The Calgary Housing Company has acquired East Village place, a 163-unit residential building located in East Village. This will come as a great relief for the residents of the tower who were living with uncertainty since the tower went into receivership last year.
The City of Calgary and Calgary Housing Company can now work together on plans for a community space within the two ground levels. Success will be a healthy operating model – one that will ensure the residential tower and other activities in the building meet the needs of the neighbourhood and are financially self-sustaining.
Engagement is being planned for this summer for The City to understand how community members would like to see the space used. This information will inform criteria to evaluate proposals from organizations interested in operating the community space.
The City will take the input from the community and assess ideas to make sure they are feasible. Once a clear set of criteria are in place The City will issue a call for proposals (RFP or EOI) for organizations who would be interested in providing community programming, that meets community need, in that space.
The City anticipates mid-2017 occupancy for program provider(s) in the community space. Until then, senior’s programming in the East Village will continue without disruption.
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