A mix of commercial, office and residential spaces will take over restored warehouses that reflect the unique character of an area featuring historic brick buildings, most built between 1900 and 1920.
This high-density, high-intensity, mixed-use area—including residential, office, hotel, neighbourhood retail, restaurants, and services—offers excellent transit access and proximity to lively entertainment and cultural amenities. Adjacent to the new Green Line LRT station, the Neighbourhood Centre is the ‘knuckle’ where Riverfront Residential, Warehouse District, East Village, and the Entertainment, Cultural and Educational neighbourhoods merge.
Envisioned as a mid-scale neighbourhood designed for a broad spectrum of age demographics to live and thrive in an urban environment, this residential area is characterized by mid-scale urban living with easy access to transit, downtown, regional trails, and the Elbow River. This lively neighbourhood provides a transition between the growing Beltline and East Village to the quieter quaint streets of Ramsay. A range of housing types, sizes and price points will be provided in order to create a diverse, active neighbourhood that fosters social connections.
TRANSITIONAL MIXED USE
A neighbourhood of high-density residential towers with a combination of restaurants, commercial, and office space. The area weaves neighbourhoods together, easing the east-west transition, and facilitating the discovery of exciting Beltline communities.
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCTION
Here’s the heart and the hub: modern amenities in the BMO Centre and Arena Facility, along with the Youth Campus, are integrated with lively festival streets, urban plazas, and riverfront parks. Here is a dynamic national destination and centre of civic pride, gathering, activity, history, and modern uses. This district thoughtfully integrates long-standing agricultural, convention, and sports venues with emerging cultural facilities, arts and education, shopping, entertainment, and hotels. Organized around a network of festival streets, urban plazas, and riverfront parks, this district will become a hub of activity.
AGRICULTURE, LARGE EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
Cradled by the Elbow River and home of the Calgary Stampede, as well as major events like Petroleum Expo, Comic-Con, and a growing agricultural event and exposition business, this district is intended for flexibility, large festivals and event functions, and access. The vision for this Character Area is a thoughtful complement to the Calgary Stampede Concept Plan.