Common Council approved the Municipal Plan on Monday, January 30, 2012. Effective February 21, 2012 the new Municipal Plan has been approved by the Province and registered with Service New Brunswick. It now replaces the 1973 Plan as the official Municipal Plan guiding all planning decisions moving forward.
The Municipal Plan is the result of a two-year process of planning,
research, and extensive community engagement.
Thousands of Saint Johners, championed by a thirteen member Citizen
Committee of Council which included ten citizens, a member of the City’s
Planning Advisory Committee and two members of Common Council helped to shape
reflects the shared collective vision of our citizens to grow the City smarter,
by reinvesting in the Saint John’s urban core neighbourhoods, promoting denser
more complete suburban communities and protecting our traditional rural
character and landscape. By leveraging existing municipal
infrastructure the plan supports more efficient and cost effective development
pattern and leverages the City’s unique natural and heritage assets to enrich
our quality of life.
also promotes promoting greater choices for moving around the City progressive
environmental policies which protect natural areas and promote a more
sustainable development pattern overall.
will inform City decision making moving forward and will be put in action
through a new zoning bylaw, a legacy of neighbourhood planning and through
ongoing monitoring and reporting on the progress of PlanSJ.
Find out more about the zoning by-law review - phase two of PlanSJ here.