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Working group looks to fill vacant Calgary office towers

Working group looks to fill vacant Calgary office towers

CALGARY, ALTA.—A working group has been established to address office tower vacancy in Calgary.

The Calgary Office Revitalization and Expansion (CORE) Working Group has been tasked with making recommendations on strategies to utilize empty office towers in the city and breathe new life into the downtown area.

The CORE Working Group, co-chaired by Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation Doug Schweitzer and Calgary-Currie MLA Nicholas Milliken, includes representation from a broad cross-section of affected stakeholders.

The working group’s key mandate is to assess existing findings and recommendations, determine their feasibility and provide a clear path forward for all three levels of government and the private sector.
The group is expected to deliver a final report to government by the end of September.

“Calgary’s downtown core has faced a number of hardships, but there is endless opportunity in front of us to recreate a vibrant and thriving downtown,” said Milliken in a government release. “A lot of work has already been done to address this – including investments into flood mitigation and construction of the new Court of Appeal – and I look forward to working with the members of CORE to determine how the provincial government can help set the best path forward to revitalize this city’s downtown core.”

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