St. Louis Hotel Renovated for the Next 100 Years

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St. Louis Hotel Renovated for the Next 100 Years

Trading one of Calgary’s historic landmarks for another, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – the organization responsible for transforming East Village into one one of the city’s most sought-after neighbourhoods – has relocated its offices from the Hillier Building to the historic St. Louis Hotel right across the street.

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Another Residential Development Breaks Ground in East Village

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Another Residential Development Breaks Ground in East Village

Less than a decade after Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) accepted the challenge
of redeveloping and revitalizing East Village and the Rivers District, Calgary’s original neighbourhood is rising rapidly skyward as one of Calgary’s most sought-after inner-city neighbourhoods.

And as FRAM+Slokker breaks ground on another East Village condominium tower, the array of cranes and construction vehicles in full swing in downtown Calgary’s east end is set to grow once again.

The 288-unit tower, called Verve, is the first residential project along The Riff – the diagonal thoroughfare through East Village that connects residents from the southwest side near the new National Music Centre to the landing of St. Patrick’s Bridge on the opposite side of the neighbourhood. 

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Retail/Residential Groundbreaking

Retail/Residential Groundbreaking

$500 MILLION RETAIL/RESIDENTIAL PROJECT BREAKS GROUND IN EAST VILLAGE

In 2007, when Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) accepted the challenge of bringing Calgary’s oldest (and arguably most neglected) neighbourhood back to life, plenty of Calgarians scoffed with skepticism, many of them muttering “We’ve heard that one before.”

Less than a decade later, the new East Village is rising skyward as one of Calgary’s most sought-after inner-city neighbourhoods – and as a powerful testament to what vision, determination and strategic partnerships can achieve.

CMLC and Calgary Stampede create strategic alliance

CMLC and Calgary Stampede create strategic alliance

Calgary Municipal Land Corporation and Calgary Stampede have been neighbours, literally, since 2007 when the development company moved into East Village and began to deliver a master plan vision for the East Village neighbourhood. Like all good neighbours, the two organizations have had many occasions over the years to collaborate on the delivery of several infrastructure programs and community partnerships.

Today,  Calgary   Municipal  Land  Corporation  and  Calgary   Stampede  announced  they   have  signed  aMemorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the advancement of the master plan of Stampede Park.

East Village Outlook 2016

East Village Outlook 2016

CALGARY’S AILING ECONOMY HASN’T HALTED MOMENTUM OF EAST VILLAGE REDEVELOPMENT

With four major projects ready to break ground, East Village will be 2016’s silver lining

With oil prices plummeting and the Canadian dollar dangling at a 13-year low, you could reasonably expect Calgary developers to slow right down on construction spending and put the brakes on project starts.

“Instead, our developer partners in East Village are keeping the pedal to the metal on all their planned projects for 2016,” says Michael Brown, President & CEO of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – the organization responsible for transforming East Village into Calgary's newest, oldest, coolest, warmest neighbourhood.

CMLC Conducting Environmental Evaluation of West Village

CMLC Conducting Environmental Evaluation of West Village

Since 2007, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) has been advancing an ambitious redevelopment vision for what was once one of Calgary’s most downtrodden neighbourhoods – East Village. As the fully redeveloped and revitalized East Village now rises skyward, CMLC is assisting the City of Calgary by providing a comprehensive investigation and assessment of the extent of the environmental contamination of West Village in order to determine if the community can be transformed into a vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood.

Hilton Hotel is well underway in East Village

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Hilton Hotel is well underway in East Village

In April 2012, CMLC inked a major land deal with Widewaters Group, a USA-based commercial real estate development firm, to build a dual-branded Hilton hotel along 4th Street SE – the commercial node of East Village. The 320-room hotel, which combines the brands of Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites under one roof, will have a south-facing rooftop terrace with pool and fitness facilities, convention services and two levels of underground parking.

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Vertical Construction of the New Central Library Now Under Way

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Vertical Construction of the New Central Library Now Under Way

Under the guidance of Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – the organization responsible for the remarkable improvements underway in East Village and the lead developer of Calgary’s New Central Library – construction of the New Central Library reached a major milestone on September 30 when the final roofing panel of the LRT encapsulation structure was laid in place.

