New Home Living, "Watermark at Bearspaw starts with good deed"
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March 31, 2011
Watermark at Bearspaw starts with good deed
Watermark at Bearspaw may be one of the most distinctive, custom estate neighbourhoods in Calgary or anywhere else, but what may really distinguish this development may be the good it does for the entire community, especially in the northwest area.
One of western Canada’s leading land developers, Macdonald Development Corporation, launched the $750 million residential community on March 17 to terrific public acclaim and its success seems assured with 39 lots already being held in reserve in its first phase. But it was the announcement that the B.C.-based developer was donating $750,000 to build a future multi-use sports facility in the area that drew the biggest applause.
“We are very grateful to Macdonald Development Corporation and Watermark at Bearspaw for their tremendous support of the new sports complex and the Bearspaw community as a whole,” says Bearspaw-Glendale Community Association board chair, Jens Lipper. “This provides a huge boost to our fundraising efforts and brings us much closer to our first phase goal of $1.5 million.”
The $6 million Bearspaw Polar Arena will provide a much-needed new multi-use sports complex to the growing community and will include a regulation-sized concrete surface that can be iced for hockey, or converted to turf for soccer, lacrosse or other sports.
Ron Lanthier, executive vice president of Macdonald Development says there is a “significant” need for recreational facilities in the area. “It is our hope that this $750,000 pledge will inspire many others to support the outstanding new facility.”
Located at the city’s northwestern edge and set against spectacular vistas, Watermark at Bearspaw is offering homesites ranging from one quarter to over one acre (.11 to .46 hectare). The new community is designed for families interested in building exceptional custom homes in a picturesque setting with easy access to outdoor recreation and shopping.