The final piece of a 20 year redevelopment of the former CFB Calgary Currie Barracks site, Phase 3 of the master planned community was re-imagined to reflect the changing market conditions of the region and the level of complexity the site holds. Over 150 acres of land were left for redevelopment and Canada Lands Company proposed to finish the project with an innovative urban core that would be the centre of the communities surrounding the former base. This new plan proposed over 5,000 new residences, 750,000 square feet of office, 245,000 square feet of retail and 22 acres of public parks all woven around heritage sites that are to remain for future generations to enjoy. This site is representative of the largest heritage site in Alberta.
As project manager for the City of Calgary, Craig was responsible for managing process and engagement concerning the major changes proposed to the site as well as negotiate with multiple departments within the City of Calgary Administration. Elements of the project included oversight on urban design guidelines, policy amendments, zoning creation for character districts within the development, review of comments from Administration departments and negotiation with the Applicant concerning changes to plan and restrictions as governed by other municipal organizations on their behalf.
In under 11 months, a complex plan of this size and scope received unanimous approval from the Calgary Planning Commission and Calgary City Council along with public testimony praising the plan and process. Construction has begun on next phases with new development set to open in 2017.
City of Calgary
Mixed Use Development, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Brownfield Redevelopment, Public Engagement