City hosting Green Line open house events this March (RENDERINGS)

Mar 6 2020, 9:51 am

Updated plans for stage 1 of the new Green Line are nearly ready to go.

City of Calgary administration is expected to bring an updated Stage 1 route to the Green Line Committee on April 23, but before they do that they’re taking it to the public in a series of open houses this March.

“We will be sharing new information to help Calgarians better understand what the updated Stage 1 alignment might look like,” said Graham Gerylo, Senior Manager of Planning, Green Line, in a release from the city.

“We would like to hear feedback and answer questions they might have about the changes we’ve made.”

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16 Avenue N Station – early rendering of what 16 Avenue N Station could look like. (City of Calgary)

These details will include what Centre Street North could look like with the addition of a surface-running LRT, where stations will be placed in downtown, what type of bridge will cross the Bow River and Prince’s Island Park, how a tunnel entrance will be worked into Eau Claire’s public spaces, and how BRT in Centre Street will be brought up to MAX levels of service.

“It’s important to us to continue working with stakeholders and Calgarians as we move this important project forward,” said Gerylo, “to help them better understand the changes we are recommending, to hear their perspectives, and answer questions that they might have.”

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2 Avenue Station – early rendering of what 2 Avenue Station could look like. (City of Calgary)

Here is a list of planned Green Line education events:

Saturday, March 7: 10 am to 2 pm, Sheraton Hotel, Eau Claire — 255 Barclay Parade SW
Sunday, March 8: 10 am to 2 pm, Crescent Heights Community Association — 1101 2nd Street NW
Wednesday, March 11: 10 am to 6 pm, Crescent Heights Storefront — 914 Centre Street N
Thursday, March 12: 10 am to 6 pm, Eau Claire Community Room Storefront — 200 Barclay Parade SW
Sunday, March 15: 10 am to 2 pm, Crescent Heights Community Association — 1101 2nd Street NW
Wednesday, March 18: 10 am to 6 pm, Crescent Heights Storefront — 914 Centre Street N
Wednesday, March 25: 10 am to 6 pm, Crescent Heights Storefront — 914 Centre Street N
Thursday, March 26: 10 am to 6 pm, Eau Claire Community Room Storefront — 200 Barclay Parade SW
Tuesday, March 31: 4:30 to 8:30 pm, Eau Claire Community Room

The release also noted that more events are being considered for April.