Condo project breaks ground
Pixel project within Kensington
At -35 C with the wind chill, the day was unusually frigid — but Battistella Developments went ahead with plans to break ground on their Pixel by Battistella project in Kensington.
Located on the corner of 9A Street and 2nd Avenue N.W., the eight-storey condo and townhouse project is right in the heart of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) area in Calgary’s Hillhurst/sunnyside area.
Pixel will blend sustainable design with contemporary architecture inspired by Vancouver’s Waterfront Olympic Village.
Townhomes and garden homes will grace the first and second storeys, each with their own front doors.
The remaining mix will feature a combination of studio as well as one -and twobedroom homes with views to the east of the Bow River and downtown.
A limited number of penthouse homes have just been released.
“It is very Vancouver-like,” says Paul Battistella, principal at Battistella Developments.
The Hillhurst/sunnyside area redevelopment plan incorporates human-scale design, increased density, mixed-use commercial corridors and the use of mid-rise development — creating the feel of layered vibrancy within the urban context, both from a social and eco- nomic standpoint.
Battistella Developments is a supporter of the citizenled Bow to Bluff initiative to beautify the public parklets carved by the LRT corridor between the Bow River and Mchugh Bluff along 9A Street, which will enhance and benefit the area.
“Battistella’s Pixel project and several more projects under development or proposed will bring with them the potential for investment in the community’s public realm — sidewalks, streets and gathering places — which have grown tired over the years,” says David White, community planning chair of the Hillhurst/sunnyside community association.
From left, Mark Carigan, Adrienne Mcgarvey, Paul Battistella and Traci Wilson of Battistella Developments on the site of the Pixel project by Battistella.