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Bridgeland-Riverside’s post-hospital transformation blossoms

Bridgeland-Riverside’s post-hospital transformation blossoms

Mar 20, 2020 | News

While Calgary’s downtown struggle to fill up its empty office space, the communities around the downtown core are thriving. Major new residential and commercial developments are happening in Bridgeland-Riverside, Beltline, Inglewood, Hillhurst and Sunnyside.

Bridgeland-Riverside is actually booming with numerous major projects recently completed, under construction or soon to be underway. It seems that ever since the implosion of the Calgary General Hospital in 1998 and the subsequent approval of the Bridges masterplan to redevelop the hospital site, Bridgeland-Riverside has been experiencing a mega makeover.

Also under construction is Columbus Court, an affordable housing project designed by NORR architects and developed by Bishop O’Byrne Housing Association. This five-storey building will create 104 new homes and join the association’s two other buildings — Columbus Manor and Columbus Place.

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