No. 264

Location

West Hillhurst, Calgary

Client

Truman Development Corporation

Project Planner + Team Lead

CivicWorks Planning + Design

Strategic Partners

S2 Architecture
Intelligent Futures
InfraCor
Navagrah Landscape Architecture & Urban Design
Bunt & Associates
Nubix
Brisbin & Sentis Engineering Incorporated
Vista Geomatics

Project Status

Land Use Redesignation Approval (2016)
Development Permit - Phase One Approval (2016)
Development Permit - Phase Two (Under Review)
Construction - Phase One (Underway)

*select visualizations prepared by our strategic partners

Awards

Canadian Institute of Planners - Award of Merit for Planning Excellence 2016

Progressive Partnership, Innovative Redevelopment

In early 2015, The Royal Canadian Legion North Branch No.264 forged a progressive partnership with Calgary-based developer-builder Truman Development Corporation to achieve an innovative redevelopment of the Kensington Legion’s lands within West Hillhurst, Calgary.

At its core, the redevelopment vision seeks to revitalize the home of an aged, fiscally unsustainable social organization, and create a vibrant mixed-use hub on an underdeveloped inner-city site.

On the behalf of the joint-venture partners, a multi-disciplinary project team undertook a progressive and collaborative planning, design, and public engagement program.  The project team recognized that the site redevelopment could be a leader and a neighbourhood catalyst for progressive change aligned with The City of Calgary’s strategic growth goals both City-wide and for its emerging ‘Main Street’ Initiative — focused on the intensification of neighbourhood corridors like Kensington Road.

The No. 264 project can serve as a national leader, showcasing an innovative model of progressive city-building through partnerships between the land development industry and social organizations, like the Legion. Many Legion Branches across Canada are watching closely and considering this type of joint-venture redevelopment model, as they see great promise in the renewal it offers local members and their greater communities.