Two months since we last checked in at Rhapsody, a central part of the ongoing transformation of the University District, and progress has been moving along well. The mid-rise, mixed-use residential project by NORR Architects has now risen several storeys above grade, the latest images on our Forum highlighting the extent to which the structure has begun to take shape. 

Rhapsody, rising fast, image by Forum contributor Alex_YYC

The 6-storey, 288-unit Rhapsody will one day be home to upwards of 400 residents, all of which will benefit directly from the inclusion of a massive Save On Foods at the base. The grocery store will be the first of its kind to grace the University District, the new neighbourhood at the intersection of 32 Ave NW and Shaganappi Train NW still as of yet somewhat lacking in local services. 

Rhapsody, alternate view, image by Forum contributor Alex_YYC

Close to campus, and within walking distance to the CF Market Mall, the University District will be a popular address for students and young professionals looking to be located close to the UofC. The Save On Foods will be joined by local coffee chain Analog, thereby bringing a more dynamic range of local retail and dining options. 

Rhapsody, image via NORR Architects

Near as well to the CTrain (though one must cross the UofC campus to reach it), Rhapsody offers a nice mix of convenience and local services - the perfect home for a student with a flexible meal plan and a transit pass. 

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

Related Companies:  NORR Architects, West Campus Development Trust