Currently owned and operated by Greg Christenson and Peter Dirksen, the history of Christenson Developments traces back to the early 1970s, when the company was founded by Lloyd Christenson. In 1989, Greg and Peter joined forces with a focus on active adult condominium communities.
Dedicated to fostering bold new directions for development while redefining the meaning and character of our communities, Christenson Developments is constantly finding creative ways to deliver a vision of comfort, style, and peace of mind. The core guiding principle of Christenson Developments is “more time, more freedom and more choice”—more time to enjoy your life, more freedom to live how you want and more choices in lifestyle options.
Christenson Developments specializes in offering a variety of lifestyle options within an Urban Village Concept. Walking trails, parks, and convenient access to shopping, restaurants, and recreation facilities are standard features for the Christenson Developments Urban Village.
The Urban Village concept envisioned by Christenson Developments has resulted in the construction of two multi-acre communities: Railtown and Centre in the Park. Railtown, started in the late 1990s, was instrumental in the redevelopment of Edmonton’s downtown. By building a whole concept model where a variety of living spaces were built around a public park and shopping plaza, Christenson Developments ensured that residents had coffee shops, banks, grocery stores, retail outlets, and a variety of desired amenities within walking distance of home.
Capitalizing on the success of Railtown, Christenson Developments began construction of the Centre in the Park development in Sherwood Park. Described as an innovative prototype community, Centre in the Park features apartment-style condominiums built around pedestrian travel. Street level shops; walking paths; and a $95-million community centre housing Strathcona County’s council chambers, public library, and a stunning glassed-in courtyard, are integral to Centre in the Park—and all are less than a block from the Festival Place performing arts theatre, the Sherwood Park mall, a golf course, and one of Sherwood Park’s most iconic educational facilities.
Like Railtown and Centre in the Park, Christenson Developments’ Emerald Hills Urban Village is a planned community to be constructed in an existing neighbourhood, with a focus on sustainability, access to amenities, and convenience.Visit the Christenson website