Gateway Village is a visionary neighbourhood being developed in the Hamlet of Bragg Creek against the beautiful backdrop of the Elbow River and the Rocky Mountains. Locals and visitors will enjoy a wide range of amenities including a restaurant, hotel, conference centre, spa and range of boutique shops and housing types. This resort-style development, just 30 minutes from Calgary, will revitalize the Bragg Creek experience and become both a community hub and an overnight or longer-term stay destination that provides an inspired environment to shop, live, work, visit and gather.
Imagine strolling along a promenade, breathing in the fresh mountain air, and relaxing into the beautifully landscaped open space, pathways and ponds around you. You come upon the Steak Pit, a revival of Bragg Creek’s historic mainstay restaurant and feel a nostalgic pull to head inside. From your seat on the patio overlooking the Elbow River, you hear live music from the nearby amphitheatre floating up through the trees and providing a lively and enjoyable soundtrack for this unexpected get-away.
This is the vision for Gateway Village, the 12.6-acre parcel of land currently under development by Bragg Creek local Dick Koetsier and his company, Gateway Developments.
Having owned property within the Hamlet since 2005, Dick has firsthand knowledge of both the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the area. He believes that Bragg Creek is a true Alberta gem just waiting to shine and that developments like Gateway Village are essential to meet its long-held potential as a world-class gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Inspired by the history of the area and the resilience of the community, Dick is committed to attracting businesses and visitors to the Hamlet while enhancing the quality of life and experience for those lucky enough to call it home.
Located in the heart of Bragg Creek, Gateway Village fronts onto the Hamlet’s main street, Balsam Avenue and is directly adjacent to the Elbow River and the new dyke system.
The first step in the process of achieving this vision was to submit our Master Site Development Plan (MSDP) on December 10, 2020 to Rocky View County for approval.
As defined by Rocky View County, a Master Site Development Plan (MSDP) is a detailed document that sets guidelines for the long-term development of a site over a specified period of time. They typically refer to larger parcels of land that are proposed to facilitate limited subdivision with development approval occurring through the development permit process.
Some of the information provided within the MSDP includes:
Submit Master Site Development Plan (MSDP) to Rocky View County
Share the MSDP with stakeholders and seek feedback on the plan
Report back to stakeholders and Council
Rocky View County review and readings
The proposed MSDP, which you can find below, was submitted to Rocky View County on December 10, 2020. We are seeking feedback on the plan throughout January 2021 and will share your feedback with Rocky View County Council.
Since as far back as 2014, local developer Dick Koetsier has been informally engaging adjacent property owners, Bragg Creek residents and the business community about the future of the Hamlet and his development plans. The ideas, feedback and support that Dick has gathered over the years are the cornerstones of Gateway Village. Some of the feedback from stakeholders that has been incorporated into the proposed MSDP is maintaining the current roadway alignment to ensure access to adjacent developments is not impacted.
With the proposed MSDP now submitted, Gateway Developments Ltd. (under the direction of Dick Koetsier) is pleased to present the Gateway Village development concept to the community for response and comment. This more formal engagement will provide the public and all interested stakeholders with the opportunity to ask questions and provide valuable feedback that will accompany the MSDP when it is presented to Rocky View County Council in February 2021.
Share the proposed plans with the local residents and business community and provide everyone with the opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts and comments.
The Gateway Village public participation program will include an online survey and potentially in-person (COVID restrictions permitting) opportunities for the community to review the development plans and provide their feedback. The public participation period will be open from January 4 – January 29, 2021.
To view the detailed plans and example images of what the development will look like, click on the presentation below. Once you click on it, you can scroll through the presentation slides. To close the presentation, click the X in the top right corner.
After reviewing the presentation, please complete the survey below (or click here) to share your thoughts about the various aspects of the plan.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions currently in place we are not able to host an in-person open house. If the restrictions are lifted in January, we will proceed with an in-person session (participants will be required to register for a time slot to attend). Please visit this site again for updates.
The feedback we collect through these public participation activities will be shared with Rocky View County Council for their consideration as they review the application for approval.
Click on the image below to view the presentation. To close the presentation, click the X in the top right corner.
In February, we will report back on what we heard through the public participation activities. We will post the summary report on this website, so please check back in February 2021.
If you would like to stay informed of the progress of the application and/or the development, please sign up for email updates.