Changes coming to Gasoline Alley transit route

With the creation of the 2A South Regional Transit route connecting the communities of Innisfail, Penhold and Springbrook, the former transit route into Springbrook and Gasoline Alley will be changing.
The new transit service for Gasoline Alley (Route 12) will NOT enter Springbrook, as that location will shift to the 2A South Regional route. This change will make the route approximately 30 minutes in duration from Bower Mall to the turnaround point in Gasoline Alley and back.
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Junction 42 – Red Deer County Development

Junction 42

Located 10 kilometers directly south of the City of Red Deer, Junction 42 is now slated for commercial, industrial, and agri-business development. The entire Junction 42 area encompasses 10 quarter sections surrounding the Highway 2 and Highway 42 interchange and is intended to supplement the County’s industrial and commercial parks surrounding Red Deer, some of which are currently approaching full build out.

Plans & Maps
Recently, a Major Area Structure Plan (PDF), as well as a Local Area Structure Plan, […]

Council approves 2019 Capital Budget focusing on sustainability and preparing for future growth

City Council approved a $121 million capital budget this evening after two days of deliberation. The capital budget includes projects that will take place in 2019, or projects that require additional funding from previous years.

Debate on a future aquatics centre for Red Deer ended with a resolution to further consider scope and location and with a commitment to move detailed design costs forward from 2023 to 2019. The placeholder for construction remains as recommended in the plan.

“This decision made […]

Feds, province announce $13. 8 million to upgrade Dickson Dam

The governments of Canada and Alberta are aiming to reduce flood risks in the province and to better protect residents and businesses from natural disasters.$30 million was announced during a media conference Thursday morning at Bower Ponds for three disaster mitigation projects in Alberta.

$13.8 million was announced for upgrades to Dickson Dam in Red Deer County to improve spillways and increase the capacity to safely discharge water during extreme floods. The federal contribution will be fifty per cent of […]

Red Deer Building permit report – September

Building permits were on the rise again in September due to a number of commercial, industrial and public permits.

Year-to-date building permits continue to rise over 2017 numbers with the total value of $167.5 million so far in 2018, compared to $97.1 million by this time in 2017.

Notable permits for September include: a $15.6 million permit for the modernization of St. Patrick’s School; a $7.3 million permit for the Northside Community Centre; a $4.3 million dollar permit for an addition […]

Building permits values continue to rise

Building permits were on the rise again in August due to a number of commercial permits.

Year-to-date building permits continue to rise over 2017 numbers with the total value of $133.7 million so far in 2018, compared to $83.9 million by this time in 2017.

Notable permits for August include: a $6.5 million permit for Woody’s RV World at 71 Burnt Park Drive; two permits for new four storey apartment complexes at 50 Livingston Close, valued at $4.7 million each; a […]

New Innisfail skate park to roll out in 2019

Construction will go ahead in 2019 on a new skate park in Innisfail.

Town council approved the project and its hefty price-tag at its meeting this week.

The skateboard portion of the project is tabbed at $850,000, including an expanded bowl which wasn’t in the original design. It is located at 51 Avenue and 42 Street, just west of the hospital.

The bigger bowl is only possible however because the Town will also be relocating the nearby horseshoe pits. With that included, […]

Building permit values on the rise

Building permit applications picked up in July, with residential and commercial permits surpassing 2017 values.
Red Deer’s year-to-date building permits continued to rise in value, with average permit values nearly double those of 2017. So far this year, total permits have been valued at $108.2 million compared to $68.5 million last year at this time.

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Bower Place mall’s $30 million redevelopment to take a year

Shopper’s Drug Mart will move into the new Bower Place mall addition expected to be completed in fall 2019.
The $30-million first-phase redevelopment will see a two-storey addition with a new mall entrance added to the east side, where the now-demolished Target once stood.
Joining Shopper’s on the ground floor will be a number of other retailers. Their names will be released once leases are finalized, said Tony Segaric, a vice-president operations for mall owner QuadReal Property Group.
The second floor of […]

Experts see mix of soft skills and new tech as future for industry

A panel of industry experts sees the future of construction as a mix of new technology and new values.A discussion panel titled Let’s Talk About Technology, held at Vancouver’s Terminal City Club and presented by construction software firm Procore Technologies gathered together several different firms who have moved to adopt technological innovation to, as panel moderator and Brantwood Consulting managing partner Helen Goodland said, “the last pre-industrial sector.”

Vancouver-based ETRO Construction principal Mike Maierle said the industry has come some […]