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This week:

Station locations – Over the last several months, Administration has been evaluating station locations along the Green Line. Stations that are currently being reviewed include 9 Avenue North and 72 Avenue North. Administration presented a recommendation that 9 Avenue N station be combined with 16 Avenue N station at public sessions in March and to the Crescent Heights Community Association on April 10. Administration presented a recommendation to remove the 72 Avenue N Station in 2016 during the 64 Avenue charrette and through the station workshops, as well as at public events in March, due to its proximity to 68 Avenue Station. Further evaluation of these stations will be presented to Green Line Executive Steering Committee.

 

Green Line at Council – Green Line reports from Transportation and Transit, Planning and Urban Development and Community and Protective Services will be brought forward to City Council on April 11.

 

Geotechnical drilling –geotechnical field investigation work (drilling) is ongoing in the Ogden landfill area until the end of the month.

 

Property discussions – Meetings with potentially impacted property owners are ongoing in the north and the Beltline to Ramsay areas.

 

Last week:

Beltline to Ramsay alignment –The City of Calgary’s Green Line Communications and Engagement team met with the Ramsay Community Association on Tuesday, April 4 to discuss the engagement strategy for this area moving forward. Administration is working with the community association on selecting dates for our first public engagement session in late April/early May.

 

Green Line north public engagement –The online portion of the engagement is now complete. We received over 250 comments, in addition to the 600+ attendees at the in-person sessions in March.

  • 170 comments from Bow River to McKnight Boulevard North
  • 44 comments from McKnight Boulevard North to Beddington Trail North
  • 23 comments from Beddington Trail North to North Pointe.

All presentation materials are available on the engage site.

 

Southeast – A series of enabling work projects are being developed for execution in 2017 and 2018. Initial projects will lay the foundation for the future Green Line and will include demolitions, utility relocations along southeast alignment, heavy rail projects, environmental remediation, transit improvements and good neighbour initiatives. Funding was announced for this program in December

2016 from the Province (GreenTRIP) and Federal government (Public Transit Infrastructure Fund Phase 1). Further information will be provided as projects become finalized.

 

Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) update – The updated drafts of the Inglewood ARP, Ramsay ARP, South Hill SAP and Millican-Ogden ARP are available for review. The final versions of these policies are due back to Council in Q4 2018.

Sean Chu

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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