East Village: Future

A three-part series carried out in partnership with the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation spotlighting the redevelopment and revitalization of Calgary’s East Village: Past Present and Future

East Village: Future

The future of urban living is hitting East Village. The area will feature new pathways roadways and innovative shops and will provide a much-desired mixed-use residential area to live work and play in. East Village is poised to become the heart Calgary much like its history — still reflected in several of the area’s key buildings — and with a new energy created by an influx of new construction.. There area has been carved into four distinct character areas: Gateway The Crossing River’s Edge and Parkside . Each area will be tailored to its strengths while keeping in mind its history geography and suitability.

The East Village area will eventually be home to over 11000 Calgarians but becoming the coolest new kid on the block doesn’t happen overnight. With over $600 million invested in residential revitalization the East Village area is expected to have 1500 condo and townhouse opportunities for Calgarians to choose from. Two of the first areas that will be available to buyers are River’s Edge and Parkside which will be available for purchase in March and for moving in by early 2014. There will be a balanced mix of uses demographics and affordability to ensure there is something for everyone. Community services shops and cultural destinations will be woven in to ensure feasibility.

East Village will also feature narrow walkable streets with street-level stores and residences. Unique restaurants cute shops and character merchants will make the community the place to eat shop visit and live. The National Music Centre and village movie theatre are destined to be community favourites. There are possibilities to include museums galleries music venues and of course outdoor performance spaces.

Calgarians can get a sneak-peak at the future of East Village and all it has to offer including Embassy Bosa’s FUSE and FRAM+Slokker’s FIRST residential condos at the opening of the EV Experience Centre on March 24th.