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 braved the weather to attend the Open House on Wed., Feb. 20. We had a great turnout and the attendees had many great questions and ideas to share.

The primary objectives for the Open House were:
1. To review the 2017 Downtown Visioning response data;
2. To invite people to sign up for the Design Charrette; and
3. To invite people to sign up for the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

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

To view the presentation boards from the Open House, please click here


What's next?

Achieving the community’s vision requires the creation of a new Downtown Plan. Building on the visioning, the next step is to focus on the layout, scale and form of buildings, transportation and mobility, and overall pedestrian experience. Through a design charrette process, the project team will gather input from community members for a new Downtown Plan that will reflect the priorities of Airdrie residents and the City’s ten-year Economic Strategy for well-managed growth.

Design Charrette - March 12, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at City hall
There are approximately 45 openings for the charrette, which is an active, collaborative board-game style design workshop played out in groups of six to seven. The charrette will be open to all residents, including those with connections to non-profits, special interest groups, etc. We are aiming for a significant representation of landowners and business owners for this stage of the engagement process.

Citizens Advisory Committee 
As part of the project we will be creating a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to review the plan or plan components at various stages of completion. We anticipate a CAC of approximately 12 members from a diverse range of backgrounds. The final size and format of the CAC will depend on the number of people who are interested in joining and able to commit to periodic meetings and review tasks. We expect approximately one meeting every one to two months until the project is completed. Residents should only sign up for the CAC if they are able to make such a commitment.

If you would like to join the Design Charrette and/or Citizens Advisory Committee, please request by email. Registration is open until February 27, 2019.

We look forward to engaging with you at future events. In the meantime, be sure to check this page for updates. You can also contact the project team at

Thank you for supporting downtown planning!


Contact us

Planning & Development

P. 403.948.8848

F. 403.948.6567


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