A mega metamorphosis
Developer’s commitment was key to progress of urban East Village project
The metamorphosis has begun in earnest. The underground services and much of the infrastructure work, a $108-million, three-year-plus project, is getting closer to completion and now more of the redevelopment of East Village is just an approval or two away from shifting to actual above-ground retailresidential construction.
A key to making the long- awaited rebirth of the area into reality was getting a f irst developer to commit — and to be able to envision East Village in the larger context of Calgary itself, says Susan Veres, vicepresident of marketing and communication for Calgary Municipal Land Corp. (CMLC), which is overseeing the massive project east of city hall and to the fringes of Fort Calgary between the Bow River and Ninth Avenue S.E.
An artist’s rendering of a portion of the three-tower residential-retail development proposed by Embassy Bosa Inc. for East Village.