Edmonton Land Annexation
The City of St. Albert and the City of Edmonton have held discussions regarding the potential annexation of 46± hectares (114± acres) of land along the Anthony Henday Drive Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC) in the City of Edmonton.
The land parcels within Edmonton’s boundaries have become fragmented and are essentially landlocked by the Anthony Henday Drive TUC. If these parcels were to remain within the Edmonton boundary, they would be cost-prohibitive to service; however, they could be easily incorporated within the City of St. Albert boundary and included in the South Riel Area Structure Plan.
It is important to understand that the proposed minor boundary adjustments are not being undertaken for growth purposes. Instead, it cleans up parcels left fragmented by the construction of Anthony Henday Drive. Also, the ownership of these lands will not change.
The goal is to adjust St. Albert’s boundary to match the northern boundary of the TUC of Anthony Henday Drive.
Reasons for Annexation
- If these parcels were to remain in the City of Edmonton; they would be cost-prohibitive to service and develop, as Edmonton would have to extend services across the Transportation Utility Corridor.
- As St. Albert’s policies indicate, services are not provided outside of boundaries. These boundary adjustments would allow the identified parcels to be serviced by a connection to existing and proposed servicing from St. Albert.
- The TUC boundary for Anthony Henday Drive provides a natural and logical boundary between the two municipalities.
- The parcels identified for annexation could easily be incorporated into the existing South Riel Area Structure Plan.
Stay up to Date
Considering the major public health risk associated with COVID-19, engagement opportunities have been moved online to St. Albert's online engagement platform called Cultivate the Conversation.
The Cultvate the Conversation Online Engagement Platform is where you will find project information and engagement opportunities, including updates and question/comment forums. As a resident, this platform is your portal to useful input tools—all in one convenient location and available 24/7. We look forward to hearing from you.
To stay up to date, ask questions and provide feedback on the Annexation process, please visit the Edmonton Land Annexation page on Cultivate the Conversation.
Last edited: March 11, 2021