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July 21, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

New downtown community association gives voice to 8,500 residents and counting

The creation of a new downtown community association, the first from the city's core in a decade, is a sign of the growth of a healthy city as it emerges from the pandemic, says the executive director of the Federation of Calgary Communities.

Some of the new homes coming to Silvertip Resort as part of two proposed subdivisions will offer views of the golf course.
Courtesy of Stone Creek Resorts

June 30, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

Two proposed subdivisions set to create new opportunities for luxury homebuyers in Canmore

Canmore's sizzling real estate market is about to get a welcome influx of new product for interested homebuyers.

Two new proposed phases of the 600-acre Silvertip resort development, perched atop the slopes to the east of the TransCanada Highway, will include more than 100 luxury tourist homes.

Courtesy of HomeSpace

June 24, 2021 | Natalie Noble

Sierra Place office-to-affordable-housing conversion aims to set high standard for downtown revitalization projects

The conversion of Sierra Place, the downtown office tower that formerly housed Dome Petroleum, into 82 affordable housing units is set to increase vibrancy in Calgary's core.

Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

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.


March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Music Mile: Tyrell Dasilva found the perfect condo on Inglewood's eclectic main street

When it came time to purchase his first home, finding a neighbourhood with a pulse was at the top of the list for 31-year-old entrepreneur Tyrell Dasilva. Dasilva, who owns several businesses, leads a busy life and wanted to find a home in a walkable community with access to great music venues and quaint mom-and-pop stores. He found it at i.D. Inglewood, a 19-unit, four-storey condominium project located on Ninth Avenue S.E.


March 05, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Sibling rivalry: McKenzie Lake and McKenzie Towne have a shared history, but unique identities

Two southeast communities conceptualized in the late '80s and early '90s are still turning heads 20 years later. McKenzie Lake and McKenzie Towne share a lineage and a location: they are both named after one of the first homesteaders in the area, James McKenzie, and they sit side by side on the east and west boundaries of Deerfoot Trail. But that is where the similarities end.

Cube, Strategic Group's office-to-residential conversion project in the Beltline, is one example of adaptive reuse in action.
Courtesy of Strategic Group

Feb. 22, 2021 | Natalie Noble

What's old is new again: adaptive reuse one solution to Calgary's downtown office vacancies

Ongoing economic challenges, shrinking population growth and a pandemic that won't go away add up to a downtown Calgary office market facing critical vacancy rates.

One solution is adaptive reuse: the conversion of vacant office space into residential projects. The University of Calgary's School of Public Policy recently published a research paper exploring the challenges and opportunities surrounding adaptive reuse and how it could make a major difference in the city's downtown core.
Brookfield Residential Properties president and CEO Alan Norris initially toyed with becoming a golf pro before turning to a career in residential development. Photo by Adrian Shellard/For CREB®Now.

Oct. 01, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

Calgary's urban influencer series: Alan Norris

We've all heard that Rome wasn't built in a day. Neither was Calgary, which continues to undergo an urban renaissance. Over the next five days, CREB®Now will present a series where it has sat down with five influencers who have helped develop the city as we know it today.

The lure of lasting value

He leads a Calgary-based company with assets of $3.2 billion and 1,100 employees in 12 different North American markets.

In its 57-year history, the company has developed and built in 62 Calgary neighbourhoods in all four quadrants of the city.

But while Alan Norris's Brookfield Residential Properties has been successful developing communities throughout North America, the president and CEO also leads what may be his biggest task yet: to end homelessness in Calgary.

Courtesy Just BioFiber Structural Solutions

Dec. 11, 2019 | Jim Zang

Hemp is on the way: Airdrie company's innovative homebuilding material offers benefits for the environment and industry

An Airdrie-based company is building homes out of compressed hemp chip blocks, a sustainable building material that holds huge potential for reducing carbon footprint and emissions.

City of Airdrie planning and sustainable development manager Tracy Corbett said council approved Vesta's South Point NSP proposal after the developer clarified what the types of housing would eventually be in the community. Photo by Carl Patzel/For CREB®Now

Sept. 28, 2017 | Carl Patzel

South Point in Airdrie takes next step

New community to house close to 1,600 residents

After a few trips to the drawing board, the new Airdrie community of South Point has sketched its way to approval, and will be highlighted by a much-needed link in the city's road system.

Located on a 28-hectare plot east of Hillcrest, south of Morningside and 40th Avenue S.W. and west of the CP Rail tracks, the Vesta Properties' project will eventually host an estimated 587 residential units that will service close to 1,600 residents.

With questions over density allocations and housing mix, the original Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP) was defeated by Airdrie council in September. A re-worked plan was approved in late January.

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