With gym and so many other projects on the go, get ready for Moosomin 2.0

September 5, 2023, 4:23 pm
Kevin Weedmark

Four construction projects are under way in the RM of Moosomin commercial development just east of the town of Moosomin. From the foreground to the background, the four projects are the RM of Moosomin new shop, with the building footprint beginning to be visible (Lot 1), Johnson’s Grain – (Lot 2,3&4), Lot 5 is still for sale, Mantl (Lot 6), Sunny Transport (Lot 7), and lots 8 & 9 are still for sale.

It’s great to see the ground breaking take place and construction get under way on the Anytime Fitness gym in Moosomin. This project and so many others are going to change Moosomin over the next couple of years.

The gym has been designed by South Prairie Design, will be built by Keller Developments, and will be owned by Edward and Jolene deVries.

Look at what has happened over the last few months and what is coming.

On June 6, there was a grand opening for EECOL Electric’s new building on Celebration Drive.

On August 1 peoples started moving into Cobblestone House, a 42-unit long-term care and assisted living facility on Wright Road in Moosomin. This has added some much needed additional long-term care beds in addition to the long-term care wing of the Southeast Integrated Care Centre, and assisted living, a category of care that has not been available in Moosomin in the past. It also includes a floor of independent living.

Work will wrap up on the Skout brewing building on Celebration Drive before long and you should be able to head there for a beer or pick up some locally brewed beer made with locally grown hops from Shepherd Farms soon!

Borderland Co-op is looking at two options for its grocery store, enlarging the current store or building a new store, going from under 18,000 square feet to over 29,000 square feet. The project has a few hurdles to overcome yet, and a decision has to be made between the options, and that decision may come soon.

Work on the $6 million expansion of Moosomin’s airport is moving quickly. The new runway is oriented northwest-southeast in line with the prevailing winds and will allow the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance to serve the Moosomin region. That project is moving forward because the provincial government, Nutrien Potash, 14 local municipalities, and many local business all believe in the future of Moosomin.

Construction of a 10,000 square foot Johnston’s Grain facility in the RM of Moosomin just east of town limits is underway. Johnston’s business is booming, and this new business alone will employ about 10 people.

Construction of a new facility for Mantl which serves the oilfield, should be under way within a couple of weeks. That new facility will be developed just east of town in the RM of Moosomin commercial development.

Construction of a new RM of Moosomin shop in the RM development just east of town limits will get under way this summer, so there will be a lot of development on the east side.

Development could begin soon on a new fuel facility being developed by UFA, the United Farmers of Alberta, north of the Trans-Canada Highway at the east access to town. Town council approved a development to allow the project to move forward.

Construction of a new facility for Sunny Transport in the RM of Moosomin development just east of town should begin soon. Site work has already begun on that development.

Work on Moosomin’s new $14 million Water Treatment Plant and a new pipeline to bring water from wells near Moosomin Lake to the Water Treatment Plant will start this year. The new plant will allow for significant population growth in Moosomin—the new plant will have the capacity for a population of 4,600.

Construction should begin on two new apartment buildings by Keller Developments. The two buildings will include 24 rental units, mostly three-bedroom apartments.

Planning is under way on a new residential development on the former site of Fieldstone Park just north of Moosomin. This will add several large lots in a park-like setting with a shared lake.

In addition, you can expect some new developments within existing buildings, such as the former liquor store, over the next few months, and there are other projects that are in the planning stages and the land acquisition stages, projects that will further add to Moosomin’s status as a commercial centre.

Get ready for a very, very, very busy couple of years!