Altadore: Calgary's Model 21st Century Inner City Community?
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New Main Streets?While the City of Calgary identified 24 opportunities to create or enhance main street development across the city as part of their Main Street Program, there are many good sites not on the list.
For example, 16th St SW is a hidden gem with its two mini retail blocks, a multi-school campus, a church, Kiwanis Park and the lucky #13 bus route to downtown. The 14 blocks of 16th Street SW (from 50th Ave to 34th Ave) have the potential to be a bit of a community hub by being a more diverse, pedestrian oriented street with more low rise apartments, condos and office buildings, mixed with retail, cafés, restaurants and offices for personal and medical services. Three existing vacant redevelopment sites could add to the mix of housing and commercial uses.
Cottage homes as businesses along 34th Ave.
Need more officesTo be a model 21st century urban community, Altadore needs more commercial development - small office buildings integrated along 16th Street, as well as 33rd and 34th Avenues. Ronmor’s, The Odeon, (northeast corner of 33rd Ave and 20th St.) with Blush Lane Organic Grocers on the main floor and three floors of office space is exactly what Marda Loop needs. It complements Ronmor’s Shopper’s Drug Mart condos complex across the street. Perhaps in another five years one of the other corners of will be developed - both are ripe for redevelopment.
The Odeon by Ronmor
Last WordThe redevelopment of established communities is critical if Calgary is going to achieve its goal of 80,000 new homes in established communities by 2040. However, creating attractive vibrant communities is more than just building four to six-storey condos with retail, cafes and restaurants at street level.
Altadore even has a community garden.
Ross Aitken is an 18 year experienced professional with RE/MAX Real Estate (Central). Looking to buy or sell Real Estate or have any questions about our market contact Ross Aitken by clicking here.
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