Land Use Bylaw (LUB)

The LUB is a planning tool with the purpose of regulating development in a manner that is specifically enabled by the provisions contained in the Municipal Government Act (MGA) of Alberta. The bylaw relies heavily on guiding plans to inform it, including the Airdrie City Plan, Area Structure Plans, Redevelopment Plans, and Inter-Municipal Development Plans. The LUB is also expected to be consistent with any regional plans that are administered by the Province.

Airdrie’s 2016 Land Use Bylaw (LUB) is written for today's growth pressures and contains clearly written regulations leaving less room for misinterpretation. Below are the current Land Use Bylaw regulations under Bylaw B-01/2016, as amended and consolidated from time to time.

Land Use Bylaw (consolidated on December 28, 2017)
Appendix A, Figures
Appendix B, Maps

The PREVIOUS Land Use Bylaw, Bylaw No. B-09/2005, is available for reference purposes, as is the Land Use Bylaw (final adopted version)

A record of the Land Use Bylaw update project, which includes draft documents and materials from public engagement, Planning Commission, and Council presentations, is available here.


Updates and Amendments

The Land Use Bylaw is considered a “living document” and over time the Bylaw is frequently amended and reconsolidated as new communities are developed, areas receive land use or rezoning approvals, and staff update regulations to respond to issues and emerging trends. A record of amendments to Land Use Bylaw B-01/2016 is kept below:

Amending Bylaw Date Enacted Type Description
B-12/2016 2016-06-06            Map amendment Map amendment for expansion of Monklands MR area.


2016-06-06 Text amendment Council approved the creation of Direct Control District 47 (DC-47)


2016-06-06 Land Use approval Land Use approval for South Point commercial


2016-06-06 Land Use approval Land Use approval for South Point residential


2016-08-06  Map amendment Map amendment for MR disposition and land use amendment on Tower Lane


2017-01-16 Land Use approval Land Use approval for Phases 1-3 of Chinook Winds NSP


2017-06-05 Text amendment and map amendment Administrative amendment: 12 text items and 1 map update from review and implementation of the Land Use Bylaw


2017-07-04  Map amendment Map amendment to redesignate part of Coopers’ Phases 21 and 26


2017-07-04  Text amendment Text amendment to add ““Health Care, Limited” as a Discretionary Use to DC-11


 2017-08-21  Land Use approval  Cobblestone Creek


 2017-10-02  Text amendment Add “Vehicle Sales and Leasing” as a Discretionary Use in M3, map schedule limiting Vehicle Sales and Leasing to specific sites, and special land use requirements for Vehicle Sales and Leasing in the M3 District.



Text amendment and map amendment Direct Control District 48 (DC-48) created and subject lands redistricted



 Map amendment Cobblestone Creek redistricting for show homes

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