Land Use Bylaw Review Project

The City of Red Deer is reviewing its Land Use Bylaw. The primary intent of the project is to review the fundamentals and regulations of the Land Use Bylaw, endeavoring to increase flexibility and adaptability by reducing regulations where they are not necessary. Equally important, we will be improving the document’s usability and reviewing the related processes to improve the customer experience.

Every municipality in Alberta is required to have a Land Use Bylaw. The Land Use Bylaw establishes rules and regulations for land development as well as the process of making decisions for development permit applications within The City of Red Deer.

This project, it has been broken up into the following different stages:

  • Phase 1 (we are here):
    We are currently on this stage, and this is the focus of our public engagement. In this stage, we are reviewing and updating the following components:
    • All Residential Zones and Related Regulations
    • All Commercial Zones and Related Regulations
    • All Industrial Zones and Related Regulations
    • Definitions
    • Defined Use Regulations
    • General Regulations, limited to the following:
      • Parking
      • Landscaping
      • Accessory Buildings

  • Phase 2 (2024+):
    In 2024, we will begin work on reviewing and updating other components of the Land Use Bylaw. Public engagement will continue when we enter this phase. Some of the other parts of the land use bylaw that will be updated in the future include:
    • General Regulations
    • Overlays and other districts, such as Parks and Environmental Preservation
    • Direct Control Districts and Site Exceptions.



What we Heard

The "What We Heard" Report contains a summary of all public comments received as well as recommendations from City Planning & Growth.

Read the "What We Heard" Report.