Our Future Valley

Planning for What Happens Next in the Sturgeon Valley

The Sturgeon Valley is home to more than 4,300 people. With nearly 90% of its residential lots already developed and surrounded by the growing cities of St. Albert and Edmonton, as well as the Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, this unique and important part of Sturgeon County requires a new plan to responsibly guide its growth into the future.

Developing the Sturgeon Valley Our Own Way
Recognizing the growth and changing dynamics in the region, Sturgeon County has been working with our regional partners to create a vision that complements the unique needs of Valley residents. Our goal is to create a plan that balances affordability, existing development, and new opportunities. 

A Responsible Way Forward
Developing our Sturgeon Valley must be done in an economically and environmentally responsible way, while maintaining what’s most important to the residents who currently live here. To do this, we will be championing  both existing natural features and new, innovative design techniques, mindful of the compatibility of uses, the existing community and future opportunity. 

Planning Today for Tomorrow’s Valley
Building on from previous foundations, now is the time for Sturgeon County to develop a clear planning pathway for future developments in and around the Sturgeon Valley.  We need to hear your thoughts, concerns, and ideas for your vision to help us shape Our Future Valley.

Let’s Do This ... Together
Once new plans are created, the changes will not happen overnight but their impact will influence generations to come. 

What's Next?

Public Hearings: June 28 and 29

Three bylaws, making up the new vision for development in the Sturgeon Valley, were supported for first reading at Sturgeon County Council on June 8, 2021. The bylaws will be brought back again to Council for public hearings on June 28 and June 29, 2021.

At the Public Hearing, residents and landowners will have an opportunity to speak either for or against the proposed changes before Council refers the bylaws for regional board consideration and finally votes later in the summer on accepting the bylaws.

Unsure of the Public Hearing process?

If you’d like to speak at any of the public hearings, but are unsure of the process, or if you have questions about the draft plans, join us for a special online session where Planning and Legislative process experts are available to guide you through the process and answer questions.

Public Hearing Help Desk 

Monday, June 21, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon

Click here to register


Draft Bylaw 1555/21 - Sturgeon Valley South - Area Structure Plan

Public hearing: Monday, June 28, 2021 at  5:00 p.m.


Draft Bylaw 1556/21 – Amendment to Bylaw 1313/13 Municipal Development Plan

​Public hearing: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.


Draft Bylaw 1557/21 – Rescind and Replace Bylaw 882/99 – Sturgeon Valley Area Structure Plan

Public hearing: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Find out more

Sturgeon County's Municipal Development Plan or MDP is a land use planning document that guides growth, land use and development within the County.  The MDP provides developer certainty, which attracts investment and enables business to thrive. It also sets out areas for environmental protection, as well as setting policies to create strong communities and support heritage.

As outlined the Sturgeon County Municipal Development Plan (2014), planning for the Sturgeon Valley area is a priority of Sturgeon County, representing its primary residential growth area and a key feature of its future sustainability. Development within this area will be planned to complement the character of the existing Sturgeon Valley community. All future planning of this area will also be aligned to requirements and aspirations of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan. Density of new development areas is a key consideration in supporting this vision, and will be based on principles of:

  • what is fiscally responsible in the long term
  • what recognizes Sturgeon County’s existing infrastructure investments and service capacity
  • what will be acceptable to the residents of existing developed areas
  • what is reflective of market demand
  • what will support the development of a complete community
  • what will support seamless transition between the developed areas in the existing Sturgeon Valley community, in addition to St. Albert and Edmonton.

Download the Sturgeon County MDP Amendment information sheet


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