October 16, 2013 8:37 am
Updated: October 16, 2013 8:39 am

New mega mall planned outside of Calgary

An artist rendering of The New Horizon Mall in Calgary, from the Living Realty Inc. youtube video.

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CALGARY – Officials have unveiled plans for unique mega mall north of the city, which will house more than 500 retail stores, services, and restaurants.

The New Horizon Mall is a traditional Asian shopping centre concept with modern architecture and condo spaces in the centre.

It is planned for the east side of the QEII highway, north of the Calgary International Airport, and just south of CrossIron Mills.

The facility will be about 280,000 square feet with underground parking.

There are plans for about 400 locations to be housed on the ground floor of the mall, with about another 100 on a second level.

There are also a couple of entertainment venues which will be constructed; a main stage on the lower level and a traditional Chinese stage on the upper level.

In addition, there are plans underway to construct a hotel and a supermarket on the site.

Construction is expected to start in late 2014, and officials hope to have the mall completed in late 2016.

– With files from Cara Fullerton

WATCH: A virtual tour of The New Horizon Mall

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