At today’s City Council meeting, City Council passed a resolution endorsing a Notice of Intent to Annex, therefore supporting for the proposed annexation and directing administration to begin the formal annexation process.
On June 22, 2021, Council gave direction to administration to prepare a Notice of Intent to Annex for the land north of the Queen’s Industrial Business Park and west of Highway QEII. This small-scale annexation, encompassing approximately 137 hectares, addresses The City’s deficiency in highway fronting commercial land.
“This annexation speaks to a potential economic development opportunity to attract and retain business investments, create employment opportunities, and boost the economy,” said Mayor Ken Johnston. “Commercial development along Highway QEII leverages Red Deer’s central location and contributes to expanding and diversifying Red Deer as a long-term economic hub.”
Annexation is used by municipalities to realign jurisdictional boundaries to ensure a sufficient land supply for long-term development. The Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) between The City and Red Deer County recommends The City have within its boundary a 30-to-50-year supply of developable land for growth purposes. Recent data indicates The City has 22 years of developable land available.
Residents interesting in learning more information about this small-scale annexation are encouraged to visit www.reddeer.ca/annexation to find information about the boundaries, how to request regular updates on the process, and information about upcoming public engagement opportunities.
See FAQ Annexation (pdf) for details.
For more information, please contact:
The City of Red Deer