Friday, January 27, 2023

Construction underway on Lethbridge’s first TRIP funded project

Construction is underway on the largest single private investment in Lethbridge’s downtown in almost 20 years.

Six08 Health, formerly East Meets West, is embarking on an estimated $4.8-million redevelopment project at 608-5th avenue south.

The new two-story facility will bring together a multitude of health care professionals including massage, acupuncture, chiropractor, dental, pharmacy, and supervised child care.

Clinic Director Sean Hantke says the City’s Targeted Redevelopment Incentive Program was a big part of the decision to move downtown saying “I always knew the clinic belonged in the heart of the city.”

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The TRIP policy will, for a period of time, cancel the municipal tax increase Six08 Health would have incurred after the renovations are complete.

Six08 Health has qualified for a seven year cancellation which equates to $616,000.

Lethbridge’s Urban Revitalization Manager, Andrew Malcolm, says he’s optimistic this is the first of many large redevelopment projects coming to the downtown area.

L to R: Mayor Chris Spearman, Sean Hantke, Dawn Leite, Ted Stilson.
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