The Damkars

About the Project

The Damkars envisioned the residential project to be a place where local aging populations can enjoy their retirement in familiar surroundings together with loved ones. The project will provide varying levels of care to accommodate differing needs so that seniors may live comfortably and confidently. The Damkars view both the Church and the residential community to be a gift to God and their neighbours.

Located northeast of the community of Watermark at Bearspaw, and immediately north of the future Centre Street Church Northwest Campus, the project lands are:

  • Approximately 4.97 hectares
  • Accessed by 12 Mile Coulee Road
  • Anticipated to include:
    • A multi-story seniors-oriented building designed to accommodate up to 160 senior’s living units on the eastern portion of the site, and;
    • A series of up to 38 villa-style duplexes on the west portion of the site. 
  • Designed to include a combination of at-grade visitor parking and an underground parkade for tenants
  • Within the Watermark Conceptual Scheme (2009) and Bearspaw Area Structure Plan (1993; currently under review) areas
  • Planned to be developed logically in a phased approach based on market demand
  • Serviced by potable water, sanitary sewer and stormwater via existing infrastructure in Watermark

The Vision

The project team is in the early phases of planning and many aspects of the design are still under consideration. Preliminary concepts highlight a comprehensively planned residential neighbourhood catering to seniors with the following key aspects:

  • A multi-storey seniors-oriented building within the eastern portion of the site designed to accommodate up to 160 senior’s living units. The building will feature surrounding landscaped areas, water features, paved pathways, and street furniture to encourage outdoor activities and enhance social interaction. Similarly, amenities will be provided within the building to provide support services to the residents living on-site. 
  • A series of up to 38 villa-style duplexes attractively designed to leverage the slopes in the western portion of the site to provide spectacular view to the Bow River Valley to the west, and provide an appropriate interface with the existing residential developments located immediately north and west of the Plan area.  
  • Water feature and landscaped areas with paved pathways and street furniture to encourage outdoor activities and gathering areas
  • Craftsmen style architecture that is reflective of local aesthetic
  • Adapts to natural topography to preserve views for tenants and neighbours

Site Concept

*All images are conceptual only and are subject to change.


For questions, comments or ideas, please contact our community engagement representative:

Bridget Naud,

Engagement Specialist


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