Project Updates 2018-08-09T19:24:00+00:00


The preparation of the WOASP involves a wide range of technical work, stakeholder engagement, plan development and municipal review and approval processes.  A summary of key milestones and anticipated timing is outlined below:

Following the resubmission of the West Okotoks Area Structure Plan to the Town of Okotoks, The Town Review and Approval Process will commence from June 2018 and be ongoing.


  • The WOASP Information Session Draws Over 200 Adjacent Residents (June 28th 2018)

    On June 28th 2018, the WOASP team held a 3-hour information session for residents within an 800-metre proximity radius to the plan area. The event was intended to be an opportunity to share additional information about the WOASP, answer questions, and collect feedback from residents who would be most immediately impacted by the lands’ development. A 30-minute presentation was held to introduce the project, the team, and provide additional background information about the plan’s history and purpose. The feedback received from this event is currently being summarized and responded to through a “What We Heard Report”.

  • The West Okotoks ASP enters 30-day External Circulation process (June 2018)

    Following the resubmission of the WOASP, amendments were made to the plan prior to entering External Circulation. During this process, we will receive additional feedback from key stakeholders, regulatory bodies, and the Town. Comments received through the external circulation process will be reviewed in conjunction with Town feedback and feedback received at the Residents’ Meeting to inform plan revisions. The external circulation process is set to close at the end of July 2018.

  • Review the Latest Version of the West Okotoks Area Structure Plan Document that was Submitted to the Town

    Take some time to read through the latest version of the West Okotoks ASP. Click here to view the document. The file will open as a PDF. Please allow some time for downloading.

  • The West Okotoks ASP is resubmitted to the Town of Okotoks (May 25, 2018)

    After extensive review and engagement with Town Administration and key stakeholders, the West Okotoks ASP has been revised and resubmitted to the Town on May 25, 2018. The next step is for the Town to place the ASP into external circulation for review by other regulatory bodies, school divisions, and utility companies. Once the ASP is placed in external circulation, the public engagement process will be initiated.

  • The West Okotoks ASP Team Addresses Comments from the Town of Okotoks’ Internal Circulation Process (December 1, 2017)

    The West Okotoks ASP team received the Town of Okotoks comments on our August 2017 submission. The project team has been working to address these comments and make amendments to our proposed policies and planning, and anticipate a resubmission date of January 2018. Following our resubmission, The Town will circulate the application to external stakeholders including regulatory bodies, school divisions, and adjacent landowners.

  • West Okotoks ASP Submission to the Town of Okotoks (August 24, 2017)

    The West Okotoks ASP team is pleased to announce that on August 242017, they have provided a submission of the West Okotoks Area Structure Plan and associated baseline and technical studies to the Town of Okotoks.
    The Town of Okotoks is now reviewing the application internally which involves circulating the application to applicable departments for review and comment. Following the internal circulation process, the Town will provide feedback and comments to the West Okotoks ASP team and additional amendments will be made to the plan. Once complete, it is anticipated the Town will circulate the application to external stakeholders including regulatory bodies, school divisions, and adjacent landowners.
    Once the Town of Okotoks has completed its initial internal review process, external stakeholders have provided their feedback, and the West Okotoks ASP team has made amendments to the plan, the plan will be made available to the public and we will be continuing our engagement campaign. Please stay tuned for upcoming engagement opportunities anticipated to be held in Fall 2017.

  • Province Approves Okotoks Annexation (June 26, 2017)

    The West Okotoks ASP team is pleased to share that on June 14th 2017, the Government of Alberta approved the annexation of approximately 1,950 hectares (4,900 acres) of land to the north, west, south and southeast of Okotoks’ current town limits. Included within these newly annexed lands is the West Okotoks ASP area. The annexation will become effective July 1st 2017.

  • West Okotoks ASP website launched (May 26, 2017)

    The WOASP project team is pleased to announce the launch of the WOASP project website, your one stop shop for all news and matters relating the preparation and approval of the WOASP. Please stay tuned for future updates and information relating to this project.

  • Town of Okotoks Initiates WOASP (April 4, 2017)

    The Town to Okotoks sent a letter to plan area landowners, key stakeholders and adjacent residents. The letter provided advanced notice of the preparation of the developer funded WOASP, the role and purpose of the ASP, and its relationship to the annexation matters under consideration by the Government of Alberta.

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  • Notice of Public Hearing, Town of Okotoks Proposed Annexation (September 8, 2016)

    Municipal Government Board notice of public hearing with respect to the proposed annexation of the WOASP plan area and other lands from the MD of Foothills to the Town of Okotoks. The public hearing was held and a decision from the Government of Alberta on the proposed annexation is pending.

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  • Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills Reach Annexation Agreement (April 12, 2016)

    A joint news release issued by the Town of Okotoks and MD of Foothills outlining that all parties have reached annexation agreement in principle. Included within the agreed to annexation area, the WOASP plan area forms a significant portion of the southwest growth sector.

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