Love thy neighbour

Calgary Municipal Land Corp. and Calgary Stampede team up on Stampede Park

Already responsible for reshaping Calgary’s blighted East Village into one of the city’s most transformative neighbourhoods, Calgary Municipal Land Corp. (CMLC) is now teaming up with the Calgary Stampede to help energize plans for a “grander” Stampede Park.

Neighbours since CMLC began redeveloping the once-blighted east end, a newly signed memorandum of understanding will see the two companies collaborate on the advancement of Stampede Park’s master plan, including the redevelopment the languishing Victoria Park neighbourhood.

“It is a natural partnership,” said CMLC vice-president Susan Veres. “CMLC has a specialty in development and they have a specialty in operating a world-class venue and event, so why not help them (Stampede) with the realization of their master plan since [our] master plan is in full swing?” (more…)

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5 things about downtown development

What’s on the horizon for Calgary’s skyline?

Despite much of the news coming out of Calgary’s downtown being of the negative variety as of late, there are still developments moving forward. With construction cranes still littering the downtown skyline, CREB®Now takes a look at five developments coming to downtown Calgary in the near future.

The Hat
A 28-storey residential rental complex being built by Calgary-based Cidex Developments Ltd, The Hat will bring the first new rental accommodations to East Village. The family-friendly three-bedroom apartments will offer everything that a family needs, including on-site child care, all within easy walking distance.

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5 things about East Village

First breaking ground in 2008, the reviltalization of Calgary’s “newest, oldest” community is now beginning to come to completion. Recently welcoming the area’s first new occupant, the area is eventually expected to welcome more than 11,000 Calgarians to what was once one of the city’s most notorious neighbourhoods.

CREB®Now takes a look at the rebirth of the neighbourhood, how it came to be, and what it will become.

History

The site of Calgary’s first Northwest Mounted Police detachment, which would later become Fort Calgary, East Village was originally the centre of a then-fledgling Calgary. Later falling into decline, the area would be largely neglected, with the city’s medical officer declaring it “skid row” in 1941. With various revitalization projects failing to take hold, the community would remain a blight on the city until the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation’s (CMLC) revitalization project began in 2008.

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