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 Sturgeon County led collection of municipal and economic development focused partners, is also supporting the area to advance it as a generational investment opportunity.
To support this potential for growth, a comprehensive Villeneuve Airport Area Master Plan (VAAMP) and supporting planning bylaws are under development. 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. The final VAAMP will include technical analysis, identification of current and future infrastructure needs, economic forecasts, regulatory and regional requirements, and other important details.
Once complete, the VAAMP will guide development in this area and support the attraction of investment in several key industries, such as agribusiness, aerospace, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and other the other sectors that connect regional goods and services with global markets. Approval by both Sturgeon County Council and the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board will be required prior to any plans taking effect.