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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation launches its first inner-city development

Mayor Nenshi and Ward 7 Councillor Farrell officially launched Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation’s first inner-city development yesterday, unveiling the renderings and announcing that 25 attainable units will be available for eligible Calgarians.

From left to right: Kevin Harrison and Jeremy Sturgess (Sturgess Architecture), Paul Steckler (Lexington Development Management), 
Councillor Druh Farrell, Mayor Naheed Nenshi, David Watson (Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation)
Located at 1740 9 Street NW, it includes apartment condominiums and live/work townhouses between 338 and 847 square feet, currently priced between $193,350 and $324,990. When you include the five percent equity loan that eligible households receive through the Attainable Home Ownership Program, the mortgage amounts start from $182,000.

This is an artist’s rendering based on current development concepts.
Changes may be made to materials and build style during the course
of construction without notice.
The attainable units are being exclusively offered to a waitlist from Monday, April 21, and the remaining units will be released shortly to any qualifying households.

AHCC President and CEO, David Watson, said the project will change the way many people see attainable housing in the city.

“This is a smart design and it proves that attainable homes can be cutting edge, while still maintaining a price point that is achievable for households earning a moderate-income,” said Watson. “I would like to thank Lexington Development Management and The City of Calgary for enabling us to offer one of the first examples of laneway housing and one of few examples of live/work units to be built in Calgary.”

This is an artist’s rendering based on current development concepts. 
Changes may be made to materials and build style during the course 
of construction without notice.
The four-storey building revolves around an outdoor courtyard and puts front doors on the laneway, transforming the back alley into a new place of community. Combined with the well-connected Mount Pleasant location – close to shopping, parks, schools and services of all kinds – the development is a unique opportunity for individuals, couples and families interested in entering the property ladder in Calgary.

Mount Pleasant 1740 is currently under construction and possessions are anticipated in the first quarter of 2015.

About Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation
Attainable Homes Calgary Corporation (AHCC) is a non-profit organization and wholly owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary that connects developers, builders, lenders, lawyers and insurance companies to bring down the upfront costs of buying a home. It provides three key elements that help make the dream of homeownership a practical reality for moderate-income Calgarians: attractive home prices, forgivable equity loans, and a shared appreciation plan that provides homeowners with a financial stake in the equity of their new homes.

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About the builder
Lexington Development Management Inc. is a Calgary-based consulting and development management company that specializes in multi-family residential projects.

For more information, please contact Lexington Development Management President, Paul Steckler, at 403-971-9122 or email

About the architect
Sturgess Architecture is an award-winning, Calgary design firm, celebrating over 30 years of architecture and urban design. As a 15-person collaborative of architects, designers, technologists and assistants the firm operates as a studio office, where all members of the staff are aware of the phases and details of every project.

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