|Final concept developed with your help. Thank you!|
“For instance, people asked us to consider including spaces that build off and enhance the prairie landscape of the new cemetery’s location, while also maximizing the mountain views."
Views of both prairie and mountains
"So, we added linear shelter belts and native plant species to the design, as well as selected key locations for future buildings to focus attention on the breathtaking views of the mountains.”
The final concept also incorporates public feedback on accessibility by featuring a looped road and a north/south vehicle access route to facilitate traffic flow, ceremonial events and pedestrian circulation.
Some details still being worked
Wherever possible, we incorporated the desires and addressed the concerns people expressed through public engagement. But, a concept is exactly that, a concept. Some suggestions on where to put specific burial sections or arrangements of space are still being worked out.
“Feedback like this will help us develop a more detailed design for the new cemetery and the construction specifications,” says Daudlin.
Expected to open in 2016
Work on the detailed design will occur over the winter with construction planned to go out for tender spring 2015.
The new cemetery is expected to open in 2016 and will be the first new cemetery to be built by The City since 1940, when Queen’s Park Cemetery opened in Calgary’s northwest.
More on the new cemetery, the engagement process and the feedback received.
Submitted by Erin Martinez, Parks