Established-Communities Enjoying a Renaissance

This excellent Globe & Mail article highlights Kensington, but many of our vibrant inner-city areas are similarly experiencing a re-surge in building and commercial interest. With increased activity, it’s important for developers to stay abreast of nearby...

A Rezoning & Heritage Preservation Success Story

It is with pride that we announce after two years of public & stakeholder engagement, on Monday, March 9, our Memorial Drive Rezoning was unanimously approved at Council. This rezoning allows a 4 storey development with a 2.5 FAR (floor area ratio) that will...

Creating Community Attachment

Attachment to a community is an important factor in where we choose to live. An interesting US survey by Knight Foundation and Gallop highlighted the three most important factors for community (in ranked order): Social Offerings – meeting places, nightlife, arts...

Complete Streets YYC

The City of Calgary approved the new Complete Streets guide in November 2014.  “The purpose of Complete Streets is to create more liveable neighbourhoods and to encourage people to travel by foot, bicycle and transit. Complete Streets will improve both...
The Case for Density

The Case for Density

Increasing density in the inner-city is a strong theme in Calgary’s MDP and Mayor Nenshi’s vision for Calgary’s future.Without self-enforcing borders (like Vancouver’s mountains, or Toronto’s lakefront), Calgary continues to grow out into...
A Little Guerilla Urbanism – Public Art & Music

A Little Guerilla Urbanism – Public Art & Music

The Dobbin Group is proud to have supported another public art installation at the 2014 Sun & Salsa Festival in Kensington. Paint and supplies were sponsored for the painting of the piano that now sits at the entrance to Container Bar and remains available for...