Two auto dealerships will be anchor tenants in a massive First Nations development on Calgary’s western border, a unique project in Canada, at least in terms of scale.
Metro Ford and Big 4 Motors will each build a store at the 530-acre (220-hectare) Taza Park, a mixed development of retail, office and residential. It’s the second of three “villages” in a development covering 1,200 acres (500 hectares) of reserve land.
“Metro Ford and Big 4 Motors have been working diligently with the Nation to incorporate Tsuut’ina history and culture into each of their properties, setting a new standard for the Taza tenant and Nation relationship,” Bryce Starlight, a member of the Tsuut’ina Nation and vice-president of development at Taza Development Corp., said after the sod-turning ceremony in late August.
Both dealerships expect to be ready by December 2022 or early 2023.