Friday, September 9, 2016
City of Calgary takes holistic approach to planning in iconic Inglewood/Ramsay area
We know there are a lot of City projects happening in the Inglewood/Ramsay area, and we understand that all the conversation and public engagement about these projects can be overwhelming.
We want to assure you that we are looking at the area holistically and are coordinating all of these projects, across City departments and project teams, to ensure we are working cohesively towards the same vision: building the best possible future for an iconic Calgary neighbourhood.
The City has appointed Dale Lynch, Manager of Liveable Streets with The City of Calgary, as the project coordinator for the Inglewood/Ramsay area. Dale will be working with project teams and City departments to coordinate the design and implementation of these upcoming projects.
You may already be familiar with many of the projects: the replacement of the 12 Street S.E. bridge, Riverwalk, Bend in the Bow, streetscapes, and the Green Line LRT, to name a few. There are also several new projects and changes to the area that you won’t have heard about yet, including the closure of 8 Street S.E.
We have confirmed that 8 Street S.E. will closed to traffic in the future, though the timing of the closure is yet to be confirmed. The City is working closely with Canadian Pacific Railway to facilitate the closure. This closure is not expected to have significant impact to traffic operations in the area, and we are beginning to identify other area improvements that might now be possible due to the road closure.
Finally, we’d like to thank you for your patience and your input as we work to plan the future of the Inglewood/Ramsay area.
Visit www.calgary.ca/inglewoodprojects for more information and for details about upcoming opportunities for engagement.
UPDATE: Statement of Clarification RE: future 8 Street S.E. closure, south of 9 Avenue SE