On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, Westman Village officially broke ground, representing the future of inter-generational living in Calgary.
Embodying the harmonization of the values of Jayman’s founder, AC Westman, Westman Village is a community within a community – offering a multitude of housing types for all lifestyles and ages. It is the culmination of everything experienced in the journey of life – all in one place.
Situated on a 13.5-acre site on the south arm of Mahogany Lake in southeast Calgary, Westman Village is a community concept that does not exist anywhere else in Western Canada. When finished, it will be composed of apartment-style condos, adult-only residences and upscale executive bungalows. Many properties, including multi-family residences, front onto Mahogany Lake.
The strategic design and thoughtful amenities brings eco-density to Calgary and the best of urban living in a suburban community. In total the project will contain approximately 887 residential units, intended for a diverse range of generations, from financially flexible renters to first-time homebuyers, and newly formed families to age-embracers that are downsizing and adding some freedom to their lifestyle. However, it is so much more than just physical structures as the community will allow multigenerational families to stay close together, while promoting social interaction, health and happiness. It is designed with accessibility and walkability in mind, and includes recreational and fitness facilities, medical services, a 24-hour community concierge, dining and entertainment – all in close proximity and all connected by tunnels and +15s.
At the heart of the community is the village centre that will be open to all residents. The 35,000-square-foot centre will have a lane pool, splash pool with a two-storey water slide, fitness centre, walking track, spin and yoga studios, gymnasium, movie room, crafts room, wine cellar and so much more. Boutique-style retailers will also be opening shop in the hub of the village centre.
Westman Village is being developed by Jayman BUILT, with the expertise of two architectural firms, Integra and NORR, and operating partner Christenson Developments for the mature living component which can be tailored to meet lifestyle needs by including laundry service, meals and nursing care.
The end result promises to be a unique tapestry of architectural design offering diversified housing options and amenities for all generations surrounded by extensive landscaping, wetlands and cultivated water features.