On September 14, 2017 Lacombe County Council endorsed the Sandhill Estates Concept Plan, granted third reading to Bylaw 1236/17, and granted conditional subdivision approval for a new 14 lot Country Residential Estate subdivision.
The property was previously zoned Country Residential "R-CR" District and has now been rezoned to Country Residential Estate District "R-CRE" which allows for smaller lot sizes and individual services. The development which consists of lots ranging in size from 0.50 – 0.53 ha (1.25 – 1.33 ac) lies within the existing Burbank subdivision, south of the Town of Blackfalds.
Some of the features of the development include children’s play equipment, a looped nature trail that meanders it’s way throughout the wooded areas of the development to a constructed wetland. There will also be a 6 stall parking area at the trailhead for local residents and general public to access these amenities.