Badlands Recreation Development Corporation and Kneehill County Council have worked together since 2008 to develop the best possible future for the region ensuring Badlands Motorsports Resort becomes a valuable contributor to the region.
While BRDC and Kneehill County Council have a longstanding relationship, we are working to ensure all stakeholders are kept informed of the process and the next steps, while working with the Kneehill County Council to ensure development of a recreational tourism destination that makes sense for, and is an asset to the region.
2008 to Present
- Since 2008, BMR has worked with the Kneehill County municipal Council to develop and modify an Area Structure Plan (ASP) that clearly shares our vision and addresses concerns of the county and its constituents.
- During this time, BMR also commissioned an Initial Environmental Assessment and a Biological Impact Assessment to ensure the proposed development would not negatively impact this environmentally sensitive area. An environmental noise impact assessment was conducted to generate a computer noise model of the Road Course and determine the relative impact on nearby residents. The results of the noise modeling indicated noise levels at surrounding residences were well below the permissible sound level standards set by the Province of Alberta.
- On June 26th, 2013 Kneehill County Council passed the third reading of Badlands Motorsport Resort Area Structure Plan – Bylaw #1597, making way for the next phase of the process – a Land-Use Bylaw Amendment.
- On January 14th, 2014 the Badlands Motorsports Resort Bylaw #1657 was passed and the land related to the project was re-zoned from “A” Agricultural to “DC” Direct Control to allow for the development of Badlands Motorsports Resort.
What are the next steps?
The final pre-construction phase of the development requires detailed planning and analysis of all aspects of the project. This comprehensive development requires a team of civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, architects, planners, archaeologists and environmental specialists to consolidate and form a Master Site Development Plan that aligns with the goals of Badlands Motorsports Resort and Kneehill County. Concurrent with the Master Site Development plan these professionals have undertaken studies, made assesments and are preparing design guidelines to ensure conformance with project goals.
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