The southwest Calgary neighborhood of Shaganappi was the recent recipient of new activity as construction began on Truman's latest development, West 17. Construction equipment, including a caisson drilling unit, has arrived at the site of the 10-storey, 102-unit mixed-use project, and work is now underway.

Construction equipment on site at West 17, image via forum contributor 1875

The project has been in the works since before December 2016, when we first reported on the project. Back then, Truman, with the help of the Calgary-based Civic Works was going through the process of public engagement on the project. The community's reaction to the project has generally been positive and there has been little opposition. Many see the benefits of having the extra retail added to the neighborhood, as well as the extra density. For future residents, the location itself is within reasonable walking distance to the Westbrook or Shagnappi Point LRT Stations, as well as a short trip to the Beltline's Uptown 17th shopping and entertainment area.

Rendering of project, image via Truman Developments

Designed by NORR Architects, the mixed-use building will be Truman's third inner city building of this type and scale, having already completed The George on 17th as well as having recently started construction on Archer, a 5-storey, 39-unit project in Sunnyside.

Rendering of retail area, image via Truman Developments

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:  NORR Architects, Truman Development