What is Ribstone Ranch?

what-imgRibstone Ranch will be a new community where residents can easily let go of stress and connect with nature and open space in a thoughtfully designed community that embraces the beautiful countryside and exudes rural character. It will be a community that offers a diverse range of housing options while preserving over half of the site as open space (Environmental Reserve, Municipal Reserve and Home Owners Association).


While the community will accommodate 2,600 homes, Ribstone Ranch will not feel like an urban community placed in the countryside. Aside from the country estate lots, all lots will back onto green space and follow a curved street system that works with the sites overall topography.  Through its strategic design, principal based development and attention to the smallest of details Ribstone Ranch will strike a balance between helping the MD achieve its growth and density goals for the Central District while creating a place future residents will be proud to call home and those who live near by will be proud to call neighbours.

News & Updates

February 11, 2015

It has been a few months since our open house and we wanted to again thank everyone for their respectful feedback. We learned a great deal and have been working hard to reflect that in our plan.   One of the over arching messages we received was that this proposed change is overwhelming, in terms […]

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December 5, 2014

We appreciate those who took the time to complete the Ribstone Ranch feedback form. If you missed the December 5, 2014 deadline we still want to hear from you via email at info@ribstoneranch.ca. Community concerns will be taken into consideration as we review our plans and move forward with our application. The purpose of the […]

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November 24, 2014

Earlier in November, Ribstone Ranch sent out a newsletter to our neighbours.

If you would like to stay informed as we proceed through the project please send your email address to info@ribstoneranch.ca.

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Where is Ribstone Ranch?

Ribstone is located on 914 acres located east of The Shannon’s development and north of Highway 552.


It can currently be accessed using 64th Street. It is one half mile south of Dunbow Road, east of the Carnmoney Golf course on land formerly owned by the Hunt family. The proposed community is located in the MD of Foothill’s Central District, which has been identified by the MD as the most appropriate location for future growth.

Who are the landowners?

highfieldHighfield Investment Group (HIG), (formerly Theologian Management Ltd.) and WK Beattie Holdings have owned Ribstone Ranch since 1993.


They hope to develop a unique community that is designed through extensive input by key stakeholders and the community at large.  Using a planning and design philosophy that ensures a balance of social, environmental and economic values, the Ribstone Ranch team is excited and sincere about using a community approach to design for this project.

Why create a community here?

The MD has revised their Municipal Development Plan and is currently revising their Land Use Bylaw to accommodate and encourage densities of 3.0 to 5.0 units per acre.


The MD has also designated this area as part of the “Central District” in their 2013 Growth Management Strategy where they want to see development occur.


We are proposing to make an application for Country Estate Residential Zoning on full water and wastewater utility servicing. The deep utility servicing will be scalable to allow for regional connections.

The Principles

integral to the creation of Ribstone Ranch

  • we will retain rural character
  • we will cluster housing and protect open space
  • we will offer community driven  amenities with access to the public
  • we will maintain quality in all aspects of design
  • we will support piped servicing with strategic density
  • we will offer housing diversity and choice with regards to price point and demographics including an age in place opportunity

When will all this happen?

Going forward the approval process for Ribstone Ranch is expected to follow the following timeframe:

Spring 2015 – ASP and Concurrent Land Use Application Submission

September 2015 – Public Hearing and consideration of First Reading

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