Stories Tagged - Victoria Park
April 26, 2021 | Barb Livingstone
Repurposing of Calgary's heritage buildings aims to strike balance between preservation and development
March 05, 2021 | Karen Durrie
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.
March 04, 2021 | Andrea Cox
Through it all, the beauty and vibrancy of this inner-city neighbourhood just seems to be getting stronger and stronger.
Jan. 26, 2021 | Josh Skapin
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.
Aug. 18, 2020 | Cody Stuart
Nov. 28, 2018 | Barb Livingstone
For residential homebuyers in Calgary's tallest condo buildings, the advantages of their lofty perches are obvious.
"There is that prestige factor of being high up," said Ernest Hon, director of sales and marketing for the Guardian, the 44-storey twin towers that are Calgary's tallest residential buildings. "But it's the views, the light, the quiet of being far above the streets."
July 04, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl
What would you do if you had a chance to remake a large area of Calgary's inner city to meet the needs of today?
That's the opportunity the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) was given when it began redevelopment of the Rivers District along the Bow and Elbow Rivers near downtown.
First it tackled the Downtown East Village, but now the City of Calgary-owned corporation has turned its sights to East Victoria Park, in an effort to transform the area into a cultural, entertainment and residential hub.
March 28, 2018 | Geoff Geddes
Whether you're a person or a stretch of pavement, 30 years of hard labour can take its toll. When you're as heavily travelled as 17th Avenue S.W., the effect is multiplied. That's why the City of Calgary, armed with a $44 million budget, is giving much of the area a facelift. From Macleod Trail to 14th Street S.W., the City is upgrading utilities, rebuilding the road and improving pedestrian areas to pave the way for future use.
"This began as simply a road construction project," said Ryan Murray, a spokesperson for the City of Calgary's transportation department. "After 30 years, it was time to dig down and rebuild the foundation of 17th Avenue. We decided that while we were down there, we should make the most of it by upgrading old utilities and rebuilding the road."
March 05, 2018 | Tyler Difley
Most Calgarians probably don't stop to think about the city's bridges every time they cross over them by car, by bike or on foot. However, many of these important structures have interesting backstories or architectural designs that make them special.
Nov. 08, 2017 | Gerald Vander Pyl
In 1875, members of the North West Mounted Police built a fort at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers.
Fort Calgary quickly attracted early settlers to the area, and a thriving little community started to grow – one that never strayed far from the rivers that would shape its development.