What's next?

Progress continues on the new Downtown Plan

Since releasing the results of the downtown design charrettes on April 23, City administration have continued to work with downtown landowners to make the vision from the charrettes a reality. Testing of a list of regulation changes and tools that could spur development shortly after the plan is adopted has already started. Changes to the rules regarding development in the downtown have become the focus for the plan’s completion.

City Council announced the new library location in June 2019 and it will be incorporated into the development of the Downtown Plan. Pairing major civic investment with regulations and development tools that facilitate private investment in the downtown is a key part of our strategy.

Please be sure to check this page to stay up-to-date on the progress of the project, or contact the Downtown Plan project team for more information. You can connect with the team at downtown@airdrie.ca.

Thank you for supporting downtown planning!


The Downtown Plan Project

Downtown means many things to many people. What does it mean to you?
In early 2017, we asked community members to share different perspectives on downtown Airdrie through workshops, focus groups, an online survey and via emails.

Thank you to the amazing community members who shared their thoughts during these visioning events.


What did we learn from Downtown visioning?

The findings were presented to City Council on April 18, 2017. The Council report, workshop, focus group and survey results, and a report on the public engagement expenses provide details on the entire engagement process.

Through the visioning exercises participants provided thoughts on:
• The geographic boundaries of downtown
• The current state of downtown and vision for its future development
• The land uses and services people expect within downtown, including civic facilities
• The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the downtown


Thank you!

The Downtown Plan project team would like to thank all those who attended the Open House on April 23, 2019. We had a great turnout and the attendees had many great questions and ideas to share about the design charrette summaries we presented.

If you were unable to attend, but still want to provide feedback or learn more about the project moving forward, please contact the Downtown Plan project team for more information, or to arrange a one-on-one meeting to discuss the project. You can reach the project team at downtown@airdrie.ca.

To view the presentation boards from the Open House on April 23, please click here.
To view the presentation boards from the previous Open House on Feb. 20, please click here.


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