Final Medican Sierra Michener Hill condo phase gets underway
The third and final phase of Medican’s Sierra Michener Hill condominium project is rising up from the ground, with residents expected to begin moving into the adult-only facility by next May.
The current four-storey stage will add 56 units to the complex, bringing the total to 148.
Bill Cooper, Medican’s vice-president of sales, said all of the suites in the first two phases have been sold, with about a third of the units in the current phase pre-sold.
Meanwhile, 35 of the 38 duplex villas developed nearby by Medican have been sold. Cooper said units in the final phase of the condominium range in size from 776 to 1,190 square feet.
There are 10 floor plans to choose from, he added, with these going from bedroom dens to two-bedroom suites with two bathrooms.
Amenities at Sierra Michener Hill include a library, hot tub and sauna, fitness centre, recreational facilities, a woodworking shop, underground parkade and a car wash bay.
“In the final phase we’re also building four guest suites,” said Cooper.
The complex, which is restricted to residents 40 and older, is connected to Extendicare Canada’s assisted living facility.
Residents can eat at the Extendicare bistro, and the proximity of the two buildings is also beneficial if one member of a couple requires more care than the other, said Cooper.
Work on the Sierra Michener Hill complex began nearly four years ago, but was interrupted the following year when Medicine Hat-based Medican was placed under court protection pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.
A plan of arrangement with creditors was subsequently approved, giving ownership of the company to a group of Medican employees.
Cooper said it’s satisfying to see the project near completion, particularly when existing residents provide positive feedback.
“It’s turned into a really nice community.”