Penhold’s size will double on April 1

Penhold will grow in size by more than 1,300 acres after the provincial government approved the town’s annexation of neighbouring Red Deer County Land.

Town Council was informed on Monday that the Alberta government approved the annexation request. The land will become part of Penhold on April 1.

The annexation will effectively double the amount of land in Penhold, adding about eight quarters of land to the north and east of the town. In total the city is growing by 534 hectares (1,319 acres). According to the Municipal Government Board’s recommendation, Penhold will pay Red Deer County a combined $184,590 over the next five years for the land.

The land will be zoned for a mix of residential, commercial and industrial.

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