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Sarina Homes founder Naz Virani is complimentary of the City of Calgary's approach in consulting with industry and the public as it relates to infill development. Photo by Wil Andruschak/For CREB®Now

Sept. 23, 2016 | Andrea Cox

The future of infills

City revisiting inner-city development

Almost 15 years ago, Naz Virani made the shift from chef to homebuilder and developer. Since then, he has been one of a handful of builders at the fore of Calgary's gentrification.

In the early 2000s, Virani founded Sarina Homes, and began what he describes as a journey to transform the inner-city, one infill home at a time.

"A lot has changed since we started the business," he recalled. "We started out building single-family homes, then moved into semi-detached and then fourplex designs."

Multiple reports have the number of seniors in the country doubling 2011 levels by 2036. CREB®Now illustration

July 29, 2016 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Something about SHARP

Seniors officials praise program designed to promote aging in place

Local seniors' housing officials are praising a new provincial government program designed to assist seniors who want to "age in place" in their homes rather than having to move.

The Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP), approved earlier this month, offers low-interest, home-equity-based loans to seniors, which can be used for renovations or repairs to make a home more suitable for their needs.

City of Airdrie senior planner Stephen Utz said land-use bylaw changes could allow secondary suites in most residential districts. Photo by Carl Patzel, for CREB®Now

March 11, 2016 | Cody Stuart

'A viable option'

Airdrie looks to improve acceptance of secondary suites with bylaw review

Calgary is not the only Alberta city tackling the controversial issue of secondary suites.

Airdrie is putting its current land-use bylaw under the microscope, meaning residents in that city could soon see changes to the way the suites are regulated.

Suites are currently allowed in just three neighbourhoods: Bayview, The Canals and Silver Creek. Under the proposed bylaws, the City would allow at least one secondary housing option (a basement suite, a garden suite separate lot unit, or a garage suite) in most residential districts, with the development authority having final say on appropriate usage of a secondary suite.


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