Calder has been chosen for neighbourhood renewal beginning in spring 2021 with anticipated completion in 2023.
Project Update - June 2020
Neighbourhood Renewal is continuing in Calder! The project team is working hard to ensure construction in your neighbourhood remains on schedule to begin in 2021.
The project team has reviewed and considered public feedback about Calder Neighbourhood Renewal, including where you would like to see changes and improvements. During this phase of the neighbourhood renewal process, you are invited to give us feedback on the Draft Design. Read more in our latest newsletter.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of daily life, the Calder project team is continuing to work on your neighbourhood design to ensure construction remains on schedule to begin in 2021. While in-person public events are postponed and physical distancing is a priority, we remain committed to delivering project information and meaningful public engagement opportunities as efficiently and safely as we can.
Online Engagement Opportunities
Draft Design Package
View the Draft Design (21MB). It includes all of the proposed improvements for pedestrian sidewalks and crossings, bike facilities and routes, traffic congestion and calming, parks and open spaces, placemaking to meet your neighbours and the historic celebration of the neighbourhood’s rail, street car and Indigenous past.
These videos offer a simulation of the potential changes to the traffic on 129 Avenue and the proposed traffic flow adjacent to St. Edmond Catholic School (along 130 Avenue ) and Calder Elementary School (along 118 Street) drop-off areas. The videos show the new curb lines, road functioning and overall experience for people who walk, bike and drive.
129 Avenue Bike Facility and Commercial Area Improvements:
From the comfort of your living room, attend 1 of 3 online presentations on July 7, 9 or 11, 2020. The project team will walk citizens through the proposed 129 Avenue Cornerstore enhancements, school traffic flow improvements and upgraded bike routes and facilities for Calder. Opportunities for questions and answers will be provided.
After you watch the video and review the draft designs, complete the online survey before Saturday July 18, 2020 to tell us what you think about the proposed changes.
If you prefer to have paper copies of the materials, including the survey, please contact Laura Shewchuk at email@example.com or 780-944-0728 to arrange for a copy to be sent to you.
Ask your questions online and our project team will respond between June 30 and July 18, 2020.
About the Project
The Neighbourhood Renewal program will rehabilitate roads, replace street lights, curbs and gutters, repair sidewalks, and connect missing sidewalk links where possible. Other opportunities to improve parks and public spaces will also be explored.
Cost sharing opportunities will be made available through the Local Improvement process for sidewalk reconstruction and decorative street light upgrades in the neighbourhood. Arterial roads and alleys are not included in the scope of work.
A series of public events will be scheduled by the project team which will give residents the opportunity to build a project vision and guiding principles together and provide regular feedback on the different stages of the project including design.
Please watch your mailbox for correspondence from Building Great Neighbourhoods and Open Spaces about the Calder Neighbourhood Renewal Project.
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At the January 2020 event, there was interest in further conversation about decorative street lighting in Calder. Standard street lights will be replaced as part of the Neighbourhood Renewal process. However, property owners in each neighbourhood undergoing renewal have the opportunity to upgrade to their community’s choice of decorative street lights through a community-initiated local improvement process.
Community volunteers lead the campaign to select a decorative option for street lights. The City can provide support by sharing the options available and assisting with gathering feedback at upcoming community engagements on the options.
Thank you to those who participated in the September 14 community walk where we explored topics like traffic, connectivity, open/park space, and placemaking (creating public spaces that promote health, happiness and well being). The community walk was followed by a workshop, where we discussed opportunities for the future of Calder.
Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback throughout the public engagement activities for the visioning phase of the Calder Neighbourhood Renewal. Your input is important—it helps us understand what matters most to your community and what improvements are needed in your neighbourhood.
Get involved and help shape the future of Calder
It’s not too late to volunteer for the Calder Community Engagement Advisory Group (CEAG). The CEAG reflects the diverse makeup of the community, helps refine the City’s approach to engagement throughout the project and ensures that people know their input is heard and valued. Our first CEAG meeting will be held in mid-August.
Thank you to those who joined us at the Calder Neighbourhood Renewal Visioning Workshop on June 25, 2019. At the workshop, participants shared thoughts and local knowledge that will contribute to the community vision and guiding principles, and will help shape the future of the neighbourhood.