Red Deer’s old Piper Creek Lodge to be replaced with $28-million senior’s housing project

The oldest seniors’ home in Alberta — Red Deer’s Piper Creek Lodge — will be replaced by 2021 after the provincial government invested $28-million in creating a new 100-unit complex.
Wednesday’s announcement by Red Deer MLAs Barb Miller and Kim Schreiner on behalf of the seniors and housing ministry, was met with excitement by staff and residents.
“I think it’s wonderful! I hope I live that long,” said Blanche Hanson, who has resided at the 63-year-old lodge on 33rd Street for […]

Westpark Middle School in Red Deer first to have solar chimney in Alberta


Students moving into the new Westpark Middle School next fall won’t get the Harry Potter moving staircase they proposed.

But Grade 8 student Isaac Boettcher said the stairs near the main assembly area will always be known as the Harry Potter stairs.

A Student Design Committee collaborated with Berry Architecture, Shunda Construction. Student recommendations included an elevator so all spaces in the building are accessible to students with mobility challenges, as well as a glass wall to view the elevator’s mechanics; […]

Building permit values hold steady through February

The value of building permits in Red Deer remained consistent through February 2019, but the cumulative year-to-date total is slightly behind the same month of 2018. Residential permit values were on par with February 2018 numbers, while commercial values doubled. Both industrial and public permits dropped from the same month last year.

Significant permits for February included a four storey base building and parking garage on 43 Street and a two storey office building on Sharpe Avenue.

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Riverside development will start to take shape this year

Capstone at Riverlands to feature mix of residential and commercial buildings amid public spaces
Red Deerians will get a taste of the potential for the city’s marquee riverside development this year.

While large-scale development is likely at least a year away for Capstone at Riverlands, the public will see key roads finished, bike trails, sidewalks and lighting added and, if all goes well, the completion of a public gathering spot called Canada 150 Square.

“At this point, (the site) still probably doesn’t […]

RDCA 2019 Commercial Construction Award Finalists Announced

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The Red Deer Construction Association is proud to announce the finalists for our 2019 Commercial Construction Awards.  The awards will be presented at our Building Central Alberta – Annual General Meeting on February 27th and represent excellence in construction in our region.
RDCA 2019 Commercial Construction Awards News Release

Value of building permits up significantly in 2018 compared to 2017

The number of permits issued in 2018 decreased slightly over the year before, but values were significantly higher.
Last year, 1,068 permits were issued for a value of $233 million, compared to 1,205 permits valued at $152 million in 2017.
Commercial building permits made a stronger showing in 2018, with 231 permits issued for a value of $115 million, compared to 213 permits valued at $65 million the year before.

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Optimism with Red Deer Commercial Permit Values up 60+% over Last Year

Total year-to-date building permit values remain higher than those in 2017, however values for November were less than those in November 2017.
November 2018 building permit values were $23 million compared to $34 million in the same month in 2017. However, year-to-date building permits have reached a total value of $222 million so far in 2018, compared to $148 million by this time in 2017.
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Red Deer Mayor Provides Perspective for 2019

Red Deer mayor Tara Veer admits the past 12 month were among the most difficult of her political career.
“2018, in looking back, it was a tough year,” Veer said during her annual year-end interview with rdnewsNOW.


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