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June 01, 2017

Nature at the doorstep

Fish Creek Exchange: where the city and nature intersect


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Dappled sunlight shining through a wooded path, the gentle breeze blowing from the Bow River Valley, it feels like a million miles away from the city. Yet, this little patch of heaven is just a short jaunt to world-class shopping and entertainment amenities and major transportation routes.

This enchanting, idyllic scene where nature and the city meet is the world presented by the exciting new multi-family development: Fish Creek Exchange.

Fish Creek Exchange is a new suburban in-fill development in the new community of Shawnee Park in the southwest, says Patrick Briscoe, director, development project management for Graywood Developments.

“This new community will provide a vibrant, active and connected lifestyle experience to homeowners. Homeowners will be able to enjoy a fresh morning coffee; a stroll down to the LRT; quick meal planning with retailers at their doorsteps or take their dog for an energetic walk through Canada’s largest urban park,” Briscoe says.

With Fish Creek Park literally at its backdoor, Fish Creek Exchange promises to bring the best of both urban and country lifestyles; a fresh modern outlook within an environment that encourages active living and a connection to nature.

“The new Fish Creek Exchange embodies all the attributes of the community’s location and unique benefits. Exchange implies access to key featured amenities such as the park, the retail and transportation,” he adds.

Fish Creek Exchange is a proposed 24-acre multi-family development. Site 1, which will begin pre-sales June 17th, will consist of two five-storey wood frame buildings with 100 apartment-style condos and 42 townhomes. Suites range in size from 600 to 1,650 square-feet.

Townhomes are 16- to 25-foot models with two or three bedrooms starting at 1,500 up to 1,650 square-feet. There are three models with several layout options and a variety of design selections and upgrades. These are double garage models starting from the mid $300,000s.

The City Towns, meanwhile, are 1,400-square-foot two-level units with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths and underground heated parking.

While the  apartment-style condos have one or two bedrooms from 600 to 1,400 square-feet with one or two baths and are priced from the mid $200,000s.  

Each suite is impeccably designed and feature sought-after standards that include ENERGY STAR® stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, modern European-style cabinetry and durable LVP flooring.

“Condo and city townhomes feature nine-foot ceilings, spacious walk-in and through closets, private patios and balconies, underground heated parking and much more,” Briscoe says.

A 3,500-square-foot Presentation Centre is under construction and will be ready for the opening June 17th when sales kick off. It will feature two show suites, a full design studio, a coffee bar, and a Fish Creek Exchange Art Piece.

But, by far, the best thing Fish Creek Exchange has going for it is its enviable location.

“Fish Creek Exchange is truly the last great Fish Creek Park address,” Briscoe says. Set on the southern edge of Fish Creek Park, The community is conveniently located neat Fish Creek Park and Fish Creek LRT, making it ideal for commuters. “The amenities at this pet-friendly community are noteworthy too.”

Fish Creek Park is one of Canada’s largest urban parks, and it is only a short three- to four-minute walk away from the Exchange.

Homeowners can access this natural habitat comprising 19 square-kilometres of sweeping coulees and ravines, forested and creek environments, offering four seasons of recreational pursuits from walking, hiking, and biking to cross country skiing.

A variety of paved and unpaved walking, hiking and bicycle trails connect the park to the city’s extensive trail system allowing visitors to access on-site day-camping facilities, stables, and an artificial lake, which allows swimming. The park features several picnicking and forest areas. The most widely used section of the park is the beach at Sikome Lake where thousands of Calgarians swim every summer weekend.

At the east end of the park there is a Visitor Centre, an Artisan Garden, Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, which offers fine dining year-round for corporate and private functions, Annie’s Bakery and Cafe that offers coffee, soups, sandwiches and pastries during the summer and the office of Friends of Fish Creek, a volunteer society that does trail maintenance and sponsors events in the park. Across the park from this site, there are several shallow caves carved by springs in the valley wall.

Additionally, the park is home to a large variety of natural wildlife, including deer, coyotes, owls, beavers and over 200 bird species. There is no admission fee to enter the different areas of the park.

Fish Creek Exchange is the first development in Calgary by Toronto-based Graywood Developments. “Graywood has over three decades of success as a developer in the Toronto area and with their confidence of a growing Alberta market, Graywood has chosen Calgary to begin a major investment in over 24 acres of land,” Briscoe says.

“This mixed-use development will offer the convenience of urban living only 20 minutes from downtown,” he adds. 


Fast Facts

Project: Fish Creek Exchange

Developer: Graywood Developments

Style: Apartment-style condos, townhomes and City Towns

Size: Apartment condos from 600 to 1,400 sq. ft. City Towns at 1,400 sq. ft.          

Townhomes from 1,500 to 1,650 sq. ft.

Price: Starting from the mid $200,000s

Address: 99 Shawnee Common SW 

Hours: The on-site Presentation Centre opens on June 17, 2017


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