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Here's an interesting article in the Herald regarding Calgary-area industrial development outside of city limits. http://calgaryherald.com/business/real-estate/parker-resland

Industrial development generally isn't very sexy when it comes to the city of Calgary, but it's a big chunk of the action around here. I thought it was interesting to hear about all the factors leading companies into the MD for real estate. I wonder if we'll see Balzac incorporate rather than see its comparative tax advantage slip away to an annexation?
 

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The last couple of times I've flown in and out of Calgary I've noticed lots of new development around the outskirts of the city. The area that blows me away is around the airport, even though in city limits, I'm amazed at how much development has gone on in that area.
 

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The last couple of times I've flown in and out of Calgary I've noticed lots of new development around the outskirts of the city. The area that blows me away is around the airport, even though in city limits, I'm amazed at how much development has gone on in that area.
Yea it seems like over the past few years there has been a large amount of industrial growth on the East side of Stoney Trail East. I wish Google Earth was real time so I could see how much more has been added other than me just seeing it from the air when I fly in and out of the city.
 

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I wish Google Earth was real time so I could see how much more has been added other than me just seeing it from the air when I fly in and out of the city

I agree with you. Too bad its not up to date. Good to see the sector booming.
 

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I know we just had a big upgrade done to our water delivery in Balzac. Not sure if they have signed a new deal or not yet.
 

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That is the one yep.
"Calgary is looking at relocating their existing 900 mm water meter chamber that delivers potable water to
Airdrie further north along the 900 mm water feedermain. This feedermain is one of Airdrie s main
sources of potable water and has been in service since 1981. This water meter chamber is used for billing
Airdrie and the current location is in lands now within Calgary that will soon become developed. The
current location will cause metering and billing issues due to new feedermain networks and future growth
that would be connected on the Airdrie billing side if the chamber remains in its current location."

That along with:
"The primary intent of the recent 600 mm water line commissioned in 2013 was to provide redundancy for
the City of Airdrie as opposed to growth. "

So sounds like a no, but cordial.
 

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I'm amazed at how many hotels have gone up in NE area around the airport, and still others under construction.

As am I. It's regrettable though really. You come to Calgary and you get stuffed in some cheap wooden thing next to a meat packing plant. I get that they serve a purpose and are more for people travelling through rather than visitors. With the sheer volume of hotels though, rather than interspersing them haphazardly with the airport industrial zones it would have been great if they hard organized them into a single coherent district. Where the amenities could have complimented one another and the designs of the hotels could have competed with one another.

Désoler. C'est la vie.

https://www.airdrie.ca/index.cfm?serviceID=1350

Airdrie industrial area looking to expand, this will be a massive expansion for Airdrie.

Wow, that's big.
 

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That whole area should be drastically different. It feels different every time I go to the airport, so after three years it will have quite a different look.
 

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https://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2010/10/how_often_does_google_update_the_im.html

Says here they try to keep up on every area of the globe every three years. So Calgary should be due in a year or so would be my guess, will be interesting to see how much growth it's had.

The aerial imagery on the City's site are pretty good quality and seem to be more up to date than on Google Maps, although I can't find a specific date associated with them: https://maps.calgary.ca/ or https://developmentmap.calgary.ca/#map

Also, if you download Google Earth or Google Earth Pro (both are free now), there usually seems to be images of Calgary from within the last 6 months. You need to go into historical imagery and scroll forward to the most recent. The quality of them can be hit or miss, but you can try different dates and usually find some that are decent. Right now I'm seeing images from June 2017 on the west side of the airport and March 2017 on the east side.
 

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