Although the cSPACE King Edward Art Incubator has been open only a year, it is already time to turn our attention to its soon to be neighbour, the 95-unit assisted living complex and seniors residence that will eventually take up a sizeable part of the lot. Set to occupy the eastern portion of the former King Edward School property, the seniors complex will add a welcome bit of mixed-use development to the already highly successful site. 

King Edward Art Incubator, seniors residence site, image by Forum contributor dazzlingdave88

Viewed above, crews are hard at work prepping the site for excavation and construction. Located in the heart of residential South Calgary, several blocks south and west of more well-trodden parts of the city such as the adjacent Mount Royal, and further north and east, the Beltline and Cliff Bungalow, the decision to place a seniors residence here speaks to the notion that an active, community-oriented lifestyle is often best for those entering into old age. 

Future site of seniors residence, image by Forum contributor dazzlingdave88

Little more than a plot of earth at the moment, the scope of the massive build site can be best appreciated in the image above, the development to span the length of an entire block. 

King Edward Art Incubator, with residences and seniors complex (right), image via cSPACE

As viewed in the rendering, the seniors residence will occupy the eastern portion of the site, forming an unofficial "East Wing" which will be opposed to the "West Wing" as formed by the nearly complete residential block that has now all but finished to the west of the former school. Once complete the King Edward Art Incubator site in its finished form will represent a welcome addition to the neighbourhood, and hopefully, a sign of good things to come for Calgary's inner suburbs. 

SkyriseCalgary will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  cSpace, Nyhoff Architecture