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Development Phases

The Bridges - Development Phases

In the fall of 1998, The City initiated an extensive planning and public engagement process for the redevelopment of The Bridges to address the concerns of citizens upset by the closure and demolition.
 
As part of the engagement process, a decision was made to incorporate adjacent City-owned open space, making the overall size of The Bridges 14.9 HA (36.8 ac).  This strategic expansion allowed for more design flexibility as well as providing an opportunity to increase densities close the Bridgeland-Memorial LRT station. As well, the feedback helped to shape the vision of the redevelopment of the area, thus “The Bridges” was formed.
 
The name “The Bridges” was chosen as it’s a literal reference to the fact that this development is part of an existing community – Bridgeland/Riverside – and the name has a natural connection to this location. It’s also reminiscent of the many bridges first built in the area, so it has historical relevance. On a more symbolic level, a bridge is a structure that joins, connects and draws people and places together. The Bridges represents a connection between traditional and contemporary, old and new.

Build in The Bridges

The total land development is comprised of 16 sites. Given the density and close proximity to public transportation, an affordable housing component is included as part of the development. Thus far, 176 units have been developed with another 25 more units required as part of the phase three requirements.

Development in the Bridges is guided by the Bow Valley Centre (BVC) Architectural Design & Control Guidelines “While promoting ‘excellence in design’, the over-riding principle for these guidelines is the creation of a safe, public space environment conducive to the habitation and interaction of human beings. In consequence, these Architectural Design & Control Guidelines are an important instrument for The City (as land developer) to evaluate private development proposals as they come forward.

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Phase 3

<div class="ExternalClassCAA1B0C60EBE4157953C210AF8185313"><h2>Phase 3 – Final Opportunity for Development<br /></h2> <div>Three sites remain to be developed in the heart of Bridgeland. These sites permit multi-residential development up to seven storeys in height and are located east of 9th Street N.E. between Centre Avenue and McDougall Road. On sites 11A/11B, The City will purchase 26 affordable housing units to be operated by Calgary Housing Company. The three remaining sites include:<br /></div> <ul> <li>Site 10, 1018 McDougall Road N.E. (phase 3)</li> <li>Sites 11A/11B, 70 &amp; 90 9 A Street N.E. (phase 3) </li> <li>Site 13, 950 McPherson Square N.E. (phase 2)</li></ul> </div>

  • Phase 3
  • Phase 3

    Phase 3 – Final Opportunity for Development

    Three sites remain to be developed in the heart of Bridgeland. These sites permit multi-residential development up to seven storeys in height and are located east of 9th Street N.E. between Centre Avenue and McDougall Road. On sites 11A/11B, The City will purchase 26 affordable housing units to be operated by Calgary Housing Company. The three remaining sites include:
    • Site 10, 1018 McDougall Road N.E. (phase 3)
    • Sites 11A/11B, 70 & 90 9 A Street N.E. (phase 3)
    • Site 13, 950 McPherson Square N.E. (phase 2)

  • Phase 2
  • Phase 2

  • Phase 1 – Complete
  • Phase 1 – Complete

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