Special Areas Board

Municipal Development Plan

Rural Planning

Client: Palliser Regional Municipal Services & Special Areas Board

Date: 2020-2021 (Adopted 2021)

Location: Special Areas Board, Alberta

Bluerock’s Role: Project Management, Policy Writing, Graphics and Visuals

Bluerock Planning, in partnership with Palliser Regional Municipal Services, was faced with the challenge of creating the first Municipal Development Plan (MDP) for Special Areas Board (SAB) that covers over 5,000,000 acres of land.

The MDP process included workshops with SAB staff and administration leading to draft directions for the MDP as well as the establishment of the MDP vision and goals.

The MDP focuses on economic development, including the creation of a Rural Development Plan that identifies priority growth areas. The MDP is led by a vision for a “Thriving economy and rural community life” and supported by five key goals and policies that promote development in the proper places in the right ways.

The MDP was adopted in 2021 and is available here: Special Areas Municipal Development Plan