Land Use Bylaw Refresh

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What is a Land Use Bylaw?

A Land Use Bylaw controls development by categorizing all properties in a city into various land use districts. It governs what may occur (land use) on every piece of property, and establishes a system for issuing development permits.



Why do we need it?
A Land Use Bylaw is one of the most important sets of regulations that a municipality has. It is a tool to help ensure that ongoing development is well aligned with a city's overall vision. The Municipal Government Act requires each Alberta municipality to have its own Land Use Bylaw.

Why is a refresh being done?

Our current Land Use Bylaw (#4168) was drafted in 2013, with several revisions occurring over the past nine years. To better serve the Medicine Hat community of today, a new Land Use Bylaw is currently being written.



Feedback from Hatters is an important element in creating our new Land Use Bylaw.
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Thanks to everyone who dropped by to visit us at the Municipal Mingle on February 13, 2024.

Once we have an full draft of the bylaw to share, we will be checking in with the community for your input.


Lilacs photo by Olivia Worth (myMH photo contest)




What is a Land Use Bylaw?

A Land Use Bylaw controls development by categorizing all properties in a city into various land use districts. It governs what may occur (land use) on every piece of property, and establishes a system for issuing development permits.



Why do we need it?
A Land Use Bylaw is one of the most important sets of regulations that a municipality has. It is a tool to help ensure that ongoing development is well aligned with a city's overall vision. The Municipal Government Act requires each Alberta municipality to have its own Land Use Bylaw.

Why is a refresh being done?

Our current Land Use Bylaw (#4168) was drafted in 2013, with several revisions occurring over the past nine years. To better serve the Medicine Hat community of today, a new Land Use Bylaw is currently being written.



Feedback from Hatters is an important element in creating our new Land Use Bylaw.
__

Thanks to everyone who dropped by to visit us at the Municipal Mingle on February 13, 2024.

Once we have an full draft of the bylaw to share, we will be checking in with the community for your input.


Lilacs photo by Olivia Worth (myMH photo contest)



Page last updated: 22 Feb 2024, 01:53 PM