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- Thread starter Surrealplaces
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Perfect site for redevelopment, along with the former trailer park to the east!

Wow, highrises there would probably have a pretty great view from the upper floors.

Is this the “Prairie Block” site?

The Prairie Block is a two-storey building proposed for the Marda Loop commercial district in Calgary.

www.gravityarchitecture.com

It’d be great if that entire block was redeveloped, although I’d like the buildings with the active store fronts on 33 Ave (buildings with Boogies Burgers, K-Thi Vietnamese Cuisine, etc.) to remain if possible!

That's the one.Is this the “Prairie Block” site?

## Priarie Block — Gravity Architecture

The Prairie Block is a two-storey building proposed for the Marda Loop commercial district in Calgary.www.gravityarchitecture.com

It’d be great if that entire block was redeveloped, although I’d like the buildings with the active store fronts on 33 Ave (buildings with Boogies Burgers, K-Thi Vietnamese Cuisine, etc.) to remain if possible!

That's the one.

Hopefully that means something will happen with that site! I quite like the renderings for Prairie Block and had been holding out hope that it would be built one day, but I’d be more than happy with a master planned block!

Ideal situation is that if they do redevelop the whole block, they improve the active frontage on 33 Ave, add active frontage on 34 Ave and 20 St, create the “Festival Street” on 21 St as suggested in the Streetscape Master Plan, and maybe, just maybe, Co-Op creates a public space or adds public art to the corner of 33 Ave and 20 St.

One challenge for a full development of the block will be relocation of the cell tower behind Prairie Block, but not insurmountable.

That’s a great spot for some higher density development. Add in Harmony One and the CO-OP proposals and the area could have some solid density in a few years.

I don't have numbers for total housing starts in Calgary from 2011 onward, but here is what we are looking at as far as units in buildings over 5 storeys. Housing starts in total would have to be ~90,000 to achieve the same 6% so I'm guessing the percentage has been much higher lately.

Here is a list of buildings 5+ floors that were completed after the 2011 census, but before the 2016 census.

Guardian (2) 650 units

Aura (2) 312 units

Portfolio 218 units

Smith 130

Bridgeland Crossings 300

The River 42

Outlook 175

Drake 128

Metropolitan 430

Pules+Fuse 284

Alura 220 units

Keynote II 247 units

Luna 218

University City (4) 720 units

Groves at Monterrey 508 units

Calla 164 units

Live on Park 156 units

Lusso 20 units

Elements 48 units

First 196 units

Glenmore Gardens 144 units

Casel 60 units

Total 5374 units

Here are the buildings completed after or still u/c since the 2016 census.

Versus 450

Mark 274

1215 137 units

Park Point 288 units

6th and 10th 230 units

Avenue 319 units

Parkside 355 units

Concord 113 units

Telus Sky 326

Lido 72 units

INK 119

That Hat 221

Verve 291 units

N3 167 units

The Royal 223 units

Fifteen 15 148 units

Centre Green 26 units

Vogue 232 units

Ezra 100 units

Underwood Tower 192 units

Centro 79 units

Manor at Fish Creek 277 units

The Kensington 77 units

Radius 200 units

Total 4918 units

I agree, praise block would be great for the area. Theres a lot of modern/ultra-modern buildings and houses going up in the area so this would fit right in. I especially like the large tall windows at street level.

Nice find. 2021 census is this spring so we'll see if all those units have made a big difference.I found this list from 2017 of apartment units under construction. Is there any updated list somewhere?

We have about 5000 or more units under construction at the moment in the inner city alone. All the ones in the top half of this new list are inner city except the University District stuff, West District, and Westman.

For the new unit count to be included in 2021...

