Update on the Southview Affordable Housing Project
Hello Southview residents!
I hope you have been having a fantastic summer despite some of the smokey conditions we’ve been experiencing in Calgary over the last little while.
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that the City of Calgary stakeholder report back about the Southview Affordable Housing project is complete.
The Southview Affordable Housing site is part of a feasibility study designed to see if a new, modern, affordable housing development on this site can be sustainable.
Previously the site located at 1820 33 Street SE was the location of 96 affordable housing units. Those 96 units were demolished in 2014 because of the age of the buildings and the need for extensive repairs. The current zoning allows for construction of a 3-4 storey apartment complex, providing up to 196 units.
In partnership with The City of Calgary, the Province of Alberta, and Calgary Housing Company. The Province has provided grant funding to do this work and explore the redevelopment potential of the Southview site in Calgary for affordable housing.
What was asked during the engagement?
The questions that were asked during the engagement of Southview residents were:
- How could the development of new housing contribute to the neighbourhood feel?
- How can we make these houses feel like homes?
- What are the key elements that would benefit the people who would be living here?
- What are the key elements of new development that would benefit those living in the surrounding area?
The conversation was not limited to these four questions.
If you would like to find out more about what your neighbours said about this project, please click the link to read the Southview Affordable Housing Stakeholder Report Back: What We Heard from July 2018.