News affecting our neighbourhoods
Community Catwalk Project:
Update on our Community Enhancement Project PBP Matters June ‘21
As reported previously, Palliser-Bayview-Pumphill Community Association is working on the Community Enhancement project with graduating students from the U of C – School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape (SAPL). “Exploring Communities- Community Collabs”, (the Project) is organized and supported by the Federation of Calgary Communities (FCC), in collaboration with the U of C – SAPL.
Team PBPCA captured 1ST prize, in competition with 3 other Calgary Communities!
The project is created to assist Calgary communities with planning and installation of a community enhancement project, and to develop “community engagement”. This PBP project is entitled “Community COLLAB Catwalk”, created to enhance the walkway connecting Palliswood Rd. to 90th Avenue and the bus stop. See illustration/concept and photo, attached. Project costs and budget are currently being updated to reflect latest material costs. Completion of design, specifications, budgets, schedules and solicitation for volunteer assistance is expected in June, with completion of construction/installations by the end of August, 2021.
So, we are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to prepare, install and paint. Following is a breakdown of anticipated activities:
Development Permit: application for Permit to follow final approvals by Board of Directors. Application will be by PBPCA Committee, expected in June.
Start-up: Informal get-together prior to date of installation to review/confirm project schedules, materials availability and volunteer workers. If you can provide some time and know-how, we will be glad to discuss with you our project details, installation of materials and equipment requirements.
Procurement: obtain and arrange delivery, or pick up from materials suppliers. Deliver to site at pre-arranged time prior to start of installations.
Site preparation: cut grass, rake and collect cuttings; prepare areas to receive planter boxes (fabricated by Cal Melrose); sweep and clean walkway in preparation for painting; brush/clean masonry acoustic wall south and east faces) in preparation for mural (by others). Equipment required: battery operated grass mower and edger; shovel(s); brooms, paper garbage bags (recycle-able); wheel barrow. Time estimated: 2-3 hours. If you can provide tools and equipment, as well as yourself, please let us know.
Installation of planter boxes: prepare locations, install pre-fabricated ground-mounted boxes, fill boxes using soil from “BIG BAG”. Install plants, including flowers, shrubs in planter boxes.
Time estimated: 3-4 hours. Tools and equipment will also be required.
Painting of mural and walkway: expect the mural will be designed and painted by professional, so basic oversight is suggested to ensure surfaces to be painted are satisfactory. The asphalt walkway is to be painted in patterns designed by the students. Details are imminent. Paint materials will comply with City specifications. If you have paint brushes, rollers, or sprayer, please bring them with you.
Time estimated: 1-2 hours. Mural may require 2-3 days to complete.
Please consider taking on one, or more activities above, and support our community project.
Stay in the know. Contact (e-mail): firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, in advance! Stay tuned for updates and progress!
Dave Illsey Director. Email: email@example.com
Calgary Co-op Redevelopment:
We are excited to share with you the news that Calgary Co-op is redeveloping its Oakridge location. This Development will incorporate mixed-use retail, residential and office spaces while creating sustainable green initiatives and modernizing our community's infrastructure.
We've scheduled the first phase of construction to begin in mid-March 2021 and developed in a staged-approach to minimize disruption to our members and community. During construction, the food store, gas station, carwash, liquor store, cannabis, Boston Pizza, A&W and other retail and medical services will remain open. This phase will include upgrades to the road, parking lot, site servicing and also a new retail building.
We look forward to working with you on our redevelopment and continuing to being part of your community.
Your Calgary Co-op Team
Traffic Closures: Calgary Ring Road
Government of Alberta-Covid-19:
COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and save lives. The vaccine helps prevent you from getting infected and protects you from getting severely sick if you do get it.
Albertans are being vaccinated as fast as supply allows. This is happening in phases so people most at risk get it first. More groups will be eligible as we get more doses.
Until most Albertans are protected, fully vaccinated people must still follow all health measures: no indoor gatherings, keep 2 metres apart, wear a mask in public, and stay home when sick.