Qualico Communities Opens its Next Chapter in Chestermere
Calgary, AB ‐ Qualico Communities Calgary will be expanding its presence in Chestermere, Alberta this year with a new community called Bridgeport.
The recently acquired land, located at Rainbow Road and 17th Avenue SE, follows Qualico Communities Calgary’s current development of Dawson’s Landing, located just across Chestermere Boulevard. The initial stage of the community will encompass seven phases over 251 acres of land, three major park spaces, a small retail site adjacent to Chestermere Boulevard, and a public‐school site. The community will also retain some of its natural beauty by integrating a large part of the existing habitat into the community’s plan.
“We will be retaining the 12‐acre wetland and will incorporate it into our larger stormwater management ponds, totaling over 20 acres between the two,” explained Mike Anderson, Senior Development Manager, Qualico Communities Calgary.
The name of Bridgeport leverages the community’s role as a gateway between the City of Calgary and the City of Chestermere, while reinforcing its relationship with the natural surroundings. “Bridge” maintains Chestermere’s connection to water which, as a lakeside community, is a part of everyday life for city residents, while also representing connections to people and quality places. “Port” stems from the idea that the community will act as the gateway, or “port” to Chestermere. These two elements lie at the heart of Bridgeport’s community design.
While Bridgeport will offer plenty of fun in the summer with Lakeside Golf Club, Chestermere Lake, and the boat launch nearby, “Chestermere really is an all‐season city,” said Monica Bilyk, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Qualico Communities Calgary.
“Not only does Chestermere Lake offer access to water activities in the summer, like swimming, waterskiing, and kayaking, but what many don’t know is that it also allows families the opportunity to skate and snowmobile throughout the long winter months,” she said.
Bridgeport’s proximity to established neighbouring communities will also make everyday living easy. Highway 1 and 17th Avenue will provide residents access to East Hills Shopping Centre which includes a Costco, movie theatre, Walmart, and Starbucks, among many other in‐demand amenities. A quick drive down Rainbow Road will bring residents to No Frills, a grocery store located just south of the community.
“Even closer amenities aren’t far behind,” said Monica, who explained that the Bridgeport Commercial area beside Dawson’s Landing is scheduled to have their commercial area underway in the coming months.
With a mix of low and medium density residences throughout the plan area, Bridgeport will offer a housing mix that can accommodate a variety of young families, individuals, and seniors. This diverse offering will provide individuals the opportunity to reside in “one place for a lifetime.”
The project is already underway. Stripping and grading was completed in late 2023 and on‐site construction will commence in the spring.
Cary Kienitz, GM Acquisitions and Development, Qualico Communities Calgary said the community stands as a testament to Chestermere’s commitment to progress, community, and economic growth.
“It will not only enhance the vitality of the city but also define the next chapter of Qualico Communities’ partnership with the City of Chestermere,” said Cary. “Together, we are creating vibrant communities that enrich cultural diversity, bolster our local economy, and strengthen the city as a whole.”
“We’re excited to get things rolling this year,” said Monica. “Our groundbreaking will take place once the weather warms up in May or June and will be followed by a community grand opening event in 2025, including showhomes.”
If you want to learn more about upcoming amenities in the area, read the latest article on the Bridgeport Commercial District.
Published: February 20222021 - A Year in Review
Published: February 20212021 - A Year in Review
- Single-Family Homes
- Multi-Family Homes
- Building Materials and Services