Spruce Cliff values being a safe, beautiful, active and accessible 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 get to know one another better through new gathering spaces, activities and events. There will be an increase sense of safety, thanks to a new partnership with the Calgary Police and residents in Spruce Cliff. The Community Association will be able to better communicate with residents about events, programs and services in the neighbourhood.
The following is a summary of programs, services and/or small-scale infrastructure improvements that The City of Calgary will implement in partnership with residents of Spruce Cliff.
|Improvement Project||Project Details||Target Completion Date|
|Public Art||An artist would work with the community to develop public art such as a mural, flags and banners or utility box painting.||Summer 2018|
Please note: Public Art projects are on hold until a corporate direction is confirmed.
|Wildflower Playground Improvement||Providing accessible recreational equipment and opportunities to all residents contributes to an active, playful community.||Summer 2018|
This project is dependent on feasibility study and timelines.
|Outdoor Gathering Space||Which may include benches, fit park or community garden. Well-planned gathering spaces encourage people to come together and enjoy community life.||Fall 2018|
This project is dependent on feasibility study and timelines.
|Community Open House Day||Learn about various programs and services, Fair Entry and other initiatives and events in the community.||Summer 2018|
|Increase Programming||More Programming opportunities such as basketball, ESL, and gardening.||Summer 2018|
|Community Speed Watch program along Spruce Drive||Residents would work with Calgary Police Service to monitor vehicle speeds using radar or laser and encourage good driving.||Summer 2018|
|Safety Initiatives||A safety education workshop and/or campaign provided by the Calgary Police Services, Calgary Community Standards and Calgary Fire Department that builds community awareness around home and public safety, as well as addressing crime reporting challenges.||Summer 2018|
|Community Communication Plan||The development of a communication plan for the neighbourhood will allows for residents to be better informed and engaged. This can result in more connections between the community association and residents for better delivery of programs and services.||Winter 2018|
Subject to the commitment from the Community Association to support the development and implementation of the plan.
|Night Walk||Evening pedestrian safety activities, including night walks with Calgary Police, Bylaw Officers and Transit Staff.||TBA|
|More benches at bus stops||Several bus stops will receive additional benches.||TBA|
INITIATIVES 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.
Indoor evening programming - In a collaboration with Bow Cliff Seniors and Spruce Cliff Community Association the City is helping them generate an indoor evening gathering space with programming for adults (e.g. meditation, walking, stretching, Hatha yoga, painting, Tai Chi).
Supporting affordable access to programs - The City is connecting with Bow Cliff Seniors, Spruce Cliff Community Association and Calgary Lawn Bowling Club to explore a Fee Assistance program partnership.
We also heard the following were identified as a priority for your neighbourhood, however these are out of scope for This is my neighbourhood:
Additonal snow shoveling along Spruce Dr. - Calgary Parks clears the west sidewalk between 8th Ave SW & Hemlock Cres. The City of Calgary Pathway snow clearing webpage is great resource for information about snow clearing of Pathways. http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Pathways/Sn...
The detailed snow and ice control maps indicate the pathways, sidewalks and overpasses that are cleared by specific City departments. Calgary Parks Infrastructure team clears the sidewalk along Spruce Drive at the Wildflower Centre and is done within 72 hours of when the snow stops.
Lighting at the sport court was also identified as a priority for your neighbourhood, however this is a high cost initiative and is out of scope for This is my neighbourhood.
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.
A report of what we heard when Spruce Cliff 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 Spruce Cliff workshops is available here.
The vision statement for Spruce Cliff is: Spruce Cliff values being a safe, beautiful, active and accessible 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.
Input is now closed. Below are the questions we asked in November-December. The report of what we heard is available here.
Please rank the following projects by impact to community so we can help make your neighbourhood become an even better place to live, work and play. Based on the neighbourhood vision for Spruce Cliff, the following initiatives are possible for The City to support as part of the This is my neighbourhood program.
Vision StatementFrom July 28 to August 8 we asked for your preference on the vision statements. See below for results.
Pick the vision statement you think is best for Spruce Cliff.
This poll has concluded.
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.