Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP)

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The Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP) will catalyze the redevelopment of downtown Lloydminster into a vibrant community and the social and economic heart of the city where businesses thrive and people want to live, play and visit.

Why is this plan important?

The City of Lloydminster is in the midst of a multi-year downtown rejuvenation effort with the aim of drawing more people and businesses into the area and creating a community destination for retail, dining, entertainment, culture and events.

The last Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan was adopted in 1988. As growth patterns and demographics have changed significantly since then, the new DARP will address the current needs while understanding the economic situation and preparing for a stronger tomorrow.

What will this plan do?

  • Provide a clear 15-year vision and actions for the rejuvenation of Downtown Lloydminster
  • Provide a framework for future public and private investment and for land-use planning decision-making in the downtown

Phase Highlights

During the Visioning phase, stakeholders were asked what their ideal Downtown Area looked like. This consultation helped develop the vision, guiding principles and goals for the DARP and created a structure for Phase 2: Development.

During the Development phase, the public was consulted about topics such as:

  • Vision, Guiding Principles and Goal confirmation
  • Public Realm Concept
  • Land Use Concept
  • Interface Design Guidelines
  • Actions (programs and events)

During the Refinement phase, public engagement findings were analyzed and worked into the final DARP. Currently, the City of Lloydminster has completed a thorough internal review and sought feedback from the downtown area stakeholders in July. This data has been compiled into a What We Heard Report, which can be reviewed under the Document Library.

If you have any questions, please email yourvoice@lloydminster.ca.


Council's Decision

On August 17 City Council approved the Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan. View the official Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan, or the plan highlight document to learn more about the future implementation.



The Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP) will catalyze the redevelopment of downtown Lloydminster into a vibrant community and the social and economic heart of the city where businesses thrive and people want to live, play and visit.

Why is this plan important?

The City of Lloydminster is in the midst of a multi-year downtown rejuvenation effort with the aim of drawing more people and businesses into the area and creating a community destination for retail, dining, entertainment, culture and events.

The last Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan was adopted in 1988. As growth patterns and demographics have changed significantly since then, the new DARP will address the current needs while understanding the economic situation and preparing for a stronger tomorrow.

What will this plan do?

  • Provide a clear 15-year vision and actions for the rejuvenation of Downtown Lloydminster
  • Provide a framework for future public and private investment and for land-use planning decision-making in the downtown

Phase Highlights

During the Visioning phase, stakeholders were asked what their ideal Downtown Area looked like. This consultation helped develop the vision, guiding principles and goals for the DARP and created a structure for Phase 2: Development.

During the Development phase, the public was consulted about topics such as:

  • Vision, Guiding Principles and Goal confirmation
  • Public Realm Concept
  • Land Use Concept
  • Interface Design Guidelines
  • Actions (programs and events)

During the Refinement phase, public engagement findings were analyzed and worked into the final DARP. Currently, the City of Lloydminster has completed a thorough internal review and sought feedback from the downtown area stakeholders in July. This data has been compiled into a What We Heard Report, which can be reviewed under the Document Library.

If you have any questions, please email yourvoice@lloydminster.ca.


Council's Decision

On August 17 City Council approved the Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan. View the official Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan, or the plan highlight document to learn more about the future implementation.



  • Downtown Area Redevelopment Committee

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    The City of Lloydminster is looking for members to serve on the Downtown Area Redevelopment Committee (DARC)! Get involved and join a diverse group of community members to improve our downtown! Together, with the City of Lloydminster, the committee will implement the Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP).

    The objectives of the committee are as follows:

    1. Review and determine the course to complete the DARP Implementation Plan.
    2. Work as a community to improve downtown experiences in the City of Lloydminster.
    3. Reassess progress in three years as a committee, as outlined in the DARP, and report progress to Council to determine the need for continuation.
    4. Report to City of Lloydminster Executive Leadership Team and subsequently Council semi-annually about the progress and support requirements for completing the implementation plan.

    Visit lloydminster.ca/DARC/ before 4 pm on August 12, 2021, to submit a DARC application.

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