Future Development Opportunities

Did you know? The Sturgeon Valley represents a key area of residential and commercial growth for Sturgeon County. Commonly known as “The Valley”, this established community is home to over 3500 residents and began with a statutory plan in 1999.


The Sturgeon Valley is an established community of over 3,500 residents supported by a statutory plan originally approved in 1999. This plan requires amendment to allow for the future growth and completion of this community.

In March 2019, Sturgeon County received provincial approval of new policy that will guide planning of future Sturgeon Valley neighbourhoods. Over a year and a half, Sturgeon County collaborated with the City of Edmonton and the City of St. Albert to develop these policies in response to a requirement of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB).

Detailed planning for the Sturgeon Valley will commence later in 2019, including several public engagement opportunities to gather input from area residents and key stakeholders. Sturgeon County is excited to embark on this project and to explore opportunities for the area. Watch for details in the coming weeks.

For more information on Sturgeon Valley development please contact Travis Peter, Manager of Community and Regional Planning at 780-939-8344, or by email at:


Sturgeon County continues to forecast significant residential and industrial growth within our borders. While the County encourages development of all kinds, we wish to balance the amount of growth in all development segments while providing robust opportunities for our businesses to thrive, and our residents to live, work and play. As such, Sturgeon County seeks to better understand the potential for local commercial development in the immediate to near-term.

In 2019 Sturgeon County is undertaking a detailed Commercial Development Analysis which will showcase commercial development market opportunity across the County. This analysis will seek to quantify and rank the ideal locations and types of commercial development which afford the best possible opportunities for growth and investment in the County.

For more information on the Commercial Development Analysis please contact Tyler Westover, Manager of Economic Development at 780-939-8358, or by email at:


Sturgeon County has several industrial areas for every type of business venture. Each industrial area has a unique set of permitted and discretionary uses, locational and competitive advantages which provide industrial development prospects throughout the County. This ensures that developers have an array of areas to invest in, and businesses can find the perfect location - regardless of industry type. For more information, please visit our Industrial Areas page.

Alberta's Industrial Heartland

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is one of the world’s most attractive locations for chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas investment. The Heartland region has attracted over $40 billion of investment and developed into Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing centre. Alberta’s Industrial Heartland’s 40+ companies, several being world scale, provide fuels, fertilizers, power, petrochemicals and more to provincial and global consumers.

There is a value-added energy investment window open right now for North America, with the potential to attract $30 billion in new capital investment to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland alone by 2030 – if we work together at all levels of government to create a competitive investment climate. Learn More.

Sturgeon Industrial Park (SIP)

The Sturgeon Industrial Park (SIP) is ideally located for light and medium industry to capitalize on mega-projects in both Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and in Alberta’s Oil Sands. With recent County investments to upgrade infrastructure, SIP now has over 2,000 acres of serviced land and another 1,400 acres available. SIP has an established road network which includes excellent access to major highways including Alberta’s High Load Corridor, Alberta’s abundant natural resources and the CN Sturgeon Industrial Rail Line. Existing SIP businesses operate in the advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, chemicals manufacturing, transportation and logistics industries.

Villeneuve Airport

Villeneuve Airport (ZVL) is owned and operated by Edmonton International Airport (EIA). Designated as a satellite airport by Transport Canada, Villeneuve Airport has now become the most significant general aviation airport in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, and is the only general aviation airport in the region with a NAV CANADA Air Traffic Control Tower.

Commercial services at the Villeneuve Airport directly support light aircraft flight activity, flight training, recreational flying, corporate and air charter activity, and aircraft maintenance. Plans for future growth are underway and will consider a business industrial park that seeks to attract airport related commercial and industrial uses. EIA is currently updating the Strategic Plan for Villeneuve Airport, with completion anticipated in summer, 2019.

Villeneuve Airport will proudly host the Edmonton Airshow on August 17 and 18, 2019 with over 40,000 people expected to attend. For more information on the Edmonton Airshow please visit:

ProNorth Industrial

ProNorth Industrial Park is situated on the South edge of Sturgeon County, five minutes from St. Albert and 30 minutes from downtown Edmonton. ProNorth businesses provide services in general contracting and construction, aviation operations, storage and warehousing, modular building manufacturing, welding, machining and fabricating.

The County is currently evaluating expansion opportunities and infrastructure upgrades at ProNorth.

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For more information on residential, commercial and industrial development opportunities in Sturgeon County, please contact us.


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