Municipal Building security gates increase public access
The City has made changes in the Municipal Building to improve public access through the atrium level as part of the Plus 15 network. Starting December 10, folding security gates in the Municipal Building Atrium will allow for extended Plus 15 access for the public, while providing safety and security for employees working after hours in the Municipal Complex.
“We are committed to working hard to improve public accessibility when people enter and exit our facilities and increase security for employees after hours,” says Charmaine Buhler, Leader, Bridge Design and Construction, Public Spaces Delivery.
As a result of this work, new public access to the Municipal atrium and Plus 15 network will extend to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and statutory holidays, or as posted on Calgary.ca/Plus15. The gates will enable an interior pedestrian connection between the Plus 15 bridges over MacLeod Trail and 7 Avenue S.E. as well as the public entrances leading to the C-Train platform and 3 Street S.E. as well as to Arts Commons, to align with the current hours of the Plus15 network.
The entrances to Council Chamber are not impacted and areas will remain open for after-hours media access including access to media booths. Security gates will be open on the southwest corner of Council Chamber for public access and security clearance after 6 p.m. as required.
The extended public access to the Municipal Building, as a thoroughfare between Stephen Avenue and the East Village, will help to connect people and places in the downtown core.