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