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May 01, 2019

Anthem is Big on Calgary

Seeing a bright future in Calgary, Anthem launches several residential developments

Pepper Rodriguez

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Optimism may be in short supply in Calgary these days, but Anthem remains bullish on the city’s prospects for growth. Confident enough, in fact, that they are launching “an unprecedented” number of real estate developments in both their land and multi-family holdings in and around the city.


The developer is opening no less than four new communities in the Calgary area in 2019 with a total of 776 acres through their Anthem United land development arm, while bringing in 500 new homes in four new
condo and townhome projects through their multi-family division, Anthem.

It’s a multi-million dollar investment that squarely puts Anthem’s money where their mouth is.

“Calgary is a core market for Anthem,” says Elva Kim, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Anthem. “It is affordable, has a well-educated population and is a great place to raise a family. We see population and job
growth continuing to strengthen and Anthem will be here providing great space to those people who need it.”

It isn’t blind optimism either. “We see the slow but steady recovery in the new home market, people still want to live in Calgary and people are still coming to the city from other places in the country and the world
because it continues to be an affordable and a vibrant place to live,” Kim tells Condo Living. “Owning a home here is certainly more affordable than Toronto or Vancouver,” she adds.

“From land to multi-family to commercial space, we have a diversified portfolio of projects in the Calgary area and across western North America,” Kim points out. “It’s what allowed us to continue developing
communities when a lot of other projects weren’t going ahead, and we’re proud of that.”

Among Anthem United’s communities to launch this spring and summer are:

Wedderburn in Okotoks. It is a 160-acre site directly east of Anthem United’s other community, D’ARCY. The community will feature a new school site, parks, ponds a completed school nearby and Gateway Village, a 50+ acre mixed-use area that will be shared by Wedderburn and D’ARCY, providing all the amenities residents will need. The grand opening for Wedderburn is scheduled for May 25, 2019.

Pine Creek in South Calgary. It is a master planned community west of Macleod Trail. The community will be developed over seven to 10 years and at completion will be home to more than 3,000 people. Pine Creek will offer homes geared towards entry and move up buyers. The first showhomes and public launch are expected in the summer of 2019.

Sirocco at Pine Creek. This is a 176-acre site in the highly sought after Southwest quadrant of Calgary. The community will provide homes to more than 4,000 residents through a variety of housing types, including semi-estate homes and duplex homes overlooking the Sirocco Golf Course. The first showhomes will open to the public in the spring of 2019.

Chelsea, Anthem United’s first community in Chestermere. Chelsea is a 320-acre master planned community that on completion will have over 7,000 residents in a variety of housing types near schools, parks, neighbourhood shopping, pathways and an eco-park. Chelsea will open to the public with showhomes in fall 2019.

These communities join the developer’s three other communities in the Calgary area, Cornerstone in the Northeast, Belmont in the South, and D’ARCY in Okotoks. All of Anthem United’s current communities in market
are in various stages of development with active show homes and more opening soon.

On the multi-family side, Anthem is launching:


• Landmark at Waterfront, the final phase of their master planned community in Eau Claire.

• A new collection of townhomes and two wood-frame condominium apartment buildings in the former military barracks of Currie.

• A boutique five storey condominium building along Memorial Drive in Kensington.

• Finally, Anthem and Anthem United’s first joint foray between their land and multi-family teams, 857 Belmont Drive S.E, which will be a collection of townhomes within their community of Belmont.

Also in the pipeline of Anthem projects is 1724 Westmount Boulevard, an upcoming townhome community in the established and desirable neighbourhood of Hillhurst-Sunnyside.

Behind these projects is a growing team of over 400 people across Anthem’s core markets in Alberta, British Columbia and California; more than double their number of employees in 2014. Anthem’s growth is not
slowing either, with over 15 current job opportunities and more expected throughout 2019.

Anthem has been committed to the Calgary area since 2007 with the launch of their first master planned residential community in Calgary, Waterfront. Anthem United has been committed to Calgary for even longer
under the United Communities brand, tracing its roots back to the Alberta market in the 1930s and expanding into an extensive residential land portfolio in the 1980s. Anthem acquired United Communities in 2014 and
rebranded the land development arm as Anthem United in 2017. The acquisition and Anthem’s further expansion into the Calgary market was driven by an increasing appetite for growth and belief in the long-term
potential of Calgary’s real estate market.

“The city of Calgary is resilient, well built for all stages of the economic cycle and quick to recover. There is a spirit here that aligns with our core values and we’re here for the long haul,” Kim says.

Anthem Residential Multifamily
*official project names will be released in the coming months

Belmont Townhomes*
• A modern collection of 178 three level townhomes.
• There will be a broad mix of two, three and four bedroom homes built  around a central green space and highlighted by a common amenity building.
• Homes will come with either a single car, two car tandem or two car side-by-side garage.
• Sales will begin in 2019.
• Register interest: anthemproperties.com/properties/belmont

Currie*
• Mix of two five storey wood-frame condo buildings (148 one, one bed and den, two, and two bed and den homes) plus 36 row townhomes (three bedroom homes).
• Located in the heart of the Currie master planned community
• Sales will begin Fall 2019
• Register interest: anthemproperties.com/properties/currie-barracks

Memorial Drive*
• A five storey condo building on Memorial Drive. The brick exterior will give the project a historical feel, but with a modern twist.
• There will be a total of 93 units available ranging from 590 to 1,700 square-feet
• The project is located steps away from Kensington and directly across from the Bow River; one of the biggest selling features will be the stunning views.
• Sales will begin in Fall 2019 with move-in ready homes.
• Register interest: anthemproperties.com/properties/memorial-drive

Waterfront*

• Anthem’s Waterfront master planned community presents distinctive architecture and a unique opportunity to own forever views in an unbeatable location along Calgary’s Bow River.
• The FINAL two buildings will be coming to market later this spring: Landmark at Waterfront is a limited collection of 20 homes in two buildings positioned in front of the Bow, offering luxurious two and
three bedroom residences with unobstructed water views ranging from 1,200 to 2,500 square-feet
• And the final release of homes at Parkside Waterfronts.
• Parkside consists of four residential towers on Riverfront Avenue next to  Sien Lok Park scheduled to complete early this spring
• 25 move-in ready homes will be released for sale
• One, one bed and den, two bed and two bed and den homes ranging from 550 to 2,000 square-feet
• Prices startingfrom $369,900
• Register interested: waterfrontcalgary.com

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