Mas­sive de­vel­op­ment planned for north­east

Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - MARTY HOPE

The first phase of a mas­sive mixed-use de­vel­op­ment in north­east Cal­gary could get un­der­way next year.

The La­caille Group has plans to cre­ate Sky Pointe Town Cen­tre — a 64-hectare com­mu­nity of be­tween 8,000 and 9,000 multi-fam­ily units, along with 1.5 mil­lion square feet of com­mer­cial and re­tail space.

“We’d like to be build­ing the first phase of re­tail and res­i­den­tial in 2013,” says La­caille vice-pres­i­dent Al Sch­midt.

Sky Pointe Town Cen­tre will be a tran­sit-ori­ented de­vel­op­ment (TOD) be­cause of its level of den­sity, ser­vices and lo­ca­tion on the south side of Coun­try Hills Boule­vard and bounded on the east by 60th Street N.E. — the lo­ca­tion of a sta­tion on the fu­ture ex­ten­sion of the north­east LRT line.

A unique as­pect of the de­vel­op­ment is that the town cen­tre will strad­dle Coun­try Hills Boule­vard and will be con­nected by a pedes­trian over­pass, says Sch­midt.

Mean­while, de­vel­op­ment of Skyview Ranch on the north side con­tin­ues with Wal­ton Man­age­ment and De­vel­op­ment and Qual­ico Com­mu­ni­ties as de­vel­op­ers.

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