Neighbourhood makeover

Redevelopment projects lead to new communities in established areas

Most people think of new communities as being on the outskirts of the city, often in areas where amenities like shopping and schools are still lacking.

But there are a growing number of new communities springing up in well-established areas of Calgary, as redevelopment occurs on lands once used for non-residential purposes.

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Ranch rebirth

A new Symons Valley Ranch Market rises from the ashes

A project is underway to redesign and rebuild the Symons Valley Ranch Market, after a devastating fire roared through the historic building and iconic grounds in late January of this year.

“The market had become a real gathering point for the community,” said Ken Aylesworth, the market’s managing partner.

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View from the top

Overture at Currie Barracks offers luxury living in one of Calgary’s most exclusive and accessible communities

For homebuyers looking to downsize while maintaining the luxurious feel and amenities of a much larger space, a penthouse condo at Overture in Currie Barracks could be the perfect fit.

Overture is a four-storey, three-building collection of 63 upscale, executive, single-level living residences and penthouse condos brought to life by Jayman Modus. However, only two fourth-floor penthouse condos are still available – interested homebuyers need to act fast if they want to carve out a space in this exclusive new development and in-demand community.

“These penthouse condos are the ideal setting for working professionals and mature couples looking for luxury living in a complete, central community,” said Ray Laprairie, a REALTOR® with Jayman Realty.

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Urban living, Currie style

Major infrastructure and landscaping changes pave the way for Currie development

A new, major interchange is in full operation, with infrastructure built and the next stage of the massive Currie mixed-use development ready for launch.

“Last year we were focused on infrastructure. We started and completed the Flanders Avenue interchange,” said Chris Elkey, senior director, real estate, Canada Lands Company (CLC), which is overseeing the project. “So that opened last fall. We had a big community event and it was a big success. It’s operating. We’re going to do the landscaping on it this year but for all intents and purposes it’s opening and operating as it was designed to do.”

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