What happened in Phase 1 and 2?

Phase 1 of the Kensington Area Improvements project focused gathering citizen input regarding key areas of Hillhurst Sunnyside, West Hillhurst and Hounsfield Heights Briar Hill that were in need of public realm investment. Sixteen areas were identified and brought forward in Phase 2 of the project which sought public input to prioritize the proposed projects, knowing that not all projects could be funded and implemented. The primary objectives of Phase 2 were:

  1. Identify which projects are most desired by the public (and which are not).
  2. Get feedback on the improvement concepts being considered for each project.

There are three different types of projects:

  • Streetscape Improvements
  • Traffic Calming Enhancement
  • Public Spaces

The public feedback received during this phase of engagement will be used in conjunction with technical analysis and cost considerations to select which projects will be carried forward for implementation. Below is an interactive map that illustrates all 16 potential projects presented in Phase 2.

Phase 2 - What We Heard Reports

Below you will find links to What We Heard PDF documents for each of the potential projects that were put out for public input. Please click on the project that interests you and read about the feedback given by Calgarians.

Project Funding

These projects are all part of the Established Area Growth and Change Strategy. This program provides funding to support short-term (1-3 years) public space improvement projects in established communities where growth and change are happening. The Strategy connects planning, financial and investment decisions to provide the assistance that established communities need to support growth that is currently taking place.

City Council created the Established Area Investment Fund to dedicate funding for community improvements in established areas experiencing growth and change. The public space projects that were identified and prioritized in Phase 1 and 2 of the Kensington Area Improvements project will funded through this program.