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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 12:23 AM
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Great post Speedog, thanks for changing it up here and posting some construction updates!
With my current job, I am out and about in many parts of the city and surrounding areas on a daily basis - this past week saw me in the Beltline, Legacy, Seton, Sage Hill, Redstone, Saddleridge, Chestermere, Cochrane, Langdon. Seton, in particular, has a lot of multi-family going up - I'll take more potato pictures and post them, my Canon DLSR I can't be bothered to lug around.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 1:58 AM
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Speedog, that was a really good update! Thank you!
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Thank you Speedog! Great update!!

I have a few updates from Inglewood from today.
YWCA update....



https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...y-in-inglewood

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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 3:07 AM
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Irvine update...

100% Sold out - commercial and residential.



http://www.calgary-condos.com/irvine.php

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Update on the Avli...

Glass starting to go in.



https://calgaryherald.com/life/homes...reaking-update

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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 4:11 AM
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Very nice houses in Highland

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Highwood (on the north side of Queens Park Cemetery) is now starting to see quite a bit of new construction, R2C zoned bungalows getting bulldozed and replaced by infills, duplexes,large mansions or even new bungalows on a double lot. Land prices in Highwood are cheaper than Capitol Hill, Mount Pleasant and Tuxedo/Balmoral and as such, there's starting to be a lot of interest in Highwood.

Direct bus routes to the UofC, MRU, Foothills Hospital plus all three levels of public schooling within 1.5km, new outdoor rink, soon to be completely renovated outdoor pool are attractive to a lot of young families. Great access to the airport plus direct bus to downtown are pluses as well.

Last picture includes a laneway home as well...











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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 4:45 AM
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Very nice houses in Highland
Highwood, Highland Park is to the east of Highwood and is seeing the same thing.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 4:59 AM
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These Calgary houses posted from speeddog are probably half the price of the Toronto ones that were over a $1million, and twice as nice. Almost makes me want to live in the inner city.













Toronto houses posted by GSS.


This is what a $1Million will buy you.


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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 5:16 AM
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Nice pics. What is this one supposed to be?
I'm guessing that's the large rental building very close the the childrens' hospital and with a Save-on-foods in it. I've talked about it before, but it has been a while.
https://rhapsodycalgary.ca/

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Nope - I'm wrong. Just checked Rhapsody's FB page, and the crane there is yellow, not red:
https://www.facebook.com/rhapsodyuni...type=3&theater
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 5:19 AM
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Highwood, Highland Park is to the east of Highwood and is seeing the same thing.
Okay thank you I check on google and find both Highland Park and Highwood Park. Two different neighborhoods. I see sometimes confusing because they are beside one other.
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I'm guessing that's the large rental building very close the the childrens' hospital and with a Save-on-foods in it. I've talked about it before, but it has been a while.
https://rhapsodycalgary.ca/

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Nope - I'm wrong. Just checked Rhapsody's FB page, and the crane there is yellow, not red:
https://www.facebook.com/rhapsodyuni...type=3&theater
So it's a mystery project. It doesn't look like housing to me. Are there plans for a professional building of some kind in that area?
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I know you guys don't like posts that involve SRC, but because you asked.

The mystery project is Maple
https://calgary.skyrisecities.com/fo...-truman.28388/

This one is Rhapsody
https://calgary.skyrisecities.com/fo...al-norr.27863/


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I'm guessing that's the large rental building very close the the childrens' hospital and with a Save-on-foods in it. I've talked about it before, but it has been a while.
https://rhapsodycalgary.ca/

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Nope - I'm wrong. Just checked Rhapsody's FB page, and the crane there is yellow, not red:
https://www.facebook.com/rhapsodyuni...type=3&theater
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So it's a mystery project. It doesn't look like housing to me. Are there plans for a professional building of some kind in that area?
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I'm nor sure those are the best examples for that argument. Some of the examples of the houses in Calgary are probably closer to the 700-800K mark, and their duplexes!

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These Calgary houses posted from speeddog are probably half the price of the Toronto ones that were over a $1million, and twice as nice. Almost makes me want to live in the inner city.













Toronto houses posted by GSS.


This is what a $1Million will buy you.


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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 6:33 AM
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Okay thank you I check on google and find both Highland Park and Highwood Park. Two different neighborhoods. I see sometimes confusing because they are beside one other.
They are separate communities.

Highwood
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Hig...4d-114.0794622

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Highland Park
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Hig...4d-114.0632825
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I know you guys don't like posts that involve SRC, but because you asked.

The mystery project is Maple
https://calgary.skyrisecities.com/fo...-truman.28388/

This one is Rhapsody
https://calgary.skyrisecities.com/fo...al-norr.27863/
Thanks for the info. So the mystery project is seniors housing. Looks nice. I had to laugh at the rendering showing the hot 20 something girls walking around the project. Is that going to be a selling feature? lol
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 1:14 PM
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These Calgary houses posted from speeddog are probably half the price of the Toronto ones that were over a $1million, and twice as nice. Almost makes me want to live in the inner city.
Just so you know, Highwood still isn't considered inner city.
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I know you guys don't like posts that involve SRC, but because you asked.

The mystery project is Maple
https://calgary.skyrisecities.com/fo...-truman.28388/

This one is Rhapsody
https://calgary.skyrisecities.com/fo...al-norr.27863/
Looks like our photos here are more up to date on these two, and I think a lot has been shared about Rhapsody over the years. Their FB construction update photos I pointed to are pretty good.
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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 3:24 PM
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Just so you know, Highwood still isn't considered inner city.
I suspect you're referring to some official City of Calgary map of inner city, but it got me thinking, what exactly is "inner city" and if there is more formal definition.

Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_city
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The term "inner city" has been used as a euphemism for lower-income residential districts in the city center and nearby areas.
Dictionary - https://www.dictionary.com/browse/inner-city
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an older part of a city, densely populated and usually deteriorating, inhabited mainly by poor, often minority, groups.
Collins English Dictionary
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the parts of a city in or near its centre, esp when they are associated with poverty, unemployment, substandard housing, etc
New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, 3rd Edition
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A general term for impoverished areas of large cities. The inner city is characterized by minimal educational opportunities, high unemployment and crime rates, broken families, and inadequate housing. ( See ghettos.)
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a section of a city, especially a thickly populated slum area, inhabited predominantly by members of an ethnic or other minority group, often as a result of social or economic restrictions, pressures, or hardships.
Based on all of the above, I think Calgary's actual inner city is much smaller than what many consider. As an example, Crescent Height or Upper Mount Royal are neither slum'ish or high density. In fact, most of the SFH in what till now we've been calling inner city are 1,000sf or less bungalows on 6,000 sf lots. That's not inner city, that's inner sprawl.

So we have the Beltline, which for certain should be included in the "inner city" based on virtually all of the actual definitions, and only a few small areas beyond the core and Beltline. Then we have a band of what we've now coined as inner sprawl. The absolute lowest density parts of the entire city. And then the outer city. If you look at US cities, they don't think of things as suburbs till you're past our Stoney trail, and of course then you have commuter communities way out beyond that.
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Almost makes me want to live in the inner city.

IMHO, the above two are rather ugly. I think they look more like city owned utilities buildings than custom homes. The first is kinda okay, I mean it is a big home and may make you feel like you're living in a small fire station. The second one looks like it would have electrical equipment inside.
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