Wondering what the pile of dirt is at the west entrance of Chestermere? That’s a sign that construction has begun on some exciting new developments in our community.
For the City’s Planning & Development Services Manager the construction is the product of years of hard work. Jeff Gibeau says in its simplest form, his job is about community building and he is enthusiastic about what is to come in Chestermere.
“Long range planning can often take 20 years, so you have to have patience. In Chestermere’s case the current construction that can be seen south of Chestermere Boulevard has taken about 10 years to
come to this point. It is exciting to see the investment in the community through the subdivisions as they are being built.”
Chestermere’s three newest communities are Chelsea, Waterford Stage 1, and Dawson’s Landing. Both Chelsea and Dawson’s Landing have already begun, and Waterford will seek subdivision approval in 2019.
These developments include exciting new features such as an eco-park, a future site for recreation, a high school (and other schools) and commercial retail space.
The new communities will become home to more than 9,000 new residents and neighbourhoods as they are built over the next decades. Neighbourhoods will also have new housing types such as live-work units, secondary suites, back to back townhouses, laned townhouses, cottage cluster housing and a few multi-dwelling projects.
“We work with the developers to facilitate community building at multiple levels,” says Gibeau. “Approving subdivision plans ensures that all development proposals are consistent with the goals of our community.”
For more information: chestermere.ca/growth
This story was featured in the latest Chestermere Connection newsletter.