Plans, Studies & Policies

Policies

For a complete list of policies that pertain to planning and development in the City of Leduc, please visit the City Clerk.


Downtown Master Plan

The Downtown Master Plan (DMP) is a comprehensive long range plan for revitalizing Downtown Leduc. It addresses key economic, environmental, and social issues for a comprehensive approach for revitalizing our city’s Downtown over time. Since approval in 2012, the city has been leading and collaborating on a number of Downtown Master Plan implementation projects.


City of Leduc - Leduc County Inter-municipal Development Plan

The City of Leduc – Leduc County Inter-municipal Development Plan (IDP) deals with future land uses and other matters related to physical, social, and economic development within the IDP area. The IDP also includes procedures for the implementation of IDP policies, dispute resolution, and amendments.

  • The Capital Region Board approved the City of Leduc – Leduc County IDP on October 4, 2011
  • That approval was followed by a Joint Public Hearing of Leduc City Council and Leduc County Council on November 15, 2011
  • Leduc City Council gave final approval to the IDP on November 28, 2011
  • Leduc County Council gave final approval to the IDP on January 24, 2012

To understand and better prepare for growth in the Leduc region, the City of Leduc and Leduc County developed a Joint Sustainable Growth Study in 2008. The purpose of the study was to identify the growth pressures and land requirements in the Leduc area, and to determine where growth would be most feasible based on factors such as infrastructure, sustainable growth principles and economic development pressures. An IDP is a statutory municipal policy plan enforced by provincial regulations and prepared by neighbouring municipalities. The main purpose of an IDP is to ensure that development within two or more municipalities reflects the mutual and individual interests of the municipalities involved. An IDP will often focus on boundary areas between rural and urban municipalities.


Municipal Development Plan

Leduc’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a high-level planning document that captures our vision for the city’s growth. It defines policies and directs decisions on land use planning, community service priorities and infrastructure investment. As one of the fastest growing cities in the country over the past decade, the MDP is an important part of planning for Leduc’s future. It influences how we interact with built and natural environments on a daily basis, including the roads we drive on, the businesses we shop in and the neighbourhoods we call home. The MDP was updated in 2020 to ensure that planning and development aligns with our unique local and regional priorities, and accurately captures our community’s vision. Leduc is a city with a plan for the future, and the MDP ensures our growth is sustainable, while preserving our natural environment and supporting an economically prosperous city.


Neighbourhood Design

Neighbourhoods are designed with the right mix of housing, good transportation networks, quality park space, easy access to stores and services to meet daily needs. Learn more about Leduc's Neighbourhood Design.


50-year Growth Study

This study will examine the potential urban growth forms and growth direction options for the City of Leduc. This study uses a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach, with a systematic prioritization of opportunities and challenges affecting the city’s long-term urban growth options. The 50-year Growth Study will quickly become an important reference for Leduc. Once completed, it will be used to inform key statutory plans and other strategic initiatives, long-term facilities planning, long term transportation and servicing planning, land development strategies, potential future annexations, and more. The first component of this study, Population and Employment Projections, was completed and approved by council in June 2020. Forecasting population and employment growth provides key information to determine the allocation of the various land uses within the city and is an important first step in completing this study.