Our project of land re-designation in Calgary aims to offer several benefits to the community while also aiming to achieve a general developmental goal. Take a look at what all benefits can be reaped out of this project on its successful completion.
It will provide a mix of residential unit types to contribute to a transitional neighbourhood with a diversity of housing - possibly containing seniors apartments.
It will help create a pedestrian-oriented commercial (retail) frontage to 16th avenue to the south and Moncton Road to the east. There is potential for local businesses to operate here - a small pub, a boutique food market, pharmacy, coffee shop. The second floor could be offices or medical clinics that would tie-in to the seniors’ facilities to the west (Fanning Centre).
It will provide greater density/intensity of use, especially residential, in the proximity of the MAX Orange transit stop immediately in front of the property; increased patronage of local businesses; increased enrollment in neighbourhood schools; and increased usage of recreation facilities on the south side of 16th avenue.
It will respect the existing low density, single-family residential to the north by limiting shadow lines to within the front yards (setbacks) on 17th avenue; provide street-oriented units on the main floor; retain the existing trees and landscaped setback along 17th avenue facing the existing houses, and locate major site access off 16th avenue and Moncton Road.
It will provide retail shops for servicing local needs – potentially to service the senior population.
It will offer a visual focal point for the neighbourhood.
It will provide a visual focal point for 16th avenue as a gateway to the Calgary core from the east (assuming vehicles are coming from Deerfoot Trail). Structures on the top of the hill will garner one's attention; higher structures will further reinforce this experience.
Along with a potential 40 m height building to the east, it will form a gateway into Midfield Heights and the community beyond.