Update November 2023
Although this project experienced a slowdown during the spring and summer of 2023 due to emergencies, it is progressing. Staff have completed the internal review of the 95% Draft Land Use Bylaw, and Council has endorsed the materials for the 3rd Engagement, which includes a short video, an online survey, and a key changes graphic. Once our consultant sends back the revised final draft of the Land Use Bylaw, it will be posted for viewing on this web page along with the noted engagement materials for public review. At this stage of the project, the 3rd Engagement is more to inform the public; however, any relevant feedback will be considered before producing the final Bylaw for Council’s consideration.
Given that the holiday season is fast approaching, the 3rd and final round of engagement will likely occur early in the new year, with the final Bylaw being presented to Council for decision in the Spring of 2024.
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!