‘Bridging’ the gap

Mcpher­son Place only Phase 2 project in the works, with just nine units left

Calgary Herald New Condos - - Front Page - CLAIRE YOUNG

From Me­mo­rial Drive near the zoo exit, progress on Mcpher­son Place is vis­i­ble. The tower is ris­ing up, mark­ing the start of lon­gawaited build­ings in Phase 2 of The Bridges re­de­vel­op­ment in the in­ner-city com­mu­nity of Bridge­land.

It’s the only build­ing in Phase 2 of The Bridges project that has bro­ken ground. Three other de­vel­op­ers bought the four sites of Phase 2 in 2006. With the re­ces­sion af­fect­ing busi­ness, the builders were given a re­prieve un­til 2014 to start their projects.

While other builders would be keen to get in on Phase 2, the City of Cal­gary, which is the de­vel­oper of the lands, won’t al­low the sites to change own­er­ship. So the keen must cool their heels un­til the last phase is put out for sale early next year.

Stu­art Gradon, Cal­gary Her­ald

New Ur­ban’s Dan Van Leeuwen and In­house At­tain­able Hous­ing So­ci­ety’s Judy Hoad at Mcpher­son Place, which is part of Phase 2 of The Bridges in Bridge­land.

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