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cy­clists as well as pedes­tri­ans.

White says the di­ver­sity of hous­ing prod­uct also sets Bridge­land-River­side apart with ev­ery­thing from new in­fills to cool cot­tages to townhomes to bou­tique con­dos and mid-rise con­dos. The mix of old and new ur­ban de­sign makes for an at­trac­tive streetscape.

“There’s a good range of prices as a re­sult,” adds White.

Mike Bucci, vice-pres­i­dent of Bucci De­vel­op­ments which is based in Van­cou­ver, says when the com­pany looks to build hous­ing de­vel­op­ments it looks for neigh­bour­hoods that have schools, restau­rants, shop­ping, green space, con­ve­nient ac­cess to trans­porta­tion and jobs.

“There are a few com­mu­ni­ties that fit that bill in the in­ner city of Cal­gary. Of them all, we like Bridge­land the best. It en­cap­su­lates all those things plus it’s quiet,” he says.

Condo projects Bucci has com­pleted over the years in the neigh­bour­hood in­clude Next (132 homes), Bella Lusso (74 homes) and Bella Citta (78 homes).

It is cur­rently build­ing Ra­dius with 201 units and an an­tic­i­pated com­ple­tion in early 2019. Bucci has also suc­cess­fully bid on the site ad­ja­cent to Ra­dius and is propos­ing a 300-plus unit de­vel­op­ment for there as well.

“We love it. We’re go­ing to keep build­ing into that mar­ket,” says Bucci. “We like the build form out there too. We like the dif­fer­ent op­tions you can have for hous­ing and liv­ing. We love all the trans­porta­tion op­tions whether it be roads, bikes, train.

“We love the area. It’s re­ally au­then­tic lit­tle restau­rants and restau­rants I find are the heart­beat of a good neigh­bour­hood.”

The com­pany has been build­ing in the neigh­bour­hood now for a num­ber of years.

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