WAM Development Corporation

August 08, 2011 11:11 ET

WAM Development Group Sets New Standard for Retail Shopping Centres

Emerald Hills Centre helps raise community business profile in Sherwood Park and Strathcona County

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 8, 2011) - WAM Development Group, a North American leader in commercial real estate development, has announced the development of the new Emerald Hills shopping centre in north Sherwood Park, Alberta. The unique architecture and design of this development make it a preferred shopping destination.

Emerald Hills is a landmark retail development currently under construction, and sets a new standard for shopping in the affluent areas of Sherwood Park and Strathcona County. With over 600,000 square feet of retail space, new retailers can look forward to joining a strong lineup of major international, national and regional box and anchor tenants, including Walmart Canada, launching the first of their new 130,000 square foot supercentre prototype.

"We are happy to have Walmart, our anchor tenant, choose to be part of WAM's new standard of urban design for commercial development," said Darren Durstling, Partner, WAM Development Group. "We've created a more diverse shopping experience in a 'contemporary urban village' architectural and landscape theme. The objective is to encourage walking, so we designed pedestrian friendly walkways throughout the development, complete with a variety of interesting focal points, public art, and landscape features."

"It is with excitement that we look forward to another addition to Strathcona County's business sector. The Emerald Hills shopping area by WAM Development will be anchored by Sherwood Park's second Walmart location," said Linda Osinchuk, Mayor of Sherwood Park. "This is a wonderful example of how the 'open for business' sign is shining bright over our community."

Emerald Hills Centre was designed using sustainable principles in an effort to develop efficiently and effectively, therefore reducing infrastructure footprints. The design responds to current Strathcona County sustainability and urban design initiatives. The Centre is prominently located in the affluent community of Strathcona County, sitting adjacent to Highway 16 between the Sherwood Drive and Cloverbar Road interchanges. The initial phase of construction is forecast to be complete by summer of 2012.

For more information, please visit www.wamdevelopment.com


Established in 1987, WAM Development Group is committed to the business of real estate, with emphasis on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and sale of quality commercial and retail properties. For more than 20 years, the WAM Development Group has been pursuing real estate opportunities throughout Western Canada and the Southern United States. The WAM Development Group is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. For more information, please visit www.wamdevelopment.com.

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