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A rendering of Carrington’s Greenway Park.
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March 05, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

One stop shop: new northwest community of Carrington will have something for everyone

The answer to what the new northwest community of Carrington will have when complete is an easy one: pretty much everything.

The neighbourhood, launched as part of the massive Keystone Hills area plan, will include its own high-density housing; an employment and commercial centre built around a planned Green Line CTrain station; direct access to Stoney Trail and downtown; new schools, as well as proximity to existing ones; and acres of parks, wetlands and pathways. It also sits in a high-demand area that is suffering from a shortage of housing supply.

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Sept. 04, 2019 | Josh Skapin

Bigger and better: Connected communities pace population growth

Calgary communities that provide convenient access to desirable amenities and major roadways are leading the way in growth.

Mattamy’s Carrington home designs include single-family homes, urban towhomes, duplexes and other innovations like the recently released WideLot design, which allows for a wider frontage with a shorter lot depth.
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May 24, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Builder's Corner: Carrington showcases Mattamy Homes' attention to detail

Designed for those who enjoy an active lifestyle, the master-planned community of Carrington in Calgary's northwest features an abundance of green space, along with a sleek architectural presence defined by European design.

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Feb. 13, 2019 | Geoff Geddes

Development diaries: the latest news from some of Calgary's newest communities

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Developer: Anthem United


Just south of the ring road and moments from the rolling foothills, Belmont is situated in a newer area, but has ample amenities nearby. Granary Road, Spruce Meadows and the shopping options in Shawnessy are all well within reach, and Belmont's location near the outskirts of the city makes for easy mountain getaways.

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April 18, 2018 | Barb Livingstone

Cutting-edge construction

Home trends from Calgary's new-build market

Cultural and economic shifts are pushing this year's housing trend line into both large and small homes in Calgary's new-build market.

Large-volume builders Homes by Avi and Mattamy Homes are seeing demand for four-bedroom homes in their northern neighbourhoods, as many customers – particularly from Asian or Indo-Canadian backgrounds – seek multi-generational homes.

And where price is key, the shift continues towards attached units like duplexes and townhomes that come without condo fees, as well as smaller, single-family homes without past years' glitzy upgrades.

The in-the-works University District is an example of a new community that will be built around the concept of hub living.
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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 architecture and design features of CrossIron Mills celebrate Alberta’s geography, landmarks and cultural icons.
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Oct. 18, 2017 | Geoff Geddes

Shopping around

Selection, convenience and one-of-a-kind design continue to draw crowds to CrossIron Mills 

Bigger isn't always better. However, CrossIron Mills is a classic example of the perfect combination of quantity and quality. The ambitious retail development has enjoyed smooth sailing, even through periods of economic downturn, and become the go-to shopping centre for area residents and visitors alike.

Located in Rocky View County, just north of Calgary on Highway 2, CrossIron Mills occupies 1.4 million square feet across 674 acres of land. It offers 200 specialty stores and premium-brand outlets, as well as 17 large-format anchor stores.

While mall patrons sing its praises, some feared the timing of its launch in 2009 might start things off on the wrong foot.

Mattamy Homes Calgary division president Don Barrineau, left and vice-president of land development Collin Campbell say plans for Yorkville call for a blend of walkability, residential and retail. Photo courtesy Mattamy Homes.
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Nov. 17, 2016 | Marty Hope

Next stop: Yorkville

New southwest community by Mattamy to house up to 12,000 people

Come spring, the landscape of Calgary's deep southwest will be undergoing another change, this one being sculpted by Mattamy Homes.

With the snow gone, grading and storm pond construction is expected to get started on the new community of Yorkville, located over more than 190 hectares along the southern boundary of Silverado and moving further south and west.

Symons Gate by Brookfield Residential in northwest Calgary was recently named New Community of the Year by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Urban Development Institute Calgary Region Association at its 29th Sales and Marketing Awards. Photo courtesy Brookfield Residential.
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April 21, 2016 | Marty Hope

Builders expect busy year to continue

Full steam ahead for new communities in Calgary

Calgary's residential development sector continues to move dirt, lay down infrastructure and create lots as it responds to current consumer interest and prepares for the inevitable economic turnaround.

Within the city limits are several active new-home communities that continue toward buildout or are adding phases.

"Despite Alberta's current economic challenges, there is still a demand for the homes we build in Calgary and Edmonton," said Jason Palacsko, vice-president of Calgary communities for Brookfield Residential. "We are confident in Calgary's future and are moving forward with major projects."


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