Project update - while we are still dealing with an uncontrollable permitting delay, we do have a demolition permit. This means we can demolish the house, but we can't dig the basement because we lack a key City controlled document (that was due in August).
This overgrown corner lot in Killarney at 26a St and 25 ave is up next for integer homes and a new building partner. We'll be updating this page as we progress from the permit stage to construction this fall. As of the end of August we are preparing to submit the building permit and we have the utilities shut off to start the demolition and excavation soon. The development permit is approved, and we are conducting an energy model and waiting on floor and truss layouts.
This is our approved use of the site. As a corner project, one side will face south toward 25 ave, and the other west toward 26a st. 26a is one of the nicest, quietest, tree lined grid streets in SW Calgary (which is why we bought it to rebuild). Normally we encounter this frustrating set back condition, where we must make our project 'contextual' with the neighbouring setback, which often is way too far from the sidewalk. The outcome of this is a larger front yard than the rear yard, and we've yet to meet anyone that thinks this is a good idea. Once again, on 26a we are lucky because the grass median beyond the sidewalk contains the City owned trees, and we can greatly decrease the front setback. For this project we are a maximum of 6.6m from the sidewalk, compare this to our last project where we were 13m from the sidewalk, and the precious backyard space was 3m shorter.