Wildflower to bloom in Airdrie

Story by Stacie Gaetz

A new master-planned community inspired by agriculture and rooted in sustainability is breaking ground in Airdrie.

Wildflower by Minto Communities is a farm-inspired neighbourhood that embraces local roots and heritage, offering a unique lifestyle experience like no other.

Within the first quarter section of development, Wildflower homeowners will enjoy more than five kilometres of pathways and over 28 acres of greenspace.

“Our community design and offering will make it easier for our residents to make smarter, greener and healthier choices,” says Christy Kajmowicz, marketing lead with Minto Communities.

“We are aspiring to create a new, unique and better community to offer to Airdrie residents. We are confident that through our values and experience, we can create a better place to live, work and play for everyone, one home and one relationship at a time. Offering amenities that allow residents to foster connections to one another and the community at large.”

Wildflower will be a “complete” community that will provide homeowners the opportunity of convenience, offering access to schools, commercial and retail, an abundance of amenities, and a diverse selection of new home types, styles, sizes and price ranges.

Location, location, location

Wildflower rises above Airdrie on its upper west side, south of First Avenue on the west side of 24th Street NW. The community is a total of 320 acres that will be home to approximately 2,200 houses at full build out.

“From the highest point within Wildflower, panoramic views can be seen in each direction: farms, farmland and open fields to the north, views of all of Airdrie to the east, views of downtown Calgary to the south, and of course Rocky Mountain views to the west,” says Kajmowicz.

The community is currently in phase one and will start with 70 acres of construction area. According to Kajmowicz, home sales offering is anticipated for early 2022. Full build out will be in the next 12 to 15 years.

“The most unique aspects of Wildflower, that will differentiate our community from others, are the views the community will offer,” she says.

“The existing topography has provided us a unique opportunity to design our community in a way that embraced the natural landscape, resulting in unprecedented views in all directions for everyone to enjoy.”

The plan

The homes in Wildflower will also offer something for everyone, from those just starting out, to growing families and people looking to downsize.

“Wildflower will be a collection of home types featuring a variety of farm-inspired esthetics and floor plan designs to suit the needs of many homebuyers and their lifestyles,” says Kajmowicz.

“We will offer a range of plan options, interior finish selections and green offerings, all thoughtfully designed to provide each homebuyer the opportunity to make selections based on what matters to them and support how they live.”

Wildflower will also feature thoughtfully designed lots resulting in more than 36 per cent of single-family homes being directly adjacent or connected to green space and a large pond amenity designed to be the communities’ irrigation system.

“Airdrie is a community rich in amenities and small-town charm where residents embrace healthy living and connections to family, friends and neighbours,” says Kajmowicz.

Minto Communities

Minto Communities is the sole developer and home builder for the community.

The company has been operating for more than 65 years, building new homes, master-planned communities and condominiums. Minto has built more than 90,000 homes throughout Canada and the United States.

“We believe deeply in our values and commitments; they guide us as we approach every project to ensure we are building better places to live, work and play,” says Kajmowicz.

“Minto communities has been inspired by Airdrie’s heritage and small-town roots. We have been guided by what is desired by