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MichaelS

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Never knew there was a farm in the middle of Arbour Lake lol.
It used to be the entirety of Arbour Lake, and the community of Hawkwood as well. As the original homesteading family's (The Hawkwoods) children grew up and moved to farms of their own, and Calgary continued to expand out toward the farm, the original farm was sold off in pieces. Hence the neighbourhood of Hawkwood having the name it does.

Then, when Arbour Lake was developed, one child of the initial Hawkwoods still lived at the original farm with his family. It was agreed that most of the land would go to the new community, but they would retain ownership of this parcel of land as their home. When the wife passed away a few years ago (the son passed away a couple of decades prior), the now adult children of them agreed it was time to part with it.

I know all of this because my great grandparents were the Hawkwoods, my grandmother being one of their children. My branch of the family is not the one that lived on this particular lot, but we are still a close family and our annual Christmas party was always held at the home here, along with numerous other gatherings such as Canada Day BBQs, etc... It is a bit bittersweet to see the original homestead disappear, but that's progress, and all acknowledged that it was unrealistic to expect it to stay forever.
 

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It used to be the entirety of Arbour Lake, and the community of Hawkwood as well. As the original homesteading family's (The Hawkwoods) children grew up and moved to farms of their own, and Calgary continued to expand out toward the farm, the original farm was sold off in pieces. Hence the neighbourhood of Hawkwood having the name it does.

Then, when Arbour Lake was developed, one child of the initial Hawkwoods still lived at the original farm with his family. It was agreed that most of the land would go to the new community, but they would retain ownership of this parcel of land as their home. When the wife passed away a few years ago (the son passed away a couple of decades prior), the now adult children of them agreed it was time to part with it.

I know all of this because my great grandparents were the Hawkwoods, my grandmother being one of their children. My branch of the family is not the one that lived on this particular lot, but we are still a close family and our annual Christmas party was always held at the home here, along with numerous other gatherings such as Canada Day BBQs, etc... It is a bit bittersweet to see the original homestead disappear, but that's progress, and all acknowledged that it was unrealistic to expect it to stay forever.
Great story! I liked your delivery too.
 
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It used to be the entirety of Arbour Lake, and the community of Hawkwood as well. As the original homesteading family's (The Hawkwoods) children grew up and moved to farms of their own, and Calgary continued to expand out toward the farm, the original farm was sold off in pieces. Hence the neighbourhood of Hawkwood having the name it does.

Then, when Arbour Lake was developed, one child of the initial Hawkwoods still lived at the original farm with his family. It was agreed that most of the land would go to the new community, but they would retain ownership of this parcel of land as their home. When the wife passed away a few years ago (the son passed away a couple of decades prior), the now adult children of them agreed it was time to part with it.

I know all of this because my great grandparents were the Hawkwoods, my grandmother being one of their children. My branch of the family is not the one that lived on this particular lot, but we are still a close family and our annual Christmas party was always held at the home here, along with numerous other gatherings such as Canada Day BBQs, etc... It is a bit bittersweet to see the original homestead disappear, but that's progress, and all acknowledged that it was unrealistic to expect it to stay forever.
Great local story!
 

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Interesting that ASI is still pursuing projects.

A couple of interesting items going to CPC next week. Full agenda can be found here:
https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/Meeting.aspx?Id=7026a490-d1c6-48c2-91cc-acb880dae896&Agenda=Agenda&lang=English&Item=40

The land use and outline plan for the old farmstead in the middle of Arbour Lake is going to CPC:
https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=89478
https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=89480
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And the land use for ASI's Sentinel project (NW corner of 17th Ave and 14th Street SW) is going to CPC:
https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=89503
From the public realm concept, seen here:
https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=89507
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They are probably going through the motions as it doesn’t cost them a lot of money to do this process. Once it’s approved, it will probably sit on the shelf forever, or they will try and sell the approved project to another developer.
Interesting that ASI is still pursuing projects.
 

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They are probably going through the motions as it doesn’t cost them a lot of money to do this process. Once it’s approved, it will probably sit on the shelf forever, or they will try and sell the approved project to another developer.
Disagree - ASI seems pretty serious and committed about their 17th Ave play. They are kicking off the book ends; 5th Street and 14th Street. Working inward from there. Their conceptual developments for the Italian joint across from Tompkins Park, and the Fishman's lot are incredible... I don't really know, I'm just hopeful.
 

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I believe the rendering makes the project look bigger than it is. The building is replacing only two houses, not a very big lot. It’ll end up looking taller and thinner than it does in a rendering, and with 20 units (4 per floor) I suppose that’s about what you could expect for a lot that size.

It’s great to see these kind of projects filling up the north central area.
 
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