The city needs to acquire land before moving forward with planned upgrades to Range Road 223 and Josephburg Road.
Fort Saskatchewan City Council gave the green light to submit a request letter to acquire lands in Strathcona County at the Tuesday meeting (Mar.27).
“The report we received was just to transfer control of the road allowance from Strathcona County to the city and then that will facilitate access into that new industrial area that TAG Development is proposing to continue working on,” said councillor Gordon Harris.
He estimated the process will take less than a year.
“I think this one, because it’s development orientated, we’d like to see things happen quickly so the developer can expedite what they have to do,” he said.
TAG approached council in November and got the ball rolling from there. Council has shown their support for TAG's interest to improve development in the light industrial area.
“A lot of the light industrial sat idle or really not that active over the last number of years so it’s good to see a developer that’s motivated to do some things to bring new development to the Fort,” said Harris.
*Below is a graph of the area.