Area Structure Plan
The Village of Marwayne, in partnership with the County of Vermilion River, is developing an Area Structure Plan (ASP) on lands currently owned by the Village. The intent of the plan is to identify the requirements needed to service the land to accomodate development. Ultimately, the Village is seeking to determine the best way for developing non-residential uses that will support the Village's tax base and attract people to live and visit the community.
An Area Structure Plan (ASP) is a statutory, land use planning document that must be adopted by bylaw by the Village Council, which need to describe the following:
- Sequence of development proposed for the area,
- Land uses proposed for the area, either generally or with respect to specific parts of the area,
- Density of population proposed for the area either generally or with respect to specific parts of the area, and
- General location of major transportation routes and public
An Area Structure Plan may also contain any other matters, including matters relating to reserves, as the council considers necessary. Having an ASP reduces land use conflicts and ad hoc developments that can have an impact on the natural environment, council’s fiscal budget, existing roads, water and waste water systems, and surrounding land owners. An ASP provides land owners and prospective developers with an idea of appropriate future land uses, and helps streamline rezoning and subdivision applications if they are in compliance with the ASP and the outline plans.
The subject parcel is located in the eastern corner of the Village of Marwayne directly adjacent to S 5 St (Township Rd 524) and Railway Ave S (Highway 897). Highway 897 feeds into Highway 45 that is a major corridor to the north towards Cold Lake where there is economic activity arising from farming, the oil and gas sector, and tourism related to people heading north. Two thirds of the ASP area is an open field with interspersed trees/forests.
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For a copy of the Draft Area Structure Plan, please click here!