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Greenline Public Info Session

January 12th, 2015

setway_kickoff

 

When: 2015 January 20 3:00 PM-8:00 PM

 

Where: Fort Calgary

 

Overall Objectives:

 

  • Drop in style Public Information Sessions (one in each of the three project areas) open to all interested members of the public
  • Present introductory information to the public covering the following topics:

 

  • Public Engagement:  What was heard in previous engagement & how has input been used to inform the current Preliminary Engineering & TOD Studies?   What are the aims of the upcoming engagement, & how people can participate
  • Preliminary Engineering:  What is the focus of this project, including the approved alignment & suggested alternatives in three areas;  staging BRT to LRT; baseline info about BRT & Low Floor Vehicles;  maps to show station areas and what are the parameters of the urban design for those areas;
  • Transit Oriented Development:  What are the parameters of the TOD study; define “transit villages” & provide some examples
  • Public Art: How the public art process will work for this project
  • Collect initial comments about issues & concerns for all aspects of this project
  • Solicit participation for future engagement activities, i.e. workshops and charettes

 

 

 

Other Venues and Dates

 

January 21, 2015: Cranston Community Centre – 11 Cranarch Road Southeast

 

January 22, 2015: Glenmore Inn – 2720 Glenmore Trail SE

 

Update on the Walking Path by the Elbow

December 2nd, 2014

Update from Cyril Jensen, VP External:

On Friday Novemer 28, I had a conversation with City of Calgary Parks department about the walking path behind the Stampede building down by the Elbow River.

The Problem

The path behind the Stampede building is not being maintained. Ice from the building is falling on the path.

The emergency access gate on the consutrction site fence is locked.

The Response from City of Calgary Parks

Path Maintenance

Both Parks and the Stampede agreed that the path needs better maintainance during the winter months, particularly behind the the Stampede building.

Parks has indicated they will work with Stampede towards keeping the paths cleared and safe.

Fence

The fences are currently locked as per Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) rules. They are closed off to keep the construction site secured.

Due to the construction of the new pathway along the river, the East Pathway was opened temporarily until construction is completed.

There were two options: close the path completely while construction is happening, or open the path while keeping the fences locked.

Parks chose to open the path while keeping the fences locked as per OH&S rules.

Important – Land Use Amendment Requests

November 27th, 2014

The City of Calgary has sent two Land Use Amendment requests to the Ramsay Community Association.

These two Land Use changes could have a significant impact on Ramsay. We have sent requests for the two applicants to explain their projects and answer questions from the community.

All interested community members are invited to attend the next General Meeting on Tuesday December 2 at 7pm at Ramsay Community Hall.

Important Note: The developer of the rental unit complex will attend the December 2 general meeting, but the CMLC (who are proposing the 7 St SE road closure) will NOT be at the December 2 general meeting. Instead, the CMLC will make a formal presentation to the Ramsay community in the new year. The date will be announced on this website as soon as the CMLC  confirms it.

See below for the details we have so far.

Rental Multi-Residential Development on 11 St SE

What is this?

A new rental unit complex on 11 St SE (at the corner of 18 Ave SE, on the east side of 11 St, just north of the Ramsay Design Centre).

How do I find out more information?

The developer will answer questions at the RCA general meeting at the Ramsay Community Hall on Tuesday December 2 2014 (starting at 7pm)

File:

LOC2014-0150

Address:

1802 11 St SE (Map)

Existing Use:

Commercial – Corridor 3 (C-Cor3 f2.0h16) District

Proposed Use:

Multi-Residential – High Density Low Rise (M-H1)

 

Road Closure of 7 St SE between McDonald Bridge and CPR Bridge

What is this?

The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) would like to permanently close 7 St SE between McDonald Bridge and the CPR Bridge. (Map)

They want to do this in order to expand the Riverwalk. Instead of vehicle traffic, this stretch of 7 St SE would allow pedestrians only.

How do I find out more information?

You can download the documents here:

Application for Road Closure and Land Use Amendment

Overall Site Plan

The CMLC will come to an RCA general meeting in the new year so they can answer questions from Ramsay residents. The exact date has not been confirmed yet.

File:

LOC2014-0169

Existing Use:

Undesignated Road Right-of-Way

Proposed Use:

Special Purpose – Recreation

 

If you have any questions or concerns about either of these Land Use Amendment requests, please come to the General Meeting on Tuesday December 2 at 7pm at the Ramsay Community Hall.