TransCanada's Land Use Amendments in Alberta's Industrial Heartland

Heartland Land se Amendments Map

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On behalf of our customers, TransCanada has been making significant investments in oil transportation infrastructure, with a focus on Alberta’s Industrial Heartland as a key oil transportation hub. The Heartland area is also an important and long-standing hub for Canada’s two national railways, Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP).

TransCanada owns lands in the Strathcona County portion of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland with access to existing CN and CP rail lines. The lands, legally described as a portion of the east half of section 26-55-21-W4M and the west half of section 25-55-21-W4M (Property), are approximately 2.5 kilometres east of TransCanada’s TC Terminals Project, a crude oil batch accumulation and storage facility currently under construction.

In July 2015, TransCanada submitted applications to Strathcona County Council to amend the following statutory plans and bylaw:

  • Municipal Development Plan Bylaw 1-2007
  • Alberta Industrial Heartland Area Structure Plan Bylaw 65-2001
  • Land Use Bylaw 6-2015

On February 23, 2016 Strathcona County Council gave second and third (final) readings to the following bylaws:

  • Bylaw 57-2015: Amends the Municipal Development Plan to change the land use designation for the Property from Agri-Industrial Transition Policy Area to Industrial Heavy Policy Area.
  • Bylaw 58-2015: Amends the Strathcona County Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Area Structure Plan to change the land use designation and text for the Property from Transition Policy Area to Strathcona: Heavy Industrial Policy Area Transition Zone.
  • Bylaw 59-2015: Rezones the Property from AG-Agriculture: General District to IHH – Heavy Industrial (Heartland) District.

These bylaws allow for consideration of future industrial development on the Property.

Related Information

Contact Us:

Kristen Monzingo
Phone: 1.844.933.0958

For further information regarding Strathcona County’s process contact:

Scott Olson
Strathcona County
Phone: 780.410.6583

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