Calgary’s future Alpine Park will be among Canada’s best urban communities
It’s been an exciting week for the Southwest of YYC, folks. Thursday afternoon, the city and real estate company, Dream Unlimited, broke ground in preparation for a fancy new Calgary community, Alpine Park, a prestigious urban residential area that they believe will be the ‘forefront of the new urbanism movement.‘ Sounds pretty nice.
Alpine Park in Calgary will basically be like the ‘cool kids table’ in the cafeteria. Compared to other hoity-toity Canadian neighbourhoods like The Distillery District and Canary District in Toronto and Zibi in Ottawa, this place sounds like it’ll be one of the most desirable communities in the city when it’s completed. Also, it’s supposed to create nearly 20,000 jobs and that’s a pretty welcoming idea right about now.
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“We started assembling this development in 1997 and today, 23 years later, we are proud to commence development of this exceptional project,” said Michael Cooper, Chief Responsible Officer of Dream Unlimited in a press release.
The idea was to create a multi-use, incredibly walkable area where families, couples, and young professionals alike can live comfortably and inclusively. That’s exactly what suburban communities have been missing, in our opinion.
This 646-acre project will cost nearly $2.5 billion, and take about 15 years to build – but it’ll be worth it! (Fingers crossed).
All homes will be within 8 minutes on foot from the village centre, streets will be tree-lined and garages will be built from behind the homes in order to make way for old fashioned porches. How cute is that?
We know that flinging a couple of shovels full of dirt around is nothing in the grand scheme of things, but it has us excited for the future! We’re a bit of a reality buff so we’re pretty stoked to see what this place becomes. See you in 15 years, Alpine!