Situated in the heart of the city’s southwest community of Woodbine is a cabin that hides behind towering, mature evergreens. Glimpses of its exposed log exterior can be seen peaking through foliage that protects its historical identity from curious onlookers.
Calgary’s 12 business improvement areas (BIAs) represent 20 per cent of city businesses, with over $600 million in assessed property/business value, and $59 million in taxes. They go to bat for almost 5,500 businesses each day.
And while traditionally formed in and around Calgary’s core, Iris Li, the City of Calgary’s neighbourhood partnership co-ordinator, says four new BIAs are being considered across the city, including in suburban areas.