West Okotoks Area Structure Plan

West Okotoks Area Structure Plan
The Town of Okotoks has initiated work on the developer-funded West Okotoks Area Structure Plan (ASP).

What is an ASP?
Under the Municipal Government Act, an ASP provides a framework for subsequent subdivision and development of an area of land and describes the proposed sequence of development, the general land uses, the density of population, the general location of major transportation routes and public utilities, and other matters considered necessary for development.

West Okotoks ASP Project Team
The ASP Project Team comprises several major landowners within the plan area including Tristar Communities, La Terra Ventures Inc. and NewNorth Projects Ltd. The team is also includes a number of consultants including B&A Planning Group, MPE Engineering and Watt Consulting Group.

Official West Okotoks ASP Website

​West Okotoks ASP Area

The West Okotoks ASP area spans just over a thousand acres and is located within the proposed annexation area for the Town of Okotoks. As no decision has been issued by the Provincial Government at this time, these lands are currently located within the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31. The Town of Okotoks is proceeding with the West Okotoks ASP in anticipation of the annexation being approved with the last remaining step being an official order by the Government of Alberta.

Learn more about the ANNEXATION 

Alignment with Long-Term Municipal Planning Goals & Policies

One of the main drivers for both the annexation and the West Okotoks ASP stem from the Town’s identified need for additional land supply to accommodate long-term sustainable growth to 80,000 residents. In order to ensure a holistic approach, the West Okotoks ASP process will move forward in conjunction with the Town’s 2017 Municipal Development Plan and Growth Management Strategy Review. Together these planning initiatives will help successfully define the vision for the Town and set the framework to guide sustainable, long term growth and development. 

West Okotoks ASP Goals

The West Okotoks Area Structure Plan will:

  • Identify Opportunities and Constraints to development
  • Establish a regional road network and community boundaries
  • Prepare generalized land use uses for the ASP and accompanying Land Use Policy for Council adoption
  • Identify:
    • Commercial/Employment areas
    • Residential development
    • School site allocation
  • Locate Regional and Community Facilities
  • Identify Environmentally Significant Areas
  • Establish infrastructure requirements including:
    • Internal road network
    • Municipal servicing
Community Consultation, Next Steps & Contact Information

The West Okotoks ASP project team will be completing comprehensive public engagement as part of the application process with initial outreach dates tentatively set for April 2017. A number of meetings with a range of stakeholders including plan area land owners and the broader community are planned. A public open house will also take place prior to the ASP application submission date. More information on upcoming initiatives will be advertised as they become available.

For more information please contact:

Colin Gainer, Senior Planner, Town of Okotoks
Ph: 403-995-2759
Email: cgainer@okotoks.ca  

Blaise Fontaine, Engagement Specialist, B&A Planning Group
Ph: 403-692-5231
Email: bfontaine@bapg.ca 

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