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Inglewood/Ramsay City Projects Update – July 30, 2020

July 30th, 2020
Inglewood/Ramsay City Projects Update

 

See below for an important update on how you can now provide your input on your social and recreational needs in your community to help us make decisions that reflect your needs. You can also checkout a fun e-scooter safety quiz to see if you know how to scoot safely this summer.

Inglewood/Ramsay Social Recreation Needs – Engagement Update

Community Engagement opportunity is now open. We want to hear from you!

Great communities are built on opportunities to connect and get active. The City of Calgary has begun a process to understand how Calgarians who live, work, and play in Inglewood and Ramsay use social and recreational spaces. We need your input to help us make decisions that reflect your needs.

The City of Calgary is working to determine the long-term futures of the Beltline & Inglewood Recreation facilities, through a thorough understanding of the social & recreational needs of those communities. This process will take place throughout 2020 and 2021 in three phases:

 

  • Discover, in which we’ll seek to understand the social & recreational needs and opportunities of the two communities through several methods including market research, community engagement and consultation with external service providers to identify service gaps and overlaps.
  • Design, in which we’ll evaluate the results of the feedback in the Discover phase to develop recommendations for services or amenities in the community.
  • Deliver, in which we’ll move forward on Council’s direction regarding investments and actions to meet community need and address the long-term future of the facilities.

Help us understand what’s important to you

As we work through the Discover phase, we need the input of your community on how you stay healthy, connected and active. Online engagement is now open at www.calgary.ca/inglewoodrec and will continue through Aug. 31, 2020We encourage you to participate in this online survey and make sure your voice is heard.

While you’re there, make sure you apply to receive a Neighbourhood Inquiry Kit, which helps us understand how local residents are meeting their social and recreational needs.

For more information, please visit calgary.ca/inglewoodrec.

 

Check out Shared e-Scooter safety quiz

Checkout a fun e-scooter safety quiz on The City’s Instagram account to see if they know how to scoot safely this summer.

How to access the Quiz

To take the quiz, please visit the The City’s Instagram account, then click on the City of Calgary logo as showed in the image below. You will need to have Instagram account or you can create one to take the quiz.

 

 

For more information on how to scoot safely in Calgary, please visit, calgary.ca/scootershare.

Stay connected on City projects in your community

Feel free to forward this newsletter to your neighbours and friends in your community. Residents can sign up here for these email updates to receive monthly news about City projects in the Inglewood and Ramsay communities.

 

Ramsay – PARADE of GARAGE SALES. Aug 08. Community Map of Sales Released!

July 23rd, 2020

IT’s ON!

Ramsay’s Annual - PARADE of GARAGE SALES!

Aug 8: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Check out the Ramsay Garage Sale Community Map
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Inglewood BIA Position on 9th Avenue Re-Development. Interim Report, Video Update

July 20th, 2020

BIA Position on 9th Avenue Re-Development

Please see the Inglewood BIA  website for their position and an interim report, containing  a policy and urban design analysis of the (9th Ave) corridor and demonstrates the impacts of height within the corridor through strategic view analysis.

The interim report has focused on assessing the impacts of 12-storey buildings on 9th Avenue, where supported by the Draft ARP, and concludes that such buildings will have a significantly adverse impact on the character and pedestrian experience of the street and on neighbouring properties.

How (Inglewood BIA) reached this conclusion (video):    

 

 

Update to Ramsay & Inglewood on Green Line construction and and more…

July 17th, 2020

July edition of the Inglewood/Ramsay newsletter.

As there is currently different construction projects happening in the two communities there are construction updates in this newsletter on:

  • Green Line construction
  • Inglewood Sanitary Trunk
  • Inglewood Sanctuary and Nature Centre

There is also an interesting story on how a new fence is coming to Mills Park in commemoration of the old 9 Avenue S.E. bridge and starting on Monday residents will have opportunity to participate online in an engagement opportunity for Jack Long Park that is on schedule to open this fall 2020. Finally, there is some information about the new e-scooter parking zones now in Inglewood and update on the overall Green Line project.

