Before The City initiates broad public consultation regarding the proposed CalgaryNEXT concept , Council and Administration need to understand whether it is feasible. This requires further examination of all aspects of the proposed concept including environmental contamination on the proposed site, the operational requirements of the fieldhouse, and the revenue potential of a community revitalization levy.
To accomplish this, Phase One of the CalgaryNEXT analysis will direct work in five areas
- Gather information and work with CSEC to better understand the CSEC Proposal;
- Undertake environmental and legal analysis of the West Village site to better understand the extent of contamination as well as the options, costs, funding options, and estimated timetables for mitigation of contamination;
- Undertake a multi-faceted feasibility analysis that considers the requirements and implications to the University of Calgary and its stakeholders, community stakeholders of the fieldhouse, the Calgary Stampeders, the McMahon Stadium Society, and prospective fieldhouse users;
- Undertake an analysis of the revenue potential of a Community Revitalization Levy; and
- Work with Calgary Economic Development (CED) to better understand, from the perspective of Calgary’s Economic Strategy, implications to the Calgary Stampede, the Calgary Convention Centre, the Saddledome Foundation, Tourism Calgary, and other relevant stakeholders.
City Administration will report back to Council no later than April 30, 2016 with the results of its Phase One analysis, requested information and its recommendations to support Council in determining if they want to proceed with, or modify, the next phase of work.
For further information on the CalgaryNEXT Analysis Project, please refer to the the CalgaryNEXT Analysis Framework Report (M2015-0856).
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