Glendale values safe streets and a sense of security, well-maintained landscaping, community-specific installations, being family-friendly, and having a range of amenities, programs and spaces in the neighbourhood.
Residents outlined what was important to them, focusing on the themes of people, places, programs and possibilities. The City then worked with residents to identify projects that would support the vision and be possible in their neighbourhood, and then residents prioritized the projects.
Neighbours will enjoy a safe, clean and green neighbourhood through these new programs. Residents will have more recreation opportunities, create gardens, and plan special events, as well as creating a neighbourhood watch program.
The following is a summary of programs, services and/or small-scale infrastructure improvements the City of Calgary will implement in partnership with residents of Glendale.
|Improvement Project||Project Details||Target Completion Date|
|Special Events at Turtle Hill||Event opportunities bring people together and provide an opportunity for neighbours to connect, be active and have fun while building upon their sense of involvement in a vibrant neighbourhood.||Summer 2018|
|Community garden||A community garden encourages people to come together and enjoy community life.||Winter 2019|
|Fire Hydrant Spray Park||Open fire hydrants for kids to play at a temporary splash park. This allows neighborhood children an opportunity to connect and play, while adding vibrancy to local neighbourhood life.||Summer 2018|
|Initiate neighbourhood safety watch program||Work with the community association and affected stakeholders to launch/re-launch a Community safety watch and/or crime prevention program.||Summer 2018|
|Re- install turtle at Turtle Hill Park||Work with the local schools and other stakeholders to engage in the design elements for a "new turtle" to ultimately be constructed and re-installed at Turtle Hill.||Fall 2018|
|Marketing plan||The development of a marketing plan for the Community Association will inform a community identity and/or brand as well as to support residents to be better informed and engaged. This results in more connections between the community association and residents for better delivery of programs and services.||Fall 2018|
INTIATIVES IN PROGRESS
Below is a list of projects that residents mentioned to us, some are currently underway and fit within your neighbourhood vision some are not possible for The City to do as part of this program and we want to tell you why.
Low maintenance botanical gardens in traffic circles - Currently in the design and development stage. Scheduled to be installed Spring/Summer 2018.
Replacement of existing street lamps to LED lights - City Council approved a city-wide retrofit of 80,000 streetlights which was completed in Summer 2017. Click for more info:
Additional bike paths -We heard that residents would like to see bike paths in the community extended.
Pathway and Bikeway Map - This mapping system shows real time updates on capital and operational work on our pathways. The requested section of pathway within your community will be added to The City’s "Missing Link Wish-list". This list determines the value of a potential pathways through the area for formalization, based on connectivity, potential frequency of use, value to the community and other factors. The request will be further evaluated if and when funding becomes available.
Traffic calming measure on 19 Avenue S.W. - The traffic study process begins once a community or individual location is identified as the highest priority according to the evaluation process, and is described in more detail in the . City staff will work with the volunteer community traffic committee to determine the most appropriate traffic calming measures to address the identified concerns. Learn more about the traffic calming process .
Thank you to everyone who participated and shared ideas with us, the public engagement is now closed. The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018. A full summary report of everything we heard during the engagement can be found here. For What We Heard reports for each of the engagement phases see below.
The report of what we heard when Glendale residents prioritized initiatives created at the idea workshops to make their vision a reality is available here.
The report of what we heard during the Glendale idea workshops is available here.
The vision statement for Glendale is: Glendale values safe streets and a sense of security, well-maintained landscaping, community-specific installations, being family-friendly, and having a range of amenities, programs and spaces in the neighbourhood.
Thanks to everyone who provided input into the neighbourhood vision words. All the ideas you provided can be found in the what we heard report.
After working with residents and City staff to come up with ideas for possible initiatives, we asked for your input on which of the following initiatives would have the most impact on achieving the neighbourhood vision. This engagement was open for input in March 2018.
From July 10 to October 31 we asked residents in Glendale: what would make Glendale a better place to live, work and play. They were then asked to choose their top three vision words from a list of word, or add their own, and explain why they chose that word.
The full report of what we heard during this engagement can be found here.
Based on all the feedback, three vision statements were created for Glendale and we asked you to tell us which vision statement you like best. See below for results.
This vision will be used in the next step of the engagement when we work with you to come up with initiatives.
Which vision statement do you like best?
This poll has concluded.
In the first round of engagement, we asked the following question.
What would make Glendale a better place to live, work and play?
Choose your top three vision words from the list below, or add your own, and tell us why.
• Accessible • Active • Beautiful • Clean • Connected • Diverse
• Family-friendly • Healthy • Inclusive • Safe • Walkable
The City created This is my neighbourhood to work with residents to create a community visions that helps guide the delivery of City programs, services and small-scale infrastructure improvements.
This is my neighbourhood began in 2015 with a group of 14 inaugural communities. As part of the This is my neighbourhood program, The City partnered with the first group of neighbourhoods to deliver more than 100 programs, services and small-scale improvement projects that residents requested. Overall, This is my neighbourhood will take place in 28 neighbourhoods over four years from 2015 to 2018.
The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018.