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New communities joining the Calgary landscape in 2018

Josh Skapin
Calgary Herald

In recent years, the lion’s share of new master-planned communities in Calgary have been on the city’s north end.

New-comers Livingston, Cornerstone, Savanna in Saddle Ridge, Symons Gate, and the Carrington communities have all helped propel the recent surge of residential development here.

And while there’s more to come for north Calgary in 2018, the southeast and southwest quadrants are poised for substantial additions this year, as well.

Two of the communities slated to join southwest Calgary in 2018 belong to Anthem United and Mattamy Homes, respectively.

Anthem United is bringing a master-planned community named Belmont to land southeast of Silverado, bordered to the north by 194th Ave. and to the south by 210th Ave. A launch, including its first show home parade, is expected for this spring.

“We are thrilled to be bringing a new community to this growth area west of Macleod Trail,” says Steven LePan, development manager for Anthem United. “Our community will offer affordability and choice from Calgary’s very best builders.”

Anthem United is the same developer behind northwest Calgary communities Nolan Hill and Sage Hill, along with Drake Landing in Okotoks.

“The future is bright in Belmont,” says LePan. “The southwest Ring Road, a future LRT stop just 500 metres away and a City of Calgary Recreation Centre are all on the horizon.” The Recreation Centre will be located right in phase one on the south side of the community. “There will also be a comprehensively designed play park constructed in 2018,” he adds.

House hunters will be able to buy in Belmont through one of Trico Homes, Homes by Avi, Shane Homes Jayman Built, Cedarglen Homes, and Morrison Homes.

The home options will include townhomes from the $300,000s, street towns from the mid-$300,000s, single-family homes on a lane from the $370,000s, and single-family homes with a front-attached garage from the high-$400,000s.

Belmont is part of a busy year for Anthem United that will see the developer bring on its next Okotoks community, as well. D’Arcy is also expected to launch this spring, with Pacesetter by Sterling Homes and Trico Homes building laned single-family homes and Morrison Homes building paired homes.

Staying in southwest Calgary, Mattamy Homes will also bring its latest community on stream in 2018. A grand opening for Yorkville, including the community’s debut show home parade, is slated for this May. Yorkville is located at Sheriff King Street and 194th Ave. S.W.

“It’s beautiful landscape,” says Don Barrineau, division president for Mattamy in Calgary, on Yorkville’s location.

This is the second community in two years that Mattamy brings to market in Calgary, following the launch of Carrington in the northwest quadrant in October 2017.

Yorkville will build out to about 3,215 homes. Brick will be featured on some of the homes’ exterior elevations and community monuments, helping to provide Yorkville with a “traditional, upscale community feel,” Barrineau says.

Early in the community, residents will get to enjoy a large pond amenity surrounded by landscaping and trails.

The community will offer single-family homes on 38-foot wide lots that will come in six plans ranging from 2,158 to 2,721 square feet, and on 31-foot-wide lots, they come in another six floor plans ranging from 1,599 to 1,955 square feet. The community will have Urban Townhomes and rear laned duplexes, as well.

While residential sales in Seton isn’t new, the segment it’s bringing to market in 2018 certainly is. Brookfield Residential’s major mixed-use development in southeast Calgary presently offers new apartment-style condos and townhomes by a builder group of Rohit Communities, Avalon Master Builder, and Cedarglen Living.

With its release later this year, Seton will be an option for single-family home buyers, too.

Seton will welcome street towns, semi-detached laned, semi-detached front-drive, zero lot line laned, and zero lot line front-drive single-family homes.

Zero lot line front-drive single-family homes are expected to start from the $480,000s.

“We have had so many people interested in when single-family (homes) were coming on (in Seton),” says Jenna Rilling, marketing lead with Brookfield. “I think there’s such an excitement around the community because the amenities are already there.”

The builder group for this next wave in Seton features Jayman Built, Cedarglen Homes, Trico Homes, and Brookfield Residential.

Sales for Brookfield will start through a temporary presentation centre Jan. 20, with show homes and a long-term presentation centre slated for late spring 2018.

Trico Homes is expected to start selling from a sales trailer in Seton for its starter single-family homes and a new townhome development in the community this February, says Brookfield.

