Villeneuve Airport Area Master Plan
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Villeneuve Airport Area Master Plan (VAAMP)

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.

How to Get Involved

We want to hear from you. Before presenting the draft plan to Sturgeon Council, we will meet with area landowners, businesses, academics, other governments, investors, and other stakeholders. Once the initial draft is developed, more public engagement sessions will be scheduled to hear more feedback.

Find Out More

Send your feedback or questions to:

Michael Richard
Investment Attraction Lead, Economic Development
Sturgeon County
mrichard@sturgeoncounty.ca

Project Area

Timeline

  • March 2021
    Project Launch
  • March – August 2021
    Technical Reviews 
  • April – August 2021
    Stakeholder Engagement – Three Phases
  • September 2021
    Master Plan Finalization and Council Consideration 

If Master Plan is supported:

  • Fall 2021
    Statutory Plan Amendment Preparation
  • Late 2021/Early 2022
    Bylaw Considerations, Public Hearings, and Regional Referrals