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Courtesy City of Calgary

Nov. 20, 2019 | Geoff Geddes

Area residents, businesses rejoice as new Southwest BRT nears completion

It has been quite a ride for some of those affected by the construction of the Southwest Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), so the project's impending completion comes as good news for more than just riders.

Courtesy Dick Oakes

Dec. 22, 2017 | Cody Stuart

Including the kitchen sink

Local REALTOR® helps Mexican families find a home

For most Canadians, packing up and heading to Mexico means relaxing on the beach with a cold beverage in hand. For Calgary REALTOR® Dick Oakes, it means something else entirely.

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Oct. 05, 2017 | CREBNow

Show and tell

Find out where Calgary's councillor candidates stand on several housing-related issues

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.

Rocky View 2020 executive director Bruce McAllister says a proposed increase to the county's off-site transportation levy will garner negative attention throughout the province. Photo by Carl Patzel/For CREB®Now

Sept. 02, 2016 | Carl Patzel

When the levee breaks

Opponents decry Rocky View County as CAVE men: 'Citizens Against Virtually Everything'

A far-reaching increase in off-site transportation levy could be a road to nowhere for business, according to a collection of Rocky View County developers and land owners.

Used to fund improvements in the transportation network, generally in subdivisions and new developments, County engineering services have offered a preliminary proposal of a 440 per cent increase in off-site levy over the next four years.

New home construction declined overall in Alberta by 19.3 per cent in January 2016 over last year, according to Statistics Canada. CREB®Now file photo

June 30, 2015 | CREBNow

The cost of growth

A look at Calgary's development and off-site levies

Hopping in the shower or flushing the toilet is going to take its toll on Calgarians' wallets in coming years.

Calgary's current model for development levies is set to recover 50 per cent of the cost of water drained from your tap or toilet. Storm water is 100 per cent covered by developers.

Yet that's not sustainable for utilities coming to the city down the line – in the form of a $14-million shortfall for new water and sewage infrastructure this year.


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