Each lot in the City of Camrose has a specific land use designation based on the 16 land use districts identified in the Land Use Bylaw. The purpose of a land use district is to regulate the type of development permitted on each lot. By regulating the type of development based on land use districts and by separating incompatible land uses, the Development Officer can ensure a well-organized City.
Under section 3.0 of the Land Use Bylaw anyone can request that a lot be redesignated. Applications for redesignation are available from the Planning and Development Department.
After a completed redesignation application has been received, an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw is drawn up, then the bylaw amendment outlining the designation change is presented to City Council for first reading.
Once the bylaw amendment has been given first reading, if approved, it is advertised in a local newspaper for two weeks and a letter is sent to the adjacent property owners explaining the proposed redistricting. A public hearing is held before second reading of the bylaw amendment to give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposal.
If City Council supports the application after the public hearing, the bylaw amendment will receive a second and third reading. The redesignation becomes effective on the date it is passed in third and final reading.