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Planning Projects Currently in the Works

High River Airport ASP

In April 2002, the existing High River Airport ASP was adopted by the Council of the M.D. of Foothills (Bylaw 67/2002). The purpose of the plan was to provide “a statement of the planning intent and of the regulations which will govern the form, nature and location of future land use and development within the High River Airport Lands”.

Since 2002, the Airport has continued to operate and develop under the existing ASP. Over this time, the Airport has relied on the Town and the M.D. for financial support and for assistance with construction and maintenance projects. Recently, both municipalities have expressed a desire to see the airport become self-supporting.

It is for this reason that in 2016 the Airport Board hired Dillon Consulting to develop a Business Development Strategy in an effort to create a long-term plan for the financial success of the Airport. At the same time, an updated the Area Structure Plan (ASP) was created to support the implementation of the Business Development Strategy. This updated ASP is now the subject of an application before Council.

A public hearing on the proposed ASP was held October 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm. 

Subsequent to the public hearing, Council granted first and second readings to a bylaw adopting the plan. Third reading of that bylaw and all three readings for a bylaw repealing the previous ASP were given October 24th, 2018.

To view a copy of the adopted High River Regional Airport ASP click here.


M.D. of Foothills and Town of High River IDP - Map Amendment

On Sept. 6, 2018 the Town of High River and M.D. of Foothills Intermunicipal Committee endorsed a proposed map amendment for the M.D. of Foothills and Town of High River Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) and recommended that it be sent to both Councils for public hearing and consideration for approval

The proposed amendment is to the Future Land Use Scenario Map (Map 5.1 in the IDP). There are three amendments proposed; two are to facilitate an annexation application by the Town, the third is a housekeeping amendment. The three proposed amendments are as follows:

  1. Identify the lands known as the Red Tail lands (Plan 1811040 Blk 2 Lot 1 and Plan 1811040 Blk 1 Lots 1 to 30, Lot 31MR, Lot 32MR and Lot 33MR in SE 36-18-29 W4M) of as Future Annexation Area (FAA) on the Future Land Use Scenario Map.
  2. Identify the lands known as the Triangle lands (Plan 961 0847 Block 1 in NW 35-18-29 W4M) of as Future Annexation Area (FAA) on the Future Land Use Scenario Map.

  3. Change the High River Agricutural Society Lands (Portion of NE 12-19-29 W4) from CMR (Rodeo / Fairgrounds) to AS  (Agricultural Society) to align with the M.D. of Foothills Land Use Bylaw.

To view proposed map changes click here.