Feel free to sign up for these monthly email updates here to help you stay connected on City projects happening nearby.

 

 

Inglewood/Ramsay City Projects Update –

July 2020

See below for important updates on upcoming construction and projects in the Inglewood and Ramsay communities.

Green Line – Construction Update

Work to relocate ENMAX and Shaw utilities to prepare the way for the Green Line on 11 Street S.E. between 20 Avenue S.E. and 21 Avenue S.E. continues. The ground conditions in the area have created some delays and the truck detour for Sofina Foods (use to be known as Lillydale) is now expected to end on July 28. Work in the area will continue as Shaw begins preparations to move utilities. ATCO is also relocating a gas line in this area (the crossing of Canadian Pacific Rail at 20 Avenue S.E.). This is expected to be completed by the end of July. There is currently a temporary on-street parking zone on 11 Street S.E. to accommodate parking for area businesses which will be removed upon completion of ATCO construction.

Starting on Aug. 3, Canadian Pacific (CP) will be working to relocate railway track behind the Ramsay Design Centre to make way for the future Green Line track. Work includes relocating current railway track, and removal of abandoned track along the west side of the Wye. Work will also include the installation of new fencing along the CP property line with adjacent lands. This work is expected to continue for 12-16 weeks. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/greenline.

Jack Long Park – Public Engagement Opportunity from July 20 to Aug. 4

Construction is well underway to redevelop Jack Long Park into a new cultural hub for the community. Before the park is scheduled to reopen this fall, we are looking for input from local community members on one of the park’s design features – new custom bike racks. Citizens are encouraged to visit engage.calgary.ca/jack-long-park (when website is live starting on Monday, July 20) to provide their input on three different bike rack designs.The engagement opportunity is open for input from July 20 to Aug. 4. To select the final bike rack design, The City will take into consideration the feedback obtained from this public engagement, balanced with City policies, bylaws, and priorities. The preferred design, along with a What We Heard, What We Did Report will be shared with the public in the fall of this year at engage.calgary.ca/jack-long-park.

Background

Construction to redevelop Jack Long Park began in October 2018 and was briefly suspended in the summer of 2019 with the discovery of historic artifacts within the site. An archeological assessment of the site was completed in the fall of 2019, and construction resumed in spring 2020. The updated park will offer a new recreational space for families and youth, with a natural play area, picnic tables and a large family style harvest table and chairs, among other amenities. See an artist rendering below of what the park will look like when it opens to the public. For more information, please visit  calgary.ca/jacklongpark.

Mills Park – Project Update

New fence coming to Mills Park in commemoration of old 9 Avenue S.E. bridge

We have salvaged some rustic pedestrian railings from the old 9 Avenue S.E. bridge and upcycled them into a fence for the newly designed and opened Mills Park in Inglewood. The railings were lovingly cleaned, repaired and sandblasted before receiving a new coat of paint and arriving back in Inglewood at their new home.

Construction on the new 9 Avenue S.E. bridge continues and is scheduled to open in fall 2020. Visit Calgary.ca/9avebridge to learn other ways The City plans to commemorate the old 9 Avenue S.E. bridge. For more information on Mills Park, please visit calgary.ca/millspark.

 

 

 

Inglewood Sanitary Trunk – Project UpdateThe Inglewood Sanitary Trunk project will continue to work at 8 Avenue and 9 Street S.E. until the end of August to connect the new sanitary pipes to the existing Inner-City Trunk. This intersection will remain closed during this time.In addition, we have been installing manholes at the shafts located along 11 Street S.E. and at the end of 9 Street S.E. and Adelaide Street S.E. Final site restoration and landscaping will follow once this work is completed.

Thank you to the residents of Inglewood and Ramsay for your patience and understanding while we complete this important upgrade to the sanitary system. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/IST.

