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Seton: Calgary's Urban Oasis in the Southeast

Posted by Jim Sparrow on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 8:24am.

Seeking all the amenities of a busy, downtown lifestyle but not sold on living in Calgary's core? Welcome to Seton, a 366-acre development in the city's southeast near Cranston and Auburn Bay. The community lies just off of Deerfoot Trail, and will also be accessible by 52 St. SE once the planned extension is completed. Seton will feature 1300 multi-family residences, but this "South Urban District" is about bringing business, office space, and entertainment to Calgary's southeast. Not falling trap to becoming a concrete jungle, Seton will boast tree-lined streets and a stunning 16-acre regional park, easily accessible from anywhere in the community.

SetonOver 2.5 million square feet will be devoted to office, hospitality, and retail space, including Calgary's first Save-On-Foods grocery store and a 200-room hotel. The majority of shopping will be found on Seton's main drag, Market Street, and will include specialty shops, boutiques, cafés, and many other services. A state-of-the-art Cineplex theatre is sure to please movie-goers. The cinema will be the first in the city to have table tops in the armrests, adults-only auditoriums, and in-seat food and alcohol service.

A defining feature of Seton's skyline is the immense $1.3 billion South Health Campus, a brand new hospital scheduled to be fully operational by mid-2013. Medical directors are hoping that wait times for certain operations and emergency room visits in the Calgary area will be significantly cut down.

Seton is expected to continue to grow over the next decade. A $70 million recreational centre has been approved for the area and will house pools, both indoor and outdoor ice rinks, indoor and outdoor tracks, work-out facilities, baseball diamonds, gymnasiums, a library, and an art centre. Emergency services will also be setting up shop, providing service to many of Calgary's southern communities. It is no doubt that Seton will incite economic growth and become an important hub for Calgary's southeast.seton market street

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