Just a few weeks since our last update, and construction at 933 - 5th Ave has now begun in earnest as the first signs of foundation work have appeared on-site. The 9-storey affordable housing project by HomeSpace and IBI Group will one day be home to upwards of 100 residents spread across 74 units. 

933 - 5th Ave, construction begins, image by Forum contributor Always_Biking

Located near the corner of 9 St SW and 5 Ave SW in the Downtown West End, the project will place residents within easy walking distance of the Bow River, Shaw Millennium Park, and the Ctrain. Convenient thus for commuters, river walkers, and close to numerous local shops, restaurants, and other services, 933 5th Ave will be a prime address for years to come. 

933 - 5th Ave, heavy machinery at work, image by Forum contributor Always_Biking

Part of a much larger portfolio of affordable housing projects by HomeSpace - they having to date built more than 500 units across 22 separate structures - 933 - 5th Ave will provide some much needed social housing to the core. 

933 - 5th Ave, rendering via HomeSpace

Architecturally, the project will be fairly ambitious in terms of its composition and colour scheme, the exterior to feature a mix of orange, blue, white, and brown spandrel, joined by a healthy dose green-tinted vision glass. All of this will be played out across several textural volumes, the final product likely to be a standout structure.  

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:  HomeSpace, IBI Group