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10 Ave SW

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    10 Avenue SW


    The 10 Avenue SW main street stretches from 19 Street to 14 Street SW in the community of Sunalta.

    Evaluation and analysis

    By analysing local input and economic information, the Main Streets team will start evaluating what policy, land use or other planning options would benefit Calgary's main streets.

    By reviewing local statistics, the Main Streets team will consider how past population, employment and transportation trends apply to the future Calgary's main streets.

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    We are currently working with economic research experts and industry partners to understand what the market demand, opportunities and challenges are for development in main street areas.

    Once this information is compiled we will report back to you on what we've learned. Subscribe to receive email updates and invites to future events.

    The Main Streets team will review the Sunalta area redevelopment plan, West LRT Land Use Study and related planning documentation in the evaluation and analysis phase of the program.

    This main street runs parallel to the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) line and offers a mix of uses. Because of this area’s proximity to the CPR line and downtown, it originally grew around the need for industrial development. This early twentieth century inner-city industrial development marks a time when the city was expanding beyond the downtown core.

    Residential development followed in the surrounding community of Sunalta, making this area a place for people to live and work in. The surrounding blocks of 10 Avenue SW are scattered with small groupings of historic homes setback from the street with gabled roofs, shingle siding, and full-width front porches, that reference early residential styles, such as Edwardian and Arts and Crafts styles.

    In recent decades, low-rise apartments of three to four storeys in height have popped up in the community. Yet the height, positioning and setbacks from the property line of the more recent developments have maintained the overall human scale of the streetscape.

    Today, the avenue itself retains a few repurposed historic spaces like a park and a community hall, and two to three storey commercial buildings, as well as a public plaza in front of the CTrain station.