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Rundle Manor redevelopment

Rundle Manor Redevelopment

New affordable housing is underway at the site of the former Rundle Manor residential complex. The new development will be the future home for Calgarians living on lower and median incomes.

Project background

On June 30, 2021, Calgary Housing Company closed the Rundle Manor residential complex. While Rundle Manor was a valuable asset in the provision of affordable housing, it was no longer practical to make major investments into the 40-year-old complex. In its place, a new affordable housing residence will be redeveloped on the property.

The new 135-unit residence will feature a mix of one- two- three- and four-bedroom homes and accommodate individuals and families living on lower incomes. Redevelopment will begin in July 2021 and is expected to be finished in 2023. Calgary Housing Company plans to develop new, modern affordable housing on the site. The site meets key criteria The City of Calgary uses to select sites for affordable housing, including nearby community amenities like groceries, transit, schools, parks and recreation areas.

With one in five Calgary households struggling to pay for housing costs, this redevelopment 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.

Location

Rundle Manor is located at 4225 26 Avenue N.E. Rundle Manor will be redeveloped to make way for new affordable housing on the site. The redevelopment is scheduled to begin in July 2021 with completion anticipated in 2023.

Frequently asked questions about Rundle Manor redevelopment

Why was the Rundle Affordable Housing complex closed?

The property was closed because it was no longer practical to make major investments into the 40-year old complex. Rundle Manor will be redeveloped to make way for new affordable housing on the site. Prior to closure, the property was safe and met standards – the closure was related to high operating costs and decisions around future investments, not problems with conditions.

When is the new development going to happen?

Demolition is starting in July 2021.

Redevelopment construction is starting in September 2021.

Why locate affordable housing in Rundle?

The site meets key criteria The City of Calgary uses to select sites for affordable housing, including nearby community amenities like groceries, transit, schools, parks and recreation areas.

What will the new affordable housing be like?

The new Rundle affordable housing residence will provide 135 rental units, featuring a mix of one- two- three- and four-bedroom homes. 22% of the homes will provide barrier free access.

Communication and Engagement


The City engaged with the Rundle community on the building and site design in September 2019 and July 2020, to determine the best way to design new affordable housing in Rundle. Results from the first two engagements can be viewed within the What we Heard Reports from November 2019 and August 2020.

New Rundle Affordable Housing Designs

The final building and site designs are available to view at calgary.ca/rundlemanor between July 12 – 23, or you can sign up to join a virtual information session with City staff. Choose between two sessions:

  • July 20, 2021 from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • July 21, 2021 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Visit Calgary.ca/rundlemanor to register.


Project updates

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


Redevelopment Timeline

  • Q2 2023: Anticipated redevelopment construction completion
  • September 2021: Redevelopment construction start
  • July 2021: Existing building demolition
  • July 2021: Building permit submission
  • Q4 2020: Project funding confirmation
  • September 2020: Development permit submission
  • August 2020: What We Heard Report
  • July 2020: Public online engagement session
  • June 2020: Parking study initiated
  • November 2019: What We Heard Report
  • September 2019: Public engagement session/online engagement
  • July, September and November 2019: Tenant open houses
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