Prime Consultant

City of Calgary

Start: August 2019

Completion: October 2022

Disciplines:

  • Transportation
  • Municipal
  • Structural – Buildings
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Environmental Services
  • Community Engagement

37 Street SW Streetscape

Calgary, AB, Canada

As a part of The City of Calgary Main Streets Initiative, the 37 Street SW Streetscape attempts to create a truly inventive streetscape to adhere to future land use designation and development. Emphasis on design is aimed at creating a safe, vibrant experience at the pedestrian level. Three concepts were developed for the 37 Street SW Streetscape project that emphasizes different public realm functionalities: Urban-Nature, Urban- people, and Urban Hybrid. The focus is on an enhanced pedestrian level experience while accommodating the intensive vehicular patterns that resonate in surrounding neighbourhoods. This project is now complete and being enjoyed by the neighborhood and city alike.

Challenges

  • Coordinating disciplines to create a design that is sensitive to deep, shallow and overhead utility as well as overall construction costs.
  • Managing varying levels of expectations of the project stakeholders such as City Council, City team members, residents, and the Ward 8 Councillor.
  • Adhering to the intensive standard The City of Calgary has in place

Solutions

  • Maintaining a rigid client/team meeting schedule has ensured that coordination efforts stay on track and are documented accordingly.
  • ISL’s engagement team has worked closely with The City of Calgary engagement representatives to ensure a comprehensive engagement process was implemented and adheres to the strict guidelines in place for City projects.
  • Strict adherence to The City of Calgary standard specifications and ongoing client communication.