Resources

Development Enabling Regulatory Improvements

Municipal Development Plan

Calgary’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is our vision for how Calgary grows and develops over the next 60 years. Calgary is expected to grow to two million people over that time, so it is important to plan for our future. It works together with the Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP) and strives to create an environment where The City can provide services that Calgarians desire in a way that is financially sustainable while protecting our natural environment and supporting a prosperous economy.

Learn more in Sec 2.1.2 of the Municipal Development Plan

Industrial Area Structure Plans (Local Area Plans)

There are five Industrial Area Structure Plans (ASP) that refine and implement The City's broader planning objectives contained in the MDP and CTP. These plans help to shape the physical environment with the goal to achieve a pattern of orderly, economical, compatible development in support of successful business and industrial sector growth. The industrial ASPs are for the Northeast, Nose Creek, Shepard, Southeast 68 Street, Southeast and Stoney areas.

Find out more in the Community and Area Plans section of the Planning and Development Resource Library.

Land Use Bylaw

The Land Use Bylaw outlines the rules and regulations for development in Calgary as well as the process of making decisions for development permit applications. Part 8 of this document contains the eight (8) industrial districts (zones) that regulate industrial development. Efforts are underway to simplify these regulations.  Learn more about the Land Use Bylaw


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