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Stories Tagged - City of Chestermere

Bridgeport by WestCreek Developments is planned as an integrated community of six neighbourhoods with a mixture of residential, commercial and natural areas on the west side of Chestermere.
Courtesy WestCreek Developments

Nov. 15, 2017 | Geoff Geddes

On your mark, get set, grow!

Chestermere is poised for western expansion

When you're one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, there's only one thing to do as an encore: grow some more.

Located just east of Calgary, Chestermere's rapid development placed the city fourth in Canada for growth over the past five years. Now, a comprehensive expansion plan is coming to fruition. The Waterbridge Master Area Structure Plan provided a long-range planning context for more than 2,400 acres along Chestermere's western border, and the city's population of 20,000 will expand as well – in fact, it is set to double.

According to Chestermere Mayor Marshall Chalmers (front row, centre), the new city council’s first priority is to address Chestermere’s taxes and utility rates.
Courtesy City of Chestermere

Nov. 15, 2017 | Gerald Vander Pyl

A fresh start

Chestermere's local government gets a facelift, with new mayor and councillors on the job

In October's municipal election, residents of the City of Chestermere elected both a new mayor and an entirely new city council. The fact that no incumbents were re-elected would have been notable, except that in Chestermere's case, no members of the previous council chose to run again.

As a result, the new council is planning a fresh start for the community after several tumultuous years that saw rampant complaints from residents over utility rates that increased by more than 50 per cent in five years and property taxes that some homeowners claimed had doubled over the course of a decade.


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