ABOUT THE PROJECT
As part of the implementation phase of the Main Streets initiative, The City is developing a streetscape Master Plan for 9 Avenue S.E. Our goal is to identify a streetscape plan for Inglewood's main street that reflects its heritage and builds on the values of the community.
Exploring the possibilities
Some of the areas that we will be exploring are the visual elements of the street including sidewalks, street furniture, trees and open spaces, and adjoining buildings that collectively form the street's character.
Visit the 9 Avenue Main Streets project page for additional information on the Main Streets initiative.
The feedback form is now closed. You can see what we asked below and by clicking through the tabs.
For our third phase of engagement, we asked for feedback on six different areas of design: Street Composition, Concept Designs, Crosswalks & Street Corners, Side Streets, laneways & Park Interfaces, and Public Art.
A Phase Three What We Heard report will be completed and a final recommended concept design will be shared with residents and public in the Spring 2018.
To understand what has already been done, you can review the first round What We Heard Report to see what we asked and heard in the first round of online engagement.
You can also review the What We Heard Report (round 2) for the second phase of engagement. For this we looked to understand and confirm key community priorities to be integrated into the streetscape master plan.
Crosswalks & Street Corners
Laneways & Park Interfaces
Inglewood / Ramsay is an eclectic, weird and wonderful neighbourhood filled with food, fashion, music, art and design. 9 avenue can be further enhanced to become a kind of "cultural corridor" that builds upon the energy and momentum of creative production that is active in the community. The street can become a space for artists of all kinds of media to exhibit works and experiment with process, to spur dialogue and debate, and connect people to the neighbourhood and to Calgary itself.
To begin creating this cultural corridor we are looking at an artistic intervention for the Blackfoot Trail Underpass. This is an opportunity to unite the two halves of the community back together while also creating an enticing transformative moment that connects together all Calgarians. The artistic enhancement concept, Red Sky at Night creates a dynamic luminous overhead experience that highlights Inglewood's changing nature and the phenomena of Albertan weather patterns. The work transforms a dark and uninviting pedestrian corridor into a dynamic and desirable space that is enlivened with a dynamic three dimensional ceiling installation that changes colour based on real time weather conditions and sways gently back and forth from both natural and traffic generated air currents.
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