Green Line – Project Update

Following the Request for Qualification (RFQ) process completed in 2019, a shortlist of qualified bidders was selected to proceed to the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage. On July 24, 2020, Green Line will be releasing the RFP for Segment 1 of the Green Line LRT.

Segment 1 includes Ramsay / Inglewood to Shepard (126 Avenue S.E.) and a Maintenance and Storage Facility. Construction is expected to begin in 2021. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/greenline.

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre – Construction Update

All pathways in The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary are currently open. However, the Nature Centre, the building on site that houses the washrooms, interpretive displays and drinking fountains, is currently closed for renovations. Construction on the Nature Centre is anticipated to be finished in fall 2020. Information on when the Nature Centre will be open, will be announced on Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.

 

 

New E-Scooter Parking in Inglewood for Scooter Riders

With more people using shared electric scooters (e-scooters), we are now testing ways to mitigate public safety concerns while still offering mobility options for Calgarians. Something new you will notice now in Inglewood are painted parking areas intended to be used as a go-to place to find an e-scooter or to end your ride. These areas are called Share & Go Parking zones.

 

The zones are painted in some areas of the sidewalk (photo below) and pathways. You can find the zones in Inglewood located at the Elbow River Traverse, 8 Avenue S.E. and 12 Street S.E., as well as, the 12 Street S.E. bridge. The cost to install the new zones was funded by the permit fees paid by the e-scooter companies and the zones were painted without removing any public parking spots.

Watch this video to learn how easy it is to park your shared e-scooter in the new zones. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/scootershare.

 

 

Stay connected on City projects in your community

Feel free to forward this newsletter to your neighbours and friends in your community. Residents can sign up here for these email updates to receive monthly news about City projects in the Inglewood and Ramsay communities.

Jack Long Park – Public Engagement Opportunity from July 20 to Aug. 4

July 16th, 2020

Jack Long Park – Public Engagement Opportunity from July 20 to Aug. 4

Construction is well underway to redevelop Jack Long Park into a new cultural hub for the community. Before the park is scheduled to reopen this fall, we are looking for input from local community members on one of the park’s design features – new custom bike racks. Citizens are encouraged to visit engage.calgary.ca/jack-long-park when website is live starting on Monday to provide their input on three different bike rack designs. Engagement will be open for input starting on July 20 to Aug. 4. To select the final bike rack design, The City will take into consideration the feedback obtained from this public engagement, balanced with City policies, bylaws, and priorities. The preferred design, along with a What We Heard, What We Did Report will be shared with the public in fall 2020 at engage.calgary.ca/jack-long-park.

 

Background

Construction to redevelop Jack Long Park began in October 2018 and was briefly suspended in the summer of 2019 with the discovery of historic artifacts within the site. An archeological assessment of the site was completed in the fall of 2019, and construction resumed in spring 2020. The updated park will offer a new recreational space for families and youth, with a natural play area, picnic tables and a large family style harvest table and chairs, among other amenities. See a photo below of what the park will look like when it opens to the public. For more information, please visit calgary.ca/jacklongpark.

jack-long-park

 

Updates on the Guidebook for Great Communities & Historic East Calgary Communities Local Area Plan.

July 8th, 2020

Inglewood/Ramsay City Projects Update

See below for important updates on the Guidebook for Great Communities and the Historic East Calgary Communities Local Area Plan.

Guidebook for Great Communities

On Monday June 15, 2020, Council approved a motion to refer the Guidebook for Great Communities (Guidebook) back to the July 15 Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development (PUD) meeting, rather than proceeding to a public hearing of Council.

The presentation and discussion on July 15 will allow PUD members the opportunity to give Administration specific direction on the process forward. Based on the direction from PUD, Administration will continue work on the Guidebook.

The Guidebook report for PUD will be available tomorrow (July 9) at the link below. Members of the public can watch the PUD meeting online and may speak if desired – please note the instructions for participating: Council & Committee Agendas, Minutes and Video.

