An innovative approach to creating Calgary’s premiere master planned lake community.
The award-winning lake community of Mahogany is 1300 acres in size in the City’s southeast sector. At build-out, Mahogany is projected to accommodate 12,800 units, housing over 25,000 Calgarians. The Community Plan for Mahogany was approved by Council in September 2006. The Stage 1 land use, 1100 acres in size, received approval in June 2007. Land Use approvals were completed in 2013.
The Mahogany plan is based on principles of Smart Growth and Sustainable Development. The plan provides a compact development model juxtaposed with significant public and private open space amenities, laid out in a radial pattern giving it a unique sense of place. B&A spearheaded the visioning, master planning, and approvals for both the Area Structure Plan and the Outline Plan and Land Use Redesignations. The project received Calgary’s Community of the Year award from 2012 to 2014 at the Regional SAM Awards and earned Canada’s Community of the Year in 2015 at the National SAM Awards.