Alongside Riddell Kurczaba and Studio Outside, BKV Group is currently working on an unprecedented master planning project on the southern end of Calgary, Alberta. Positioned adjacent to Mahogany Lake and the Mahogany neighborhood, the master plan will be a mixed-use development supporting retail, live/workspaces, and residential spaces, complemented by active green space and art pavilions in establishing a new node outside the city core.
Intended to spur future development in the area, Westman Village on Mahogany Lake features 1,600 residential units, 145,000 SF of retail space, and more than 15 acres of park and green space. As an area of growth, Westman Village connects to downtown Calgary through a ring road extension and will be a key hub within the area’s emerging light rail transit (LRT) system.
In creating a diverse neighborhood, the massing of the Westman Village buildings will carve out symmetrical, Parisian-style courtyards and allow ideal views through corridors, while ensuring daylight and shadows are appropriately balanced to ensure that the corridors face the sunlight in Calgary’s colder climate. Community gardens and the development’s adjacency to the Mahogany lakes and trails system will further attract a diverse set of residents and users.
Currently in the first of a five-phase timeline, Westman Lake’s targeted completion date is 2029 with the final phase aligning with the end of construction of the LRT station.