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 News

A Land Use Bylaw Amendment will be brought forward to Council on April 1, 2019 in order to update requirements regarding approvals and development of cannabis retail and production facilities.

Bylaw No. B-07/2019 will amend the Land Use Bylaw by:

  • Updating definitions and references to provincial approvals and requirements;
  • Amending Bylaw standards that require the submission of a copy of any federal and/or provincial licenses as a condition of approval for any cannabis-related business;
  • Providing clearer language around Bylaw standards and maps that cross-reference Provincial restrictions on location of licensed premises defined within the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Regulation AR 143/96, and define where the Land Use Bylaw permits Cannabis Retail developments, and;
  • Providing clearer language around Bylaw standards which outline circumstances where separation distances can be varied between Cannabis Retail uses and health care facilities, schools, or school reserve sites.


For additional information or questions about proposed or upcoming amendments, please contact William Czaban with the City of Airdrie Planning department at 403.948.8800 ext. 8705 during regular business hours.


Amendment Records

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, limited 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



Map amendment Redistricting of parts of Midtown from DC-41 to R1-L and from DC-43 to R2


The following amendments have been passed since the most recent consolidation of Land Use Bylaw No. B-01/2016:

Amending Bylaw Date Enacted Type Description
B-39/2017 2018-01-15 Land Use approval Bayview/Bayside Stage 3 NSP: Phase 1


2018-04-03 Map amendment Redistricting Lot 35, Block 1A, Plan 1412686 from R1-V to M1


2018-04-03 Map amendment Redistricting Part of Lot 2, Block 1, Plan 0012504 from R2 to R1-L


2018-05-07 Map amendment Redistricting 12.4 hectares (30.64 acres) within lands legally described as NE ¼ Section 26, Township 26, Range 1, W5M in South Windsong


2018-07-03 Text amendment Add “Personal Service” to the list of Permitted Uses in DC-19


2018-09-04 Text amendment Included definitions, standards and regulations on Cannabis Facilities and Cannabis Retail businesses and established a supporting map outlining the locations where Cannabis Retail

is established as a Permitted or Discretionary Use


2018-10-01 Text amendment Add “Indoor Recreation, Limited” as a Discretionary Use in IB-3, limited specifically to Lot 3, Block 7, Plan 7711567, and adding a corresponding location map to the IB-3 district within Section 8.5.24




2018-12-03  Map amendment Redistricting Lots 10 & 11, Block 8A, Plan 5541R from CS to R1-V


2019-01-21 Text amendment and map amendment Redistrict Lot 4, Plan 9612338 from RR-4 to RR-2, and make a site-specific text-amendment to the RR-2 land use district.


2019-01-21 Text amendment Administrative amendment: 11 items from review and implementation of the Land Use Bylaw

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