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Upcoming this week

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
  • 44 comments from McKnight to Beddington Tr
  • 23 comments from Beddington Tr to North Pointe.

All presentation materials are available on the engage site.

 

Beltline to Ramsay alignment –The City continues to evaluate alignment variants in the east end of Victoria Park in an attempt to identify options that address stakeholder concerns, preserve or relocate the existing transit facility, stay within the cost estimates previously shared with Council

  • The City of Calgary’s Green Line Communications and Engagement team is meeting with the Ramsay Community Association on Tuesday, April 4 to discuss the engagement strategy for this area moving forward. This meeting will help refine the engagement strategy and determine when the first public session will be held.

 

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.

 

City Shaping and Green Line – Administration will bring a report to SPC on Community and Protective Services on the Green Line and City Shaping on April 5.

 

Green Line at Council – Green Line reports from T&T and PUD will be brought forward to City Council on April 10.

 

Geotechnical drilling – The City will be conducting geotechnical field investigation work (drilling) from Monday April 3 to Saturday April 8, weather permitting. All geotechnical information is posted on the Green Line home page www.calgary.ca/greenline.

     Monday, April 3: Centre Street, south of 40 Avenue N (drilling on the bus lane outside the Tim Horton’s). Impact: Full bus lane/area and partial sidewalk closure

     Tuesday, April 4: Centre Street, north of Beddington Blvd(drilling on the grass boulevard just east of the Safeway). Impact: Full boulevard closure and southbound lane closure adjacent to the boulevard extending 25 m north and south on Centre Street N

     Wednesday, April 5: Centre Street, south of 68 Avenue N (drilling on the centre median just east of the Judith Umbach Library). Impact: Full sidewalk closure and half a lane southbound lane closure adjacent to the west sidewalk extending 25 m north and south on Centre Street N

     Friday, April 7: 12 Avenue S.E. at 6 Street S.E. (drilling on the SW corner of the Transit Facility. Impact: Full sidewalk and parking lane closure on the north side of 12 Avenue S.E. from 6 Street S.E. to 50 m east of 6 Street S.E.

     Wednesday, April 5 – Friday, April 7: There will be geotechnical drilling around the Ogden landfill area.

 

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 – “What we Heard” and “FAQ” documents regarding the MacDonald Avenue option are now available online and were sent out to stakeholders to begin to address questions raised by the residents of Ramsay. A public engagement program will be initiated the coming weeks.

ARP update – The updated drafts of the Inglewood ARP, Ramsay ARP, South Hill SAP and Millican-Ogden ARP are now available for your 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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