Calgary is a neat city, always reinventing itself. It loves and thrives on change, and has seen booms and busts. Stuff comes down, stuff goes up, it's often hard to remember what a place looked like, even if you go by it every day. I want to say I can remember seeing homes there in the distance when cruising down Deerfoot Trail, but I don't trust that memory.
Like most cases, it took a long time for the story to end for the residents there. I'm thankful for the BigDoer article, that someone has taken the time to remember.