Québec City’s real estate development and urban master plan was adopted in 2005 at the time Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures was still merged.

Real estate development and urban master plan

The plan has no direct impact on the citizen, but town planning by-laws in the City of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures must comply with it.

The development plan

The schéma d’aménagement (development plan) is the document that dictates territory planning in the Greater Québec City Area. The plan is governed by the Act respecting land use planning and development (LAU) and its minimum content includes the following:

  • Delimiting urbanization perimeters
  • Identifying priority development zones
  • Determining the density of occupation for the different parts of the territory
  • Determining land use
  • Describing and planning the organization of land transport
  • Describing the organization of sea and air transportation
  • Indicating major existing infrastructures and equipment
  • Indicating planned, major new infrastructures or equipment
  • Identifying parts of the territory that are of historical interest, cultural interest, esthetic interest or ecological interest
  • Identifying zones where land occupation is subject to special restrictions for reasons of public safety