The Alberta government has approved annexation plans for the town of Okotoks.
The approval adds 4,900 acres to Okotoks and extends its boundaries in all directions, from Highway 2 in the northeast to Big Rock Trail in the southwest. The annexation will provide the Town with enough land within its borders for six decades of growth.
“This is a unique opportunity for the community of Okotoks as it has gained a 60-year land supply that will see development of services, amenities and housing over the next several decades,” said Okotoks chief administrative officer Elaine Vincent.
“The annexation of these lands will allow future growth to align with the town’s community vision.”
The approval ends nearly four years of negotiations and discussions between the Town and the municipal district of Foothills.
According to a town press release, residents in the area to be annexed will not experience any significant change in lifestyle and current service standards will be maintained.