Two visions for future of Mission Road district go head-to-head today
When council hears proposals for denser redevelopments in established Calgary communities, aldermen don’t tend to get neighbour feedback like “overall enthusiasm,” “wonderful project” and “exciting.”
Those are the public raves for a proposal that would turn a drab part of Mission Road into a charming tree-lined promenade of shops with homes upstairs – sketched out by community members themselves as part of a unique public process.
But this rezoning application also has an equally unusual group in opposition: the people who own those properties along Mission Road.
They feel their own redevelopment plans were swapped out in favour of something that dazzles the neighbours but might not make economic sense.
The landowners had already pitched their own plans for four-storey townhouses and apartments, with the blessings of city planners and grumblings from community associations – until new Ald. Gian-Carlo Carra came in and invited everybody together into what’s basically a choose-your-own-redevelopment-adventure dialogue.
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