Stories Tagged - livingston
March 05, 2021 | Tyler Klinkhammer
Brookfield Residential's Livingston neighbourhood attracts attention as a unique space in the Calgary cityscape.
On March 4, Brookfield Residential officially launched the community of Livingston, a new community gathering attention for its innovative, attractive home designs, and a fresh, exciting take on community.
"We're so excited that it's finally here," said Jessie Seymour, senior manager of strategic marketing at Brookfield Residential.
A decade in the making, Livingston covers 500 hectares straddling Centre Street north of Stoney Trail. When fully developed, the community will be home to an expected 30,000 Calgarians. A major activity centre, acting as a central hub, will include an estimated one million square feet of institutional and retail space.
March 05, 2021 | Barb Livingstone
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.
Dec. 11, 2019 | Andrea Cox
Life in Calgary's northwest is set to become even better, thanks to a collection of new communities offering an array of housing options and lifestyles.
Sept. 04, 2019 | Josh Skapin
June 12, 2019 | Andrea Cox
Builder's Corner: Avi Urban's Livingston multi-family projects meld pioneer spirit with modern design
June 12, 2019 | Barb Livingstone
Aug. 01, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Pleasant Heights, Scenic Acres and Sunalta (a mash up of sunny and Alberta) sound like they could have come out of a real estate subdivision name generator. But how do developers actually come up with the names for new communities?
May 16, 2018 | Barb Livingstone
Home command centres, extra-large closets, gyms, secondary suites, energy efficiencies and more – the new-build bells and whistles homebuyers are choosing today are all about convenience.
No matter the size of the home, buyers want products that support a busy lifestyle, says Michelle Jakeman, director of sales and marketing for Calbridge Homes.
March 07, 2018 | Andrea Cox
Dragica and Ron Presiloski are nearing retirement and looking to move closer to family. The couple is still working full-time – Dragica in dentistry and Ron in commercial water treatment. They've been living in Regina for several years, where they own a condo, but their son and his wife reside in Calgary, as do most of the couple's extended family. So, it was a natural progression for the Presiloskis to begin their home search here.
Dec. 06, 2017 | Kathleen Renne
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."