Annexed Land

Did you know? . . . Athabasca has expanded.  This past spring, the Town extended its eastern border, annexing a quarter section of land along Hwy. 55.

Eastward expansion for Town of Athabasca

With the potential for additional growth on the horizon for the community, Athabasca has expanded. This past spring, the Town extended its eastern border, annexing a quarter section of land along Hwy. 55.

Formerly part of the County of Athabasca, the quarter section is located east of Hunter Motors, between Hunter Motors and Tower Road. Now that the land is within the town boundary, should development occur on that parcel, developers can tap into town services.

The move to annex the quarter section was prompted by the owner, explains the Town of Athabasca’s chief administrative officer, Doug Topinka. “The land was annexed into the town at the owner’s request, so the potential would be there to access town water and sewer,” he says.

After going through the proper channels and taking the necessary steps, annexation was completed in the spring. “The request was not opposed by the County,” notes Doug.

Town well-positioned for the future

Between the annexation of this quarter section of land, development potential in other areas within town limits, plus development that is currently ongoing in Athabasca, the CAO sees no immediate need for any further annexation. The town is in a good position to handle growth as it comes.

Among other projects in various stages throughout the town, work continues on the anticipated Summit Heights and Woodheights subdivisions along Wood Heights Road, north of the Athabasca Public Works shop. The developer has cleared the land and is preparing to install services for 78 lots in Summit Heights and 88 lots in Woodheights.


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Crews continue groundwork for the planned Woodheights subdivision, located on Wood Heights Road, one kilometre north of Hwy. 55.



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