Closer to Home

The project included an extensive programming exercise, strong urban infrastructure, and an embedded system of social equity and well-being through the incorporation of community-focused program elements.
  • Mixed Use
  • Residential

Project Details

METAFOR worked with Closer to Home to investigate and evaluate a number of potential opportunities for a new building that would allow valuable services and programs to be offered in a dignified space.

Located along Bow Trail across from the Westbrook Mall, the constrained site informed the building design. The Closer to Home project will deliver more than just a mixed-use development. It will be a catalyst for ongoing development within the neighbourhood and will support families within the surrounding community and throughout Calgary to “stay together”.

Sector(s)
  • Mixed Use
  • Residential
Year Completed
2023
Location
  • Calgary, AB
Client
Closer to Home
Role
Prime Consultant
Collaborators
Colliers Project Leaders
Size
± 75,000 ft²
Value
Undisclosed
Awards + LEED Certifications
LEED® Gold & A4LE Alberta Chapter Award Honourable Mention

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    Due to funding, the development will boast 26 affordable housing units that meet Canada Mortgage and Housing (CMHC) guidelines.

    The facility is fully accessible based on universal design standards and includes an extensive programming exercise, strong urban infrastructure, and an embedded system of social well being elements through the incorporation of community focused programs. This includes a family resource centre, an integrated indigenous cultural centre, and a rooftop amenity space. The operation of Closer to Home will be supported by several tenants with aligned values and goals including Akidemy Early Learning and Care and a cafe.

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