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March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Yorkville will bring a taste of Toronto to Calgary's southwest

Rumour has it that a new residential community in Calgary's deep southwest takes its name and heritage from an upscale and eclectic inner-city Toronto borough with oodles of history.

Yorkville, the brainchild of Mattamy Homes, is designed around a family friendly outdoor lifestyle that promotes active and healthy living – the kind of lifestyle that cultivates connectedness and interaction.

Courtesy of Trico Homes

March 04, 2021 | CREBNow

SPONSORED: Live in style in southwest Calgary's best luxury townhomes at Wentworth Pointe

Located in the family friendly community of Wentworth in Calgary's prestigious upper west side, Wentworth Pointe by Trico Homes is a collection of luxury townhomes surrounded by numerous amenities, shopping centres, highly sought-after schools, and transit routes.

An artist's rendering of the 17th Avenue S.E. extension and Victoria Park/Stampede Station rebuild project.
Courtesy of Calgary Municipal Land Corp.

Jan. 26, 2021 | Josh Skapin

Transit commuters won't be derailed during upgrades to Victoria Park LRT and 17th Avenue

A major two-part project aimed at improving connections within east Victoria Park should keep interruptions to a minimum when work starts later this year.

The next step in the Rivers District Master Plan – Calgary Municipal Land Corp.'s (CMLC) 20-year vision for the area – includes a redesign of the Victoria Park/Stampede LRT station and an extension to 17th Avenue S.E. that will take it across Macleod Trail and into Stampede Park.
Courtesy Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)

July 04, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Eastern promises

Big things are in store for East Victoria Park

What would you do if you had a chance to remake a large area of Calgary's inner city to meet the needs of today?

That's the opportunity the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) was given when it began redevelopment of the Rivers District along the Bow and Elbow Rivers near downtown.

First it tackled the Downtown East Village, but now the City of Calgary-owned corporation has turned its sights to East Victoria Park, in an effort to transform the area into a cultural, entertainment and residential hub.

Transit-oriented development (TOD) around Green Line LRT stations could result in vibrant live, work, shop and play areas.
Courtesy City of Calgary

March 21, 2018 | Barb Livingstone

Driving development

New Green Line LRT stations are poised to bring transit-oriented development to several communities

Proposed transit-oriented development (TOD) around first-stage Green Line stations is expected to turn city thoroughfares that currently lack curb appeal into new live, work, shop and play destination areas.

Later this year, station area plans or area redevelopment plans will go to city council for six of the 14 stations in the initial stage of the new LRT line – 16 Ave N., Inglewood/Ramsay, 26 Ave S.E., Lynnwood/Millican, Ogden and South Hill.

The Green Line's first phase will extend from 16th Avenue N. to 126 Avenue S.E., with construction slated to begin in 2020.

The proposed Anderson Station transit-oriented development would cover 19.9 acres and create a pedestrian-friendly urban village in the area.
Courtesy City of Calgary

March 07, 2018 | Mario Toneguzzi

Buses, trains and automobiles

Plans for Anderson Station transit-oriented development approach final approval

A new outline plan and land use application for the lands surrounding the Anderson LRT Station was approved at the Calgary Planning Commission in February and will now go before city council on April 16 for final approval.

Doug Cassidy, director of real estate and development services for the City of Calgary, said Anderson Station has many characteristics that make it viable as a transit-oriented development (TOD) site.

The in-the-works University District is an example of a new community that will be built around the concept of hub living.
Courtesy West Campus Development Trust

Dec. 06, 2017 | Kathleen Renne

Connected communities

Hub living is the name of the game when it comes to new-neighbourhood design in northwest Calgary

When discussing the current trend of building Calgary residential communities around "hubs" (also known as "activity centres" or "nodes"), the phrase "back to the future" seems apt.

"It's about concentrating uses and activities in one area ... It's how settlements and civilizations have been developing forever," said Beverly Sandalack, associate dean and professor of landscape architecture and planning in the University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design.

"It fell out of favour post-World War II with the over-reliance on the car, but, except for this 50-year aberration, main streets have always been the centre of community activity and business."

The South Health Campus (SHC) acts as a community and commercial hub for residents of Auburn Bay, Seton and Cranston.
Rachel Niebergal / CREB®Now

Oct. 12, 2017 | Kathleen Renne

Southern Hospitality

South Health Campus anchors diverse southeast-Calgary communities

Right now, it takes Michael John Suva 30 to 45 minutes on public transit to commute from his home in Shawnessy to his job as a nursing attendant at Calgary's South Health Campus (SHC), the city's newest hospital, located in the deep southeast.

"It's not close enough," said Suva.

City of Calgary planner Desmond Bliek  says the Main Streets initiative involved one of the largest public engagement processes in the City’s history.
Wil Andruschak / For CREB®Now

Oct. 05, 2017 | Barb Livingstone

Main-street makeover

City of Calgary Main Streets initiative aims to revitalize streetscapes and bring communities together

In late September, a throng of Bridgeland residents turned out for the first annual community-organized passeggiata, visiting cultural and business stops along the neighbourhood's main thoroughfare, ending in celebration at the street's General Square.

This passeggiata — a leisurely promenade or stroll in the Italian tradition — and other activities like it are exactly what the City of Calgary's Main Streets initiative is designed to encourage across 24 different city streets.

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Oct. 05, 2017 | Geoff Geddes

Calgary's housing future

Trends shaping the city's short- and long-term development

Absent a crystal ball, the future of housing in Calgary is very much up in the air. At the same time, there are some notable trends that offer clues to what's on the horizon for the curious, the concerned and those who just like to plan ahead.

"I think the findings from the 2016 census highlight changes in the Calgary housing market," said Rylan Graham, a sessional instructor in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary.

"We saw significant growth in many of the inner-city neighborhoods developed pre-World War II, and at the periphery of the city through new greenfield development. These areas are where most of the population growth occurred from 2011-2016."

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