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CO-EXISTING IN CALGARY

New developments can aid in vibrancy and evolution of established communities

KELSEY HIPKIN, Reporter/Photographer KELSEY HIPKIN reporter/photographer In building a city, there comes a time when old needs to make way for new in the name of progress. Yet a growing number of local builders say they are not yet ready to give up on Calgary?s rich past, suggesting many

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often-overlooked historical areas of the city are ripe with opportunities. Cardel Inner City community sales manager Mark Edruhn notes that for the last two-and-a-half years, his division has been focusing on products within Calgary?s established communities ? and with great success. ?[It?s] to meet demand from consumers who were looking to live closer

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to their work, to be near fully established amenities and to have drastically reduced commute times, while still enjoying all the space, design, features and efficiencies that new homes have to offer,? he said, noting most buyers are young professionals seeking both employment and new homes to raise their families. The appeal of creating newer properties in established neighbourhoods is a way of giving consumers what they want, where they want while replacing older homes that may be nearing the end of their life cycle, added Adruhn. ?It?s urban redevelopment one property at a time,? he said. Cardel is not alone. Attainable Homes Calgary is currently developing a project in Mount Pleasant just

CALGARY BUILDING PERMITS INCREASE BY 50 PER CENT

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building permits have increased more than 50 per cent year-over-year, according to Statistics Canada. Locally, the value of permits was more than $800 million in June, an increase of 26.6 per cent over the more than $600 million in May. INDUSTRY A3 off 16th Avenue N.E. The four-storey building with outdoor courtyard will be joining many homes built when the community was first established in 1912. CO-EXISTING A3

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