Michener North site
As a community, we can come together with our individual and shared visions and create a purpose built, self-sustaining community that provides a continuum of care, support, opportunity, and options for each other and our neighbors in need.
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UPDATE: We are confused as to who actually has the title to the property. The buildings have been demolished and the site cleared. The City of Red Deer is currently working with the community to decide the future of the homestead site.
A vision of sky rises, a possible aquatic center, and a small memorial to the history of the site has been shared. We believe that while those things can and should be put on the site, that a central theme of the property should be inclusion and sustainability with several types of housing, services, retail and business options that could provide sustainable income to support community solutions, employment opportunities, learning opportunities, cultural and inclusion spaces, and local economic opportunities for a very robust and diverse spectrum of return on investment.
We hope that wiser heads will prevail in this discussion and that community members will demand a long view from the City, rather than simply short term financial gains that mostly benefit developers (who may or may not have roots in the City or a stake in the success of Red Deer as a community.
An intelligent, forward thinking effort by the entire community, including all sectors, would create a galvanizing focus that is needed to bring together the siloed and disconnected parts of our City and make the most of local resources, better use provincial and Federal resources, and produce value-added, positive, community "side-effects."
We don't have all the answers, but we know that if enough individuals and entities got their heads together, some very innovative and creative ways can be found to provide so many parts of a shared community vision for the property, and a legacy of intentional community development that would benefit the area for generations to come.