Acres of Work

With a multitude of projects underway in Okotoks, Chestermere and south Calgary, Anthem United is set up for a busy year

The name may be new, but the passion for creating communities remains as ingrained as ever.

Just last month, United Communities completed the process of changing its name to Anthem United, which reflects its corporate relationship with the Vancouver-based developer, investment and management company, Anthem.

Founded some 83 years ago as United Management, this is only the second time the company has changed its name. In the 1990s, the rebrand to United Communities came about when the company’s focus shifted to greenfield development, says Steve LePan, marketing director for Anthem United.

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Mattamy gets back to basics

Newest townhome designs focus on livability

Mattamy Homes’ latest project has the presidential stamp of approval.

More than that, the design of the two townhome style Manor series show homes in The Gates at Hillcrest in Airdrie, including the 1,698 square foot Aspen and 1,525 square foot Birch – have his hand prints all over them.

After an absence of 10 years, Don Barrineau, president of Mattamy Homes’ Calgary division, decided it was time to get involved in home design again. What he found early on was that his vision of what the homes should focus on hasn’t changed.

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The song of the river

Tamani Communities hopes small-town lifestyle and nature’s grandeur will bring new buyers to its Riversong development

There’s nothing like good economic news – and maybe a strong hint that winter is finally melting away – to draw home shoppers out of hibernation and into show homes.

Cam Hart, vice-president of Riversong developer Tamani Communities, says there is a different attitude among those visiting show homes in Riversong on the south side, within the town boundaries of Cochrane.

“We definitely see a more positive outlook going into this year than at the beginning of 2015 and 2016,” said Hart. “And as the local and regional economies continue to stabilize and improve, we believe we’ll see more buyers.”

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Reinventing High River

Hard work and resilience has turned High River into a reinvigorated, thriving community

There were doubters, those who believed High River couldn’t possibly survive the devastation of the 2013 flood.

Well, they’re being proven wrong.

“The town utilized a ‘build it back better’ mentality,” said Jodi Dawson, the town’s manager of economic development.

After spending more than $100 million on flood mitigation to protect new and existing residents and businesses, High River is back a bit bigger, and definitely better, than before.

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West Side Living

New homes in West Calgary are expected to have strong consumer appeal

Aleem Dhanani knows the land development industry, particularly on the west side of Calgary, where Bri-mor Developments has been working for the past decade.

But he also knows the value of forming strategic partnerships. As managing director of the family-owned 25-year-old Bri-mor Developments, Dhanani wasted little time in recruiting Albi Luxury by Brookfield Residential, Cedarglen Homes, and Streetside Developments as builder partners in Bri-mor’s latest residential development, which is reshaping the west-side community of West Springs.

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