Former bunker site to be redeveloped

A former Diefenbunker site turned golf course in Springbrook is to be developed as a commercial site. Bill Woof, owner of the 23-acre slice of land at the entrance to Springbrook west of Hwy 2A, said he hasn’t got any firm plans as to what will go there yet but sees potential for something nice.

A former Diefenbunker site turned golf course in Springbrook is to be developed as a commercial site.

Bill Woof, owner of the 23-acre slice of land at the entrance to Springbrook west of Hwy 2A, said he hasn’t got any firm plans as to what will go there yet but sees potential for something nice.

On Tuesday, Red Deer County council approved Woof’s application to redesignate the property from commercial recreation district to highway commercial district.

The site was once home to one of two fallout shelters built in the 1960s to shield government officials in case of nuclear attack.

Sold off following the closure of CFB Penhold, the federal government eventually bought the bunkers back and demolished them in 2001 because of security concerns.

A nine-hole golf course using special low-compression balls that reduced ball flight distance so the course could fit into a small area opened in 2010 but has since closed

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