STRATHCONA COUNTY, ALTA. — An affordable housing project completed in Sherwood Park means more options for seniors.
The Province of Alberta and the federal government partnered to build the new Clover Bar Lodge which replaces the original lodge property. The new facility boasts modernized amenities and greater capacity with 144 one-bedroom units. Rooms are also larger, growing from 250 square feet to 350 square feet. Residents began moving in last month.
According to the province, the $32.4-million project created approximately 240 jobs.
“The opening of the new Clover Bar Lodge is a success for Strathcona County and will allow seniors to live safe and independently within their own community,” said Rod Frank, mayor of Strathcona County, in a statement. “We are excited to see this project complete and residents moving in. Council would like to thank all involved in making this project a reality for those who live there or in future will call the lodge home.”
The original Clover Bar Lodge was built in 1960 and expanded in 1975 with the addition of the north wing.
The new facility includes multipurpose rooms, activity rooms, a second floor patio, hair salon, coffee bistro, resident laundry rooms, commercial kitchen, commercial laundry, therapeutic tub room and dining areas on each floor.