On June 22, 2021, Council gave direction to administration to prepare a Notice of Intent to Annex for the land north of the Queen’s Industrial Business Park and west of Highway QEII. This small-scale annexation, encompassing approximately 137 hectares, addresses The City’s deficiency in highway fronting commercial land. On February 14, 2022, Red Deer City Council passed a resolution endorsing a Notice of Intent to Annex, therefore supporting for the proposed annexation and directing administration to begin the formal annexation process.
Annexation is used by municipalities to realign jurisdictional boundaries to ensure a sufficient land supply for long-term development. The Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) between The City and Red Deer County recommends The City have within its boundary a 30-to-50-year supply of developable land for growth purposes. Recent data indicates The City has 22 years of developable land available.
Annexation - Notice of Intent (pdf)
What is the area being annexed?
The land that is being annexed is an area of approximately 170 hectares in size, north of the Queen’s Industrial Business Park and west of Highway QEII (see map below). The land is currently within Red Deer County.
*Map updated August 2022 based on landowner feedback
View a full size map of the Hazlett West Lands Annexation (pdf)
What are the next steps?
The first step to initiate annexation will be to provide the notice to Red Deer County, the chair of the Land and Property Rights Tribunal’s (formerly the Municipal Government Board), and the Minister of Municipal Affairs, among other authorities. This will trigger the start of the formal annexation process.
Once the annexation process has started, The City will enter into negotiations with Red Deer County and carry out the proposed landowner/public consultation program. These process steps will culminate with the Report on Negotiations, which will return to Council for endorsement before being submitted to the Land and Property Right Tribunal.
How can I find out more information?
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