‘Feedback and ideas from Calgarians is an important part of our process to ensure we integrate the community into the vision and design’

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Mario ToneguzziCalgarians are being asked to add their input as Canada Lands Co. plans to redevelop Alexandria Park in the massive mixed-use project in Currie on the former barracks site in the southwest part of the city.

CLC said construction of the park will begin in the spring of 2019.

“Alexandria Park will be a significant Currie amenity,” said Chris Elkey, vice-president of real estate (West) at CLC. “Feedback and ideas from Calgarians is an important part of our process to ensure we integrate the community into the vision and design.”

The Alexandria Park is 5.5 hectares in the northwest quadrant of the Currie site, just north and east of the existing Airport Playground. The site is an underdeveloped green space and home to two historic buildings (K3 and K4), as well as the Trasimene Crescent Historic Walk, a provincially protected landscape, said CLC.

Calgarians can help shape the design, features and programming of this amenity.

CLC said the first phase of a comprehensive engagement process has launched and will run until June 29, giving Calgarians the chance to provide input through:

  • A sounding board located at Calgary’s popular Currie Airport Playground to share information and gather community insights. A free Summer Solstice Party will also be held at the park on June 21 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Completion of an online questionnaire now live at www.currielife.ca/alexpark

A second phase of engagement will be launched later this fall to give the public a chance to review preliminary designs and programming options. Construction of the park will be in two phases with completions in 2019 and 2020.

Respected business writer Mario Toneguzzi is a veteran Calgary-based journalist who worked for 35 years for the Calgary Herald in various capacities, including 12 years as a senior business writer.


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