Having received the thumb’s up from city planners, an East Village condo to be constructed sans parking stalls is headed to the Calgary Planning Commission tomorrow.

The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation announced in June, the sale of two parcels of land adjacent to the old St. Louis Hotel.

Dubbed N3 to reflect New Attitude, New Living and New Vision the development will have parking for bicycles and “microcars” only. The space will also include social open spaces for entertaining and WiFi throughout. With a marketing platform of “No car, No parking, No problem”, each N3 buyer will receive a $500 credit for Car2Go and an urban bicycle.

In a release at the time, the CMLC said the development is designed with Generation Y in mind, the two projects will add 300 condos to the area. The homes will average $225,000 and are tailored to the 20-35-year-old age bracket.


“We are extremely excited about N3,” said Michael Brown, president and CEO, CMLC. “The East Village master plan vision places enormous emphasis on the pedestrian experience. you can see this focus demonstrated across the neighbourhood with pedestrian-only streets, pedestrian bridges, wide sidewalks and public parks designed for resting and visiting. East Village is a neighbourhood for all ages, designed to bring residents together at the street level day and night.”

N3 will be on the docket in council this spring for final zoning approval.

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