Alerts

Thank you for visiting our new website! Please let us know what you like and how we can improve by completing the feedback form

Municipal Development Plan Update

After 24 months of work and community and stakeholder engagement, the Town of Okotoks has prepared a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP).  “Uniquely Okotoks” will guide future growth and development as the town’s population grows from nearly 30,000 today to an anticipated 70,000-90,000 people by 2080.  

Based on feedback, the new draft, updated from June 2019 has been re-organized so that it flows better. Council also applied the One Planet Living Framework (a framework that helps us articulate how we can live within the means of the earth to support social, economic and environmental health and wellbeing) and illustrations have been included to help you see what implementation of the MDP might look like.  

Bylaw 23-20 “Uniquely Okotoks,” the bylaw to adopt the proposed Municipal Development Plan (MDP), was given first reading at the Aug 17 regular Council meeting. The MDP is one of the Town’s most essential strategic plans & is used by Council & staff to make decisions about land use, infrastructure investment & community service priorities. The MDP will guide future planning decisions.

We want you to understand how this policy document might benefit you, the residents and business owners of Okotoks. The MDP also has benefits for visitors to our community and the environment. 

MDP Snapshot

Vision

How Do We Get There?

Updated Draft MDP

Frequently Asked Questions

How You Benefit from the MDP

We want you to understand how this policy document might benefit you, the residents and business owners of Okotoks. The MDP also has benefits for visitors to our community and the environment. 

Did you know that the policies of the draft MDP will aim to reduce residential taxes and increase services through balancing growth more effectively between commercial and residential businesses? The changes in the updated plan, for example, increased density and commercial/industrial growth, will lower the residential tax rates long-term. 

The aim of the plan is also to streamline processes, amend policies to allow for greater flexibility on parking and setbacks and allow for variety of housing types & options. This will increase the potential for additional options such as laneway suites and the freedom for other housing forms in neighbourhoods within Okotoks. These benefits (and many more!) will contribute to a successful and vibrant community that is unique, fiscally responsible and dynamic to change!

We prepared fictional character profiles, based on Okotoks' demographics, of different people in our community to help you see how the plan can work for you.

More Information