It only takes one trip through Sage Creek to see there is a lot of new and exciting activity taking place in this growing community. With some recent additions to the Village Centre and some new housing options becoming available, Sage Creek continues to evolve into a neighbourhood that has something for everyone. Check out some of the highlights below:
Grey Heron Drive
Sage Creek’s continued growth is positively impacting ongoing development investments in the community. This year, Dobie Properties Ltd. has broken ground to build luxury townhome style condos along Grey Heron Drive.
“We chose to develop here because there’s a sense of individuality and pride in what’s being built,” says Dave Dobie, president of Dobie Properties Ltd. “When you enter Sage Creek, you can tell that there is an extensive plan for this community.”
With three different layouts, each unit will offer an open concept main floor with vaulted ceilings, provide a spacious second level laundry room and include an attached garage. 19 of the 22 units will also have walk-out basements that will overlook the naturalized wetlands.
Currently, construction has begun on seven units on Grey Heron Drive including two duplexes and one triplex.
Visit their display suite during Fall Parade of Homes to see for yourself!
Townhome style condos are also coming to the corner of Lafrance Lane and Boulevard Des Hivernants. This fall, Randall Homes will begin construction on 10 two-storey, 1,531 square-foot units. Each home will feature an open concept design, have three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths.
“We feel that there is a need for this type of condominium project in Sage Creek,” says Jason Jaquet, vice president of Randall Homes. “Lafrance Condominiums will offer a great location that is close to all of the amenities in the Village Centre.”
Homeowners can also look forward to having a basement for future expansion, a double detached garage with a private lane and a fully landscaped yard.
Learn more here.
Latitude 49 at Sage Creek
Latitude 49 at Sage Creek, is a 400-unit, six building complex by Deveraux Development that is currently under construction.
Denis Jones, president and CEO of the Deveraux Group of Companies says, “Deveraux is excited to be building and managing a luxury apartment community in Sage Creek. The community that Qualico has designed and developed aligns well with our vision to improve the overall wellbeing of our residents.”
When fully complete this rental complex will offer residents a broad range of lifestyle amenities including a pool, outdoor barbeque area, fire pit, gym, lounge and even a private dog park.
“We are excited to continue to raise the bar and innovate by offering our residents on-site amenities and programs that enhance their lifestyle,” says Jones. “Residents have come to expect nothing but the best from Deveraux and Latitude 49 will be no exception.”
Currently the foundation has been poured and grading has been done for the six-storey and four-storey apartments as well as one three-storey mixed use building.
L’Hivernant and the Burning Glass
Coming to Sage Creek this fall is L’Hivernant and the Burning Glass, created by local artist David MacNair with assistance from his friend and fellow artist Barry Bonham.
Inspired by Sage Creek’s historical street names, L’Hivernant and the Burning Glass is an educational wall sculpture that depicts an early period voyageur with some of his essential equipment including paddles, canoe, fire bag and packs.
“It’s designed with corten steel which complements Sage Creek’s other sculptures and creates a beautiful natural rust finish,” says MacNair. “I also incorporated tempered glass to highlight the burning glass used by the Voyageurs when lighting their pipes or starting a fire.”
This custom piece will be located on Burning Glass Road in the north commercial area. It will have distinctive landscaping with seating around the scene where people can view the display up-close. From afar, this piece can be viewed as a mural with multiple layers.
Living Prairie Childcare
On July 2, Living Prairie Childcare officially opened their doors to the public. Located at 215 Boulevard des Hivernants North, this new facility creates 74 licensed child-care spaces for residents of Sage Creek and Qualico employees. 20 of these spaces are reserved for infants while 54 provide care for pre-school children.
“The centre is full and already has a lengthy waiting list,” says Victoria Hale, executive director of Living Prairie Childcare. “All of the staff and families love the new space and we feel very lucky to have it.”
The new childcare centre boasts colourfully painted spaces and an enclosed outdoor play area that overlooks the trails on the hydro corridor.
The hub of Sage Creek is its Village Centre, with a growing list of shopping, dining, lifestyle and professional services that are accessible through the community’s network of trails.
One of the newest additions to Sage Creek’s Village Centre is 9Round, a fitness studio offering a 30-minute kickboxing workout. The studio’s co-owners David Thomas and Melissa Rodriguez fell in love with 9Round in 2018, after taking advantage of a Valentine’s Day promotion. After a few months of membership, they decided to take the leap to open their own gym.
“We chose Sage Creek because it’s a friendly tight-knit community where everyone looks out for one another and that transfers to inside of our gym,” says Thomas.
“9Round is a great way to accomplish a full body workout while meeting new people in the community,” adds Rodriguez.
Public art is interwoven throughout Sage Creek to enrich its streetscapes and to create a lasting impact to both its visitors and residents.
Sky Spirit, is one of Sage Creek’s latest public art pieces that is located in the Village Centre plaza. The plaza is landscaped with seating and provides gathering opportunities for special events.
Designed by local artist Darren Sakwi, this contemporary piece has a ribbon-like structure that is made of stainless steel. With rotating LED lights that bounce off of its surface in the evening, this sculpture appears as though it is floating – similar to the aurora borealis.
“The aurora borealis is something we don’t see every day but when you do, it really stops you in your tracks and makes you want to take a break to cherish the sight,” says Sakwi.
In addition to these exciting seven new projects, is a new salon that is coming to Sage Creek this fall! Von Riesen Hair Co. will be offering high-end boutique services at an affordable price. The salon’s owners aim to provide excellent customer service while utilizing their years of experience with top-quality products. Stay tuned for more information as we’ll be sure to share more details once we receive them.