I’ve lived in Red Deer for 13 years now and it’s no question that I love this community. I’ve become well connected through my support of local business and the online social scene and I usually know of new business openings and upcoming events. I love that I’ve become the one my friends and colleagues come to when they want to know what’s happening in the city.
See Yourself Here
For the past month, a mysterious hashtag, #seeyourselfhere, showed up on the sidewalks and pathways of some of Red Deer’s most popular spots. There was even a street team out and about, handing out sunglasses evening the public to a community event in the Riverlands district. Twitter was buzzing with what it was all about.
Capstone at Riverlands
Today, it all came together as the City made a huge announcement, a visionary community is coming to Red Deer. Capstone at Riverlands has been discussed for years and is finally coming to fruition. Located on the banks of the Red Deer River, the new community will include condos and townhomes, hotels, offices, retail, shopping, dining, arts, and culture. It will also feature a civic plaza, river walk, and tons of green space.
This area is already home to some of my favourites in the city, including Troubled Monk Brewery, Wild Brewing Kombucha, The Float Shack, Dose Coffee, Pure Earth Organics, My Revolution Cycle and Yoga, and more. I’m excited for the potential for more amazing businesses like this to pop up in this new development. There will be plenty of opportunity for outdoor events, public markets, artist studios and more. It’s going to be an amazing expansion of our vibrant downtown.
As someone who loves living as close to downtown as possible, this area would be a dream to live in, close to the river, the beautiful trail system and the amazing businesses in the area. If I was still single in my twenties, I would be lining up to get in on the new condo or townhome developments. Unfortunately for me, I’m at the point in my life where I need to start looking for a home with some backyard space for my son to run around in. But I digress. If you’re looking for a new home away from the suburbs in the next year or two, I know just the place.
While some people may think the hype leading up to this event wasn’t worth it, I think it’s an exciting time for our growing city and the City provided a fun street festival for the community to enjoy the celebration. With local businesses set up for you to get to know, local food trucks providing free lunch, street performers, music and more, there were a lot of smiling faces enjoying the fun on a beautiful day. I look forward to seeing this community come to life and the opportunities that lie ahead.
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