At Monday’s regular Council meeting, the Council was presented with the proposed area redevelopment plan.
The plan identifies specific policies and city actions that will address 22 issues facing revitalization in downtown Airdrie.
The Downtown Resolutions and Bylaws were first presented to Council on February 22, 2022, and have since been changed based on stakeholder comments for Monday’s meeting.
In addition to the Area Redevelopment Plan, Council received proposed downtown redevelopment incentives, which included seven resolutions and two ordinances aimed at improving the city's competitiveness.
“The plan and proposed resolutions are built from extensive public engagement,” said Director, CAO Office, Stephen Utz. “Our Core Strategy encourages us to do “Downtown Differently” by looking at the strengths and weaknesses of our core area and proposing municipal actions and incentives to accelerate redevelopment. I am excited to see new residents and jobs attracted to the area from these policies and actions”.
Airdrie City Council gave two readings to the downtown plan and accepted the background report for information.
The plan will be presented to the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board for compliance review with the Regional Growth Plan within the week before coming back to Council for third reading and final approval tentatively scheduled for Sept. 6
To see the full plan, visit the City of Airdrie’s area redevelopment plan on their WEBSITE.
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