Bridgeland Hill - 101 units

Victory and Venture - 87 units

Liftt - 39 units

Aspen and Bow - 93 units

Avli - 64 units

Southbank - 69 units

Irvine - 60 units

Mission 17 - 57 units

Duke - 51 units

The George - 85 units

Park Central - 462 units

SODO - 305 units

UPTEN - 379 units

The Hat 7 Avenue - 66 units

Brio - 163 units

The Hub - 328 units

Switch - 19 units

Grow - 20 units

Avenue 33 - 36 units

Coco - 76 units

Palfreyville - 19 units

Marda - 66 units

The Edward - 95 units

Columbus Court - 104 units

Marquee - 138 units

ONE6 - 103 units

Bridgeland Crossings II - 143 units

Mantra - 33 units

Aria - 288 units

Giordano - 73 units

The Windsor - 105 units

Cube - 65 units

Maple - 95 units

Westman Village - 862 units

West District - ~500

(Combined various ones along 17 Ave N) - ~400

**Subtotal - 5649 units**

Versus - 450 units

Mark - 274 units

1215 - 137 units

Park Point - 288 units

6th and 10th - 230 units

Avenue - 319 units

Parkside - 355 units

Concord - 113 units

Telus Sky - 326 units

Lido - 72 units

INK - 119 units

That Hat - 221 units

Verve - 291 units

N3 - 167 units

The Royal - 223 units

Fifteen 15 - 148 units

Centre Green - 26 units

Vogue - 232 units

Ezra - 100 units

Underwood Tower - 192 units

Centro - 79 units

Manor at Fish Creek - 277 units

The Kensington - 77 units

Radius - 200 units

**Subtotal - 4918 units**

*Likely* be ready for occupancy before May...

Annex - 104 units

Arris East - 200

West Village One - 277

Curtis Block I & II - 700

Redstone - 137 units

933 5 Avenue SW - 74 units

August - 120 units

The Victoria - 90 units

Capella - 142 units

**Subtotal - 1844 units**

Total - 12,411

And this doesn't even include all the multifamily stuff in the city, just the inner city and denser outer stuff. There's probably double this amount. For the 2021 census, our population density in the urban area will probably increase by over 100/km2 (currently 2,111/km2). Probably even more since virtually all of our development, even SFH, happened within the confines of the urban area (which for Calgary is smaller than the municipal boundaries, unlike other cities).

For the new unit count to be included in 2021...

Bridgeland Hill - 101 units

Victory and Venture - 87 units

Liftt - 39 units

Aspen and Bow - 93 units

Avli - 64 units

Southbank - 69 units

Irvine - 60 units

Mission 17 - 57 units

Duke - 51 units

The George - 85 units

Park Central - 462 units

SODO - 305 units

UPTEN - 379 units

The Hat 7 Avenue - 66 units

Brio - 163 units

The Hub - 328 units

Switch - 19 units

Grow - 20 units

Avenue 33 - 36 units

Coco - 76 units

Palfreyville - 19 units

Marda - 66 units

The Edward - 95 units

Columbus Court - 104 units

Marquee - 138 units

ONE6 - 103 units

Bridgeland Crossings II - 143 units

Mantra - 33 units

Aria - 288 units

Giordano - 73 units

The Windsor - 105 units

Cube - 65 units

Maple - 95 units

Westman Village - 862 units

West District - ~500

(Combined various ones along 17 Ave N) - ~400

Versus - 450 units

Mark - 274 units

1215 - 137 units

Park Point - 288 units

6th and 10th - 230 units

Avenue - 319 units

Parkside - 355 units

Concord - 113 units

Telus Sky - 326 units

Lido - 72 units

INK - 119 units

That Hat - 221 units

Verve - 291 units

N3 - 167 units

The Royal - 223 units

Fifteen 15 - 148 units

Centre Green - 26 units

Vogue - 232 units

Ezra - 100 units

Underwood Tower - 192 units

Centro - 79 units

Manor at Fish Creek - 277 units

The Kensington - 77 units

Radius - 200 units

*Likely* be ready for occupancy before May...

Annex - 104 units

Arris East - 200

West Village One - 277

Curtis Block I & II - 700

Redstone - 137 units

933 5 Avenue SW - 74 units

August - 120 units

The Victoria - 90 units

Capella - 142 units

Total - 12,411

And this doesn't even include all the multifamily stuff in the city, just the inner city and denser outer stuff. There's probably double this amount. For the 2021 census, our population density in the urban area will probably increase by over 100/km2 (currently 2,111/km2). Probably even more since virtually all of our development, even SFH, happened within the confines of the urban area (which for Calgary is smaller than the municipal boundaries, unlike other cities).

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