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An artist's rendering of the 17th Avenue S.E. extension and Victoria Park/Stampede Station rebuild project.
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Jan. 26, 2021 | Josh Skapin

Transit commuters won't be derailed during upgrades to Victoria Park LRT and 17th Avenue

A major two-part project aimed at improving connections within east Victoria Park should keep interruptions to a minimum when work starts later this year.

The next step in the Rivers District Master Plan – Calgary Municipal Land Corp.'s (CMLC) 20-year vision for the area – includes a redesign of the Victoria Park/Stampede LRT station and an extension to 17th Avenue S.E. that will take it across Macleod Trail and into Stampede Park.
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Oct. 05, 2020 | Tyler Difley

Four times Calgary has appeared in video games (and one honourable mention)

According to Calgary Economic Development, Calgary has the potential to become an industry leader in the burgeoning Canadian video game and "immersive media" sectors.

I guess it's fitting, then, that Calgary has actually appeared in a handful of video games over the years, whether by design or thanks to the efforts of a few creative players.
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Oct. 05, 2020 | CREBNow

Four times Calgary has appeared in video games (and one honourable mention)

According to Calgary Economic Development, Calgary has the potential to become an industry leader in the burgeoning Canadian video game and "immersive media" sectors.

I guess it's fitting, then, that Calgary has actually appeared in a handful of video games over the years, whether by design or thanks to the efforts of a few creative players.
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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.

REIN’s inaugural University Effect: A Report for Rental Housing Providers illustrates how university campuses positively influence real estate rents, sale prices, home values and investment potential.
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Nov. 13, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi

REIN reports suggest location should be top of mind for Calgary investment-property buyers

If you've decided to purchase a residential property as an investment, there are a few things you should first consider.

One consideration is whether it's a good time to buy, and the good news is that the market appears to be ripe for investment.

July 18, 2018 | Tyler Difley

Dude, where's my car?

Calgary's most walk- and transit-friendly communities

While Calgary is still viewed by many as a car-centric city, there are many other ways for Calgarians to get around – whether you choose to walk, bike or take transit. Just ask the residents of the following communities, the proud recipients of some of the city's highest walk and transit scores from www.walkscore.com.
Outside of some developments in the Beltiline, cash-for-density fund established by the City is being underutilized by developers. Illustration courtesy of Qualex-Landmark.

Nov. 12, 2016 | Marty Hope

Let's make a deal

Industry spokesperson says construction fund largely going unused

Players in one of the city's most active multi-family construction areas have made limited use of a cash-for-density fund established by the City of Calgary, says a spokesperson for the industry.

While a number of projects have been brought forward related to the Beltline Community Investment Fund (BCIF), the CHBA-UDI Calgary Region Association, the umbrella organization for the builders and developers in and around Calgary, is scratching its head about why the fund hasn't been used more.

M.D. of Foothills Mayor Larry Spilak says  a growing number of new residents in the area are younger couples to middle-age professionals who are choosing to raise their families in a rural environment. CREB®Now file photo.

March 02, 2016 | CREBNow

M.D. of Foothills not immune to market conditions: Mayor

CREB®Now sits down with M.D. of Foothills Mayor Larry Spilak

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Situated south of Calgary, the Municipal District of Foothills is changing. Communities such as Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond and Turner Valley are growing, while areas in-between are seeing its demographics evolve.

CREB®Now recently sat down with M.D. Mayor Larry Spilak to get his two cents on everything from the local housing market to his favourite thing to do on a day off.

CREB®Now: First off, you're title recently switched from reeve to mayor? Why?

Spilak: Many rural municipalities are making this change. The term "reeve" is not as familiar to many residents, while the term "mayor" is universal and does not require any explanation. Whether called a reeve or a mayor, the responsibilities and duties for the position are the same.

City of Calgary director of transportation infrastructure Michael Thompson says several major projects this year will be designed to give Calgarians more mobility choices. Photo by Adrian Shellard/for CREB®Now

Jan. 12, 2016 | Cailynn Klingbeil

Local facelift

Several major projects in Calgary expected to capture headlines in 2016

Calgary is expected to look a lot different by the end of this year thanks to the opening of several highly anticipated developments that promise to reshape the local landscape, say officials.

"It was a good year in 2015, and the projects continue to come in for 2016," said Kevin Griffiths, director of inspections and permit service at the City of Calgary.

The National Music Centre, a new international terminal at the Calgary International Airport and the new central library are just a handful of the projects that could see their doors open in 2016.

While acknowledging downtown office construction projects have slowed, Griffiths said the pace for other commercial projects have increased. He singled out the Residence Inn by Marriott and SilverBirch Conference Centre, planned for the former site of the Alberta Boot Company on 10th Avenue S.W.

CALGARY, AB.; Nov 19, 2015 – University of Calgary Economics Graduate Laura who wrote a thesis on how LRT’s are impacting housing prices. Photos taken at the 69th street station on the South West Line.  (Michelle Hofer/Michelle Hofer Photography) For CREB – Jamie Zachary.

Nov. 26, 2015 | Joel Schlesinger

The LRT bump

As city plans next phase, new study reveals light-rail transit has positive effect on property prices

Light-rail transit could boost the value of your home. At least that's the general finding of a new study from the University of Calgary.

According to new research obtained exclusively by CREB®Now and completed by Economics master's degree student Laura Dick, LRT line development has had a modestly positive effect on the price of housing located close to stations along new lines in Calgary.

"Properties within zero to 500 metres of a station saw, on average, an increase in sales price of about 1.5 per cent compared to properties that are 2,000 metres or more away from a station," said Dick, whose recently completed work is still to be published in an academic journal.

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