Municipal Development Plan

The City of Spruce Grove has launched an initiative to update the City’s Municipal Development Plan (MDP), Shaping Our Community. Shaping Our Community is a shared vision for the future and it involves significant community consultation and engagement. Learn more and get involved.

The City of Spruce Grove adopted Your Bright Future: Municipal Development Plan 2010 - 2020 on July 12, 2010 and all amendments are consolidated into the Plan. Your Bright Future outlines a community vision and guides how the city grows and develops. Its outcomes will impact your community and your quality of life.

Factors addressed in Your Bright Future include:

  • Affordability
  • Community and neighbourhood design
  • Community sustainability
  • Culture and heritage
  • Economic development
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Housing styles and densities
  • Parks and recreation
  • Spruce Grove’s future
  • Transportation systems

This plan allows Spruce Grove to build on its past and become a sustainable forward looking community.

Municipal Development Plan Bylaw

A consolidated copy of the City’s Municipal Development Plan Bylaw C-960-16 is available. To obtain a certified copy, please contact City Hall.


Your Bright Future includes a detailed implementation plan. An 'Annual MDP Progress Report' for Council and the community will help monitor progress made towards achieving the community's vision.

Progress reports


A Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is a document which provides direction for decision-making that will guide the future development of a community, whether it be a city, town, or rural municipality. Spruce Grove’s updated MDP, "The Shape of our Community", will guide the evolution and growth of our city over the next 20-30 years.

A public hearing is expected to be scheduled sometime in September and interested parties can share feedback on a draft version of the MDP at that time.

Imagine trying to build a new house with no foundation, blueprints, or idea for how you want it to look, function and feel. The result would likely not be in line with what you want or need. Planning for the future of our city is just the same, but on a much larger scale. "The Shape of Our Community" helps us identify what is important to us as a community so we can make informed decisions that will affect our future growth and development.

In addition, all Alberta municipalities are required to adopt a Municipal Development Plan bylaw in accordance with the Municipal Government Act (MGA).

All municipal policies, plans and regulations must be in alignment with the MDP, so it is an important decision-making tool for Council. An effective MDP provides clear direction but also allows for changes and updates based on evolving circumstances. In this way, the MDP is often considered a "living document".


Please contact Planning and Development.