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Title: Rowan Park

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COCShortDescription: A new game changer in the NW! Rowman Park represents over $2.4 Billion in total economic value.

COCDescriptionHTML: <p>I am extremely pleased Council unanimously supported the passing of the &quot;Rowan Park in Haskayne&quot; outline plan. The ability to move forward on this significant development was the result of Council’s vote to remove the Growth Management Overlay of 12 communities. This decision will benefit all Calgarians in terms of an increased tax base, ongoing investments, positive effects on housing affordability and the creation of 1000’s of jobs.</p> <p>Over the total build-out, $70MM in levies will be paid by the developers, which represents <strong>over $2.4B in total economic value</strong>. At total build-out, the area will be home to 19,000 Calgarians.</p> <p>Rowan Park in Haskayne is truly a game changer for North West Calgary. The innovative design of the community meets both the environmental and financial sustainability needs for The City of Calgary. The density is actually more than what the Beltline is. As well, this community will provide the missing link in pathway and trail connections from Calgary to Cochrane, including Haskayne Legacy Park and Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.</p> <p>This new community ties in nicely with Greenwich in the NW with its upcoming 60,000 sq. ft. Calgary Farmers Market.</p> <p>On a separate note, and outside of North West Calgary, Council supported my Notice of Motion to move on the BMO convention expansion, when completed will generate over $267MM every year to the Calgary economy. These projects involve significant work by many people. I would like to thank everyone for their hard work to get these projects to the finish line!</p> <p>Please join me in celebrating these Calgary building accomplishments.</p> <p>For more information, check out <a href="/citycouncil/ward-1/Documents/The%20Community%20of%20Rowan%20Park.pdf" target="_blank">The Community of Rowan Park</a>​</p>

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Tag: Councillor’s initiatives; Councillor; Developments and Projects

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Rowan Park

January 17, 2019

A new game changer in the NW! Rowman Park represents over $2.4 Billion in total economic value.

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Title: Flood barrier in Bowness

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COCShortDescription: The proposed flood barrier in Bowness is a foundational piece of The City of Calgary's Flood Mitigation and Resiliency Plan.

COCDescriptionHTML: <p><strong>Bowness flood barrier</strong></p> <div>The proposed flood barrier in Bowness is a foundational piece of The City of Calgary's Flood Mitigation and Resiliency Plan. In conjunction with upstream storage, provided by construction of a new reservoir, and modified operations of TransAlta's Ghost reservoir, it will help us better manage flood water and avoid the type of damage we saw in 2013.</div> <div><br />Work on the proposed Bowness flood barrier is in the preliminary design stage, which continues into fall 2019. It consists of gathering feedback from community members, conducting site surveys, and completing engineering studies and analyses. All of this information will help inform the design and costs of the barrier and whether to proceed into the detailed design stage.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Ground water monitoring study</strong></div> <div> </div> <div>As part of this work, The City has begun a groundwater monitoring study. To study the groundwater conditions in Bowness, boreholes and monitoring wells are being installed on public land in areas close to the river as well as in various locations throughout Bowness. The City will be installing these monitoring wells to understand the ground conditions and potential impact from groundwater flooding to the community.</div> <div> </div> <div>Through the study we expect to learn about:</div> <div><br />• Site-specific details on the ground conditions, geology, aquifer(s) and groundwater-surface water interaction,  <br />• How quickly groundwater levels respond to increased river water levels,<br />• How high the groundwater level rises from various river flood events, and <br />• To what extent do changes in the river level affect groundwater.</div> <div> </div> <div>The results from this study will help The City evaluate the effectiveness of different flood barrier designs in relation to, for example, structural requirements and groundwater conditions.</div> <div> </div> <div>Each well will take approximately 8 hours to drill. All wells will be installed by January 25, 2019 and monitoring will be in place until summer 2020. Once the monitoring is complete and the wells have been removed, The City will take measures to ensure the area is returned to its original state.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Riverfront property owners - one-on-one site meetings</strong></div> <div> </div> <div>Another major component of preliminary design that will carry on this spring until mid-May 2019, is one-on-one site meetings with riverfront property owners who would be most directly impacted by the construction of a flood barrier. </div> <div>These site meetings are attended by The City of Calgary’s project manager, Denise Nogueira, along with the representatives from the project’s engineering consultant, Klohn Crippen Berger, and landscape architect, O2 Planning and Design. These site meetings are roughly one hour long and advanced preparation by the homeowner is not required. </div> <div> </div> <div>So, why should you sign up for a site visit if you’re a riverfront property owner?</div> <div> </div> <div>These visits give property owners a chance to learn first-hand about the project. Become involved in the design process and ask questions to those directly involved! The project team is also interested in getting an understanding of what’s important to you about your riverfront property and will be documenting the unique features and characteristics of your property that should be factored into any future design options. If you’re curious to learn more, here’s a <a href="/_layouts/cocis/DirectDownload.aspx?target=http%3a//www.calgary.ca/UEP/Water/Documents/Water-Documents/Riverfront-Bowness-Questionnaire.pdf&amp;noredirect=1&amp;sf=1" target="_blank">link</a> to the topics that will be discussed during the visit. </div> <div> </div> <div>One-on-one site visits are available. If you are a riverfront resident and would like to sign up for a one-on-one, please contact Lauren Minuk at 403-268-8044 or email <a href="mailto:bownessbarrier@calgary.ca">bownessbarrier@calgary.ca</a>.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Stay connected</strong></div> <div> </div> <div>If you’re looking to stay up-to-date on the project visit calgary.ca/bownessbarrier. You can also sign up to receive updates through the project e-newsletter or email your questions to <a href="mailto:bownessbarrier@calgary.ca">bownessbarrier@calgary.ca</a>.</div> <div><br /><img src="/citycouncil/ward-1/PublishingImages/Bowness%20MAP.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />. </div> <div> </div> <div>Never miss another community or municipal update! Sign up for the Ward 1 Report at <a href="http://www.wardsutherland.com/">www.WardSutherland.com</a> </div> <div> </div>

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COCPublishedDate: 2019-01-21 00:00:00

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Tag: Councillor; Flood Mitigation; Parks; Ward update

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Flood barrier in Bowness

The proposed flood barrier in Bowness is a foundational piece of The City of Calgary's Flood Mitigation and Resiliency Plan.

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Rowan Park

A new game changer in the NW! Rowman Park represents over $2.4 Billion in total economic value.

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Crowchild Trail Updates - January 2019

The Ward 1 office was notified of the following work occurring this week:

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Non-Story that became a Story

Back in December, my Notice of Motion (NOM) regarding freezing the Councillor base pay for 2019 at zero (2016 minus 2.49%, 2017- minus .08%) was discussed during the December 17th Council Meeting.

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​Property Assessment 2019

The Customer Review Period is your opportunity to review and ensure the accuracy of your Property Assessment, which is from January 3 - March 12, 2019.

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Calgary BMO Centre expansion could mean boost for nearby businesses

Council is very pleased that last week the Alberta Government tabled the Community Revitalization Levy (CRL) 20-year extension.

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