Build­ing out the Red­stone com­mu­nity

StarMetro Calgary - - SPECIAL FEATURE: NEW HOMES - Karen Dur­rie karen­dur­[email protected]

Neigh­bour­hood life — and on­go­ing con­struc­tion — is hum­ming along in con­cert, as the north­east com­mu­nity of Red­stone con­tin­ues to build out.

The neigh­bour­hood, by de­vel­oper Qual­ico, was named a 2017 fi­nal­ist in BILD’s com­mu­nity of the year cat­e­gory, and fea­tures an ar­ray of hous­ing op­tions, and a new re­tail plaza is well un­der­way, set to open in early spring.

Res­i­dents cur­rently have many re­tail shops and ser­vices to ac­cess in the neigh­bour­hoods of nearby Cor­ner­stone, Skyview and Sa­vanna.

Set at the city’s far north, Red­stone is handy to Métis and Stoney Trails, quick travel to the air­port and the shops at Cross­iron Mills.

The area is about 80 per cent built out, and con­struc­tion is on­go­ing on sev­eral mul­ti­fam­ily de­vel­op­ments, du­plexes, town­homes and sin­gle­fam­ily con­struc­tion.

When com­plete, Red­stone will have 3,500 homes — 1,000 multi-fam­ily and 2,500 sin­gle fam­ily — plus sev­eral kilo­me­tres of path­ways, and 2,500 trees.

Boule­vards and round­abouts tout tons of sig­nage point­ing to a va­ri­ety of showhomes by the 11 builders fea­tur­ing prod­ucts in the neigh­bour­hood. Builders in­clude Jay­man Built, Shane, NuVista, Trico, Broad­view, and Pace­set­ter by Sterling, StreetSide and Zen by Avalon.

The neigh­bour­hood strives to be pedes­trian friendly, with path­ways, green spa­ces, three Par­tic­i­parks with adult-sized fit­ness equip­ment, bas­ket­ball net and play­grounds to en­cour­age ac­tive liv­ing.

Home prices can range from $149,000s for a 599-square­foot town­home at Gran­ite by Jay­man Built, to more than $600,000 for a 2,569 front-garage, sin­gle-fam­ily home by Broad­view Homes.

Gran­ite is a 174-unit de­vel­op­ment of six-and12-plexes across 27 build­ings, con­sist­ing of one-bed­room, apart­ment con­dos, and stacked, multi-level, garaged town­homes with two and three bed­rooms. The de­vel­op­ment is ex­pected to ap­peal to both first-time home­buy­ers and down­siz­ers, and will in­clude a court­yard with plenty of green space, a play­ground and pic­nic benches.

Em­ber Park by StreetSide De­vel­op­ments is also un­der con­struc­tion, fea­tur­ing 74 Crafts­man-style town­homes with front porches, in two and three-storey con­fig­u­ra­tions.

A num­ber of builders are putting up du­plexes in Red­stone, in­clud­ing Shane, NuVista, Trico and Broad­view, who all fea­ture on a showhome pa­rade south of the new re­tail plaza. The du­plexes can eas­ily han­dle larger fam­i­lies, and are ex­pected to ap­peal for their af­ford­abil­ity com­pared to sin­gle-fam­ily homes.

Red­stone is also the site of a fu­ture LRT sta­tion, that will fea­ture a pro­posed six-hectare com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ment nearby, and there are two school sites built into the com­mu­nity.

To check out what’s avail­able at Red­stone, go to red­stone.qual­ic­o­com­mu­ni­ti­escal­gary.com.

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When the de­vel­op­ment is com­plete, it will fea­ture sev­eral kilo­me­tres of path­ways and 2,500 trees.

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