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May 06, 2021 | Cody Stuart

Calgary's new downtown plan seeks to benefit current residents, and attract new ones

You can always go downtown. At least that's what the song says.

Much has been written about the current woes of Calgary's Downtown Commercial Core. Office vacancies are approaching 30 per cent and many businesses and commuters are conspicuous in their absence from the area.

However, there are a significant number of Calgarians who have no intention of going anywhere, even after the workaday crowd goes home.

Showhomes in D’Arcy are currently under construction, and two showhome parades will be opened in May. Duplexes will start in the low $300,000s and laned homes will start in the $370,000s.
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March 05, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

Radius Rising: Bridgeland condo project is a welcome sign of progress for Bucci Developments

When Mike Bucci completes his Radius condo project in early 2019, it's unlikely to be the end of his company's love affair with The Bridges — a redevelopment in the north inner-city neighbourhood of Bridgeland.


In fact, the vice-president development for Bucci Developments says when the City puts the remaining three parcels of land in the last phase of The Bridges on the market he will be first in line to buy.


"We're calling the City every day telling them we're interested," he said. "We love Bridgeland and it's a pretty special site."


According to Qualico Communities’ Garett Wohlberg, Redstone is a best selling neighborhood where homes are holding their value. Photo courtesy Qualico Communities

March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

A colourful community: Redstone combines ample green space with assortment of housing options

New communities are opening a world of opportunity for homebuyers in Calgary's blossoming northeast.


Take for example the community of Redstone, a master-planned development by Qualico Communities gracing 360 acres (146 hectares) north of 128th Avenue N.E.


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March 05, 2021 | Tyler Klinkhammer

Brookfield Residential's Livingston neighbourhood attracts attention as a unique space in the Calgary cityscape.

On March 4, Brookfield Residential officially launched the community of Livingston, a new community gathering attention for its innovative, attractive home designs, and a fresh, exciting take on community.


"We're so excited that it's finally here," said Jessie Seymour, senior manager of strategic marketing at Brookfield Residential.


A decade in the making, Livingston covers 500 hectares straddling Centre Street north of Stoney Trail. When fully developed, the community will be home to an expected 30,000 Calgarians. A major activity centre, acting as a central hub, will include an estimated one million square feet of institutional and retail space.


FRAM + Slokker's Verve condo development is currently under construction.
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March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

East of the Elbow: Erlton is an evolving community with colour and character

On the east side of the Elbow River bordering Mission sits a hidden gem – the community of Erlton. Here, pockets of vintage heritage homes along with architecturally pleasing townhomes and condo developments are tucked away along the east banks of the Elbow River, mere steps from the trendy streets of Mission.


"Erlton is one of Calgary's best kept secrets. I love living here. It's just such a small, connected community," said Viccy Grace, an area resident and president of the Erlton Community Association. She and her husband purchased and refurbished a century-old home on the hill in Erlton.


In addition to lake access, Kinniburgh residents can enjoy the several beautiful parks and pathways just outside their doors.
Andrea Cox / For CREB®Now

March 05, 2021 | CREBNow

Up, up and away: East Village development is in full swing as master plan takes shape

The ambitious master plan and vision for East Village, which was years in the making, is bearing fruit these days with an unprecedented level of construction taking place and more to come.


Two key blocks in the neighbourhood are the next big projects for Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, which is spearheading development in East Village.


Susan Veres, senior vice-president of strategy and business development for CMLC, says COPEZ has plans for the East Village Courtyard, which is before the City right now for permits, and it will include two rental towers of about 600 units, a mid-rise market product with about 100 units, and an office building.


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March 05, 2021 | Joel Schlesinger

Affordability eye-opener: City report shows lagging need for more affordable housing options

It's no secret that affordable housing is hard to come by in Calgary.


Plenty of studies, including several by the municipal government, have pointed to this problem in the past. Yet none have been able to provide a comprehensive picture – until now.


Earlier this month, the City of Calgary released an unprecedented report called Housing in Calgary: An Inventory of Housing Supply, 2015/2016.


Harmony Developments Inc. has chosen a builder group including Augusta Fine Homes, Baywest Homes, Broadview Homes, Homes by Avi, NuVista and Sterling Homes. Photo courtesy Harmony Developments Inc.

March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Touted as a neighbourhood that turns back the hands of time, Harmony aims to house 10,000 residents

Good community design creates good feelings. It's those good feelings – a sense of connectedness, camaraderie with neighbours, a sense of belonging, and pride of ownership – that drives the must-live-here desire. And that's just what the developers of Harmony, a new sustainable, interactive lake and golf community located in the heart of Springbank, want to evoke.


"With Harmony, what we wanted to do was turn back the hands of time and focus on what community really is," said Birol Fisekci, of Harmony Developments Inc.


Fisekci is also the president and CEO of Bordeaux Properties the co-developer of the project, along with Qualico Communities.


Bowmont Park runs along the northern bank of the Bow River in northwest Calgary. Photo by Cody Stuart / For CREB®Now

March 05, 2021 | Kathleen Renne

Northwest appeal: with a diverse mix of old and new neighbourhoods, Calgary's northwest residents say they share a common identity

Ascend to the summit of Nose Hill Park on a clear, sunny day and you'll have a spectacular vantage from which to survey the city. It's just one of the many parks in the city's northwest that Calgarians know and love.


As a quadrant, northwest Calgary is an area roughly bordered by Deerfoot Trail to the east, the Bow River to the south, Calgary's city limits to the west, and Stoney Trail to the north.


The northwest is diverse, in both demographics and geography. Several new communities now exist farther north and west of Stoney Trail and one of city's oldest neighbourhoods, Bowness, dates back to the turn of the 20th century.


Calgary follows Medicine Hat’s footsteps as it aims to win the battle against homelessness.  
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March 05, 2021 | Joel Schlesinger

Medicine Hat's virtual elimination of homelessness gives Calgary a good path to follow

Governments of all levels have been talking about ending homelessness for some time now, but Medicine Hat is actually walking the talk.


With a population over 63,000, Medicine Hat, for all intents and purposes, has put an end to chronic homelessness – a cycle in which individuals are perpetually stuck, residing in shelters, or worse, living on the streets for extended periods.


It's a goal seven municipalities across Alberta, including Calgary, vowed to accomplish almost a decade ago. But only Medicine Hat can claim success — outside of a handful of individuals who continue to use the city's shelter system on a long-term basis.


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