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Belmont begins: Anthem United gathers all star builder group for Belmont

“Show homes will begin construction this winter with completion by spring 2018,” says Anthem United Director of Sales and Marketing, Steve LePan.

This 280-acre community, located south of Silverado community on Sheriff King Street and west of Macleod Trail on 210th Avenue, will be the first new community west of Macleod Trail. “It is an area of untapped growth potential,” LePan says.

“It’s a place where proximity to the amenities of south Calgary and an abundance of park and recreation areas mean your new home extends well beyond your front door,” he adds.

Belmont is all about beginnings, and as such is perfect for anyone looking to begin a new phase in life. From those who want to own their first home, to those looking to move up to a family home, and those wishing to simplify their lifestyle. LePan says Belmont offers affordable lot sizes from 25- to 31-feet wide. “We’re looking to attract the entry level market.”

Anthem United has already assembled a powerhouse team for their builder group with Jayman BUILT, Morrison Homes offering laned single-family homes, while Cedarglen Homes, Homes by Avi, Shane Homes and Trico Homes building two-car front attached garage move-up homes. Single-car front attached garage homes will also be offered.

Four multi-family home sites are also being developed in the first phase that will have townhomes from Anthem Properties and from StreetSide Developments. Announcements on the other phase one multi-family builders are expected in the new year. Belmont’s opening phase also includes 170 single-family lots and 54 street towns.

“Homes by Avi will be developing fee-simple street towns,” he says. Built in a row with blocks of five or six units, these street towns offer great value and quality of design. All with no condo fees!

Laned homes are built on 25-foot wide lots with a single side yard and optional rear-detached garage. “A perfect home with great curb appeal for young couples or growing families,” LePan says. These are from Jayman BUILT and Morrison Homes.

Single-car, front drive homes from Jayman BUILT and Morrison Homes have a 25-foot wide lot with a single yard, and offer convenience and affordability.

While double-car, front drive homes have floor plans to accommodate all a family could want and available in sizes from 29- to 31-foot wide lots with a single side yard. These are from Homes by Avi, Cedarglen Homes, Shane Homes, and Trico Homes.

While prices on homes of all kinds in Belmont are still to be determined, affordability is a focus, says LePan.

“We’re looking at first-time buyers and young families … we want to make it attainable for them to get into the market,” he says.

Accessibility will also be key and Belmont will be within 500 metres of a future LRT station, but as it is, Belmont is already quite near the existing LRT station at Bridlewood-Somerset.

There are two future school sites in Belmont itself (one elementary, and one high school). “We will also have a City of Calgary recreation centre right in the community,” Le Pan says. Also a comprehensively planned and accessible playground for children of all ages will be constructed in Phase 1.

Another thing that makes Belmont a place for new beginnings is that it will be the first community to be launched under the Anthem United name, following United Communities purchase by Anthem Properties in 2014.

Renowned land developer United Communities had been developing land in Alberta for more than 80 years and they were behind such master-planned communities as Sage Hill, Nolan Hill, and Drake Landing.

LePan says the aim was to reflect the “coming together of two companies.”

“It was a natural fit to go with Anthem United,” he adds. “Respecting both companies’ pasts.”

United has been a real estate developer in Alberta for more than 80 years, and has developed upwards of 60 communities and sold more than 20,000 lots.

Anthem is a real estate development, management and investment company based in Vancouver.

In the Calgary area, Anthem United has three communities coming. Belmont, D’Arcy in Okotoks — which has already broken ground in the spring, and Chelsea in Chestermere, which will follow soon.

“Together with Anthem, we are a team of 300 in B.C., Alberta and Sacramento, California, with 190 projects under our belt, including more than 10,000 homes, 6.2 million sf of commercial and 5,000 acres of land for future development across Western North America.”

FAST FACTS

Community: Belmont

Developer: Anthem United

Builders:

Single Family Homes on a lane with optional rear detached garage

• Jayman Built and Morrison Homes

Single Family Homes with front attached garage

• Avi, Cedarglen, Shane and Trico Homes

Townhomes for Anthem United and StreetSide Developments Street Towns from Homes by Avi

Pricing not yet released.

Directions: South on Macleod Tr. and west on 210th Ave. S.E.

Showhomes opening early 2018

View the original article by Calgary Home Living, here.

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