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My office has been asked about construction under way and what is happening, so I figured I can showcase some of the projects under way this summer. Over $130M new investments are under construction this summer in Calgary.

This is not including the Green Line, BMO expansion, Glenbow Museum renovation, and the Arts Commons expansion. For many, Calgary has two seasons: winter and construction season. #yyc #yycbuilds #yyccc

Eau Claire Area Improvements: Building Flood Protection and Downtown Vibrancy.

Construction is underway for the second season on the Eau Claire Area Improvements projects, which include the replacement of the Jaipur Bridge, building the Downtown Flood Barrier and Eau Claire Promenade, and the redesigned Eau Claire Plaza. “We know that construction can be impactful, and appreciate the patience of those who live, work, and travel in the area,” says Jeff Baird, Project Manager for the Downtown Flood Barrier and Eau Claire Promenade. We saw site preparation, demolition, new installations, and rebuilding start on all the projects in the area last year. To help reduce repeated disruptions and impacts to Calgarians, we are working together and coordinating the individual projects happening in the area.

“It is exciting to see this transformation of public infrastructure take shape. We saw the well-engineered structures and foundation take shape in 2021, and I am most excited to see this integrated design project come to life with meticulously designed landscape features draped over top. When the project is done, this area will help stitch together one of our greatest assets in our downtown urban fabric, our river pathway system,” added Joyce Tang, Program Manager. Protecting Calgarians and our economic drivers from floods is a top priority for the City, and we’re doing so while enhancing the Eau Claire area to build more resilient and vibrant communities that support future growth and development. It will be a place to gather, reflect, connect, and explore.

Learn more about this project.

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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