Located in close proximity to all that Whitecourt has to offer, this community within a community will offer a new way of living.
An urban village is a collection of quality multi-family buildings situated together in close proximity to share supportive services in a walkable, healthy community.
Whitecourt Downtown South will offer many choices to suit your future needs. Residents who live this community will choose a lifestyle built around freedom, health, social wellness, and the opportunity to age in place.
When complete, Whitecourt Downtown South will become an innovative urban village in the style of other award winning Christenson urban villages. These include Railtown in downtown Edmonton, Centre in the Park and Emerald Hills Urban Village in Sherwood Park, and Citadel Village in St. Albert.
Future phases will include active adult, independent living condo buildings, designed for younger and mid aged residents named the Mews. The Mews will be suitable for retirement and aging in place with supportive services provided from The Manor at Downtown South.
Whitecourt Downtown South will provide new housing choices, with supportive services integrated in a central location close to amenities and shopping.
Sustainable feature including wellness principles promoted by enhanced walkability will be included.
These different lifestyle choices will be connected to each other by a 3M asphalt linear walkway, connecting each building and a 6 M. walkway/fire lane. This walkway will provide convenient access to future retail shopping, hotels, and professional services to the north.
The initial phase of development will be The Manor at Downtown South. A three story building located centrally on the site, the bottom two floors of The Manor will be a 50 studio bed Alberta Health Services funded Designated Supportive Living B2 licensed seniors care facility.
The Residents in their accommodation rate will be served three meals daily, weekly house keeping, and recreational / social programming in barrier free studio apartments.
Other features in The Manor will include a tub room/spa, hair dressing salon and other amenities. Also included in the design of The Manor will be two hospice studio units for compassionate paliative care.
The top floor of The Manor will feature 17 Independent Living Large 1 Bedroom & Den, 2 Bedroom + Den Independent Living units, built to B3 standards, with their own family party room for special events.
The second phase of development will be a four story 54 unit Independent Living apartment called The Mews. Spacious 1 Bedroom & Den, and 2 Bedroom & Den units will include full kitchens, in suite washers & dryer and balconies. These units will be suitable for both couples and singles.
Building amenities will include a beautifully decorated lobby with elevator, a top floor lounge and dining room to socialize in a family party room for special events, a multipurpose recreation and crafts room, and a guest suite.
Optional services such as site based home care, housekeeping and laundry will be available because of 50 Alberta Health Services funded Designated Supportive Living SL4D studio suites near by.
These rare supportive services protects long term property value for our growing aging population, and will allow residents of all ages to live with peace of mind.
The Christenson Community concept allows couples to remain together, near their family and friends, in the community that they grew up in.
Sustainability and wellness principles will be promoted throughout Whitecourt Downtown South.
Other future phases could include luxury rental housing for age groups 18 years of age and over.
Also planned is affordable worker town housing suitable for families. This will provide convenient housing for service and care workers needed for The Manor with in walking distance. This worker housing could also could benefit many existing Whitecourt businesses and government services which are situated only short distance away to the north.
When complete, Whitecourt Downtown South will be an inclusive, inter-generational, supportive, sustainable and health community.
New Site Plan under development
The Manor - Floor Plans
Many families in Whitecourt and surrounding area have been anxiously awaiting news of some kind on the construction of the Christenson Development Urban Village project planned for the area south of 49th Avenue.