Building Timeline

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1 September 2020

Marigold and the WID celebrated the official start of construction with a ground-breaking ceremony. Marigold CEO Michelle Toombs (l-r) Wheatland County Reeve Amber Link, Siksika Councillor Reuben "Buck" Breaker, Marigold Board Chair Lynda Lyster, WID Board Chair Dan Shute, Airdrie-East MLA Angela Pitt, Strathmore Town Councillor Denise Peterson, WID General Manager David McAllister and MP Martin Shields took part in the turning of the sod ceremony.

13 August 2020

The Town of Strathmore approved and signed the Building Permit.

20 July 2020

WID excavators began site clearing at the joint facility's new location near the No Frills grocery store in Strathmore.

More site-clearing pictures

17 July 2020

The Marigold Executive Committee approved Lear Construction Management LTD as the contractor for the new joint facility for Marigold and the WID.

July 2020

The Town of Strathmore presented Marigold and the WID with the Development Agreement in July.

10 March 2020

Marigold met with BRZ Partnership Architecture Inc.'s interior designer to review proposed finishings for the facility. This includes flooring, lighting and general colour schemes. Another meeting took place on 26 March to discuss preliminary furniture proposals and other finishings.

13 December 2019

The updated project schedule was presented at the Joint Facility Committee meeting.

18 July 2019

Marigold staff had a chance to review the new building design, shortly after the Marigold Executive Committee approved the new facility design plans.

More staff reactions

12 July 2019

The Joint Facility Committee met to address the adjusted project schedule and completion date.

17 April 2019

BRZ Partnership Architecture Inc. discussed the process that led to their design decisions with members of Marigold and the WID.

The staff at BRZ Partnership Architecture. Front row seated from left to right Deb Graham, Gary Taylor and Maricris Ussher. Back row standing from left to right Kelvin Lim, Deanna Christensen and Hank Brzezinski

11 April 2019

Prime consulting services were awarded to BRZ Partnership Architecture Inc.

Marigold CEO Michelle Toombs and Western Irrigation District General Manager David McAllister sign the Development Agreement

19 March 2019

Marigold and the Western Irrigation District (WID) signed the Development Agreement.

January - March 2019

Marigold staff review space needs.

5 December 2018

Town of Strathmore council vote to rezone the joint facility parcel to Highway Commercial.

17 October 2018

The Purchase of Sale Agreement for half of the parcel is approved.

18 September 2018

Wheatland County council approves loan of up to $2 million.

13 September 2018

Civic Works Planning & Design presented a conceptual site plan to residents during the Open House at the Strathmore Municipal Building.

12 December 2017

Discussions begin with Town of Strathmore for rezoning options, permits and timelines.

July 2017 to August 2018

The joint facility committee, with representation from Marigold and WID, meets 11 times..

26 August 2017

The Marigold Board votes to support the co-location and building of the new headquarters facility, following a year of planning and findings of a Feasibility study.

August 2017

Marigold proceeds with planning for a new headquarters facility in partnership with WID.