Conrich Area Structure Plan

Recent Events

An appeal filed by the city of Chestermere against Rocky View County’s Conrich Area Structure Plan was dismissed on May 10, 2017, upholding the County’s comprehensive plans for the hamlet area.

In a process that lasted more than a year, the Province’s Municipal Government Board issued a ruling (PDF) that the County’s Conrich Area Structure Plan (ASP) has no detriment to the city of Chestermere.

The dismissal means that development in the hamlet and the surrounding area can proceed according to the Area Structure Plan.

You can view the Conrich ASP, which was approved by Rocky View County council here:


Municipal Government Board Intermunicipal Dispute Decisions

Rocky View County and the City of Chestermere

Rocky View County defended the Conrich Area Structure Plan at a hearing of the Municipal Government Board, held in Calgary from September 12, 2016 to September 23, 2016. The Board issued their decision on May 10, 2017:

Rocky View County and the City of Calgary

The councils of Rocky View County and The City of Calgary came to an agreement through mediation over Calgary’s concerns with transportation, planning and development, and stormwater management in the Conrich Area Structure Plan.

The signed agreement can be viewed here:

The Municipal Government Board accepted the agreement as a joint solution to Calgary’s issues on May 10, 2017:

For more information on mediation and inter-municipal dispute resolution, please view the frequently asked questions below:


Historical Documents and Previous Developments

The City of Calgary and the City of Chestermere filed notices of appeal with the Municipal Government Board against the Conrich Area Structure Plan (ASP).

Rocky View County responded with the following statutory declarations:

Rocky View County proceeded with mediation with the City of Chestermere and The City of Calgary.

The Municipal Government Board issued a Notice of Decision following the Preliminary Hearing between the County, the City of Chestermere and The City of Calgary.

Rocky View County and the City of Chestermere

Rocky View County defended the Conrich Area Structure Plan at a hearing of the Municipal Government Board. Written closing statements were submitted by both parties to the Board. Chestermere submitted documentation supporting their concerns with the Conrich Plan.

Rocky View County responded to Chestermere’s documentation:

The City of Chestermere replied:

Rocky View County submitted its surrebuttal to the City of Chestermere’s documentation:

Rocky View County and the City of Calgary

The councils of Rocky View County and The City of Calgary came to an agreement through mediation over Calgary’s concerns with transportation, planning and development, and stormwater management in the Conrich Area Structure Plan.


Background

Over the past few years, Rocky View County has been preparing an area structure plan for lands within the Conrich area. The goal was to provide a vision of the residential and business community over the next 10 years, and a roadmap for growth that will achieve the vision. The study area encompassed 58 quarter sections for a total of about 3,755 hectares (9,280 acres).

There are many background documents that informed the Conrich area structure plan review process. Links to these documents are below:

Purpose

The area structure plan is intended to replace the former Calgary-Chestermere Corridor Plan (PDF), which is outdated and only applicable to the northern portion of the study area. The new area structure plan is aligned with the County’s direction for the development of a hamlet and regional business centre.

Contact

Planning & Development Services
T: 403.230.1401
F: 403.277.3066
development@rockyview.ca

County Plans Overview

Check out the County Plans Overview (PDF) for a quick look at the different types of planning documents used in the County and how they interact.