The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) retained Urban Systems and Portland-based Urbsworks to rework their Land Use Code for the City Centre into a new and innovative Form Based Code. The project, which was completed and adopted in Spring 2012, required the two firms to work closely with Toronto-based Soskolne Associates and a number of different RMWB departments.
The new Code for City Centre is the first of its kind for the Regional Municipality, and one of few form based zoning bylaws/codes in Canada. The project has required Urban Systems and Urbsworks to address challenges that have little to no precedence, and in doing so come up with solutions that satisfy a diverse audience.
The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo