OPEN HOUSE INFORMATION

Beaver County and the Steering Committee held an Open House on June 14, 2016, to present the draft Development Concept options and proposed land uses for the Equity Industrial Park.

The following information was presented:

Information Displays
Proposed Land Uses
PowerPoint Presentation

For more information or to discuss the proposed Area Structure Plan, please contact any of the following Steering Committee members or Margaret Jones, Assistant CAO, at 780-663-3730.

Steering Committee Members:

Kevin Smook, Reeve, Beaver County
Sieko Scott, Councillor, Beaver County
Ron Yarham, Area Councillor, Beaver County
Dale Collison, Councillor, Beaver County
Arnold Hanson, Councillor, Beaver County
Lavonne Svenson, Councillor, Village of Ryley
Joe Wigington, Alberta Tank Fabrication and EIP Landowner
Pierre Breau, Beaver Municipal Solutions and Area Stakeholder
Stan Yuha, Clean Harbors and Area Stakeholder

Equity Industrial Park Area Structure Plan Open House

Beaver County Council and a Steering Committee have been working with Stantec Consulting Ltd. to update the Equity Industrial Park Area Structure Plan (ASP).

You are invited to review the draft Development Concepts and proposed land uses for the Equity Industrial Park on June 14, 2016 at the Ryley Community Centre.  At the Open House you will have the opportunity to learn about the project and speak with the project planners and Steering Committee members about the proposed plan.

The Open House will run from 5 pm to 8 pm as an informal drop-in event with displays that provide information about the project and allow individuals to discuss the ASP.  A formal presentation will be made at 7 pm.

We are interested in your thoughts!

For more information, contact Margaret Jones, Assistant CAO, at 780-663-3730.

Equity Industrial Park Area Structure Plan

Beaver County has been working with a local Steering Committee to develop a strategy for land use in the County’s Equity Industrial Park. The Equity Industrial Park is located adjacent to Highway 14 and the Village of Ryley. To complement the work of the Steering Committee, the County recently initiated a project to update the Equity Industrial Park Area Structure Plan (ASP).

The County would like to revisit the Equity Industrial ASP to explore appropriate industrial land uses, optimization of the Park layout for the efficient extension of infrastructure, wetland conservation, and to incorporate recently acquired lands into the Industrial Park.

The project will be completed in four phases:

Phase 1 – Project initiation (August 2015)

Phase 2 – Current state analysis – “Where are we now?”

Phase 3 – Principles, draft policies, and preliminary land use concept - “Where are we going?”

Phase 4 – Finalizing the ASP - “How will we get there?”

The Equity Industrial Park ASP will be developed collaboratively with stakeholders and the public. Watch for announcements for opportunities for public input related to this project.

The County has hired Stantec Consulting to work with the Steering Committee on the Equity Industrial Park ASP project. For more information about the project please contact:

Bob Beck, CAO, Beaver County
E-mail:  bbeck@beaver.ab.ca                             
Tel: (780) 663-3730

or 

Margaret Jones, Assistant CAO, Beaver County
E-mail: mjones@beaver.ab.ca
Tel: (780) 663-3730

Call for Steering Committee Members

Beaver County Council is seeking members to sit on a Steering Committee that will explore a development strategy for the Equity Industrial Park and surrounding area near Ryley.

The Equity Industrial Park, east of Secondary Highway 854, consists of 3 quarter sections of land to be developed into an industrial park, complementary to the Village of Ryley and nearby Clean Harbors' and Beaver Municipal Solutions' waste management facilities.  Click here for a map of the area.

There is continued interest in the sale of lots in the Park and Council wishes to develop a strategy that will provide for a clearer vision of development for residents and potential developers, a streamlined permit approval process, enhanced marketing of the Park, and economic spin-offs for the area.

The Steering Committee will work with local stakeholders and County Council to create a strategy that will benefit County taxpayers and area residents, and complement surrounding businesses.  Activities will include the following:

a)  review the existing Area Structure Plan;
b)  act as a conduit to engage stakeholders;
c)  participate in Open Houses(s) with area residents and other stakeholders to obtain input into the strategy;
d)  provide feedback and recommendations to County Council regarding future development.

The work of the Steering Committee may result in amendments to the County's planning documents that regulate development in the Park.

The timeline for completion of the strategy is Spring 2015.  There may be 5-10 Committee meetings during this period.  Steering Committee members will be compensated for travel expenses to attend meetings and Open House(s).

If you would like to play a key role in planning for the future growth and development of the Equity Industrial Park and surrounding area, you are invited to submit an Expression of Interest to Beaver County at the following address:

Beaver County
5120 - 50th Street
Box 140
Ryley, AB   T0B 4A0
Attention:  Margaret Jones

For an application form, click here or contact Margaret Jones, Assistant CAO, at mjones@beaver.ab.ca or 780-663-3730.

Deadline for applications is noon, Monday, June 16, 2014.