Land-use planning and development

Last updated October 22, 2021

Urban plan, Land-use planning and development concepts. Special urban planning programs. Discover the tools we use for land use planning in Montréal.

Land-use planning and development concept

The “Schéma d’aménagement et de développement” establishes the overall guidelines for the physical organization of the Montréal agglomeration.

Urban Plan

The urban plan (Master Plan) is the city’s official land planning and development document. 

It covers several aspects of urban life:

  • Infrastructure
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Economic development
  • Heritage
  • Environment
  • Green space and recreational space

Special urban planning programs 

Special urban planning programs are part of the urban plan. They provide more details on the planning of areas that require particular attention.

Development plan for the agricultural zone

The “Plan de développement de la zone agricole” is a planning tool established by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (MAPAQ). It is designed to enhance and promote the potential for agricultural development of farmland.

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