Development applications summary

From time to time, the City reviews growth scenarios for the long term by estimating potential development over time. See Development Applications (Multi Family, Approved, Pending, Potential) (PDF) for a summary of recently approved applications, proposals currently in the pipeline for Council consideration as well as areas slated for development in the next 10–30 years. These numbers provide a tentative indication of what the population growth might be under the assumption that current development applications would all be approved and constructed by 2050.

Future facility considerations

As the City grows so does the demand for city facilities and services. This increase in demand is expected to be combined with changes to the type of services desired and changes to how existing buildings and facilities are needed. As part of the City’s growth impact review this Growth Considerations table (PDF) explores what type of facilities may be needed in the long run and what the tentative cost may be, assuming new services require new buildings / building expansions. While the table explores different levels of potential population growth by 2041, this growth will depend on a range of factors including Council approvals of projects; wider economic trends regionally and nationally; real estate market fluctuations; and, demographic trends.

Population and demographic analysis

population and demographic analysis (PDF) was completed in 2019, based on a 20+ year growth projection to plan for the replacement of Kyle Centre. This analysis looks at population increase, changing demographics, and recreation trends and aligns this information with the amenities to consider in a replacement Kyle Centre.

Housing needs report

In response to new legislation under the Local Government Act, the City completed a Housing Needs Report (PDF) in September 2021. This report helps to identify existing and projected gaps in housing supply so that the City and the Province can better understand and respond to future housing needs.