The sun was shining and the Lilac Festival was in full swing as volunteers worked to remove the photos from the front facade of the house at 222 15 Ave SW to move them to the construction fencing. The move is necessary as the house is about to be demolished in preparation for the soon to be construction 30 unit Affordable Housing apartment building that will be erected on the site.
The new construction is part of Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, where lack of affordable housing is recognized as one of the greatest deterrents to ending homelessness in our city. Seventy-percent funded by Alberta Municipal Affairs the remaining third is being contributed by Cedarglen Living as part of its $1.4 million commitment to the RESOLVE Campaign. Along with 11 other builders, Cedarglen Living has committed to provide the remaining 30% funding needed to build CHFs 8 new purposefully built apartments. In total, 240 units of housing will be built over the next 3.5 years.
We are excited.
The fence looks great and the future looks even brighter for the 30 individuals who will eventually call Stepping Stone Manor home. Thank you everyone who came out to support this exciting new development! In particular, thank you Carlos and Linda Hawke for your amazing work!