Master site plans

A master site plan establishes both design and technical aspects of development proposals and ensures that the project:

  • contributes to an attractive street scape,
  • blends with the character of the area, and
  • meets the City's development requirements.

As Airdrie grows and redevelops, there is a need to ensure good urban design. This design should:

  • provide for the needs of all citizens,
  • minimize potential conflicting land uses,
  • integrate the built environment with the natural environment, and
  • ensure new development fits in with its surrounding community.

Site plan approval is an essential component of the development review process.
It is intended to:

  • Implement the objectives of the City Plan, Municipal Development Plan and Airdrie One Sustainability Plan
  • Ensure conformity to the Zoning Bylaw and other appropriate bylaws and regulations
  • Ensure sufficient municipal services and on-site facilities
  • Eliminate or reduce negative impacts on adjacent land uses

Master Site Plans are often prepared by a design consultant who must be either a licensed engineer, architect, landscape architect or land survey. Master Site Plans are:

  • required for any Mixed-Use or Commercial site over 3.0 hectares in size;
  • required for any Residential site over 5.0 hectares in size;
  • may be required at the discretion of the Development Authority for any Industrial site exceeding 8.0 hectares in size, and;
  • may be required at the discretion of the Development Authority for any other development site exceeding 8.0 hectares in size.

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