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Ward 8 News: Historic McHugh House Gets New Life

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Today, Calgary’s sixth oldest house got a new lease on life. In partnership with the City’s Roads and Parks Departments, my office helped facilitate a lease agreement with the Beltline Neighbourhood Association (BNA) so that McHugh House can once again become a community hub.
Dating back to 1896, the McHugh House originally sat on land owned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary. However, in order to save the home from demolishment, I pushed the Council to move the house in 2014 to Humpy Hollow Park on 17th Ave and Centre Street. Now, through an innovative partnership with the 17th Avenue Reconstruction Project Team, they were able to invest the funds for their site office into McHugh House rather than in temporary construction trailers.
Now, the BNA will become stewards of the house and have announced their first community tenant - CJSW. One of CJSW’s first goals is to program youth music shows in the house as all-ages music spaces are few and far between in Calgary. I’m excited to see what other community organizations find their way to McHugh House and to see this home breathe vibrancy and activity to this corner of the Beltline.
To learn more about the plans for McHugh House and Humpy Hollow Park, click here.

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