But I thought everyone loves Brutalist / Soviet style apartments! /sDystopian towers in the park development like Cherry Hills in London are the most depressing style of residential development. Calgary is fortunate to have missed most of the 50's-60's urban renewal fad, and the MURB tax incented crap from the 70's/
Some basic elevation drawings have been included on the DP link for this project. No fancy renderings, but you get an idea of what this new restaurant/mixed use building on 1st Ave will look like. 2 stories, so not bad for such a small lot:A new DP has been submitted along 1st Ave NE in Bridgeland. It is replacing a DP that was submitted in 2021 for a single storey commercial building. New one is a different architect, for a licensed retaurant. I think this is the lot where the house "exploded" last year:
No injuries are being reported after a house in Bridgeland was blown off its foundations shortly after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.calgaryherald.com
I believe there are 5 locations now that are planned with a residential component.Calgary Co-op CEO indicated in an interview in December that they intend to open the Marda Loop store in 18-24 months. Seems aggressive given they haven’t submitted any application yet, especially if it’s going to include residential.
They do not have a development partner yet is what i understand.I believe there are 5 locations now that are planned with a residential component.
Mission Landing residential was put on hold. Oakridge site is currently under construction. Anyone know if they have found a developer/partner yet?
Thanks for the update! Interesting information about the FAR, but if there's a property in the neighbourhood where it makes sense, that's the one. It's going to be a bit of a nightmare to get around the area when they are in construction.I spoke to Co-op's new director of real estate recently, and asked him about that interview. He chuckled, and said yes it was pretty optimistic. But, the project is moving forward. Expect to see residential above retail. Where this site really differs from some of the other projects in Marda Loop is the density, it has an FAR of 5.0, which is higher than what we have seen recently from Sarina Homes and RNDSQR.
I am not holding my breath - all the previous CO-OP plans were pretty rough and (unsuprisingly) suburban grocery store first, apartments second. A solid, urban format design would be too big of leap from what we have seen from them - even other residential developers in Marda Loop are just waking up to the level of density and urban style the area is trending towards.Hopefully Co-op nails the design on this site. Could make or brake the heart of Mardaloop