Beginning work on 19 of the 41 units being planned in Diamond Estates, Carbon Mayor Shirley Buyer says the lots will be put on sale sometime in October, with an estimated finishing date in the spring of next year.
Buyer said the town receives requests for lots, and the village will finally be able to answer in the positive.
“It’s finally a reality, a dream come true. This subdivision has been a discussion at the council table for many years and with the demand for lots in our safe and caring ‘Village in the Valley’, it will be great to have them available,” commented Mayor Buyer.
Phase 1 of the Diamond Estates includes the development of 19 serviced single-family dwelling lots zoned R-1. The subdivision is currently referred to as the East Subdivision which lies towards the east boundary of Carbon.
Buyer commented that last week, the village received three calls looking for lots.
“People feel safe here, and it really is a beautiful ‘Village in the Valley’,” she said.
Property buyers will be allowed to build the dream homes they want on the lots.
Buyer hopes the 41 planned lots will bring in people, and help spur the development of the village that has the infrastructure to support a population of 1,000.
“We are hoping it will bring in some economic development, and it will help with our tax base too,” Buyer said.
“Quite a few people are excited about it,” and she laughs that she doesn’t think the village of 570 will become a bustling town like some older residents fear.
“We’re hoping to build a nice subdivision that will be a family friendly subdivision,” Buyer said.
Carbon currently has a population of 570 and has a rich history in agriculture and coal mining. Kneehill Creek meanders through the valley creating a picturesque community known for its relaxed and family-safe atmosphere. Carbon is approximately 30 minutes from Drumheller, Three Hills and Strathmore.
Buyer had said interested buyers can contact the Carbon Village office at (403) 572-3244 for more information regarding the new Diamond Estates.