Coulee Ridge FAQ
When will road construction on 10th Avenue be upgraded into Coulee Ridge to City standards and able to provide access for all types of vehicles?
The timing of construction completion is important to every homeowner. Our objective is to complete every phase, in its entirety, as soon as the construction season allows, which includes road access to Coulee Ridge.
The overall development is located approximately 800m north of South Boundary Road, therefore the construction of 10th Avenue is a high priority. The sanitary force main runs under 10th Avenue as well, and its construction is scheduled for fall/winter of 2019-20. This is possible through the use of trench less technology, which can occur in colder conditions.
We will be seeking CCC for Phase 1 of Coulee Ridge in 2020 after which home construction will start. By next summer, 10th Avenue will be constructed to a paved standard, from South Boundary Road, to the north side of Coulee Ridge.
In the long term, the southern portion of 10th Avenue (from South Boundary Road, to the south side of Coulee Ridge) may be revised, with the realignment of South Boundary Road. If this occurs, the southern portion of 10th Avenue may be upgraded even further to a permanent, multi-lane, paved cross section.
When will serviced lots be available for builders to start construction?
Our project schedule targets being able to provide serviced lots to 2020 CHBA Parade of Home builders on October 31, 2019.
This is very ambitious but can be done with a concurrent onsite and offsite construction plan which has been taken into account with the selection of our contractor. This will also require the cooperation of the City of Medicine Hat.
In our Purchase and Sales Agreements we have scheduled delivery of lots on or before June 30, 2020 for all other purchasers.
When are the Architectural Controls going to be available to home buyers and builders?
The Architectural Controls will be distributed to builders and PSA's holders on or before May 31, 2019. The controls that are in place will cover homes, landscaping and lighting.
Through the use of Architectural Controls the plan is to create a resort like feel to the development without adding excessive unnecessary costs to home construction. These controls are to ensure that we are dedicated to protecting and improving homeowner equity over time.
When will the storm pond & Recreational Lake be approved and constructed?
The current plan is to build the basic storm pond as part of phase one in 2019, and if approved, build the recreational lake and retrofit the storm pond with a nautilus pond and bio-filtration/recirculation system during the 2020 construction season as part of phase two. Coulee Ridge is focused on delivering amenities to provide initial residents and future buyers with completed amenities as early as possible.
What are the approvals for this project?
Several approvals are required including: a revisions to the Cimarron Area Structure Plan (MPC approval May 22, 2019), a revised Functional Service Report (submitted May 20 2019), endorsement by administration (may 22, 2019) and City Council (at council June 3rd,20149) negotiation of a Development Agreement for Phase 1, and a review of the design, operation and maintenance of a recreational lake part of the storm pond design. Therefore the concept is expected to change and evolve over time.
If I buy a lot as a consumer can I assign my lot to a builder to purchase it on my behalf as part of a home purchase?
Yes, consumers often purchase lots and then find a builder who may want to offer a turn key financing and home solution to their clients. Coulee Ridge supports this providing that the builder is an approved builder that complies with the Coulee Ridge Architectural Controls.
Will residents of Coulee Ridge have access to play golf at Cottonwood Golf Course?
There is a desire from the developer and Cottonwood Golf Club to provide a pathway access for golf carts to the golf course and clubhouse from Coulee Ridge. A solution will be proposed on or before June 30, 2019 and incorporated into Phase 1 or Phase 2 infrastructure development plans.
When will the Recreational Lake be approved and constructed?
The current plan is to build the recreational lake in Phase 2 during the 2020 construction season. Coulee Ridge is focused on delivering amenities to provide initial residents and future buyers with completed amenities as early as possible.