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May 14, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl

BMO Centre expansion work begins, as new Calgary Culture and Entertainment District takes shape

Work is now underway on a major expansion of the BMO Centre in Stampede Park, a project that aims to catapult Calgary into the major leagues of convention host cities in Canada.

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March 05, 2021 | Karen Durrie

A work in progress: Victoria Park is set to blossom into a cultural and entertainment hot spot

For more than a decade, most of Victoria Park has languished, abandoned and checkered with asphalt parking lots after the city expropriated land from about 200 property owners to allow the Calgary Stampede to proceed with expansion plans.


But, a few new residential hi-rises have cropped up around its edges, signaling that investors and buyers find promise in the area's future.


Calgary's land agency recently added fuel to that promise by hiring a team of urban designers and architects to create a master plan for the area as part of its Rivers District Revitalization Plan mandate.


FRAM + Slokker's Verve condo development is currently under construction.
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March 05, 2021 | Kathleen Renne

A decade of redevelopment has transformed Calgary's East Village, but the best is yet to come

Nearly ten years into the East Village Master Plan, which was developed in 2009, the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) has invested close to $400-million into its delivery.

"That has attracted nearly $3 billion in private investment, including RioCan's urban retail centre, now under construction, and various condo developments," said Clare LePan, CMLC's director of marketing and communications.

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March 04, 2021 | Andrea Cox

Beltline combines historic charm with stunning new developments

The Beltline is a community experiencing a period of major transition – from the reconstruction of 17th Avenue S.W. to the reimagining of Victoria Park.

Through it all, the beauty and vibrancy of this inner-city neighbourhood just seems to be getting stronger and stronger.

An artist's rendering of the 17th Avenue S.E. extension and Victoria Park/Stampede Station rebuild project.
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Jan. 26, 2021 | Josh Skapin

Transit commuters won't be derailed during upgrades to Victoria Park LRT and 17th Avenue

A major two-part project aimed at improving connections within east Victoria Park should keep interruptions to a minimum when work starts later this year.

The next step in the Rivers District Master Plan – Calgary Municipal Land Corp.'s (CMLC) 20-year vision for the area – includes a redesign of the Victoria Park/Stampede LRT station and an extension to 17th Avenue S.E. that will take it across Macleod Trail and into Stampede Park.
Photo by Neil Zeller; Courtesy of Mauricio Soto Rubio and the University of Calgary School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
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Dec. 21, 2020 | Andrea Cox

Destination downtown: 2020 pilot to increase safety and vibrancy around city hall could serve as blueprint for rest of city centre

A year-long pilot project designed to ramp up safety in the downtown core winds to a close at the end of 2020, but its effects might be long lasting.

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Aug. 14, 2019 | Barb Livingstone

Industry and community stakeholders hope new arena will spark development in East Victoria Park

Calgary's new $550-million arena will be a catalyst for future private investment in East Victoria Park as part of the massive Rivers District master plan, according to the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC).

That master plan, which underwent intensive community engagement, envisions four million square feet of mixed-use development and more than 8,000 new residents within 500 acres on the east side of Calgary's downtown.

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April 02, 2019 | Natalie Noble

Great expectations: the tumultuous past, exciting present and bright future of Calgary's East Village

The master-planned vision for Calgary's East Village revitalization, launched in the mid-2000s, is becoming a living, breathing reality, now more than ever.

Alain Dupere has lived in East Village since 2011. He's watching the transformation happen one day at a time, observing the changes while he walks to and from work. Dupere, who is also president of the East Village Neighbourhood Association, says that although the area is still under construction, its vibrancy is increasing as more buildings become move-in ready and amenities continue to pop up.

"It's a great place to live and to visit. Anyone can use the amenities in our neighbourhood," he said. "It's becoming a destination for the greater Calgary (area) and beyond, and that's a nice thing."

Some might believe that the excitement around this developing community, and the desire to live and work there, are new phenomena. But according to Harry Sanders, Calgary's former historian laureate, it's not far off from the activities of the space over a century ago, when non-indigenous people first arrived in the area often referred to as the "birthplace of Calgary."
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March 15, 2019 | Karen Durrie

Completion of East Village's first purpose-built rental project approaches

The redevelopment of the East Village has brought new life to an area that was once a no man's land of unsightly industrial buildings and decaying historic landmarks.

An influx of new residents has breathed life into the area, but as modern condo towers rose and filled up with buyers, one thing was lacking: rental options.

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March 15, 2019 | CREBNow

Completion of East Village's first purpose-built rental project approaches

The redevelopment of the East Village has brought new life to an area that was once a no man's land of unsightly industrial buildings and decaying historic landmarks.

An influx of new residents has breathed life into the area, but as modern condo towers rose and filled up with buyers, one thing was lacking: rental options.

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