+ For information about the specific threat to Westbourne Baptist Church, go here: http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... ?p=441#441
+ Link to the Stampede Expansion page ( updated June 7), including a map of the expansion area: http://development.calgarystampede.com/
A summary of the plans is posted below.
+ Link to the land use application for Stampede Expansion that went to Calgary Planning Commission on November 17, and was passed by City Council in January 23. It is a pdf document. http://www.calgary.ca/docgallery/BU/pla ... 5_0057.pdf
A representative of CHI addressed Council and spoke in favour of those elements of the plan dealing with archeological investigation historic preservation. CHI encouraged the preservation of all 8 structures on the heritage inventory that are in the Stampede expansion zone. Photos and brief information about the 8 buildings is below.
Note the following excerpts from the plan regarding heritage:
(a) Built Heritage
The City of Calgary’s “Inventory of Potential Heritage Sites” identifies 8 sites within the proposed Expansion area. Six of these sites will be retained, conserved and integrated within the redevelopment. (listed below*) The CES is investigating options and is meeting with the Calgary Heritage Authority to resolve the issues surrounding 2 sites: Westbourne Baptist Church (1910) and a Duplex Residence (1908). Measures under consideration include relocation within the Expansion area or archival documentation prior to demolition.
(b) Archaeological Potential
Three relatively undisturbed areas have been identified as having high potential archaeological value: level terrain atop Scotsman’s Hill; portions of undisturbed land flanking the Elbow River in the NE of proposed DC Site 1and 3; and terrain on north side of the bend in the Elbow River in south central section of proposed DC Site 2. No disturbance is proposed in any of these three areas. If any disturbance of the sub-surface
is contemplated on any of these sites, Historic Impact Assessments will be undertaken in accordance with Section 37(2) of the Historical Resources Act.
*To be retained:
Grocery/Apartment (Kinsmen Centre)
To be demolished:
Duplex Residences on 3rd Street E
Westbourne Baptist Church