An active lifestyle +55 housing development planned and designed “by seniors for seniors”


Subdivision and Site Plan

Designed to be a low density, residential development, the project contemplates an initial phase that will accommodate 60 units and a total proposed density for 120 homes.
Long range planning for Hunt Coulee Village includes an option for a supportive care facility. Land has been set aside and is identified on the Site Plan as the brown rectangular shape in the lower left corner.
Much of the Village will be left in green space surrounded by native grassland, wildflowers, bird habitat and ponds.
Stripping, grading and servicing of the project site is targeted for completion by mid 2017. However, we anticipate lot locations to be staked out by mid October 2016. The Information Centre will be open on weekends starting mid October. Check the website or call Ben Eby at Re/Max Mountain View 403-247-5171 for the most up to date information.
Hunt Coulee Village is being developed by CDS Housing Options Ltd., a social enterprise owned by the registered charity, Communities Development Society (CDS). The Society assists residents to plan and design models of housing development to age in community and CDS Housing Options Ltd., carries out the financing and development. CDS Housing Options Ltd. fulfills the wishes of the land donor and the Society by a "fair market value" approach to lot pricing.

Hunt Coulee Village is located less than a kilometer west of the junction of Bearspaw Road and Big Hill Springs Road/Highway 567.

The Village is within 15 minutes driving from major urban centres of Airdrie, Cochrane and Calgary; 30 minutes from the Calgary Foothills Hospital and 10 minutes from the Bearspaw Fire Hall/EMS on I-A Hwy.

Also within proximity are a number of provincial parks, golf courses and recreation facilities.

Residential Surrounded by Ranch Lands


  • Bungalow style single family and Villa residences will range from 1000-1800 square feet.
  • Lot pricing is estimated at an average price of $300,000, per lot.
  • Lots will generally be 46.5 feet wide and 140 feet deep.
  • Many lots will be compatible with a walkout basement design.
  • All lots will back onto green space.

Architectural Controls

The project will be governed by a comprehensive set of architectural controls to preserve the scale and character of the residences.


Walking trails
A walkable community designed for maximum interaction and healthy lifestyle with nature trails that meander past bird habitat and ponds.
Water supply and management
Water will be supplied by two on-site wells, complemented by a 10,000-gallon storage reservoir and water treatment facility. Sewage and wastewater will be processed by a hi-tech sewage and wastewater management system. A high capacity storm water management pond will capture and hold excess runoff.


Transportation support such as car-pooling and a shuttle vehicle is anticipated for outings, shopping and medical appointments.
Wellness programs will be provided to promote lifelong learning, recreation, fitness, community involvement and are designed to appeal to residents of different ages and abilities.


1Are support and health services offered?
1. Home & Personal Support Services
It is anticipated home and personal support services will be offered through fee for service contractors and may include such services as personal care, housekeeping, home maintenance, delivery services, escorted shopping, pre-made meals and companion care. In addition, safety alert systems and informal 'neighbour helping neighbour' networks will be developed. Programs and activities are based on wellness, lifelong learning, recreation, fitness, community involvement and are designed to appeal to residents of different ages and abilities.
2. Health Care Services
Health care services are anticipated to be offered on site through visiting health care professionals and educators. The Bearspaw Fire/EMS station is within close proximity to emergency medical support. A community emergency response planning and training program will be offered.
3. Transportation Services
It is anticipated that a wheelchair accessible Hunt Coulee Village vehicle will provide assisted transportation services as well as coordination with Rocky View Handi-Bus services. Informal carpooling will be encouraged among Hunt Coulee Village residents. The Calgary transit Tuscany Station is located 15 minutes from Hunt Coulee Village.
2Are there architectural guidelines?
Yes. We will be creating architectural controls and landscaping guidelines to ensure that the housing units maintain a consistent community theme and finishes are easy to maintain with common life cycle costs.
3What about water, wastewater and utilities?
a) Water
On site wells will supply water. Well tests support 60 units. Another 60 units may be developed when additional water supply is available. For the greenhouse, plans for rain water harvesting will be used to partially offset the water demand. Housing design will incorporate low flush toilets and other water saving technologies.
b) Wastewater system
Soil tests support on-site sewage disposal. High efficiency state of the art “Orenco Advantex” wastewater system is planned. The system is designed to meet stringent regulatory requirements and for properties and communities that are not hooked up to city sewers.
c) Storm water
A storm water system will be designed to meet the latest code and design guidelines. The HCV site development plan is designed to fit the natural lay of the land, minimize the disruption to the natural storm drainage flow and to maintain ponds as they exist naturally for storm water collection.
d) Natural gas
Will be supplied through the Cochrane Lake Co-op who have a capital plan to bring gas to the general area and electrical provided through Fortis.
4Will there be continuum of care options?
Designated areas will be set aside for future assisted living units to be built in phase two.
5Who are the builders?
CDS Housing Options Ltd. will be assembling a select group of builders to work with the buyers on the design of their homes. However, buyers may also recommend their own preferred builder for approval by the Project Manager.
1What amenities are being constructed within the Village?
The plans include a centrally located Red Barn amenity building at the heart of Village life. It hopes to provide a variety of amenities, services, programs and parking. As a two story walkout, the Red Barn will feature multi-use space, kitchen, accessible washrooms and adjoining greenhouse.
It is anticipated that up to 50 percent of the Village will remain as green space and include nature walking trails that promote an active lifestyle.
2What is the residential density of Hunt Coulee Village?
The project contemplates an initial phase of 60 villas and single family units offering a variety of sizes and design. The total planned density for the site is for 120 units.
3Will there be a Village homeowners’ association?
A condo association board will be formed by the residents to provide governance over the community. They will oversee the operations of the community and be responsible for maintaining the quality of the living environment.
4Will there be monthly fees?
As with any type of community, it will be necessary to maintain common areas and provide shared services. A condo fee will be required to cover operating costs attributed to your home and the Village including: building insurance, common area repairs and upkeep, Red Barn maintenance, landscaping and yard work, garbage collection, water & sewage, road and pathway maintenance and snow removal, lighting, property taxes and a maintenance reserve fund. The amount of the fee has not yet been established. Residents will be responsible for their own utilities.

The development team

CDS Housing Options Ltd. (CDSHO), is a Communities Development Society (CDS) initiative. Established in 2013, CDSHO is a wholly owned for-profit social enterprise subsidiary of CDS whose core responsibility is the financing and developing of Hunt Coulee Village.

The Communities Development Society (CDS) is a charitable organization that works primarily with rural communities to help plan for their aging populations