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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Chestermere green lights 650 acre development up to Calgary border

Bridgeport outline plan concept

In just over 25 years, Chestermere has grown from a small summer village of 1000 to a thriving city of 20,000 residents. The community is planning to continue its exceptional growth as City Council recently approved an outline plan for new development of 659 acres on Chestermere’s western border.

“This plan reflects the collaboration that exists between Chestermere and Calgary and the developers in our area,” said Chestermere Mayor Patricia Matthews. “It hits the nail right on the head and we’re excited to see the new neighbourhoods come alive.”

In 2016, the City undertook a refresh of the Municipal Development Plan that outlines the City’s overall growth for the next 30 years. During that consultation, residents said they wanted to see sustainable growth, new housing options, more amenities and a continued emphasis on walkable, livable neighbourhoods.

“We have been working hard to ensure that this plan meets all the criteria of the City’s vision and will create a complementary interface between ourselves and the City of Calgary,” said Jeff Brunen, Planner for the City of Chestermere,

The proposed development will be created in 32 phases over the next 25 years. At full build out, it is estimated to add nearly 14,000 new residents, three schools, an extensive commercial district, a chic high street, extensive green spaces, and a waterfront promenade over one of the largest wetlands in Chestermere.

One of the features that residents expressed most excitement about during consultations is the addition of three new housing types in the development. In addition to Chestermere’s characteristic large lot homes, future residents will be able to consider homes in a cottage district, live-work buildings and smaller, single detached homes. 

“We have always strived to ensure that Chestermere is developed in a sustainable manner that keeps our unique character in the region.  This development certainly reflects that and moves us to the future in a way that will support the interests of current residents too,” said Mayor Matthews.

The plan also designates more than 73 acres of the land for commercial spaces. With the additional population projections, this development will present an unparalleled opportunity for businesses looking to access the Chestermere market.

Now that the project has received the go-ahead for its outline plan, WestCreek Developments can seek approval from the Chestermere Planning Commission for its first subdivisions. Depending on approvals, construction on the first phase, which is slated to include an elementary school site, could begin in the next few years.  

The City of Chestermere is also working with the City of Calgary to ensure the detailed border designs will ensure aligned infrastructure and a smooth transition from one community to the other.

More information about Chestermere’s future growth and development can be found at

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