Mayor Sean Nolls says a few words prior to the Wellings of Stettler ground-breaking ceremony. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Wellings of Stettler has groundbreaking ceremony

A major residential project for seniors took a significant step forward earlier in September.

The Wellings of Stettler, a multi-phase project being developed by the Nautical Lands Group, held a ground-breaking ceremony on Sept. 8, at the development’s property on the west end of Stettler.

At the ceremony were members of Town of Stettler council, RCMP S/Sgt. Bruce Holliday and Peter Gregor, Nautical Lands Group vice president of construction and design.

Final environmental approvals are expected for the project within the next two weeks and land preparation is expected to be completed before the frost sets in.

The first phase of the project will feature 154 one- and two-bedroom housing units for seniors constructed within 29 one-storey bungalows and an 8,000 square-foot clubhouse which will feature fitness and exercise space, shuffleboard and billiards, a library, a barbecue and other amenities.

In addition to Stettler, Nautical Lands Group is working on 55+ Wellings communities in Lloydminster, Brooks and Red Deer.

According to the Wellings of Stettler website, the starting rate for the 700 square-foot units will be around $2,000 per month, and going up from there. However, rent on the property includes all interior and exterior maintenance, including snow removal.

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Peter Gregor with Nautical Lands Group acted as the emcee for the ground breaking ceremony on Sept. 8. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)