Genesee Area Structure Plan
The Genesee community was settled in 1905 and has a rich history in natural resource extraction and agriculture. It is currently an agricultural based community with gravel extraction occurring along its periphery, within the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. At the heart of the community is the Genesee Community Hall and the Genesee Heritage Park.
The Genesee Area Structure Plan will be a long range planning document that looks twenty-five years into the future. It will provide a policy framework to manage growth, resource extraction and land use in the Genesee area. Best practices will be identified in the Genesee ASP to assist landowners, private industry and the County in making long-term land use decisions. The intent of the Genesee ASP is to identify suitable land uses (i.e. residential, recreational, agricultural, resource extraction or conservation) that will celebrate the existing community while providing for the accommodation of future rural and resource development. The plan will address residential development, protection of agricultural land, resource extraction, transportation linkages, economic development, recreational needs and protection of environmentally sensitive areas.
The Genesee ASP planning process will engage local residents, landowners, industry, adjacent municipalities, area associations and other stakeholders. Open houses, stakeholder interviews, workshops and agency meetings will ensure that opportunities are provided for the public and all stakeholders to provide input into the preparation of this County plan.
Once the Genesee ASP is adopted by bylaw, all future redistricting, subdivision and development permit application decisions will be guided in part by the plan.