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Posted on: March 30, 2022

City of Lacombe formalizes Land Development Investor Engagement

Lacombe, Alberta (March 28, 2022) – The City of Lacombe is formalizing the process of sharing the community’s business-friendly corporate culture and regulatory environment to prospective land developers looking to bring investment and development.

The Land Development Investor Engagement: Administrative Directive, which was presented to City Council at their March 28 Regular Meeting, intends to:

  • Document a process that demonstrates the City’s commitment to creating an environment conducive for investment and development
  • Build upon (and improve) the City’s reputation in the development community as an investment jurisdiction of choice
  • Provide an opportunity for the municipality to participate in conceptual level discussions with the developer
  • Foster creativity and innovation to remove barriers, and explore opportunities
  • Promote positive relationship building between the developer and staff

“Council is pleased administration has introduced this directive, which promises to spur economic growth in our community,” Mayor Grant Creasey said. “The consolidation of our investment strategies helps our community attract new, sustainable development to Lacombe.”

The Directive includes a Land Development Investor Roadmap, which is a structured guideline for complex developments created in consultation with prospective land developers and City staff. The Roadmap guides developers through the municipal approval pathway, outlines any constraints, and highlights opportunities for a parcel (or area) of land within the City of Lacombe.

Informally, Administration already follows the general approach outlined in the Directive. Formalizing the steps ensures a consistent, organized, and efficient response to prospective land developers who express interest in investing in the City of Lacombe.

For more information on the Directive, you can review the March 28, 2022, agenda package here: https://www.lacombe.ca/431/City-Council-Agendas-and-Minutes.

For additional information, contact:

Todd Vaughan
Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator
(403)782-1236 office
(403)877-4394 cell
tvaughan@lacombe.ca