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.
- Gateway Stage 1 Master Site Plan (pdf)
- Gateway Stage 2 Commercial Mixed Use Master Site-Plan (pdf)
- Kingsview Market Master Site Plan 2010 Update (pdf)
- Midtown Commercial Mixed Use Master Site Plan (pdf)
- Sierra Springs Regional Commercial Master Site Plan (pdf)
Planning & Development