Draft versions of the Village of Caroline Municipal Development Plan and the Caroline-Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan are available for review! The links below lead to a copy of each document:
DRAFT – Village of Caroline Municipal Development Plan
DRAFT – Caroline – Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan
Interested persons and groups are welcome to provide suggestions, comments and critique of the draft plans. Please forward any comments you may have by Wednesday, February 6, 2019 to:
Natasha Wright at email@example.com or call 403-343-3394 or by mail to Unit B, 4730 Ross Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 1X2.
On Tuesday, January 29, 2019 we will be hosting an open house in the Community Hall at the Caroline HUB in Caroline. Two presentation and question/discussion sessions are also planned.
The open house portion will run from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with display boards available for viewing and planning staff available to answer questions or discuss the plans with you. The timing is flexible and you are welcome to attend when convenient for your personal schedule.
A brief presentation about each plan followed by a question/discussion session will take place at 3:30 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. Each presentation is similar and you are welcome to attend whichever one fits your schedule.
What: Open House on Draft Village of Caroline Municipal Development Plan and
Caroline-Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan
Where: Community Hall at the Caroline HUB in Caroline
When: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
2:30 pm – 7:30 pm Open house displays available for viewing and discussion
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm First Presentation and Question/Discussion session
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Second Presentation and Question /Discussion session
There are several ways for you to participate in the plan process. Please take advantage of the following opportunities:
Review materials on the Village or County website and submit comments;
Attend the open house on the draft plans and offer your feedback; or
Attend the public hearings hosted by Village and County Councils before adopting the plans (expected in April –May 2019) This list of opportunities will be updated as the project progresses. Please check back for updates.
The two plans will help shape the future of the Caroline and Area community. The MDP will describe how the village is expected to grow and change over the next 30 years. This includes new residential areas and new commercial and industrial development.
The IDP will describe how the lands around the village will be used over the next several decades. It will also include ways the Village and County can work together to accomplish the desired future for the area.
If you are resident of Caroline or a resident of the County, these plans will influence the location of future services, activities and amenities that you may use occasionally or in your day to day routine.
The process to prepare the plans includes opportunities for public participation. Interested persons and groups are welcome to provide information, suggestions, and comments and critique of draft plans and ideas.
There are several ways for you to participate. Please take advantage of the following opportunities:
This list of opportunities will be updated as the project progresses. Please check back for updates and exact dates and times.
Information and materials from earlier steps in the process can be viewed in this section (links to documents will be added as we go for things like display boards for past open houses, etc)
Copies of the background information reports are available for viewing here:
Village of Caroline Municipal Development Plan Background Report
Caroline-Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan Background Report
The major steps and target dates for the Village of Caroline Municipal Development Plan and the Caroline-Clearwater Intermunicipal Development Plan are:
The Municipal Development Plan guides and directs future physical growth and development. It seeks to ensure that it is orderly, economical and beneficial while balancing the environmental, social and economic needs and desires of the community. It is visionary, strategic and long-term in its outlook and application.
The Municipal Development Plan should reflect the kind of community residents wish to see in the future and identify ways to achieve this future. It provides a policy framework for development and planning decisions far into the future. A thirty (30) year period is the planning or time horizon typically considered.
Topics usually covered in a Municipal Development Plan include:
The Intermunicipal Development Plan guides the land use planning decisions of the Village and County to reach a mutually desired future for the area. It seeks to establish a clear understanding of each municipality’s long-term planning interests and ways to build upon the positive and mutually beneficial relationship between the County and the Village. The IDP promotes common purpose and fosters certainty for landowners and the municipalities through a clear policy framework and ongoing dialogue.
Similar to the MDP, the Intermunicipal Development Plan should reflect the type of community that area residents wish to see develop over the next several years.
Topics usually covered in an Intermunicipal Development Plan include:
For more information or to provide comments, please contact:
Craig Teal, RPP MCIP, Parkland Community Planning Services (PCPS)
Natasha Wright, Parkland Community Planning Services (PCPS)
Municipal and Intermunicipal Development Plans