New Homes for Sale in Oxford Landing, Penhold, AB.
Oxford Landing is inspired by the foundational military history of the Town of Penhold.
In 1939, farmland was purchased and land was cleared for the future Penhold Canadian Forces Base. In 1940, the base opened and in August 1941, the base was handed over to a Service Flying Training School, the result of an agreement with Britain to train Commonwealth pilots – a key component in Canada’s contribution to the Second World War. Eventually there were close to 200 Oxford trainers being used. During the next three years, well over 1,200 pilots graduated. In October 1944, the station was officially handed back to the RCAF and was promptly closed down. Many of the buildings were demolished or disposed of through Crown Assets. However, a few of the buildings remained, including all of the hangars. During the next several years, additional new buildings and facilities were constructed. Extensive landscaping and tree planting was carried out on the facility, and a curling rink was built in 1958 and a new outdoor swimming pool opened in 1964.
The former military base area was sold to a developer who referred to the area as Harvard Park. Oxford Landing is visioned to be a vibrant, diversified and beautiful community with a unique small town character that values its military heritage and history. The design of Oxford Landing includes special amenity features that have been thoughtfully integrated into the neighbourhood layout to ensure the creation of a complete community. Oxford Landing will include single-family, semi-detached, and fee-simple homes, as well as street-fronting townhomes and manufactured homes. This diverse housing product will be located in a mix of starter and move-up housing areas. These residential areas are planned using a modified grid street pattern to create a well-connected transportation network. Meanwhile, open spaces will incorporate both natural areas and manicured areas within a variety of pocket parks, community parks, stormwater ponds, school sites, and a multi-use trail system. These streetscapes and open spaces make up the public realm of the community.