Future Development Opportunities

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.

Residential and Commercial

The Sturgeon Valley Special Study Area (SV SSA) is a unique process approved by the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) that requires a collaborative review between three communities: Sturgeon County, which is the governing municipality, and the cities of St. Albert and Edmonton which border the area to the west and south, respectively.

The intent of the Special Study Area Process is to create common understanding and certainty with regards to EMRB Growth Plan implementation. It is also intended to provide certainty to the region and assurance about planning requirements. Sturgeon County has worked in collaboration with EMR member municipalities over the past 10 years to complete this. Please view the Sturgeon Valley Special Study Area promotional video below, featuring Mayor Alanna Hnatiw, and stay tuned for exciting news on planned development of the Sturgeon Valley!

Sturgeon County is also evaluating proposals and working with developers on possible commercial developments spread throughout the County.


Sturgeon County has several industrial areas for every type of business venture. Each industrial area has a uniquie 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 on our industrial areas, please visit our Industrial Parks 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. The Heartland region’s geographic footprint is 582 square kilometres, and Sturgeon County's portion is ~100 square kilometres. 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

Designated as a satellite airport by Transport Canada, Villeneuve Airport has now become the most significant general aviation airport in the Edmonton Region. Commercial services at the Villeneuve Airport are expected to 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.

ProNorth Industrial

ProNorth Industrial Park is situated on the south edge of Sturgeon County, five minutes from St. Albert and 35 minutes from downtown Edmonton. Current tenants in this park include aviation operations, storage and warehousing, log home/modular building manufacturing, welding, and machining and fabricating.

Heritage Industrial Park

Heritage Industrial Park is located directly west of Morinville with excellent proximity to Highway 2 and 642. The park consists of smaller parcel sizes and is home to a variety of light to medium industrial companies involved in construction, aggregate extraction, vehicle repair and maintenance, and self-storage.

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


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