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Mount Pleasant Affordable Housing Development


Project Background

With one in five Calgary households struggling to pay for housing costs, this development is part of The City’s direction to ensure that low-income Calgarians have a safe, stable place to call home in all neighbourhoods across the city.

In 2018, surplus City land at 2020 6 Street N.W. in Mount Pleasant was allocated to Calgary Housing with a mandate to build a new development of 16 affordable homes on the site. As part of this development, a portion of the park to the east of the lot will be developed into a community space.

To reduce construction impact on the community and speed completion of the project, these units will be built offsite and delivered to the site. The units will be constructed to detailed specifications defined by a contracted architect with input from the community. This ensures homes that fit with the existing neighbourhood, are attractive, thoughtfully-designed, and durable.

Mount Pleasant map

As part of the development, improvements to the park land adjacent to the lot are planned, including a shared community space.

Once complete, Calgary Housing Company (CHC) will manage the building and will work with the residents and community to create and maintain a safe and secure property. CHC has been Calgary’s leading housing provider for 40 years. CHC manages over 10,000 affordable housing units with more than 25,000 tenants and provides a variety of mixed income housing options.

Rents will be set according to a mixed income model to maintain the financial sustainability of the building and provide an inclusionary approach to housing where tenants of mixed financial means are blended together. The development will operate on a break-even basis to ensure operational sustainability over the long term.

Location

The new homes will be built on City-owned land at 2375 162 Ave. S.W. The land was previously used for a temporary fire station and is currently unoccupied.

Mount Pleasant map

Improvements are planned to the green space immediately to the east of this location. Part of the park will be developed into a shared community space for the neighbourhood as part of this project.

Communication

The City of Calgary will communicate with the public and impacted businesses about the redevelopment on an ongoing basis.

For updates on this project, please continue to check this page or call 311.

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Timeline

  • Land use redesignation submitted – Q4 2018
  • Development Permit Submitted – Q2 2019
  • Building Permit Submitted– Q3 2019
  • Construction start - Q3 2019
  • Substantial Completion - 2020
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Community engagement

Feedback for both the housing development and the community park will be sought from the community through our engagement process.

The community will be engaged from Fall 2018 through Spring 2019 as The City works to determine the functional requirements for the houses before construction begins.

More about affordable housing

We welcome you to learn more about affordable housing and our Corporate Affordable Housing Strategy, 2016-2025, developed to address the critical gap in housing supply for low and moderate-income Calgarians.

For more information, call 311.

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