Key Ranch NSP

The City has received an application for the proposed Key Ranch Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP). The proposed NSP covers ± 65 ha (160 ac) of lands legally described as the NE 3-27-1-W5, located in northwest Airdrie, one mile south of Veterans Boulevard and bounded by 24th Street to the east.

The plan area is within the approved West Hills CASP and will be a residential community. The West Hills Community Area Structure Plan (CASP) will also be amended to ensure alignment between the two Plans.


What is a Community Area Structure Plan?

A Community Area Structure Plan (CASP) is the first of the five stages in the planning process in Airdrie. A CASP is required prior to the redesignation of rural, greenfield and/or urban holding lands for large-scale urban development. A CASP identifies the general use of land, transportation and utilities concept.


What is a Neighbourhood Structure Plan?

A Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP) is the second of five stages in the planning for these lands. An NSP guides and directs the specific land use, subdivision and development of the new community. The NSP provides details on the local street networks; the exact location of schools, parks and pathways; the distribution of housing types; architectural themes and the provision of essential services.

This diagram outlines the land development process within the City of Airdrie.

Once an NSP has been approved, the lands will be rezoned. Following rezoning, the individual lots are created through subdivision and then construction of the new neighbourhood will commence.


How can you get involved?

As part of the planning process, the developers will be soliciting feedback from the public on the proposed plan. In addition, a public hearing will be held to provide affected stakeholders a final opportunity to provide comments before the plan is adopted by Council.

Once the application goes before Council, a copy of Staff Reports and Council Meeting minutes will be available on the Council Agendas, Minutes, Synopses and Video pages.

The Key Ranch NSP development partners are:
Lamont Lands LP.– NE 3-27-1-W5
Private Landowner – Pt of NE 3-27-1-W5

Please visit this project webpage throughout the process for further resources and important dates. For further information, please contact the file manager.

File Manager:
Daria McDonald, RPP, MCIP
403.948.8800 ext. 8740


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