Calgary's Bridgeland is a hot area for development these days with multiple either projects proposed or under construction, and now another proposal can be added to the list. The Province of Alberta recently submitted a development permit for a 200 room continuing care facility, to replace the Cross Bow Care Centre . The existing care facility is an aging, single storey building, adjacent to the eastern edge of The Bridges, a master planned development in Bridgeland.
Designed by Lethbridge based FWBA Architects, the $130 Million, 5 storey proposal known as Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre is needed to help meet an urgent need in the community to increase access to residential continuing and complex care.
According to the province, the project will also relieve pressure on Calgary hospitals by reducing the number of people waiting in hospital for a continuing care space. In addition to residential care, the facility will also provide outpatient and day program services for seniors.
The project has been around for a while, with public engagement sessions held over the past year, but now with a development permit submitted the Bridgeland Riverside Continuing Care Centre is moving closer to reality. Demoplition is expected to start soon, and construction is excpected to commence in the summer of 2019.