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New community of Glacier Ridge breaks ground in northwest Calgary

Cindy Stephen
Calgary Herald

Two area land developers have joined forces to launch the new neighbourhood of Glacier Ridge in northwest Calgary.

The community is a partnership of Anthem United and Ronmor Group, developers whose previous collaborations include Nolan Hill and Sage Hill in the northwest, and Silverado and Cougar Ridge in the southwest.

Glacier Ridge is a master-planned community in the Symons Valley/West Nose Creek area north of 144th Avenue N.W., adjacent to Nolan Hill. At completion, it will have more than 4,100 single-family homes and 87 acres of multi-family development and commercial land. The first group of home builders includes Shane Homes, Jayman Built, Morrison Homes, Trico Homes and Cedarglen Homes.

As a former ranching area noted for exposed sandstone rock formations and historic landscapes, including sites with significance to the Indigenous people of Southern Alberta, Glacier Ridge will have 200 acres of environmental reserve and open spaces connected by trails and pathways. The coulees, creeks and stormwater ecosystems have been duly incorporated into the community’s design following the City of Calgary’s Glacier Ridge Area Structure Plan.

Bob Faktor, vice-president of land development for Anthem United, says the rolling topography of the existing land provides unique opportunities for development.

“Residents will have expansive views of ravines and park spaces. Those calling Glacier Ridge home will feel a sense of community and strong connection to the outdoors,” he says.

The community is aptly named for the high number of glacial erratics in the area, part of the 10,000-year Foothills Erratic Train. This narrow band of prehistoric glacial rock debris stretches 600 km south from Jasper National Park to Montana. The Okotoks Erratic, known locally as the Big Rock, is part of this ancient phenomena.

The first show homes in Glacier Ridge are expected to open spring 2022.

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