Jayman and Cedarglen will start pre-sales in Seton by this spring.

The developer behind the Okotoks community of Cimarron is looking to introduce a new community to the Calgary landscape in 2018, as well. Tristar Communities is master-planning Belvedere, a community measuring about 50 hectares, that will be located on land next to East Hills Shopping Centre, a 973,000-square-foot commercial complex anchored by Wal-Mart and Costco.

Tristar’s general manager, Moez Moledina, says residents of the community will be about a 15-minute drive from downtown Calgary.

Belvedere is planned to have about 1,250 homes, comprised of product expected to include apartment-style condos, townhomes and street-oriented townhomes, along with laned and front-drive single-family homes.

Qualico Communities brought on an extension to its existing southwest community of Crestmont in 2017 and have another planned for 2018. The developer launched Crestmont West last autumn and will add Crestmont View, set to include 22 lots with three separate vantage points, this year. These vantage points include the river valley, mountains, and meadows. Qualico will announce the builder group for this development in the first quarter of 2018.

The company behind the reigning back-to-back winner of the Community of the Year-City of Calgary title at the Calgary Region SAM (Sales and Marketing) Awards is ready for its next community in Calgary. Two, in fact.

WestCreek Developments — the developer behind Legacy — is looking to bring Wolf Willow in southeast Calgary and Cornerbrook in the northeast quadrant, to market later this year.

Wolf Willow, earmarked for about 3,500 homes, is expected to launch toward the end of this year, says WestCreek. It will include a range of styles, including single-family, duplexes, townhomes, and condos. A builder group for the community has not yet been announced.

WestCreek hauled more than four million cubic metres of dirt to prepare the reclaimed site that once belonged to Inland Concrete.

The 202-hectare stretch of land lines up next to the scenic Bow River and is adjacent to the existing communities of Walden and Legacy. Its major access roads will be 210th Avenue and 194th Avenue S.E.

“… (There’s) walkability throughout the community, all leading to a park that runs along the river,” says WestCreek development manager Kalida Goldade. “This park will connect to (Fish Creek Provincial Park) in the north and is also bound in the north by Blue Devil Golf Course.”

Cornerbrook, slated for about 1,500 homes, will be located on the southeast corner of the existing northeast Calgary community of Cornerstone. It’s expected to come to market this spring.

The builder lineup is comprised of Cardel Homes, WestCreek Homes, Trico Homes, and Stepper Homes. Cornerbrook’s opening phase will feature segments including laned and move-up single-family homes, along with duplexes.

“There will be a large central park that takes up about 30 per cent of the actual community and runs right through the centre of the community,” says Goldade. “It will connect to other parks in surrounding communities, as well, to form a park system within northeast Calgary.”

Staying in north Calgary is The Parks of Harvest Hills. The community developed by Cedarglen Homes, with QuantumPlace Developments as the development manager, is being constructed on land that previously belonged to the Harvest Hills Golf Course. Cedarglen announced the purchase of this land in 2014.

The community will have single-family homes from the $590,000s, townhomes from the $300,000s and apartment-style condos from the $190,000s.

Sales on multi-family development in the community will start in early February and single-family will likely start in late February. Show homes in the community are expected to open in early March.

Outside of Calgary limits, Brookfield Residential will make its first foray into the Airdrie market.

The community, named Chinook Gate, will have 828 homes with Brookfield, Excel Homes, McKee Homes, and Avalon Master Builder as its builder group. Homes will include front-drive and laned single-family homes, semi-detached homes, and townhomes. Brookfield and Excel will open presentation centres and start selling later this month, with McKee and Avalon expected to follow this spring.

A grand opening for the community will be held in spring 2018.

The 46-hectare (113-acre) community is on the southwest corner of Airdrie and adjacent to Chinook Winds Park.

East of Calgary, Qualico is working on another community, with Painted Sky in Langdon. The developer expects to start stripping and grading the site in spring 2018, and pending approval, could start show home construction later this year. The opening residential phases of Painted Sky will have an average lot size of 50 feet wide, says the developer.

View the original article by the Calgary Herald, here.

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