Chinatown is one of Calgary’s most culturally significant and important communities. Its history is nearly as old as Calgary’s. The current location, flanking Centre Street along the south bank of the Bow River and up into the core, was selected in 1910. Like many Chinatowns across North America, Calgary’s Chinatown has seen its fortunes grow and fade.
Investment and renewal is needed but not at the expense of what makes Chinatown a neighbourhood enjoyed by many. That is why Councillor Farrell introduced a motion asking the City to establish a public engagement process to develop a road map for future development in community. The motion was inspired by several conversations with community organizations and private developers who want to ensure that Chinatown thrives once again.
Public Engagement will begin in July and extend into August. It will include an opportunity to provide online feedback, a project sounding board and other on-street engagement, indoor events in the community, and a walking tour.
If you are a resident, a business-owner, a community volunteer or if Chinatown is important to you, please get involved and share your opinions on how Chinatown can thrive as it changes.
For complete details, please visit the project page.
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