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St. Patrick's Island Celebrates Grand Opening

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St. Patrick's Island Celebrates Grand Opening

Following its official reopening on July 31, 2015, St. Patrick’s Island today was the site of a Grand Opening Ceremony to celebrate the park’s completion. Following several years of intensive construction and restoration by Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – the organization responsible for the remarkable improvements underway in East Village and the Rivers District – this 31-acre treasure at the city’s centre reopened as an amenity-rich, family-friendly park space for all Calgarians to enjoy.Following its official reopening on July 31, 2015, St. Patrick’s Island today was the site of a Grand Opening Ceremony to celebrate the park’s completion. Following several years of intensive construction and restoration by Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – the organization responsible for the remarkable improvements underway in East Village and the Rivers District – this 31-acre treasure at the city’s centre reopened as an amenity-rich, family-friendly park space for all Calgarians to enjoy.

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Innovative Condo Adds Key Element To East Village

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Innovative Condo Adds Key Element To East Village

When Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) accepted the challenge of rebuilding East Village from the ground up back in 2007, they did so with a focused determination to create a neighbourhood as accessible as it is attractive and as inclusive as it is intriguing.

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Revitalized East Village Welcomes Its First New Resident!

Revitalized East Village Welcomes Its First New Resident!

The first of 11,000 move-ins marks major milestone in CMLC’s redevelopment vision. For the past seven years, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) has been advancing an ambitious redevelopment vision for Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood – East Village. Today marks a major milestone toward fulfilling that vision as the first of 11,000 anticipated new East Villagers takes up residence in the neighbourhood’s first new condominium tower, named – aptly – “FIRST.”

Cecil Hotel Slated for Demolition

Cecil Hotel Slated for Demolition

Despite high hopes of honouring the Cecil Hotel’s historical significance and incorporating the landmark building into the fabric of the newly revitalized East Village, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) regrets to announce that the building has been slated for demolition based on the findings of two new due diligence investigations.

Revitalized St. Patrick's Island Ready to Reopen

Revitalized St. Patrick's Island Ready to Reopen

Marking the end of a $20-million park space improvement program whose planning began in 2010, CMLC is inviting Calgarians to rediscover St. Patrick’s Island when the park reopens to the public on July 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Wheel of Women Plaza on RiverWalk Opens

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Wheel of Women Plaza on RiverWalk Opens

To celebrate of the opening of the Wheel of Women plaza on RiverWalk™, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) – the organization leading the highly successful revitalization of East Village and the Rivers District – is hosting Wheel of Women Yoga Night, an outdoor yoga class especially for women on Wednesday, July 15.

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New public art installation "Bloom's" on St. Patrick's Island

New public art installation "Bloom's" on St. Patrick's Island

On Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) is inviting Calgarians to gather along St. Patrick’s Bridge deck to watch a new permanent art installation – Bloom – take shape on the newly redeveloped St. Patrick’s Island.

Commissioned through CMLC’s Art in the Public Realm program, Bloom is a monumental sculpture of streetlights by Canadian artist Michel de Broin.

Simmons Building Celebrates Grand Opening

Simmons Building Celebrates Grand Opening

Since 2007, the CMLC team, has systematically and tirelessly been bringing East Village back to life; stewarding complex infrastructure programs and land development deals which have resulted in over $2.4 billion of planned investment being attracted to the community. Two years ago, the CMLC team announced that three notable and home-grown food and beverage brands had been chosen to occupy the prime real estate site along the Bow River pathway symbolizing a new era for the downtown community.

NEW PUBLIC ART IS ABOUT TO BLOOM ON ST. PATRICK’S ISLAND

NEW PUBLIC ART IS ABOUT TO BLOOM ON ST. PATRICK’S ISLAND

Bloom by Michel de Broin will add inspired form and function to revitalized park

The exciting revitalization of St. Patrick’s Island by Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) is nearly complete, and the park’s Grand Reopening this summer is certain to be one of the year’s highlights for Calgarians.