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Planning & Development

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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.

Land Use Bylaw Amendments (Bylaw 1302.24) 

Town of Blackfalds Council has given First Reading to Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw No. 1302.24 specific to the Aspen Lakes West community.
The purpose of this Bylaw is to amend the Land Use Bylaw to include:

  • A new Direct Control District #4 (DC-4),
  • Redistrict a portion of the East Half of SW 34-39-27-W4M to Public Facility District (PF) to accommodate a future school,
  • Redistrict Lots 38-57 Block 14 Plan 162 0173 (remainder of Anna Close) to Direct Control District #4 (DC-4), and
  • Redistrict the undeveloped remainder of the Aspen Lakes West Community, being the East Half of SW 34-39-27-W4M and Lot 106 Block 6 Plan 152 1496 within Pt. SE
    34- 39-27-W4M, to Urban Reserve District (UR).

Town Council will hold a Public Hearing in Council Chambers for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed amending Bylaw No. 1302.24:
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 commencing at 7:00 p.m. 
Town of Blackfalds Civic Centre, Council Chambers (upstairs)
5018 Waghorn Street, Blackfalds AB

Anyone attending the Public Hearing wishing to make a presentation will be given the opportunity to do so. If unable to attend the Public Hearing, you may submit written comments on or before noon, March 20, 2024 to:
Regular Mail or Town of Blackfalds Drop Off Box:
The Office of the CAO, c/o Executive & Legislative Coordinator Box 220
5018 Waghorn Street, Blackfalds AB T0M 0J0
or Email: info@blackfalds.ca

Supporting Documents

Aspen Lakes West Land Use Bylaw Amendment Public Hearing Notification 

Aspen Lakes West Land Use Bylaw Amendment Bylaw 

Aspen Lakes West Proposed Direct Control District #4 Rationale and Proposed District


Aspen Lakes West Area Structure Plan Amendment (Bylaw 1300.24) 

Town of Blackfalds Council has given First Reading to Bylaw 1300.24 to adopt an updated Aspen Lakes West Area Structure Plan (ASP) to guide the future subdivision and development of the remainder of the Aspen Lakes West community, located in the East Half of SW 34-39-27-W4M and Lot 106 Block 6 Plan 152 1496 within Pt. SE 34-39-27-W4M.

The Aspen Lakes West ASP was originally adopted by Town Council in 2015. The developer has applied to amend the ASP to accommodate a future school, which required changes to the future development concept for the remainder of the Aspen Lakes West community. A new Direct Control District specific to the remainder of Anna Close is also proposed to accommodate townhouse developments with some basement suites.

Town Council will hold a Public Hearing in Council Chambers for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed amending Bylaw No. 1300.24:
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 commencing at 7:00 p.m. 
Town of Blackfalds Civic Centre, Council Chambers (upstairs)
5018 Waghorn Street, Blackfalds AB

Anyone attending the Public Hearing wishing to make a presentation will be given the opportunity to do so. If unable to attend the Public Hearing, you may submit written comments on or before noon, March 20, 2024 to:
Regular Mail or Town of Blackfalds Drop Off Box:
The Office of the CAO, c/o Executive & Legislative Coordinator Box 220
5018 Waghorn Street, Blackfalds AB T0M 0J0
or Email: info@blackfalds.ca

Supporting Documents

Aspen Lakes West Area Structure Plan Amendment Public Hearing Notification

Aspen Lakes West Area Structure Plan Bylaw

Aspen Lakes West Area Structure Plan (Bylaw 1300.24 – Schedule A”)

Proposed Changes to the Future Development Concept Plan


Mckay Ranch Area Structure Plan Amendments (Bylaw 1299.24) 

Town of Blackfalds Council has given First Reading to Bylaw 1299.24 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, change a parcel identified for future commercial to residential, and update pedestrian connectivity north of the manufactured home park.

Town Council will hold a Public Hearing in Council Chambers for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed amending Bylaw No. 1299.24:
Tuesday, April 9, 2024 commencing at 7:00 p.m. 
Town of Blackfalds Civic Centre, Council Chambers (upstairs)
5018 Waghorn Street, Blackfalds AB

Anyone attending the Public Hearing wishing to make a presentation will be given the opportunity to do so. If unable to attend the Public Hearing, you may submit written comments on or before noon, April 3, 2024 to:
Regular Mail or Town of Blackfalds Drop Off Box:
The Office of the CAO, c/o Executive & Legislative Coordinator Box 220
5018 Waghorn Street, Blackfalds AB T0M 0J0
or Email: info@blackfalds.ca

Supporting Documents

McKay Ranch Area Structure Plan Amendment Public Hearing Notification

McKay Ranch Area Structure Plan Bylaw

McKay Ranch Area Structure Plan (Bylaw 1299.24 – Schedule “A”)

Proposed Changes to the Future Development Concept Plan


Mckay Ranch Land Use Bylaw Amendments (Bylaw 1303.24) 

Town of Blackfalds Council has given First Reading to Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw No. 1303.24 specific to the McKay Ranch community. The purpose of this Bylaw is to amend the Land Use Bylaw to:

  • Redistrict Lot 3 Block 13 Plan 142 2837 (1 McKay Boulevard) from Commercial Local District (C-3) to Residential Medium Density District (R-3), and
  • Redistrict the undeveloped remainder of the McKay Ranch community, being Lot 1 Block 2 Plan 112 4253 and Lot 2 Block 1 Plan 120 2396, to Urban Reserve District (UR).

Town Council will hold a Public Hearing in Council Chambers for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed amending Bylaw No. 1302.24:

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 commencing at 7:00 p.m. 

Town of Blackfalds Civic Centre, Council Chambers (upstairs)

5018 Waghorn Street, Blackfalds AB

Anyone attending the Public Hearing wishing to make a presentation will be given the opportunity to do so. If unable to attend the Public Hearing, you may submit written comments on or before noon, April 3, 2024 to:
Regular Mail or Town of Blackfalds Drop Off Box:
The Office of the CAO, c/o Executive & Legislative Coordinator Box 220
5018 Waghorn Street, Blackfalds AB T0M 0J0
or Email: info@blackfalds.ca

Supporting Documents

McKay Ranch Land Use Bylaw Amendments Public Hearing Notification

McKay Ranch Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw

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