Public asked to help shape Leduc’s updated MDP
The City of Leduc is updating its Municipal Development Plan (MDP): a high-level planning document that captures the community’s vision for growth and directs development decisions. To ensure the plan aligns with Leduc’s unique local and regional priorities, the city will engage with residents, businesses and stakeholders throughout 2019 and into 2020.
“Leduc has been one of the fastest growing cities in Canada over the last decade,” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “We’re a city with a plan for the future. An updated MDP is our guide to sustainable growth that respects our natural environment and supports an economically prosperous city.”
The update will focus on a number of areas that are priority to the city’s development, including: parks and recreation; economy and local jobs; culture and the arts; infill and housing choice; sustainable practices; natural environment and mobility options.
“Identifying priority areas means we can specifically focus on topics that are timely to our land-use planning. The MDP was last updated in 2012, so refreshing and refining related policy is integral in directing decisions on development, community services and infrastructure investment,” says Sylvain Losier, manager of Long-range Planning with the City of Leduc.
The public will have a variety of opportunities to provide feedback for the update. MDP project leaders will attend a selection of community- and city-hosted events throughout the summer to solicit input, and a series of engagement sessions are scheduled for early fall. An online survey is available beginning June 12.
More information on the initiative can be found online at Leduc.ca/MDP.
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Lauren Wozny, Communications Officer