Wednesday, September 16, 2009

East Village Master Plan unveiled

A master Plan for Calgary’s East Village area was released today by the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation.

The plans include residential space, a RiverWalk along the Bow, The “EVE” or East Village Experience Block which is designed to offer a cinema, fitness centre and retail shops around a glass covered plaza as well as other commercial space.

The East Village is a 120-acre area east of downtown that is bounded by the Bow River in the north, 9th Avenue S.E. in the south, 3rd Street S.E. in the west and the Elbow River in the east. It currently has a reputation as one of the City’s seedier neighbourhoods rife with homelessness, prostitution and drug abuse.

The City of Calgary has been improving infrastructure and installing new power, water and sewage lines so develops and builders can begin work on Caglary’s Centre City’s east side. The goal is to complete East Village by 2020.

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