TORONTO, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Wind Walk—the first Holmes Community—has
been granted the second and third reading of the ASP (Area Structure
Plan) application by the MD of Foothills. Pending demonstration of
sufficient surface water to supply Phases 2 and 3 of the development the
community development will proceed.
"This is the cumulation of more than two years of work in partnership
with the MD. We've addressed issues related to water and existing
services. We are excited to have the support of the MD as we continue to
seek regional solutions," says Seth Atkins, Director, Holmes Homes. "The
mandate for Holmes Communities is to integrate responses to regional
challenges and leave behind a model for sustainable growth."
"This is another step in the process, and I know that very soon we'll
have shovels in the ground," says Mike Holmes. "The MD Foothills made
the right decision and they should be congratulated for their vision.
They asked us to demonstrate we have enough water to allow for the
development and we gave them the assurances they need. They've shown
their support for this world-class sustainable development, and we
commend them for stepping up. There are still hurdles to cross, but
we're going to make this community, and we're going to Make it Right."
Wind Walk incorporates an integrated water management strategy
that includes water conservation and an onsite wastewater treatment
facility. Stormwater runoff will be channeled to retention ponds and
used to irrigate public parks and recreational spaces and to recharge
Wind Walk is a mixed-use planned community, including plans for
457 single and multiple family homes, as well as green commercial and
retail development, recreational facilities and a school. A compact,
walkable community, featuring high-performance green homes designed to
reduce consumption and the impact on the environment--it is the first
development of its kind in Canada.
The Holmes Group and its development partner Alberta Foothills
Properties Limited brings in international partners including Cisco,
Enmax and GE to implement a world class development that strives to be
one of the first energy export residential communities through the
integration of Smart Grid and solar and wind technologies.
For progress updates and more information about the community, please
visit www.windwalk.ca, where the
new ASP (Area Structure Plan) has been posted. Sales information for Wind
Walk will be available through the website soon.
SOURCE The Holmes Group
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