Community Gets Council Go Ahead

Community Gets Council Go Ahead

Coulee Ridge is pleased to share that our community just received "Go Ahead" from the City of Medicine Hat Council. To quote Collin Gallant from the Medicine Hat News;

A plan for a new premium community in Medicine Hat’s deep southwest will be written into the area’s land development strategy after council voted 8-1 in favour of the initial plans of the Coulee Ridge community.

Work is set to commence on an initial 40-lot-phase of the subdivision, unveiled to the public this winter, on land once set aside for a major new community called Cimarron. The new project would comprise larger, estates-style lots, but only on 80 acres of a remote portion of the land that sits about one mile north of S. Boundary Road.

That setup led to questions of the costs to bring utility service to the community and eventually municipal services such as trash collection and fire services.

However, with city staff and the developer stating “no significant” costs are expected, the majority of council cited potential economic boost and ability of the private sector to bring new land to market.

“Our municipal plan can go forward with a densification plan and this is another (suburb),” said Coun. Darren Hirsch. “The real strategy is to make progress on all tracts of land … a two-pronged approach makes absolute sense.”

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