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The FUTURE takes FLIGHT in the Villeneuve Airport Area! 

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 benefits from tremendous road, rail, and air infrastructure as well as innovative businesses already onsite. The recently approved Villeneuve Airport Area Master Plan (VAAMP) showcases the opportunities to capitalize on existing infrastructure in a way that complements the airport and the rest of Sturgeon County.

The VAAMP focuses around four themes that research determined could be most appropriate based on existing infrastructure and programs within the county, regionally, and provincially.   

  • Villeneuve Aviation and Aerospace Centre - Unique innovation and education hub, industrial park, and R&D testing centre dedicated to aviation, aerospace and space applications, remotely piloted aircraft systems and defence projects. 

  • Villeneuve ecoPark - State-of-the-art commercial and industrial park featuring innovation labs, research and testing facilities, advanced manufacturing areas and commercial office space. Focused on clean-tech applications, net-zero goals, renewable energy research, extreme weather research, etc. 

  • Villeneuve Agri-Innovation Hub - Comprehensive solution to increase sustainable agriculture combining applied research and commercialization facilities that increase value-added agribusiness and food development investment. Land/facilities for experimental farming, new crop/commodity and finished product development. Focus on provincial and global issues tied to agriculture, with a focus on intelligent farming. 

  • Great Northern Logistics Hub - Air, road, and rail-enabled warehousing and logistics park that provides storage, staging and transportation services between Edmonton and the world. Increase to the capacity and efficiency of the flow of goods from western Canada to ports in British Columbia, while acting as a critical staging area for the flow of North American goods and services into Canada’s Arctic and Alaska, and South into the US and Mexico. 

The concepts provide an overall vision of the potential of the region, particularly in the areas of innovation, logistics, and new energy economies.  

With the VAAMP in place, it is time to translate the vision into future-ready strategies as part of a formal Area Structure Plan (a statutory plan that sets specific development policy and creates certainty for new investors) and create the opportunities for the Future to Take Flight in Sturgeon County! 

Engagement activities will take place to collect input from residents and stakeholders on the draft Villeneuve Airport Area – Area Structure Plan.  Interested investors are also encouraged to contact us for more information on planning specifics and opportunities.  

The ‘What’s Next’ chart below provides information on where the project is at, and what opportunities are available for public participation and input.  


Public Information Sessions

Let's talk about the future of the Villeneuve Airport Area! 

We have an exciting vision for the lands around the Villeneuve Airport and we're gearing up to turn this vision into a reality by creating a new Villeneuve Airport Area Structure Plan.  

The Takes Flight Project is going for first reading on June 14th, find out more and read the agenda here. 

We recently held two virtual information sessions on May 2, 2022, for the public to learn more about the draft Villeneuve Airport Area - Area Structure Plan.

Here is the presentation from the May 2, 2022, Public Information Session.

Here are the recordings of the presentations from the two sessions:


Here are recordings of the presentations from the two previous sessions held February 17, 2022. 


Questions, Comments, Concerns?

If you have any questions about the Villeneuve Airport Area – ASP, please send us an email and let us know!

VAA-ASP Timeline

January 2022 
Launch of Villeneuve Airport Area - Area Structure Plan project with Public Information Session 

June 2022 onwards
Bylaw Considerations, Public Hearings, and Regional Referrals 


Project Timeline


Step 1
Engagement Planning


Step 2
Public Information Session


Step 3
Public Engagement on Draft Plan


Step 4
Plan to Council for Consideration


Step 5


Status: Complete In-Progress  Started: December 2021 | Completion: January 2022

We recently held two virtual information sessions on February 17, 2022, for the public to learn more about the vision for this area and ask questions about the project. Here are recordings of the presentations from the two sessions:

Start work on drafting Villeneuve Airport Area – Area Structure Plan  

Status: Complete Started: February 2021 | Completion: April 2022

We recently virtual information sessions on May 2, 2022, for the public to learn more about the draft ASP and ask questions about the project.

Here are recordings from the session:

It's happened:

Status: Complete Start: April 2022 | Completion: June 2022

Status: In-Progress In-Progress: June 2022 | Completion: TBC 2022

  • Formal Adoption of Villeneuve Airport Area – Area Structure Plan 

  • Approval of Land Use Bylaw amendments 

  • Update to Statutory Plans as necessary 

  • Status: Not-Started Start: TBC 2022 | Completion: TBC 2022 

Status: Not-Started Not-Started Start: TBC 2022 | Completion: TBC 2022

Villeneuve Airport Area Master Plan (VAAMP) 

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 does 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. 

Villeneuve Airport Area ASP

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