Northwest Industrial Plan

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The Northwest Industrial Area Structure Plan establishes a framework for the development of land in Medicine Hat's North Employment Sector. The area outlined in the plan can accommodate growth of existing industry and attract new compatible industries, increasing employment and industrial opportunities in the city.

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Public feedback is now closed
The project was open for feedback until November 24, 2021.

Project Summary:

The Northwest Industrial Area Structure Plan (ASP) has evolved through consultation with landowners, stakeholder groups, impacted businesses, intermunicipal collaboration, the public, and City Administration. Policies and guidelines have been developed as a result of this consultation to direct future Outline Plan, Subdivision and Development Permit applications within the Plan Area.

The Plan provides a vision and framework for the future development of approximately 958.7 ac of land in northwest Medicine Hat. The Plan Area represents approximately six quarter sections of land, bordered by Boundary Road NE (town of Redcliff boundary) to the west, Broadway Avenue NW to the south, Box Springs Road NW to the east, and undeveloped agricultural lands to the north.

The Northwest Industrial ASP is envisioned for future industrial growth, including heavy industrial opportunities such as heavy processing and manufacturing centres, technical research facilities, regional industrial opportunities such as warehousing and distribution centres, as well as more locally focused light/medium industrial opportunities such as landscape and building supply companies, among others. This Plan anticipates the creation of approximately 1,992 new jobs upon full buildout, including an integrated network of industrial roadways linking to the Trans-Canada Highway, and new rail connections to the CP and CN Rail network.



The Northwest Industrial Area Structure Plan establishes a framework for the development of land in Medicine Hat's North Employment Sector. The area outlined in the plan can accommodate growth of existing industry and attract new compatible industries, increasing employment and industrial opportunities in the city.

View Draft Plan (PDF)

Public feedback is now closed
The project was open for feedback until November 24, 2021.

Project Summary:

The Northwest Industrial Area Structure Plan (ASP) has evolved through consultation with landowners, stakeholder groups, impacted businesses, intermunicipal collaboration, the public, and City Administration. Policies and guidelines have been developed as a result of this consultation to direct future Outline Plan, Subdivision and Development Permit applications within the Plan Area.

The Plan provides a vision and framework for the future development of approximately 958.7 ac of land in northwest Medicine Hat. The Plan Area represents approximately six quarter sections of land, bordered by Boundary Road NE (town of Redcliff boundary) to the west, Broadway Avenue NW to the south, Box Springs Road NW to the east, and undeveloped agricultural lands to the north.

The Northwest Industrial ASP is envisioned for future industrial growth, including heavy industrial opportunities such as heavy processing and manufacturing centres, technical research facilities, regional industrial opportunities such as warehousing and distribution centres, as well as more locally focused light/medium industrial opportunities such as landscape and building supply companies, among others. This Plan anticipates the creation of approximately 1,992 new jobs upon full buildout, including an integrated network of industrial roadways linking to the Trans-Canada Highway, and new rail connections to the CP and CN Rail network.



  • FAQs updated

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    Thank you to those who have submitted questions and feedback on our NW Industrial Area Structure Plan so far.

    Please note that we have updated our FAQs to reflect answers to some of the common themes that have arisen on multiple inquiries. As well, we have included some answers on our Questions tab so you can see if your particular inquiry has already been addressed.

    We look forward to hearing more feedback and engagement from our community!

  • Draft Northwest Industrial Area Structure Plan ready for public input

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    Medicine Hat – Development of the Northwest Industrial Area Structure Plan (ASP) enters the next stage in the planning process and is now ready for public viewing on Shape Your City, with the project team collecting feedback until November 24, 2021.

    The Northwest Industrial ASP provides a long-term vision and framework for the future development of approximately 958.7 acres of land (approximately six quarter sections) in northwest Medicine Hat, east of the Town of Redcliff boundary and north of Broadway Ave NW.

    The Northwest Industrial ASP represents the first step in the future development of: heavy industrial opportunities (e.g., heavy processing and manufacturing centres, technical research facilities, etc.); regional industrial opportunities (e.g., warehousing and distribution centres, etc.); locally focused light/medium industrial opportunities (e.g., landscape and building supply companies, etc.), among other compatible uses (e.g., limited service commercial, City utilities, power substations, etc.).

    The plan is anticipated to result in approximately 1,992 jobs, provide additional rail connections to the CP Rail network, and leverage opportunities to efficiently connect to the nearby Trans-Canada Highway.

    The draft Northwest Industrial ASP has evolved through consultation with stakeholder groups, impacted businesses, adjacent municipalities, and city administration. Policies and guidelines have been developed as a result of this consultation to direct future land use, subdivision, and development within the area.

    To learn more and share feedback, visit https://shapeyourcity.medicinehat.ca/northwest-industrial-plan. View the frequently asked questions section or contact the members of the ASP project team in the “Who’s Listening” section by submitting a question or feedback near the bottom of the page.

    This consultation period is open until November 24, 2021. Following the consultation period, the project team will have an opportunity to make further adjustments to the draft plan prior to it being presented to Municipal Planning Commission and City Council.

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    For further information, please contact:
    media@medicinehat.ca

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