Located in the heart of southwest Calgary, Currie will be a contemporary urban village where work and play rest in perfect balance, with vibrant amenity spaces just steps from your door. Following on the success of Garrison Woods and Garrison Green, Currie is a showpiece community for the latest in urban living.
Currie has rapidly become one of the most talked about new communities in Calgary. The redevelopment of the third and last site at CFB Calgary is already well-underway. Located in the heart of southwest Calgary, Currie will be a contemporary urban village where work and play rest in perfect balance, with vibrant amenity spaces just steps from your door.
The new community at the 195-acre (80- hectare) site is based on the principles of smart growth and sustainable community design. The vision for Currie will build on the successful designs at Garrison Woods and Garrison Green to create an even denser community with a richer mix of land uses, housing types, and servicing innovations to achieve a more complete and integrated neighbourhood. Currie was designed to set a new standard in sustainable development. This includes traffic-calmed streets and pedestrian networks that bring most residents within a five minute walk of shops, parks, and public transportation.
Canada Lands Company has entered into a joint venture agreement with the highly respected Embassy Bosa Inc. for the development of 22 acres of mixed-use retail and multi-family residential development in the heart of the community. Under the terms of the joint venture agreement, Embassy Bosa is tasked with the construction of retail and multi-family residential buildings on the joint venture lands. Canada Lands Company will be responsible for the planning and servicing of the community.
In order to accommodate revisions to the plan, including an increase in the number of residential units, an amendment to the Land Use and Outline Plan commenced in 2013. An extensive community consultation program was launched in November 2013, and follow-up events were held in December 2013 and April 2014 drawing hundreds of interested and engaged participants. Engagement has continued into 2015 as the plan is being finalized in preparation for review and approval by the City of Calgary by mid-2105.
As part of its commitment to memorializing the historical legacy of its sites, Canada Lands Company held a special ceremony in 2010 to formally dedicate two special commemorative parks: Valour Park and Victoria Cross Park. These linear parks pay tribute to Canada’s military and to those who served their country during the Second World War.
At full development, Currie is expected to accommodate approximately 5,600 housing units of various types, 250,000 ft2 (23,226 m2) of retail and about 613,000 ft2 (56,950 m2) of office space. This is in addition to a private school, and close to 23 acres of parks and open space.