Centre Region Land Consumption Study 2020

The Centre Region municipalities utilize a Regional Growth Boundary (RGB) to direct where the majority of future growth and development should occur. While there is a considerable amount of vacant land within the boundary to meet future residential and non-residential development needs for the foreseeable future, efficient development of these vacant parcels is crucial to ensuring that the current boundary will be able to meet the needs of the Region over the long term. In 2020, the CRPA prepared the Centre Region Land Consumption Study which evaluates how residential lands within the Growth Boundary have been developed over time.  Based on the findings of this analysis, the report recommends that the Centre Region municipalities consider establishing a minimum development density. A minimum development density within the RGB can help ensure that residential lands are developed efficiently, thereby extending the capacity of the remaining vacant land areas within the boundary.