New economic development opportunities project being undertaken by the Town could bring major changes to Fox Creek, enhance its Highway 43 presence and generate revenue.
The runway adjacent to Highway 43 represents primary real estate and is the perfect location for future development enabling a variety of commercial opportunities, restaurants, gas stations …
Council believes that the closure of the airport will assist in the growth of Fox Creek – provide premium location for the business expressing desire to locate here and entice those we’d like to attract. This development will also result in a larger tax base to help make our community more sustainable.
The airstrip property is the same length as gasoline alley in Red Deer. The Town believes that developing a similar amenity will accommodate the large trucks, will aid our community in the enhancement of our appearance by cleaning up highway avenue, and help us get a better handle on the damage that the large trucks are currently doing to our roads.