The Town of Okotoks is updating the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and we need your help! This important plan will guide Okotoks' growth and development long-term and identify how to achieve our community vision. In order to complete this complex task, the Town requires information from all Town departments and, of course, from you, our residents. Thank you for your input, we truly appreciate your participation in this essential project!
MDP Update - Public Participation Opportunities
We encourage residents to review the key issue papers and then complete the survey (click image below), available until May 20.
Share your thoughts about Okotoks' future at the interactive MDP info session on Saturday, May 12 from 10am – 2pm at the Foothills Centennial Centre where the Town will have a tent set up outside the entrance.
What is a Municipal Development Plan?
The Municipal Development (MDP) is the Town’s most essential strategic plan and is used by Council and staff to make decisions about land use, infrastructure investment, and community service priorities.
The MDP will guide future planning decisions like:
- Where should new development go and what form will it take?
- How can we create more local jobs?
- What does sustainability mean for Okotoks, and how can we encourage innovation that is also practical and realistic?
- How can we conserve our natural areas and water resources as growth and development occur?
- What types of housing do existing and future residents need, and how we can encourage more affordable housing?
- How can we make it easy for everyone to get around Okotoks?
- How can we reduce our emissions and energy use and plan for climate change?
- How can we create quality places that reflect Okotoks’ identity and are safe and welcoming for people of all ages and abilities?
What is the Project Timing?
We are just beginning the process. Over the next year the Town will be asking residents, business owners, stakeholders and community groups to weigh in on how community strengths can be built upon while planning for the future. In each phase there will be opportunities for you to learn more, attend an event and provide feedback.
- In Phase 1, the process begins with a fun, interactive public event and questionnaire. Join us as we explore early ideas for Okotoks’ future!
- In Phase 2, specific topics will be explored and key options and trade-offs will be discussed. Take part in a workshop or share your thoughts online.
- In Phase 3, all the feedback received to date will be used to develop a draft of the updated MDP and will be brought back to the community to make sure we are on the right track before it is presented to Council for approval.