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Planning and Urban Development Committee Apr. 13, 2016

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The Apr. 13, 2016, Planning and Urban Development Committee meeting included:

Designation Of The Bank Of Montreal As A Municipal Historic Resource

The SPC and Urban Development recommended that this item be referred to the 2016 May 02 Council meeting, and three readings be given to the proposed bylaw to designate the Bank of Montreal as a Municipal Historic Resource. The Bank of Montreal was built in 1932, added to Calgary’s Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources in 1982 and designated a Provincial Historic Resource in 2003. This Beaux Arts-style architectural building’s current designation legally protects its property. It is being proposed that the Bank of Montreal be designated as a Municipal Historic Resource under Section 26 of the Alberta Historical Resources Act.

Centre City Levy Update

The SPC and Urban Development recommended that Council receive the report for information. This update on the Centre City Levy program summarizes the levy amounts collected, spent and remaining from the 2014-2015 time period, the funded Centre City Plan Area projects and the differences between the two infrastructure funding programs. The Committee referred this report for information to industry for further consultation with a request they return the update to the Committee in the fall.

Olympic Plaza Cultural District Redevelopment

The SPC and Urban Development recommended that Council receive this report for information. One of the actions identified in the Civic Districts Public Realm Strategy is to refine, phase, and implement a comprehensive Master Plan for the redevelopment of Olympic Plaza, Municipal Plaza, and surrounding buildings. The project will be split into four phases: engagement, design/programming, construction and operating. Urban Strategy has engaged resources to help with the first phase of the project, engagement of Calgarians, which builds on past engagement to provide the background for the creation of a vision for the redevelopment of the Olympic Plaza Cultural District through an international design competition.


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