TheViews and Golf Resort ( ) is preparing for the long-awaited opening of its facility this summer.
As per a report, formerly known as Last Hill Golf Course until 2009, a rezoning proposal for a“P-R” District was submitted to Lacombe County to accommodate the Views and Golf Resort plans.
The proposed resort would feature a nine-hole golf course and 100 full-servicesites. It is currently zoned as agricultural A District.
A public meeting was held on February 15 at the golf clubhouse to inform residents about the rezoning application.
Project engineers also provided brief accounts of studies conducted on Traffic Impact Assessment, water analysis of suitability, stormwater management, water license, and water division of up to 160units and sanitary and water services.
The site will be leased to a client yearly if the rezoning proposal is granted. The customer would have access to services only duringseason. Typically, this is from May through October every year.
“There are otherparks, and they are at lakes. We don’t have a lake, but we have a nine-hole golf course, and we will put in some other smaller amenities like six court pickleball court, a swimming pool, and a playground, and there have been talks of maybe an e-bike track. Our motivation for doing it somewhat has to do with COVID; because of the cross-border traffic being slowed down, people are more apt to stay home,” said MacLean, who co-owns the business with his wife, Carla MacLean.
In light of the rising gasoline prices and people focusing on taking shorter trips, MacLean hopes to catch the growing trend of staying in central.
“There are hundreds of thousands of RVs in, and we are looking for a very small segment of that to be able to fill our park up,” he said.
MacLean hopes to sign contracts with local businesses to aid the local economy. The establishment of the facility in town will also boost the business of general and grocery stores in the area and other available stores, among others.
“Once people come out here, they don’t want to go back to Red Deer or Calgary to get things, they’d just go into Eckville. Our hope is that it can be a real benefit to the community,” said MacLean.
The 100will have power, water, and sewer. The project will also transform Range Road 34 into a residential subdivision. It will comprise a storage lot, parking stalls, shower, and water facilities.