The Ar­chi­tec­ture Is Breath­tak­ing

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The vi­sion of sus­tain­able plan­ning is trans­form­ing un­der uti­lized brown­field land into use­ful and valu­able liv­ing space that fo­cuses on peo­ple’s needs and qual­ity of life within their com­mu­nity, rather than the ease with which ve­hi­cles come and go along the street. It’s a throw­back to the wis­dom of clas­sic neigh­bour­hoods from the mid-1950’s which har­mo­nized ar­chi­tec­tural char­ac­ter, walk­a­ble grid streets, con­ve­nient parks and ma­ture land­scapes into pedes­trian friendly com­mu­ni­ties where fam­i­lies knew and watched out for each other. What im­me­di­ately dif­fer­en­ti­ates “the Vil­lage” from to­day’s more generic sub­ur­ban de­vel­op­ments is its won­der­fully per­son­al­ized homes. Be­cause you can choose from a much larger se­lec­tion of ar­chi­tec­tural styles that in­clude Vic­to­rian, Tu­dor, Colo­nial, Prairie and Crafts­man de­signs, to name just a few, the streets of­fer greater di­ver­sity, vis­ual in­ter­est and curb ap­peal. Ma­ture landscaping of the home sites and boule­vard streets is fa­cil­i­tated by Canada Lands Com­pany’s com­mit­ment to pre­serve and pro­tect nat­u­ral as­sets. Over the years ma­ture trees have been re­lo­cated when pos­si­ble to home sites, boule­vards or planned parks to en­sure the in­tegrity of the nat­u­ral ter­rain and to give the com­mu­nity a time­less char­ac­ter.

Many homes fea­ture rear de­tached garages built to match the in­tegrity of the main home. It is also one of the only places in Ed­mon­ton where “granny suite” devel­op­ment over a rear de­tached garage is al­lowed, which pro­vides home­own­ers with a se­condary...

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