B&A served as prime consultant and owner’s representative to prepare a master plan for future mixed-use development of 100 acres located in west Calgary between the TransCanada Highway and Bow River escarpment. The proposed plan will accommodate a new Community Activity Centre (mixed-use development with minimum intensity and structured parking requirements) to be integrated with the new West Ring Road and Valley Ridge interchange to be constructed by Alberta Transportation.
B&A managed a team of transportation and civil engineers, surveyors, archaeological, environmental, stormwater and groundwater experts on behalf of two major landowners. The proposed development plan will incorporate a new community retail centre of 300,000 square feet along with 1500 residential units. The plan incorporates significant environmental reserve ravines, a regional stormwater management facility, a linked system of public pathways and requirements for urban design that includes walkable frontages and structured parking stalls.
Significant challenges were addressed during the planning process including the negotiation of land exchange and servicing agreement with adjacent property owners, determination of appropriate areas for environmental protection in discussions with City of Calgary Parks, coordination of cost-sharing for a regional stormwater management facility, and ensuring a grading plan that balances environmental protection and development objectives.
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