The City of Edmonton is proposing to annex land in Leduc County and the Town of Beaumont.
There are two annexation proposals: 12,050 hectares (29,775 acres), west of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway and 3,900 hectares (9,635 acres) east of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway for a total of 16,000 hectares.
On April 14, 2015, Edmonton City Council approved a minor update to its notice of intent to annex additional lands east of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway.
Four quarter sections (approximately 260 hectares) of land were added to the original proposal bringing the proposed southeast application from 3,625 hectares to 3,945 hectares.
|Proposed Southeast area to be annexed April 15, 2015||Proposed Southeast area to be annexed March 5, 2013|
Strong Edmonton, Strong Region
Edmonton is projected to grow to 2.1 million people by 2064.
In order to continue to provide the foundation for the region to prosper, we must extend our boundaries to responsibly manage future growth, facilitate sustainable development, and extend infrastructure in a cost-efficient way.
Room to Grow
Edmonton is quickly running out of room to grow. This is especially true for industrial lands but also true for residential development where Edmonton provides 70% of the region’s housing options.
Not having enough land to meet demand can have significant impacts on land costs, housing affordability and job creation. Annexation will help bolster the economy and regional vibrancy. To learn more about the growth challenges faced by the City, read The Case for Annexation.
Building Up, In and Out
Edmonton takes a sustainable and balanced approach to accommodate growth by building Up, In and Out.
We also need to build “Out” to accommodate new industrial and residential development.
Capital Region Growth Plan
The Capital Region Growth Plan identifies most of the land proposed for annexation as a Priority Growth Area or future urban development.
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