Edmonton Land Annexation
The City of St. Albert and the City of Edmonton have held discussions regarding the potential annexation of 38.0 ± hectares (93.9 ± acres) of land along the Anthony Henday Drive Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC) in the City of Edmonton.
The public process for annexation was formally initiated at the St. Albert City Council meeting on January 11, 2016, when St. Albert City Council approved the delivery of a Notice of Intent to Annex to the City of Edmonton, the Municipal Government Board, and relevant stakeholders. This allows Administration to move forward with technical studies, public engagement and negotiations as required by the Municipal Government Act.
Discussions have taken place as the land parcels within Edmonton’s boundaries have become fragmented and are essentially land locked by the Anthony Henday Drive Transportation Utility Corridor. 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 be included into 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 Transportation Utility Corridor (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 clearly 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.
for more information:
City of St. Albert
Last edited: June 28, 2019