Calgary, AB,
15
May
2014
|
16:30
America/Denver

City hosts open house to present future concept for the transit oriented development of Anderson Station

The City of Calgary’s Office of Land Servicing & Housing (OLSH) business unit is excited to return to Southcentre Mall today from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., to share the latest information with Calgarians regarding transit oriented development at Anderson Station.

"Last year, we had hundreds of citizens participate in our public engagement process where they were asked to provide input into four concepts that showed different options for what the 20-acre site could look like in the future", said John Potts, Manager Land Servicing, OLSH.

At that event, City staff recorded citizens' comments through personal conversations, sticky notes and surveys. Many were also collected via social media and email. These comments were considered in the development of the latest concept on display today.

"Following citizen feedback, we’re now back to show the public a single concept for the Anderson land," said Potts. "Among its primary features, the proposed concept will provide enhanced linkages between the station and surrounding communities, be a destination that incorporates a mix of higher density uses, and provide open spaces that will be convenient for pedestrian, cycling and transit connections."

In conjunction with various City departments and Urban Design Associates, a highly regarded community-based design firm based in Pittsburgh, PA., the plan to revitalize the immediate area around Anderson station aims to enhance accessibility and usability for both surrounding communities and transit users. OLSH will finalize the Outline Plan and Land Use Application in the months following the public event which will be reviewed by City Council prior to rendering a final decision.  Further opportunities to comment on the proposed plan will be available to the public during the review process.

For more information about the Anderson TOD project and today’s public event, visit calgary.ca/AndersonTOD

*PLEASE NOTE: new concept drawings will be published on calgary.ca/AndersonTOD at 3 p.m. 

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