 

 Historic East Calgary Communities Local Area Plan

The project team has been working on developing an updated draft of the Historic East Calgary Communities Local Area Plan (LAP). Following the discussion and direction at PUD, the draft LAP will continue to be updated.

A draft has been shared with the Community Associations, Business Improvement Area, and Industry for their initial feedback. We expect to release an updated draft LAP to the full Ramsay and Inglewood communities in late 2020. At that time, citizens who live and work in these areas will also have the opportunity to participate in a public engagement exercise. This feedback will help further refine the LAP. The final draft LAP is scheduled to be ready in 2021, once the Guidebook is approved by Council.

Visit the project page for more information. We will update you with more details on the LAP timeline in fall 2020.

Stay informed on proposed development in Inglewood – 9th Ave.

July 8th, 2020
Learn more about the proposed development in  Inglewood – 9th Ave
Read the Background on the proposed development here :
9th Ave and surrounding commercial streets are both Inglewood and Ramsay’s Main Street.
Many Inglewood businesses are owned and operated by residents of Ramsay.  Residents of Ramsay – learn more  of the situation that our shared main street is facing.
Inglewood has initiated a Petition that has reached thousands and now has been signed by almost 15,000 , and has opened a storefront on Ninth Avenue to increase support.

Ramsay residents – feel passionately about this?

Get Informed:

Want to Take Action?

Don’t Delay 
The implications of the recommendations in the newest iteration of the Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP), including the immediate land use change submission (by developer: RNDSQR) for the second tower goes to Council on July 27, so your deadline: is July 20th
 

Children / Teen Coloring Books Available for Donation

July 7th, 2020

Ward 9 advises of  item that might be of interest to you folks and our organizations:

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I am emailing you because I was contacted by Marilyn Bridges – a generous Calgarian that has new adult/teen colouring books and new children’s books that she would like to donate to non-profit organizations. If you are interested, please send her an email (see below). She just received a shipment of 400 new books that she wants to donate.

 I attached a sample of one book (see attachments). I have not personally flipped through each book. I have only seen images from the cover and a few images of the context, which appears at first glance to me, like any standard book you would buy at Chapters or find at a public library. Use your own discretion and ask questions to Marilyn Bridges if you have any about the books.

 **Please do not post her contact information on Facebook or any other social medium, as I do not have her permission to do so. **

 Name: Bridges, Marilyn

Please contact Marilyn directly and mention that you were referred by a contact in the Councillors’ offices if you’re interested!

Have a great day, and stay safe!

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City of Calgary Commitment to Anti-Racism & Call to Action

July 6th, 2020

City of Calgary Commitment to Anti-Racism & Call to Action:

As part of Calgary’s commitment to anti-racism The City of Calgary is holding public consultation on systemic racism through a meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services which is scheduled to start on July 7, 2020.

 

Call to Action:

If you are interested in sharing your experience with members of Council (starting July 7) at this meeting, please email us at publicsubmissions@calgary.ca and include:

  • Your name.
  • That you would like to speak at the “Anti-Racism Public Consultation.”

 

Once we get your email, City Clerks will reply to tell you that we have received your request and that your name has been added to the list to speak at a specific time. If there are a number of speakers, you may not be scheduled to speak until July 8. Detailed instructions will be sent to you at least 24 hours before the start of the meeting on July 7 at 9:30 a.m.

 

COVID-19 Protocols:

Due to COVID-19 speakers are asked to participate remotely. The Council Chambers will also be open to individuals who voluntarily wish to participate in person, subject to COVID 19 restrictions. Numbers of people in Council Chambers will be restricted due to COVID-19. Remote participation is preferred. 

 

If you would like to provide your input in writing, instead of speaking at the meeting, please complete the following form.

