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Planning & Development

We are here to help!

Our planning & development team will assist you with any aspect of planning and development of lands within Town boundaries such as:

  • Development and building permits
  • Letters of compliance
  • Assistance with the processes for subdivision review
  • Re-designation of land
  • Annexation
  • Other business, planning and environmental services. 

Contact us via e-mail or by phone at 403.885.9679 Ext. 280 if you have any questions regarding construction projects such as basement development, sheds, hot tubs, and garages.

McKay Ranch Area Structure Plan (Bylaw 1310.24)

Town of Blackfalds Council has given First Reading to Bylaw 1310.24 to adopt an updated McKay Ranch Area Structure Plan (ASP) to guide the future subdivision and development of the remainder of the McKay Ranch community, located in the SW 25-39-27-W4M on the south-east side of Town.The McKay Ranch ASP was originally adopted by Council in 2010. The developer has applied to amend the ASP to change the future development concept to reflect an updated storm pond design, include more residential lots with back lanes, allow for larger lot residential parcels, and update pedestrian connectivity north of the manufactured home park.

This updated ASP proposes to retain the existing local commercial parcel on the north-east corner of South Street and McKay Boulevard in response to concerns raised by the community at the previous McKay Ranch ASP Public Hearing.

Public Hearing Commencement:
Tue | June 25
7:00pm | Council Chambers
5018 Waghorn Street | Blackfalds, AB

Related Documents:

McKay Ranch Area Structure Plan Amendment Public Hearing Notification

McKay Ranch Area Structure Plan - Bylaw 1301.24

McKay Ranch Area Structure Plan - Bylaw 1310.24 (Schedule A)

Proposed Changes to the Future Development Concept Plan

FRONT PARKING PADS OPEN HOUSE

The Town of Blackfalds is considering allowing front parking pads again in residential front yards. Front parking pads are hard-surfaced areas on a front lawn that are not attached to a garage to provide parking. Any new front parking pads have been prohibited since the summer of 2009; however, there has been community interest in allowing them again.

This open house is a crucial opportunity for you, as a Blackfalds resident, to review the draft rules around front parking pads and provide your invaluable comments and suggestions. Your input is vital as we aim to listen to what you have to say about front parking pads in general and any suggestions on how the Town can best regulate them. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Abbey Centre, Program Room (first room to your left when you enter the Abbey Centre)

4500 Womacks Road, Blackfalds AB

6:00pm – 8:00pm

If you are unable to attend the Open House, copies of the display boards and comment sheets to fill out and submit will be posted on the Planning & Development page of the Town’s website at www.blackfalds.ca after the Open House. Alternatively, you can submit written comments by July 17, 2024 through any of the following methods:

Regular Mail or Town of Blackfalds Drop Off Box:

Attention: Planning & Development Department
Box 220, 5018 Waghorn Street
Blackfalds AB T0M 0J0

Fax: 403-600-0045

Phone: 403-885-9679 

Email: planning_development@blackfalds.ca

Land Use Bylaw

Land Use Bylaw No. 1268/22

Council gave third and final reading to the new Land Use Bylaw No. 1268/22 on April 26, 2022.




See the updated Land Use Bylaw 1268/22 here.
See our Land Use District Map here!


Related Documents:

Should your financial institution or another relevant agency request that you provide them with a Real Property Report, you may use the surveyor that they recommend or visit the Alberta Land Surveyors Association for further information on Real Property Reports.

When you receive your Real Property Report, you can contact us to request a Certificate of Compliance, if necessary. There are various associated requirements and fees related to this certificate that is dependent on your needs. We will outline this detail for you at the time of your request.

Check out the Related Documents section below for various planning documents and processes.

Our Certificate of Compliance Policy is located under Town Policies