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Located in close proximity to all that Whitecourt has to offer, this community within a community will offer a new way of living.

The Urban Village Concept


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 Manor


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.


This 71 unit condominium quality rental apartment will include 50 SL4 & SL4D Designated Supportive Living (DSL) beds with funded care by Alberta Health Services (AHS). This care and other services will be supplied by the professional staff of Christenson Health Services (CHS).


The Manor will have 2 dining rooms, a commercial kitchen, a hair salon, and a family party room on the 3rd floor. It is hoped to have a shared stamped concrete patio with access to the kitchen for seasonal community get togethers by all Residents of Whitecourt Village. It is proposed to have 2 hospice rooms.

Housing for Health, funded by Public Health of Canada, and led by expert Dr. Karen Lee, will be consulting on site design and programming to improve healthy living principles including enhanced walkability.


Park Villas


Whitecourt Village will feature a new concept in Active Adult living called Park Villas modular homes.


Bungalow floor plans of 700 square feet will over barrier free access ramps to spacious out door decks, great rooms with vaulted ceilings and clerestory windows, spacious full kitchens with islands, wide hallways, 3 foot doors, in suite washer and dryers, and master bedrooms with ensuite with easy access shower.


All interior and exterior finishes will match The Manor adjacent community Hub apartment building. Optional car ports will be available.


An advantage to these rental tenure homes will be the ability of the adjacent Manor at Whitecourt Village to provide 24 hour Site Based Home Care, which we call Custom Supportive Living (CSL).



The Mews


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.


Future Development


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.


Site & Floor Plans


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Site Plan & Floor Plans


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Site Plan & Floor Plans


News & Updates


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.


Read the Whitecourt Press news article


Christenson’s Manor on track for completion in June 2022


Read the Whitecourt Star news article

Community Information

Whitecourt Downtown South

47 Ave and 49 Street
Whitecourt, AB
T7S 1N6


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(780) 394-8233

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