The owner started the development with a blank slate, using community input to develop initial concepts for the site. These initial concepts were reviewed by the community, with an overwhelming majority (91 per cent) selecting Concept A, for its linear pathways and green space.
All told, more than 1,270 Calgarians participated in the initial engagement process, which lead to the creation of the first version of the plan for Highland Village Green in August 2014. Since the plan has been under review with The City of Calgary process, engagement opportunities have included two information sessions in January 2015, and one in March 2016.
Since July 2016, The City of Calgary has hosted a series of meetings between the project team, area Community Associations and various City departments. This, along with the results of the Green Line design charrette process, resulted in several changes to the plan that were presented to the community during an information session December 8. The revised plan will be presented to City Council in January 2017.
Throughout the review process, the project team has continued to work with community members, through meetings as well as connections via the 24-hour phone line, website and project email.