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Greenline Updates - March 24, 2017

posted Mar 25, 2017, 4:36 PM by Douglas Ratke


The City of Calgary’s Green Line LRT team is continuing to explore potential routes in the Beltline and working towards finalizing the alignment on the north segment of the line. This month, we held three public sessions in the north to review the route alignment, and access and circulation to and from future stations. If you missed these events, don’t worry! There are still opportunities to get involved online until April 2. Simply visit Green Line's Engage Portal to provide your input.

Green Line in Ramsay

The City’s Green Line team has started working with the community of Ramsay to discuss the possible implications and opportunities of an alignment option on MacDonald Avenue S.E. We hosted a public meeting on Thursday, March 2, and continue to meet with property owners one-on-one. We heard many questions and comments from the community, and submitted that feedback as part of our report to SPC on Transportation and Transit on March 15. Those questions and comments have been compiled here (Click “open” if dialogue box appears).  We don’t have all the answers to your questions yet, but you can see early responses to some of your frequently asked questions here (Click “open” if dialogue box appears). We will keep you informed and involved as we move through the evaluation of the MacDonald Avenue S.E. option.  Stay tuned for details about upcoming engagement opportunities by subscribing to our community email list.

Green Line at City Council committees

March has also been a busy month of updates to Council. We presented Green Line updates to two City Council committees this month. Read below to find out what was discussed and approved in these meetings.

SPC on Planning and Urban Development – March 8

Green Line TOD: The focus of this report was to provide an overview of the transit oriented development (TOD) planning activities undertaken so far. These activities will inform a future TOD Implementation Strategy.  Members of the Council Committee asked questions around how the Green Line is approaching TOD differently than previous projects, and how our efforts relate to the other planned and existing TOD sites in Calgary. Read the meeting minutes or watch the recording here.

Update on Area Redevelopment Plans (ARP) – March 8

The Planning and Urban Development (PUD) committee approved a deferral of the Inglewood ARP, Ramsay ARP, Millican-Ogden ARP and South Hill Station Area Plans, to return to Council no later than Q4 2018.  This deferral allows us time to learn more about the final alignment of the LRT, the Developed Areas Guidebook and the TOD Implementation Strategy. In June, we will be working with Community Associations in each of these areas to determine our next steps, together. Please stay tuned to our website and our newsletter for regular updates, and learn about opportunities for public participation.

SPC on Transportation and Transit – March 15

This quarterly presentation to Committee included an update on program progress, including an update of the alignment on the north segment, and an update on the evaluation of Beltline alignment options. Committee unanimously approved the recommendation to narrow the focus of work to the underground option for 12 Avenue S, between 2 Street S.W. and Macleod Trail S.E. Administration has not made a recommendation for the alignment connecting the Beltline with Inglewood/Ramsay Station, as more technical investigation and community engagement is required. Read the meeting minutes or watch the recording here.

 

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