The redevelopment of the third and last site at CFB Calgary is well-underway: the 200-acre (80.9 hectare) Currie Barracks site in Calgary, Alberta. About 700 people toured the new Currie Barracks single-family show homes built by Canada Lands Company’s builder-partners when the show home parade was launched, in early February 2011.
Currie Barracks has been among the most eager-anticipated new communities in Calgary. While still based on the principles of smart growth and sustainable community design, the vision for Currie Barracks will build on Canada Lands Company’s previous experience in Garrison Woods and Garrison Green to create an even denser community with a richer mix of land uses, housing types, and servicing innovations to achieve a more complete and integrated community.
At full development, Currie Barracks is expected to accommodate approximately 3,200 housing units of various types, 225,000 ft2 (20,903 m2) of retail space on a European-style “High Street.” Also, about 300,000 ft2 (27,871 m2) of office space occurs in the development, spread across a number of existing buildings around Parade Square, and in new space above the “High Street” retail space. This is addition to a private school, and close to 23 acres of parks and open space.
In the fall of 2010, CLC formally dedicated two commemorative parks in the first phase of Currie Barracks: Valour Park and Victoria Cross Park. These parks pay tribute to Canada’s military and to those who served their country during the Second World War. To learn more about these stunning parks, click here.
Currie Barracks has received Gold Certification under the new LEED-ND (Leadership in Environmental and Engineering Design for Neighbourhood Development) for its approved plan – the first of its kind in Canada. It also contains the most significant concentration of provincially designated historic buildings and landscapes in an urban centre in Alberta.
Phase 1 of the development encompasses approximately 34 acres and was initiated in 2008. This phase will include approximately 100 townhouses, 136 single-family residences (including 22 urban estate lots), and a small apartment site.
Most of the singles and townhouses will have a two-stall garage and the apartment project is intended to have underground parking. Phase 1 also includes garage suites, associated with both single family and townhouse units, as well as fee simple carriage homes, to add diversity and affordability.