Edson is a growing, vibrant, and diverse community. We can all agree that a lot has changed since the 1990s when the current Land Use Bylaw (LUB) was first written, and therefore, our Bylaw needs to be rewritten to better align with the Edson of today. While updates to the Bylaw have been ongoing for some time, changes to the key areas covered in the Bylaw are needed to keep up with the evolving needs of our community and to reflect best practices.
The Town has begun to consider what these changes could look like based on extensive background analysis and taking into consideration the feedback received from the first round of engagement. Before we proceed with writing regulation, we are coming back to the community to understand if we are on the right track! So get involved if you can and have your say!
Get Involved This Fall!
Come check out the progress that has been made with the Land Use Bylaw Rewrite Project at the Edson and District Leisure Centre foyer on October 12th from 4-7pm! This is an easy way to get involved in your community, so stop by with your questions and share your opinions!
What does a Land Use Bylaw do?
A Land Use Bylaw is a tool used to help the Town achieve its overall vision. The Bylaw divides the municipality into different land use districts, or “zones”, which establishes rules and regulations for development in Town, including information on the process of making decisions on development proposals within the Town.
How does the Land Use Bylaw impact me?
As a landowner in Town, if you are planning to develop or make changes to your property such constructing a building, starting a business, undertaking renovations or redevelopment, putting up a sign, establishing a secondary suite, etc., the Bylaw will indicate the district (zone) that your property is designated, and furthermore, outline all the relevant rules and regulations that must be considered within that district, and in general.
Why are we asking for your feedback?
The Land Use Bylaw should reflect the current and growing needs of a community. We want to understand what aspects of the Bylaw are important to you, what you think is working well, and what needs to change to make living and working in Edson even better.
Engagement #1 has wrapped up but stay tuned for more ways to get involved through the rest of the engagement process!
What We've Learned
Engagement #1 is complete and a report has been developed based on the feedback we have received so far. Follow the link below to see the full document!
Engagement #2 is complete and a report has been developed based on the feedback we have received so far. Follow the link below to see the full document!