Future takes Flight reaches another milestone

Proposed bylaws for Villeneuve Airport Area receive second reading, sent to EMRB for review 

The vision for the lands surrounding Villeneuve Airport is one step closer to reality after Council gave second reading to the three bylaws that would establish the Villeneuve Airport Area – Area Structure Plan (VAA-ASP).  

Development of the VAA-ASP began last December following Council’s adoption of the Villeneuve Airport Area Master Plan, which identifies future land use and economic opportunities for the area around the airport. Read the Villeneuve Airport Area Master Plan. The Plan proposes to capitalize on the area’s road, rail, and air infrastructure through attraction of innovative businesses to help support regional economic growth, diversification, and new jobs. The Plan does not include the Hamlet of Villeneuve, 

“The Villeneuve Airport area is becoming a hub of opportunities, from its economic development potential to our regional partnership and collaboration through the Villeneuve Landing Network,” said Mayor Alanna Hnatiw. “The Area Structure Plan allows us to translate the vision into a future-ready strategy that creates certainty for investors and enables the future to take flight in Sturgeon County!” 

Now that second reading has been completed, the bylaws for the Area Structure Plan and related land use planning documents will be forwarded to the Edmonton Metropolitan Regional Board (EMRB) for review of the proposed plan as part of the Regional Evaluation Framework Process, which is required under the Municipal Government Act. Following, and contingent on endorsement by the EMRB, the bylaws will come back before Council for consideration of third and final reading. 

Visit the Future Takes Flight project page for more information on the VAA-ASP. 

For More Information Contact

Jackie Sargent, SCMP
Manager, Corporate Communications

“Sturgeon County recognizes we are meeting on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional homelands of Alexander and Michel First Nations, as well as the Métis Nation of Alberta’s Region 4.   

We are all Treaty People; we love and cherish this place we call home and the land that provides for us. A place where our families, friends, and other relations live and grow. We commit ourselves to continually becoming better Treaty people so that this place and those we love continue to thrive as long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flows.” 

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