On August 18 2015, Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corporation (CSEC), the owners of the Calgary Flames, the Calgary Stampeders, the Calgary Roughnecks and the Calgary Hitmen, revealed their proposed concept to the public for a multi-use sports complex to be constructed adjacent to the Bow River and north of the community of Sunalta in West Village.
On April 25, 2016 City Council approved, as amended, the West Village-CalgaryNEXT – Phase One Analysis report (C2016-0254):
- Directing Administration to request a formal response from Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) to Report C2016-0254, and further, to request that Mayor Nenshi invite CSEC to meet with Council at a Strategic Meeting of Council to present their response and discuss next steps no later than June 2016;
- Directing Administration and Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) to investigate with CSEC and the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Limited (CESL) the potential for a new arena/event centre on or near Stampede Park, investigate with the McMahon Stadium Society upgrades to McMahon Stadium, and report back to Council with an update on the findings of these investigations no later than 2016 October 30;
- Directing Administration and CMLC to continue to work with Alberta Environment and Parks (Alberta Environment) on addressing the development and contamination issues associated with the West Village Canada Creosote site and surrounding areas; and
- Requesting that Attachment 6 to this report remain confidential pursuant to Section 27(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Alberta).
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