The communities of Connaught and West Victoria, a 57-block area, lie immediately to the south of the downtown core. The study envisions how the area could be redeveloped over the next twenty years to accommodate approximately 30,000 people—twice the existing community population.
Community redevelopment will result in a future that fosters a sense of arrival and departure, movement and life – qualities common to great streets and neighbourhoods around the world.
The study, initiated by the City of Calgary – Land Use Planning Division and the associated Communities, asked for conceptual building massing designs and open spaces to illustrate the potential for development and to challenge to the former RM-7 residential zoning. The plan intended to utilize fallow space and retain all existing developments and buildings. The scope of the study includes a master plan encompassing open space, street hierarchy and illustrative infill plans.