What is Centre 4800?

Centre 4800 is a project that would transform a hotel in northeast Calgary into a mixed-use building including apartments and ground-floor retail and commercial space. It's important to note that Centre 4800 is not an emergency shelter. It is an apartment building, which will provide both long-term supportive housing options, as well as units that will be rented at market value.

Centre 4800 is an initiative of the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society (the Society), which is a respected housing provider in Calgary. Our experience and methodology in rebuilding lives has been proven in our residential buildings in Bridgeland and downtown Calgary. This project builds on that success, and gives us an opportunity to provide another permanent housing option for our clients and other Calgarians.

Centre 4800 will provide 79 quality homes for Calgarians:

Site and Floor Plans

Where is Centre 4800?

Centre 4800 is located in the Greenview Industrial Park at 4804 Edmonton Trail NE, bordering the community of Greenview. The project is part of a much larger vision to revitalize the entire property.


Centre 4800 has been a goal of the Society's for years, and we have been engaging with the community since the hotel was purchased in May 2012. Below is a timeline of notable activities.

The original "Airliner Motor Hotel" is constructed. In 1973, an addition is completed, bringing the total number of guest rooms to 120.


The provincial government provides a grant to us to create housing for homeless people. We begin searching for a suitable location.


With approval from Alberta Municipal Affairs, we purchase the building at a judicial sale after the property went into foreclosure. Terms of the bankruptcy sale required CDIRCS to keep the bid confidential. We proceeded with the consent of the provincial government.

May 2012

Extensive community consultations are conducted and more than 70 meetings are held with various stakeholders.Click for a summary of community consultations.

2012 – 2015

We submit a development permit application to change the use of the building to include 118 assisted living single room occupancy suites, plus a manager and visitor suite.

June 12, 2014

As a result of further community consultations, we revise our application to include 79 apartments, including 42 dwelling units, 37 assisted living units and 17,815 square feet of main floor retail and consumer service space.
See our floor plans.

April 2015

The Calgary Planning Commission refuses our development permit application, and we file an appeal shortly thereafter.

October 8, 2015

A procedural hearing is scheduled before the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board to set dates and procedures for the appeal process.

December 3, 2015

SDAB Appeal Submission
Click here to view the appeal documents

February 23, 2016

The appeal process begins with the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

March 22, 2016

Centre 4800
Calgary, AB | 4804 Edmonton Trail NE
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