In November 2015, the Mayor's Office enlisted CMLC to work with City Administration to conduct a phase one feasibility study of CalgaryNext in West Village. Specifically, CMLC was asked to thoroughly investigate the extent of environmental contimination in the area and assess potential risk management options with a view to developing West Village into a vibrant mixed-use community.
West Village is a proposed redevelopment site on downtown Calgary’s west end. The 56-hectare (139-acre) site is bordered on the north by Bow Trail westbound and the Bow River, on the east by 11 Street SW, on the south by Bow Trail eastbound and the CPR tracks and on the west by Crowchild Trail. The area is currently occupied by GSL GM City, Renfrew Chrysler, Hyatt Auto Gallery, Pumphouse Theatre, Mewata Armoury, the Greyhound terminal and a handful of other businesses.
There were three steps of work involved in the environmental analysis of West Village. CMLC used a Request for Qualifications process to assemble a team of leading environmental experts, including Advisian (formerly Worley Parsons), AECOM and Millenium.
Step 1: Site Assessment (Field Work); contract awarded to Worley Parsons
Step 2: Risk Assessment Program; Millenium
Step 3: Remediation/Mitigation Options Analysis; AECOM, Millenium, Advisian (formerly Worley Parsons)
During CMLC's site assessment phases, the team tested 54 boreholes and a subset of monitoring wells. Technical analyses and health risk assessments provided a lens for considering remediation options.
April 2016 UPDATE
In April 2016, CMLC provided the City of Calgary a comprehensive investigation and assessment of the extent of environmental contamination of West Village.
Full reports may be accessed using the links below: