David Pellettier Real Estate Blog

This week, City of Calgary road crews will start paving roads around the city, focusing on replacing damaged asphalt and repairing roads that have been waiting for improvements. 

 

“All of this work will help keep our transportation network...

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Residents in southwest Calgary are getting new green bins this week (and over the next few months). The City of Calgary has officially rolled out their green composting carts, delivering 320,000 yesterday alone, with deliveries continuing in the southwest...

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There are some upcomig information sessions that Ward 6 residents, and all Calgarians may be interested in, regarding the Area Structure Plan amendments for WinSport. 

 

Last year, WinSport submitted an application to the City regarding amendments...

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Currently, the City of Calgary is working on amending the West Springs Area Structure Plan (ASP), due to a number of applications for the area of West Springs. Two applications in particular are asking for amendments to the ASP:
 
WEST PARK
This is...
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Each year, the City of Calgary conducts a 'Citizen Satisfaction Survey' to review the quality of life of Calgarians and see which areas can be improved upon. The results from the 2016 survey were recently released, and the findings were summarized in a...

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If you pay attention to development and growth trends, you may have heard the term "urban densification" before, but what does it mean? Simply put, it is the densification of spaces, but done the right way it can provide many benefits. 

 

Jonathan...

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Starting February 22, an online tool will be available for Calgarians to provide input to the City of Calgary in regards to the last phase of design for the Southwest BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Project. 

 

In addition to the online tool, the City...

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The City of Calgary is developing a new Area Structure Plan (ASP) for the Springbank Hill area. This plan is going to retain existing policy direction for developed portions but also provide guidance for new development there, and offer solutions to landowners...

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As 2016 is drawing to a close, we can all look back and reflect on what made headlines over the past year. Based on my own online networks, these stories had the most traction this past year on social media: 


  • A new development on Paskapoo Slopes in...
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The City of Calgary is currently in Phase 6 (reporting and competion) of the Crowchild Trail Study, and final input is being sought by Calgarians, online until December 19th. 


The Crowchild Trail Study is a transportation study identifying and re...

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We're getting a dose of winter weather this week—snow and ice and freezing cold in the forecast. There's lots of ways to be kept informed on the City of Calgary's progress with snow removal, road closures and/or snow route parking bans:

 

  • Check...
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The City of Calgary released the results of their latest Citizen Satisfaction Survey today, and it showed that Calgarians are pleased with their quality of life, and optimistic despite the economic conditions. 

 

Major highlights include 83 per...

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Thanksgiving is this weekend, which means fall landscaping is already well underway. So, it's time to start thinking about what you're going to do with all those leaves (and leftover pumpkins soon too). 

 

The City of Calgary runs an annual leaf...

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Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, October 5th, the City of Calgary will be hosting an open house regarding the study of 50 Avenue SW between Crowchild Trail and 14A Street. 

 

In 2009, it was reclassified as a Parkway under the ...

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The great thing about September, is that the colours are changing outside but the weather (so far) is still cooperating so it's a great time to enjoy all the great parks and pathways we have in Calgary (especially the southwest). 

 

If you're...

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When it comes to development of all kinds in cities, there are two buzzwords to be aware of: NIMBY and YIMBY. Before you decide which of these acronyms best suits you, let's understand what they each mean.

 

NIMBY

This stands for 'Not In My Backyard',...

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As part of an annual initiative between the City of Calgary and various community associations, Calgarians are being asked to take part in one (or several) community cleanups coming up between now and throughout the summer. Last year, these cleanups collected...

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An accident near Spruce Meadows this past week, had two teenagers pulled from an icy pond after they fell through. The pair was rescued and are recovering, but it's a good opportunity to remind everyone about safety measures around water this time of year....

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We're getting a dose of winter weather this week—snow is in the forecast. There's lots of ways to be kept informed on the City of Calgary's progress with snow removal, road closures and/or snow route parking bans:

 

  • Check out the City of Calgary...
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The Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) is currently accepting bids from three construction groups, and will be receiving them until the third quarter of next year, with construction hopefully beginning shortly after that. Richard Pootmans, Councillor...

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