Update on the development in the former Highland Park golf course

Hello Everyone, 

We wanted to provide an update on the development in the former Highland Park golf course. Many of you have been engaged on this file over the past few years through the many twists and turns, and joined us in advocating for the best outcome and ensuring our significant concerns with water issues and recognizing the creek that runs through the valley were addressed. 

As we previously advised, the outline plan was approved conditional on the completion of the regional drainage study. The results of the study indicated serious issues if the development was to proceed as is. From there the City and Developer have been in discussions on how to proceed forward. The attached link outlines the results of the regional drainage study. 

https://www.calgary.ca/pda/pd/current-studies-and-ongoing-activities/highland-park.html

The developer has now filed a statement of claim against the city. We have provided a link below to the CBC story. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/highland-park-calgary-1.5887588

Given it is now before the courts it’s likely we won’t receive many updates, but we will pass along any news as we can. 

The Friends of Confederation Creek continue their advocacy work on the creek and other water issues impacting the Nose Creek watershed. You can find more information on their efforts on the Friends of Confederation Creek Facebook page. 

Thanks to all who have written letters, attended city council meetings, attended town halls and stayed engaged on the issue.  It seems the journey will continue for some time!  As always please reach out with any questions or comments. 

Alison Abbott                                 Pat Saunders 

VP Public Service                           Director, Public Service 

Vanessa Gillard

Programming and community engagement coordinator at the Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association. Spouse Adam Grayton

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