Downtown and Main Street Area Plan

Downtown Main Street


In 1989 the Town of Slave Lake developed the Downtown and Main Street Area Plan (AP) and Downtown and Main Street Urban Design Handbook (UDH) in order to provide future development direction. Since adoption of the two documents, the downtown and main street areas have experienced development growth pressures, competition with a nearby big box commercial development and a wildfire disaster event. In order to respond to current and future development pressures, the AP and UDH are currently being reviewed and updated.
The Town has retained a consulting team led by Green Space Alliance (GSA) to undertake the review and update process of the AP and UDH.

Open House

An Open House will be held on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Town of Slave Lake Council Chambers. The purpose of the Open House is to provide the public with background information of the AP and UDH as well as collect feedback regarding the review and update of the two documents.

Focus Group Sessions

Two Focus Group Sessions focusing separately on the Business Community and Development Community will be held on Thursday, January 12th, 2017, from 9:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:30pm respectively at the Town of Slave Lake Council Chambers. The purpose of the Focus Group Sessions is to identify key issues and opportunities for the downtown and main street areas. It will also help the Consulting Team to confirm community aspirations and the overall project scope. The Town requests individuals interested in attending to RSVP to Laurie Skrynyk, Director of Planning and Development at by December 15, 2016. 

Project Website:

In order to keep our residents informed with respect to these new Plans, a Project Website has been created. You can search the website by clicking here

​Resident Input: 

The Town of Slave Lake wants to hear from residents, by filling out the survey here residents will be able to help craft and revitalize the downtown of Slave Lake and Main Street. 

Fill out the survey here

Timeline for Downtown Main Review