Looking to give the Old Rosedale Golf Course a Facelift
With increasing interest rates, land and construction costs, owning a new home continues to climb out of reach for many. Consequently, there is a growing number of people moving to a small, efficient home concept. Whether they are young couples buying their first home, seniors downsizing to have more equity to play with in their advancing years or Snow Birds who want to lower their investment in a house they only live in 6 months of the year, small and tiny homes are becoming popular. Particularly true for those who choose to live more consciously by having a small footprint concerning both carbon and consumption. Many harken back to a simpler lifestyle even as they embrace new smart technologies to aid in this endeavours. Meanwhile, re-purpose, re-cycle and re-use is the mantra of many.
Research shows that people who are more active, mobile and connected with other people not only stay healthier; they are more productive members of society in general. Sagebrush intends to offer a neighbourhood that encourages an active, greener, collaborative community lifestyle.
To this end, Bob and Norah Hamilton have big dreams of creating the ideal neighbourhood where they would like to retire themselves. One where both families and seniors intermix in a recreational cottage resort setting. A community where children, adults and seniors alike are active, interconnected, creative and involved. A place with breath-taking views of the surrounding valley, gardens, streams, walking paths, a large outdoor kitchen/bbq area, stocked fishing ponds, perhaps a chicken coop, beehives, a chip and putt green, pickle ball courts and a variety of eco-friendly activities that a person could partake of or ignore.
5 of the 10.3-acres are to be developed with 57 small sustainable, relatively maintenance free cottage dwellings; several with a 360 view of the badlands. Each is to be located on individually owned lots, where the other 5 acres located in the meadow below would remain recreational and be owned and operated by the Sagebrush Home Owners Association as a barehand condominium parcel. Rosedale would then enjoy a tax base large enough to allow the Town to upgrade Mabbot Rd, put in sidewalks down to the river and develop a quarter acre lot that would be provided to the Town for a playground and parking. Thus providing a safer means for children and adults to traverse to the Suspension Bridge and the Sagebrush Playground.
Rosedale also enjoys proximity to the Regional Hospital Centre, excellent schools, some post-secondary education, access to the Badlands Community Centre, as well as a boutique fitness centre, in addition to numerous box and smaller retail outlets, tourist attractions and employment opportunities. The Resort would also offer housekeeping and home-away-services for Snow Birds and vacationers. Meanwhile, the hope is to engender a quaint village vibe for anyone looking for some small town charm while getting out of the big city and its congestion.
RA Hamilton & Associates Inc expects to create a jewel in the heart of Rosedale by grooming the grounds and enhancing the forested area. By beautifying the privacy barrier that exists between the acreages on the north side of the property, planting numerous trees and gardens throughout, fencing and building a low-speed traffic road around the exterior of the development to further sound proof; it is anticipated Sagebrush Resorts will be an asset to the Rosedale Community.
Housing Developments tend to take at least 10 years to entirely sell out and mature. RA is pleased that there will be no basements, nor long-term construction periods as homes will either be "Ready to Move" or package construction to avoid the noise and dust of a traditional housing development.
Baby Boomers, Snow Birds, Gen X and Millennials are all interested in small, efficient homes in a welcoming community that offers numerous amenities in addition to country living.