Development plans revealed for Trinity Hills

New vision for Paskapoo Slopes area

A controversial mixed-use project slated for west Calgary has revealed its development plan.

Located along the Trans-Canada Highway, Trinity Hills would bring 700,000 square feet of retail space, 250,000 square feet of office space along with 1,500 residential units to the East Paskapoo Slopes area adjoining Canada Olympic Park.

The plans for site, which had been met with fears of over-development from some local residents, calls for nearly three million square feet in total development which would consume roughly one-third of the existing green space.

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Open house: East Paskapoo Slopes redevelopment

The City is hold two information sessions to share the revised application to redevelop a piece of Paskapoo Slopes east of Canada Olympic Park.

“Following public engagement that took place in the summer, the applicant has recently provided a revised proposal,” said David Couroux, senior planner with the City’s Planning Department. “We’ve had a chance to review the revised application and would like to not only share this with the public, but gather feedback specific to building  heights and visual impacts to help further refine the plan.” (more…)

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Council approves Paskapoo Slopes development

After a decision by Calgary City Council June 10, 73 homes have the go ahead for development on land south of Canada Olympic Park known as Paskapoo Slopes.

According to the Calgary Herald, the decision was made despite reservations by some members of council as well as locals looking to preserve the land.

“It is very sad that this city has allowed development to overtake history,” says the Paskapoo Slopes Preservation Society website. “The slopes are sensitive to the environment and erode easily due to underground springs.”

More to follow as this story develops…

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