City says Kildeer lots could be purchased by end of summer

By Greg Higgins
May 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

The new Kildeer subdivision is progressing well after being in the works for three decades and city administration expects lots to be priced in the next couple of months.

According to North Battleford city manager, Jim Puffalt, there is quite a history behind the development. He said it has been in the works for 30 years and was originally a private development. Once construction started to fall behind, the city had to pick up the slack.

“We convinced the private developer to proceed on the project a couple of years ago,” Puffalt said. “For whatever reason it just wasn’t working and he wasn’t able to get it done. In the end the city had to step up and make sure that project got done. We are finishing off the project now and it is actually under construction as we speak.”

If all goes to plan Puffalt hopes the lots will be priced by late June and will be able to proceed with selling them shortly after. He said the city is waiting to hear back on the pricing from utilities before the city can put any price on the lots.

The city manager couldn’t give an estimate on when buyers would be able to start moving in, but he did say people have been inquiring about the lots.

“We have been getting a lot of interest so we expect there will be a good uptick as we start,” Puffalt said. “Nothing is for sure until we see a building permit and a foundation in the ground.”

Puffalt added the city has a four-year goal to sell all 48 single family lots and the six multi-family lots. Once the subdivision is close to being sold out he hopes lots in the new Fairview subdivision will be available. The city manager estimated the new Kildeer subdivision should house roughly 250 people.

 

Greg.higgins@jpbg.ca

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