September 21, 2022

Calgary city council remains part of new community approval process amid changes

via Global News by Adam MacVicar Calgary city council has made several changes to the way new neighbourhoods are approved, but removing city councillors entirely from the process wasn’t one of them. Mayor Jyoti Gondek floated the idea in July as part of a proposal to “depoliticize” the process of approving new communities by allowing administration to take on that work and judge the business cases on a set of criteria. “My goal was to get to a point where council was comfortable enough with the process and administration’s experience to make a sound decision on where we should grow and that...

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September 15, 2022

770 CHQR The Drive with Ted Henley: Interview with Bill Black, President of Calgary Construction Association

LISTEN: Bill Black, President of the Calgary Construction Association, joined Ted Henley on QR770’s The Drive to talk about economic recovery in the construction industry.

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September 14, 2022

As city prepares to approve more new communities, development industry defends building outward

via Calgary Herald Councillors in favour of the new communities said they wanted to give developers time to get shovels in the ground this year; critics have said Calgary needs to stop building out and start building within its existing boundaries Construction in the new community of Glacier Ridge in Calgary on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Darren Makowichuk/Postmedia Calgary city council is considering adding up to eight new communities at the city’s edge.While the city has said it is expecting upwards of 90,000 people to move to Calgary over the next four years, administration has said it can accommodate that growth...

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