COALDALE: A residential building boom continues in Coaldale as more than 160-lots are
about to become available in three different developments.
Phase-5 of Cottonwood has 55-lots opening up, while there are 25-lots in
Phase-4 of the Parkside subdivision. Add to that, 86-lots in Westgate Landing.
The Stranville Joint Venture Group, which was involved in Coulee Creek in
the south end of Lethbridge and various commercial projects, including the
Paramount Theatre redevelopment, is overseeing Westgate Landing. Developer Ken
Harvey says, "Our anticipation is that we will be turning dirt here in September
sometime -- we're just going through the tender process now, in terms of trying
to complete those contracts -- with 'undergrounds' happening in October and if
the weather holds, we hope to be paving (sidewalks and streets) in late October,
A retention pond that exists on the Westgate Landing property now will remain
and be expanded to hold more storm water to maintain the release rate stipulated
by Alberta Environment. Also, a park will be developed around it. Harvey says
the project will encourage architecturally detailed construction and upgraded
amenities, with a "tot lot" to be included in the development.
The 86-lot Westgate Landing will be architecturally controlled, with
multi-family units, including town houses and duplexes. However, 68 of the lots
are for single family construction. According to Harvey, "Some of the lots back
onto Land-O-Lakes Golf Course, which gives some interest to the development and
those lots could be called Estate lots, since they will be a little bit
deeper than a regular residential lot". He notes that people looking at the
larger lots anticipate building more of an "executive style" home. In any event, Harvey says all 86-lots will be available
sometime this fall or next spring
There is a building schedule for contractors at Westgate Landing and
Stranville Group will be building some of the homes, however, there are lots
open for individuals to purchase as well.