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Calgary’s Event Centre Block gets ready to build

Calgary’s Event Centre Block gets ready to build
CITY OF CALGARY — An illustration of the Calgary Event Centre, planned for construction this spring in the city’s Arts + Culture District.

CALGARY, ALTA. – The Event Centre Block jobsite in Calgary’s Culture + Entertainment District is being prepped for construction as design work continues.

The public can expect to see construction activity this spring, a City of Calgary release said.

5 Street S.E. will be shifted to the east and become 5A Street S.E. This is being done in order to make the space necessary for the full 10-acre Event Centre Block. Throughout January and February, underground service work and a temporary roadway were built and in the coming months, crews will construct the new utilities and alignment of 5A Street S.E.

A total of three development permits will be submitted to facilitate construction of the Event Centre Block. In February the design team submitted a stripping and grading permit, a shoring and excavating permit and a separate and third development permit application for the building, including building design components such as exterior façade and interior layouts, is scheduled to be submitted in the coming months, the release said.

The Stephenson & Co Grocers building, located at the corner of 13 Avenue S.E. and 5 Street S.E., a Calgary heritage structure, will be relocated. Options include adaptive reuse, such as repurposing the structure for commercial, cultural or community use.

“In the meantime, the building will be temporarily stored at a protected location safeguarding it from harm during the transition,” the release said.

More information on the project is available here.


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