The Ocgrow Group of Companies (‘Ocgrow’) is a privately held, investment and development group with over 30 years experience across Western Canada. Our continued success is result of our dedicated focus on specific growth market sectors, which include strategic investments in real estate development and information technology.
Ocgrow is a major real estate landlord, developer and builder in both Vancouver and Calgary and surrounding areas, in both residential and commercial real estate. It owns a diversified income portfolio of properties for long term investment and firmly believes in always adding value to the residential communities we serve. Ocgrow has built hundreds of single and multi family units over the years and we manage all operations, from new property acquisition, project approvals, development, construction and property management in house, which result is the best service for customers in high quality projects, which lead to greater diversification of the first class communities we’re involved in.
Most recently, Ocgrow has successfully completed the 35,000 sf retail commercial centre called River Heights Place, in Cochrane, the largest fully leased shopping centre on South side of Cochrane, which provided significant new neighbourhood services for all residents of this community.
Ocgrow plans a first class mixed use development on our Kensington site along 14th Street NW to reignite the vibrancy for this great corridor to ensure it becomes a more walkable, people oriented streetscape. This shall include several new high quality retail tenants to Calgary and affordable residential smarthomes.
Ocgrow currently has several more mixed use projects for Calgary and area, in various stages of planning and development, as Calgary continues to grow into a world class city.
Meet Ocgrow Kensington, Kensington’s newest mixed-use development.
A visionary catalyst first class mixed use project along 14th Street NW to reignite the vibrancy along this corridor. Our project shall lead to slower traffic in the area, make it more pedestrian friendly, and ensure it becomes a far more walkable street, people oriented with exciting new streetscape. The proposed land use redesignation and supporting ARP amendment will seek to achieve mid-rise development height and intensity which is more aligned with the highly successful 10 Street NW neighbouring corridor, which has seen tremendous support by all stakeholders involved. The subject site is advantageously positioned to reap the benefits of established inner-city fabric with significant investments in transit infrastructure, all within a short distance of various amenities and other destinations. The project vision for this development is fully aligned with local and city wide goals and policies, and will serve as a strategic catalyst for mixed use development along a Main Street corridor, which todate has not seen any major redevelopment. The goal is to introduce small scale neighbourhood retail commercial destinations at grade to help revitalize this 14 Street NW streetscape.
The following are some of our strategic development messages in support of the Land Use Redesignation.
FEB 28 Pre-Application Meeting with City of Calgary, and the CPAG Team
MAR 6 Ward 7 Meeting (Councillor Farrell)
MAR 12 HSCA Meeting (Planning Committee)
MAR 15 BIA Meeting
MAR 22 Letter drop to neighbourhood
MAR 29 Project Signage
APRIL 10 Open House
APRIL 13 Collect comments “What We Heard” Community Newsletter
APRIL 20 Submit Land Use Application
APRIL 27 UDRP
MAY 11 Submit Development Permit Application
TBD Detailed Team Review #1
TBD Refine Design
TBD Prepare DP Application
FUTURE MILESTONES: CPC, Council
More details to come.
See what the architectural design could look like.
Ocgrow Kensington in the news.
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