The lands surrounding Villeneuve Airport (ZVL) are prime for new commercial and industrial investment, with the potential to support regional economic growth, diversification, and new jobs.
The area is blessed with tremendous road, rail, and air infrastructure, innovative businesses, and pending upgrades to local broadband and municipal water services. The Villeneuve Landing Network, a collection of municipal and economic development focused partners, led by Sturgeon County and Edmonton Regional Airports Authority, is also supporting the area to advance it as a generational investment opportunity.
To support this potential for growth, Sturgeon County has developed a comprehensive Villeneuve Airport Area Master Plan (VAAMP), which was accepted as information by Council during the November 30, 2021, Council Meeting.
The VAAMP is focused on the lands surrounding the Villeneuve Airport. It will not specifically address the airport itself, which has an existing strategic plan, and will not encompass the hamlet of Villeneuve nor restrict ongoing agricultural or resource extraction practices in the area.
The final VAAMP includes a technical analysis, identification of current and future infrastructure needs, economic forecasts, regulatory and regional requirements, and other important details.
The VAAMP will guide development in the Villeneuve Airport area and support the attraction of investment in several key sectors including value-added agribusiness, aerospace and defence, advanced manufacturing, transportation, warehousing and logistics, and other industries that connect regional goods and services with global markets.