as well as policy direction for the annexation area. Please refer to the draft map below.

Land Use Bylaw Amendments

Amendments to St. Albert's Land Use Bylaw will include, but not be limited to, introducing a new Land Use District that will guide and enable the transition of land uses in the annexation area, where appropriate. The district will allow existing uses of land to continue and certain types of subdivision.

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Let Us Know Your Thoughts!

The City invites the community to review and provide comments to the proposed draft MDP & LUB amendments maps above. Comments can be provided in the Feedback Section, or by emailing the MDP team at mdp@stalbert.ca. The commenting period will be closed on December 15, 2021.

Virtual Open House

There will also be a virtual Open House held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 5:30 pm, where the City will present draft amendments to the MDP and LUB that incorporates the annexation area. **Registration is required.

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Background

Since 2017, the City of St. Albert has been engaged in intermunicipal discussions with Sturgeon County regarding an annexation of lands. Through this process, the City of St. Albert has decided to explore annexation to allow for sustainable long-term growth consistent with the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan, as well as providing certainty for residents, developers, and landowners. As the annexation applicant, the City of St. Albert undertook multiple forms of public engagement and completed all necessary technical studies required to support its application. The annexation negotiation process between the City of St. Albert and Sturgeon County has concluded, and in September 2020, the negotiated annexation agreement was approved by each municipality’s Council. The annexation is now with the Province for a final decision, which is expected by the end of 2021.

Annexation results in changes to the common land boundary between subject municipalities, and transfers municipal jurisdiction from one municipality to another. With forthcoming boundary changes, subject to the Province's decision, the City will be required to amend Flourish, the Municipal Development Plan (MDP), as well as the Land Use Bylaw (LUB).

Municipal Development Plan Amendments

Amendments to the MDP will include, but not be limited to, updating maps to address the City's boundary change and future land use plans for the annexation area, as well as policy direction for the annexation area. Please refer to the draft map below.

Land Use Bylaw Amendments

Amendments to St. Albert's Land Use Bylaw will include, but not be limited to, introducing a new Land Use District that will guide and enable the transition of land uses in the annexation area, where appropriate. The district will allow existing uses of land to continue and certain types of subdivision.

View Larger Map ↗

View Larger Map ↗

Let Us Know Your Thoughts!

The City invites the community to review and provide comments to the proposed draft MDP & LUB amendments maps above. Comments can be provided in the Feedback Section, or by emailing the MDP team at mdp@stalbert.ca. The commenting period will be closed on December 15, 2021.

Virtual Open House

There will also be a virtual Open House held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 5:30 pm, where the City will present draft amendments to the MDP and LUB that incorporates the annexation area. **Registration is required.

Register Now »

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