East Village No-Parking Condo Tower Passes First Hurdle

In the heart of notoriously car-loving Calgary, there could soon be a tower with 168 condo suites and not a single place for automobiles.

The tower would be located at 8th Avenue S.E. and 4th Street, near a future East Village supermarket and less than two blocks from the City Hall LRT. There would be ample bike parking, but no stalls for tenants or visitors.

Knightsbridge Homes, the developer, estimates the units will cost $75,000 less that condos that come with parking. There’s growing public demand, mostly among younger homebuyers.

The unprecedented East Village proposal still needs council approval — which is far from certain — but it won a unanimous OK at the Calgary Planning Commission on Thursday.

The condo tower will go next to council this spring for final zoning approval.

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