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Industrial park builder wants to start this summer

If Reid Keebaugh has his way, construction will start later this month on Bonnyville's newest industrial park.

If Reid Keebaugh has his way, construction will start later this month on Bonnyville's newest industrial park.

Keebaugh, head of Gateway Industrial Park, on the town's west end, said he's hoping work can start in July to service and grade land on a quarter section immediately west of the Max Oilfield site at the corner of Highway 28 and 66th Street.

The Town of Bonnyville approved an area structure plan and subdivision for the area last year, but development didn't move ahead right away.

Now the developer is pushing to move ahead with work to accommodate a planned truck-wash facility and other shops.

Discussions on a development agreement for the project between the town and the developer continued last week. The new subdivision will require extending town water and sewer services further west on the south side of Highway 28.

The industrial park is scheduled to be developed in three phases on 120 acres starting on its north edge along Highway 28 and extending a half mile south.

Gateway Industrial Park is one of three projects now in development that are expected to offer highway frontage or industrial lots on the edge of Bonnyville.

The MD of Bonnyville is considering an area structure plan for an industrial park on Range Road 461 about a half mile north of Bonnyville.

As well, the proposed East Gate area structure plan for northeast Bonnyville includes highway frontage land northeast of Tim Hortons and the Best Western hotel.