Red­stone Plaza will en­hance neigh­bour­hood con­ve­niences

Restau­rant, liquor out­let among stores al­ready com­mit­ted to shop­ping area

Calgary Herald - - NEW HOMES - CINDY STEPHEN

The north­east com­mu­nity of Red­stone con­tin­ues its rapid ex­pan­sion with news of an­other neigh­bour­hood amenity.

Qualico Com­mu­ni­ties, de­vel­oper of Red­stone, has an­nounced that a long-an­tic­i­pated com­mer­cial plaza will open in March 2019 on Red­stone Drive and Red­stone Boule­vard N.E.

The plaza will serve thou­sands of res­i­dents who have been wait­ing for lo­cal shop­ping and ser­vices.

“Con­ve­nience is key and this is go­ing to be great. I’ve been in the area for a while and know­ing I can walk over to the plaza with the kids in the sum­mer evenings to grab a treat, or some pizza, that’s awe­some,” says Red­stone res­i­dent Har­jit Rand­hawa.

“It’s ex­cit­ing and it’s go­ing to be well-re­ceived,” he adds.

“There are se­niors in Red­stone who help with grand­kids while par­ents are at work, and the fact that they can walk over to grab what they need and have ac­cess to med­i­cal ser­vices eas­ily is fan­tas­tic.”

Red­stone Plaza, cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion by Ground­shak­ers Com­mer­cial, has com­mit­ments from a pizza restau­rant, liquor store, phar­macy and a 4,000-square-foot in­de­pen­dent gro­cer. The plaza will have 45 park­ing stalls and in­clude a med­i­cal clinic, a phys­io­ther­apy clinic with chi­ro­prac­tic care and mas­sage. The lo­ca­tion is on a Cal­gary Tran­sit bus route.

Mar­ket­ing co-or­di­na­tor Laura Field says Red­stone, lo­cated east of Metis Trail N.E. and south of Stoney Trail, is one of Cal­gary’s fastest-grow­ing and fastest-sell­ing com­mu­ni­ties and a 2017 BILD fi­nal­ist for Com­mu­nity of the Year. She says the va­ri­ety of hous­ing types, the green spa­ces, parks and ac­cess to ma­jor road­ways are the main sell­ing fea­tures of the area.

Red­stone is ap­prox­i­mately 80 per cent com­plete and to­gether with other north­east neigh­bour­hoods, such as Sa­vanna and Cor­ner­stone, is sup­port­ing the ware­house and man­u­fac­tur­ing em­ploy­ment hubs of the north­east that are the re­sult of air­port ex­pan­sion.

“Res­i­dents truly love Red­stone and now with the plaza lo­cated right within the com­mu­nity, res­i­dents will have even more rea­son to feel at home,” says Field.

Other ameni­ties in the di­verse com­mu­nity in­clude more than 2.3 km of path­ways that con­nect with the Ro­tary/Mat­tamy Green­way: the Par­tic­i­park with out­door fit­ness equip­ment, bas­ket­ball net and play­grounds. Fu­ture plans in­clude an LRT stop and two fu­ture school sites.

Field says at fi­nal build-out there will be 3,500 homes and Qualico will have planted 2,500 trees in the com­mu­nity.

There are 11 builders par­tic­i­pat­ing in Red­stone, with du­plexes priced from the $380,000s and sin­gle-fam­ily homes start­ing in the $385,000s and front garage mod­els priced from the $500,000s. Builders in­clude Broad­view Homes, Jay­man Built, NuVista Homes, Shane Homes, Trico Homes and Pace­set­ter by Ster­ling Homes.

Town­homes start from the $240,000s in Red­stone, avail­able from Part­ners Devel­op­ment Group, Street­side De­vel­op­ments, Avalon Mas­ter Builders and Jay­man Built.

In ad­di­tion to Red­stone, Qualico is de­vel­op­ing other Cal­gary com­mu­ni­ties in­clud­ing Crest­mont West, Crest­mont View, Sil­ver­ado, Har­mony in Spring­bank, and Ravenswood in Air­drie.

Com­mu­ni­ties planned for the near fu­ture in­clude Daw­son’s Land­ing in Ch­ester­mere and River­crest in Cochrane.

QUALICO COM­MU­NI­TIES

Red­stone Plaza will open in March 2019 with an in­de­pen­dent gro­cer along with other stores and ser­vices, in­clud­ing a med­i­cal clinic and phar­macy.

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