COALDALE: After years of delays and planning the Westgate Landing development in Coaldale
is finally going ahead.
Developer Ken Harvie noted that they had to negotiate with the town to
acquire all of the land, and they they just finished the process this
Harvie then gave an outline of where they're at now, "We are installing all
the underground deep utilities, so you're storm water and sanitary sewers. We
will be doing the surface works, probably in about five to six weeks from now,
which includes you're sidewalks and you're asphalt roads. The Shell utilities
will follow shortly after in August."
The whole development should be complete within 24 to 30 months, with the
first homes ready before this Christmas.
Harvie noted that once complete, the development will bring 85 new homes to
In early 2011 interview, Harvie stated a retention pond that exists on the
Westgate Landing property would remain and it was 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.
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.