The Village of Foremost is developing a Municipal Development Plan (MDP) which will guide future growth and development for the next 30 years. The plan will connect with many aspects of daily life and is like drawing a picture of what everyone would like the community to be like in the future including housing, recreation and culture facilities, transportation, utilities & services, and economic development.

An initial open house was held on November 6, 2018 and an online survey was available for 3 weeks to provide the opportunity for residents, business owners, community groups, and other key stakeholders to provide feedback on their priorities for future growth and development within the Village.

The feedback has been reviewed and incorporated and the Village of Foremost would like your input on the draft Municipal Development Plan. This will be the last opportunity for public participation in the planning process prior to a public hearing at Village Council in May 2019.

The online survey will remain open until March 22, 2019.

 

For more information on the Municipal Development Plan visit www.foremostalberta.com or call the Village of Foremost Office: 403-867-3733.

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* 1. Did you participate in the first open house and/or online survey?

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* 2. The MDP represents the community's development vision for the coming 20 years and as such all future growth and development should respect and promote the vision. Please rate the following vision statement: "By embracing new ideas and innovative thinking, the Village of Foremost will promote growth and economic development that is well-planned and socially, environmentally, and financially responsible. Ensuring a safe, vibrant and prosperous community focused on maintaining its family-oriented small town atmosphere and agricultural roots. "

 
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* 3. Are there any specific words or concepts that you believe should be added or removed?

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* 4. The goals identified within the plan build off of the Vision and begin to provide direction for growth and development. There are 11 goals for the plan and they include:
  1. Efficient Growth – Ensure orderly, complementary, contiguous, and efficient development.
  2. Economic Resiliency – Support continued economic growth by promoting a diverse local economy and business base anchored by agriculture.
  3. Environmental Responsibility – Support responsible development that maintains and improves the overall quality of the natural environment.
  4. Revitalized Main Street – Encourage a vibrant Main Street with streetscape improvements and low commercial vacancy.
  5. Variety of Housing Types – Encourage a mix of housing types and densities that promote affordability and ability to attract and retain residents.
  6. Parks and Pathways – Create, preserve, and enhance natural and recreational open spaces and amenities.
  7. Culture and Community – Enhance the experience of residents and visitors by supporting facilities and encouraging cultural and community initiatives.
  8. Respect Heritage – Protect and manage historic resources.
  9.  Property Standards – Work with property owners to ensure property is maintained to an appropriate standard consistent with bylaws.
  10. Maximize Infrastructure – Encourage development that makes efficient use of existing and planned transportation, water, sanitary and stormwater infrastructure.
  11. Collaboration – Seize opportunities to create efficiencies with regional partners by embracing positive relationships and demonstrating collaboration.

Overall how would you rate the goals of the Municipal Development Plan?

 
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* 5. Are there any specific goals that you believe need to be changed or any goals that you think should be added to the list? Please identify what change you think should be made.

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* 6. The Land Use Concept map(s) identify the desired general long term pattern of land use within Foremost. The maps are found on page 7 of the MDP (click here to view plan) shows the general intent for future development. Two variations have been prepared, please provide feedback on what you like/dislike about each concept.

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* 7. The policies of the MDP are organized into 11 sections. Each section includes an introductory statement, objectives, and policies. Please provide feedback and/or comments on what you like and/or dislike about each policy section – please be specific. 

The plans policies can be found on pages 8-32 of the MDP (Click here to view MDP)

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* 8. Do you have any thoughts on the draft plan or on future growth and development in general that you would like to share?

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