During the CPAG review process, between November 2015 and February 2016, access changes were made around 1 Street NW. At that time it was decided with the City of Calgary Transportation department that there was a need for a connection to the redevelopment site from 1 Street NW. This access was intended to allow The City to be able to provide existing residents with access to Centre Street North via the new Highland Drive NW, in the event that the Green Line LRT requires access closures for other area roadways.
In that case, the road would be used by existing residents to gain access through the new site, and not vice versa.
The applicant understands that the local roads to the north cannot accommodate traffic volumes from the proposed development, and would not support connecting 1 Street NW for the purpose of directing development traffic out to the north.