City of Calgary Summer Programs – Free and Paid Programs Available

July 6th, 2020

Calgary Summer Programs – Free and Paid Programs Available

*Please note, all programs now require pre-registration even if they are free due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Below is information on The City’s program offerings for the summer. Please share as applicable. Calgary Neighbourhoods, Calgary Parks and Calgary Recreation are collaborating this summer to offer free programs for all ages.  To ensure a safe experience, all summer programs will require pre-registration to help maintain safe numbers, contact tracing and other measures.  Learn more at www.calgary.ca/free

 

The links provided are either Facebook ads or a direct link to the Live and Play Site, where they can find the locations and call to register.

 

Please see the following free programming(registration required):

Week 1

Nice 2 Metre You Tuscany – Happening July 6th-9th

Nice 2 Metre You Queensland – Happening July 6th-9th

Unplug n’ Play Tuscany – Happening July 9th

Unplug n’ Play Queensland – Happening July 9th

Explore Parks Together – Elliston Park – Happening July 9th

 

Week 2

Nice 2 Metre You – Ranchlands – Happening July 13- 16th

Nice 2 Metre – Bridlewood– Happening July 13th – 16th

Unplug n’ Play Ranchlands – Happening July 16th

Unplug n’ Play Bridlewood – Happening July 16th

Explore Parks Together – Elliston Park – Happening July 16th

 

Week 3

Nice 2 Metre You – Panorama Hills - Happening July 20th -23rd

Nice 2 Metre You – McKenzie Towne - Happening July 20th – 23rd

Unplug n’ Play Panorama Hills – Happening July 23rd

Unplug n’ Play McKenzie Towne – Happening July 23rd

LEAD – Marlborough Park - Happening July 20th – 23rd

Explore Parks Together – Elliston Park – Happening July 23rd

 

Week 4 

Nice 2 Metre You – Thorncliffe - Happening July 27th  – 30th

Nice 2 Metre You – Haysboro -  Happening July 27th  – 30th

Unplug n’ Play – Thorncliffe – Happening July 30th

Unplug n’ Play – Haysboro – Happening July 30th

Explore Parks Together – Elliston Park – Happening July 30th

 

Week 5

Nice 2 Metre You – Temple – Happening Aug 4th – 6th

Nice 2 Metre You – Skyview – Happening Aug 4th – 6th

Unplug n’ Play – Temple – Happening Aug 6th

Unplug n’ Play – Skyview – Happening Aug 6th

LEAD – Arbour Lake - Happening Aug 4th – 6th

Explore Parks Together – Confederation Park – Happening Aug 6th

 

Week 6 

Nice 2 Metre You – Ogden - Happening Aug 10th  – 13th

Nice 2 Metre You – Signal Hill - Happening Aug 10th  –13th

Unplug n’ Play – Ogden – Happening Aug 13th

Unplug n’ Play – Signal Hill – Happening Aug 13th

Explore Parks Together – Confederation Park – Happening Aug 13th

 

Week 7 

Nice 2 Metre You – Montgomery - Happening Aug 17th – 20th

Nice 2 Metre You – Spruce Cliff -  - Happening Aug 17th  – 20th

Unplug n’ Play – Montgomery – Happening Aug 20th

Unplug n’ Play – Spruce Cliff – Happening Aug 20th

LEAD – Martindale – Happening Aug 17th  – 20th

Explore Parks Together – Confederation Park – Happening Aug 20th

 

 

The City will also be hosting “drop-in” Community Nature Adventure Playgrounds. More information is available at calgary.ca/play  :

 

 

Paid Programming:

Calgary Recreation is offering paid outdoor daycamps learn more here.  To register visit: www.calgary.ca/liveandplay or phone 403-268-3800.

 

Social media promotions for programs are:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cityofcalgary/posts/3374176435928623?__tn__=-R

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityofcalgary/status/1276523359673610242

https://twitter.com/cityofcalgary/status/1276523779938594816

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CB5tccaJz5T/