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The City of Calgary breaks ground on a new multi-service development in Cornerstone

By June 4, 2024No Comments

City officials celebrated the groundbreaking for a new multi-service development in the community of Cornerstone. Phase one, with a budget of $16 million, will include a fire station and a household hazardous waste drop-off. A future phase will include non-market housing.

The two-bay Cornerstone Fire Station will replace the nearby temporary one-bay Skyview Fire Station and represents a significant milestone in The City of Calgary’s ongoing efforts to enhance public safety and accommodate the expanding needs of our city.

Multi-service developments are fiscally responsible and reduce the overall cost of new facilities by co-locating more than one service on a site. This aligns with the Council’s direction to identify more efficient land use opportunities, build fewer corporate sites, and reduce operating costs.

The Multi-service development aims to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification, underscoring the commitment to The City’s Sustainable Building Policy.

Once completed, the fire station will feature advanced air quality ventilation designed with low-emitting building materials. Some features in the fire station, such as improved acoustic separation between active and living areas and indoor environment controls related to lighting, daylighting and thermal comfort have been included to support firefighters’ health and wellness.

“The Cornerstone Fire Station will support Calgarians by enabling the Calgary Fire Department to meet target response times and ensure we can continue to meet the demand for services for Cornerstone and surrounding communities as they continue to grow,” said Fire Chief Steve Dongworth. “Over the last five years, the number of calls attended to by the Skyview station have doubled, and we only see that number growing. This station will be an important asset to the community for years to come.”

Anticipated to be completed by Spring 2025, this project represents a collaborative effort between City of Calgary departments, including Infrastructure Services, the Calgary Fire Department, Waste & Recycling Services and Housing Solutions.


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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