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Watermark Phase 1 Rough Grading

LocationWest of SunRidge Park

Project Description

To provide construction services for the rough grading of Watermark Phase 1.


Watermark is located at the intersection of Metis Trail and Chinook Trail in southwest Lethbridge. It will contain two new neighbourhoods, east and west of Metis Trail, encompassing 263 hectares (649 acres), and will, at full build-out, accommodate approximately 8,800 people. The size of Watermark enables it to include a variety of low and higher density housing choices and opportunities to incorporate local commercial, recreational and institutional uses.

The community offers options for housing, mobility and recreation. The design supports a safe and convenient network of open spaces and pathways which connect the subdivisions to each other. The neighbourhood nodes, combined with the park nodes, provide focal points for residents to interact and socialize by creating a sense of place. The plan encourages active transportation modes by creating opportunity for a well-connected, modified-grid road pattern. There will be a concerted effort to incorporate the natural open spaces and engineered open spaces (i.e. storm water facilities) into the overall open space plan.

Watermark  Phase 1 will feature the new middle school for Lethbridge School District #51 scheduled to open September 2018. It will also feature a sports field that will include soccer, baseball and basketball activities as well as future residential development.

In addition, the school grounds is home to the Canada 150 Forest in which 150 trees are being planted to commemorate Canada's 150th birthday and to support the Recreation and Culture Fee Assistance Program. For more information visit .

Construction of the new middle school is well underway and is on track to open in September of 2018. Deep utility and surface works construction is now complete. Deep utility construction includes water, sewer and storm line installation. Surface works construction includes sidewalks, curbs, street lighting and road paving.


Subdivision Surplus

Contact Information

Michael Kelly
City of Lethbridge
Real Estate and Land Development
403 320 3905