What They’re Saying

A smattering of Calgarians give their thoughts on the city’s new live, work and play developments

Almost 20 years ago with the advent of Seaside, a live, work and play development with a village-type feel on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida, the philosophy of new urbanism took root.

Based on concepts espoused by renowned urban planner, Jane Jacobs – who designed Greenwich Village in New York City – new urbanism takes the inner-city vibe and brings it to the suburbs. The concept is rooted in historical village-style planning structure, with a central amenity pool in the village centre and high-density housing peppered throughout. It’s a design that draws people out of their homes, and walkability is a central feature. This provides a downtown feel and downtown-style amenities, and the concept is catching on big time in Calgary.

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Community Profile: Sage Hill

One of five communities in Calgary’s new north within the Symons Valley area, Sage Hill topped the 2018 census charts for population growth, expanding by 1,136 residents over the past year from 6,083 to 7,219 people.

And that growth is expected to continue, while the community’s latest development, Sage Hill Quarter, comes to life. It’s really a community within a community and it’s destined to bring a downtown vibe to this suburban oasis.

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Best of both worlds

Q Condos bring downtown lifestyle to Sage Hill

A new condominium project loaded with urban appeal has launch in the new-urbanist-style enclave of Sage Hill Quarter in the heart of Calgary’s new northwest. The project, which is called Q Condos, is the latest offering from Morrison Homes Multi-Family.

“There is really nothing like this in the northwest,” said Robert Toth, marketing lead for Morrison Homes Multi-Family. “It is very unique.”

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