The County of Grande Prairie is calling on big and small retailers as they’re looking to develop the massive 1,200-acre Clairmont Heights area.
They recently adopted a new Land Use District in their Land Use Bylaw.
It would cost between $2.3 and $2.4 billion to build and would be suitable for roughly 22,000 residents.
“Once developed, it will provide the residents of Clairmont with a sustainable and liveable, and walkable community. Where they’re able to live, work and play and shop for their day-to-day needs within their own community,” said Nick Lapp, Director of Planning for the County.
“We’re actively working with promoting the development opportunities in the area,” Lapp added. “We are aware of a number of interested development corporations that are looking at the area, and the potential for development in the Clairmont Heights area.”
It’s proposed there be 1.4 million square feet of high-density residential space for apartments and condominiums, along with 550,000 square feet of commercial and retail space.
Apartments and condos wouldn’t be built more than 10 storeys high.
The area would have a large parkway with big, vibrant sidewalks and be located right on Clairmont Lake.
The idea was first introduced in 2009 and formally adopted by County Council in early 2013.
(With files from Craig Patterson and retail-insider.com)