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Greenfield land development

Airdrie’s real estate market story continues to be that of pent-up demand. As one of Canada’s fastest growing cities, the expanding population of businesses and workers is generating demand for non-residential space. Airdrie’s planned growth and available land provide real estate developers with attractive opportunities.

Commercial and industrial land for sale

There are approximately 550 acres of industrial (light, medium and heavy) and around 100 acres of commercial / mixed-use lands that have Community Area Structure Plans in place and are immediately serviceable. While this vacant land is privately-held, Airdrie Economic Development is here to serve as your guide through search, to acquisition, to shovel.

Current greenfield development opportunities

East Points Industrial

East Points encompasses six quarter sections located in the city’s northeast that will accommodate approximately:

  • 350 acres of light industrial
  • 160 acres of medium industrial
  • 256 acres of heavy industrial

Taking advantage of adjacent servicing connections and existing capacity, 300 acres of these lands are primed for immediate new investment.

East points opportunity land image circling parcel A and parcel B on the northeast side of the cityEast Points advantages

  • A City of Airdrie led Community Area Structure Plan is in place for this area.
  • Strategically located with immediate access to the QEII highway from the QEII and Highway 567 interchange. Learn more about transportation routes and infrastructure.
  • Pent-up demand for heavy and medium industrial uses within city limits.
  • Low population base in the CASP and surrounding areas; most suitable for industrial development.
  • Liaison services from our Economic Development specialists to accelerate application review processes.

View the East Points Brochure (PDF)  

Advantages to developing in Airdrie

  • Competitive development charges and fees with a staged payment structure (only 20 per cent at the signing of a Subdivision Servicing Agreement)
  • Static tiered performance security structure since 2003 with competitive, flat rates per acre

  • Surety Bonds accepted in place of Letters of Credit
  • Competitive building permit release criteria, including opportunities for concurrent development and building permit reviews and start work early permits

  • The City of Airdrie’s levies, acreage assessments and performance security fees ensure you have some of the lowest upfront municipal charges in the Calgary Region, allowing you to focus your resources on bringing land to market

  • Airdrie has experienced higher than average population growth, increasing over 60 per cent in the last decade to 80,649 people.

  • A young, skilled and educated workforce of 48,000 people.

  • Substantial community assets and quality of life amenities, yet affordable cost of living to attract and retain employees

  • Planned land capacity will accommodate growth for an additional 108,000 residents and 36,000 jobs over the next 20 or more years

  • Firmly established, reliable and high-quality city services including police, fire, transit and infrastructure (including water and wastewater)

  • Connected to the fibre optic network with competitive download and upload speeds

  • Market opportunity with low vacancy rates across all sectors

  • Relatively low property assessment values

  • Among the lowest municipal tax rates in the province

  • No business, machinery or equipment tax