Strathcona County is one step closer to a massive multi-purpose facility.
The county announced a new $47 million multi-purpose agricultural space will be next to the Bremner Heritage Site.
The 270 acres facility will be used for both indoor and outdoor activities. Amenities will include an indoor arena and a covered outdoor arena to support agricultural events, such as 4H shows, barrel racing, canine clubs and horse and livestock shows.
“We look forward to the next phase of this project and meeting the needs of our rural residents,” said mayor Rod Frank. “Our region is growing and we want to ensure we have spaces that meet the needs of local and regional agricultural groups well into the future.”
While the focus is on agriculture, the facility is intended to be a destination all residents can experience with the potential for farmer’s markets, camping and more.
"The nice thing about this is we have lots of space to be able to spread things out and grow as the need comes. That's what we're super excited about," said Strathcona County manager of agriculture services Joel Gould. "It's more than just a building, this is a site and a destination that you can come to."
The project was approved in 2015 and construction is expected to start in 2020.
Bremner Heritage Site is about 15 minutes northeast of Sherwood Park.