EnCana/Bow, Regis Hotel, York Hotel news

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EnCana/Bow, Regis Hotel, York Hotel news

Postby newsposter » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:40 am

See the bottom posts on page 2 of this thread for the latest updates. Last updated March 2009.


Encana Project to CPC March 8 2007 - see the bottom for information.

Encana project being unveiled October 12 2006. See the bottom post for latest news.
http://www.encana.com/aboutus/locations ... /index.htm


The site of the proposed EnCana project (EnCentre) includes most of the two city blocks between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue SW, between Centre Street and 1st Street SE. It includes or is adjacent to five heritage buildings. Below is a description of the site, information on the heritage buildings, and an article about the project by the Calgary Heritage Initiative printed in the June 11 Calgary Herald.

Link to Encana news releases about the project: http://www.encana.com/aboutus/locations ... /index.htm

Link to a previous (now locked) EnCana thread, including mostly prior news reporting about the project: http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... 3ff66b8293

The EnCana site

Photo of EnCana's 7th Avenue frontage.
The York is in the foreground, the Legion is in shadow, and the Regis Plaza Hotel is in the background.
The York and the Regis are owned by EnCana. The Legion is owned by the City. EnCana also owns the parking lot behind these buildings along 6th Avenue. From www.viewcalgary.com

You can see the Legion and the Regis in this photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherlock77

The EnCana property stretches north along Centre Street, including the parking lot behind the York/Legion/Regis, and the parking lots on the north side of 6th Avenue. From www.viewcalgary.com

Looking east on 6th Avenue from the Centre Street intersection. The EnCana project includes parking lots to the left (north) and right (south) of 6th Avenue. The old No. 1 Firehall and the NW Travellers building are visible in the background on the eastern edge of the northern block. The York, Legion and Regis are out of the picture to the right. The EnCana project is expected to somehow bridge 6th Avenue. Photo from www.viewcalgary.com

Here's a view looking west from the Firehall. The parking lots behind the Firehall are EnCana. Note the Chamber of Commerce (old Oddfellow's Hall) at the base of the PetroCanada Centre. A 'density transfer' from that building to PetroCanada resulted in the historic building being protected, while PetroCanada was built at a higher density. Photo from www.viewcalgary.com

Here is a winter shot that shows the development site from the north (courtesy 'Queetz' from www.skyscraperpage.com Calgary Construction forum). North-West Travellers and the No. 1 Firehall are in the lower left. EnCana owns the property west of these buildings. On the other side of 6th Avenue, EnCana owns that parking lot as well as the York and the Regis - you can see the rear of those buildings in the middle of the picture. The city-owned Legion is the shorter building between the York and Regis.
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Postby newsposter » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:28 am

Profile of the Heritage buildings on or around the EnCana site.

The 'quoted' material is from Historic Downtown Calgary, a great walking guide to downtown heritage published in 2005 by the Calgary Heritage Authority. You can get a copy of the Brochure at the City. It is also online as a pdf here: http://www.calgary.ca/portal/server.pt/ ... ations.htm
Another resource on these buildings is Historic Walks of Calgary by Harry Sanders, also published in 2005. Available in bookstores.

York Hotel - owned by EnCana
http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/calgary ... r/york.htm
York Hotel
636 Centre Street SE
1929 – 1930
After its official opening by Mayor Davidson, this Edwardian commercial building with Art Deco style motifs was touted as Calgary’s best medium priced hotel. The mezzanine floor was home to CFCN’s Broadcasting Studio, a Ladies’ Lounge and a boardroom. Additional facilities included a beer parlour, stores and the main office in the 7 Ave. annex. The former site of the Calgary Stampeders’ Ticket Office, the York Hotel has survived several fires (1970, 1990, 2005) and was converted into housing in 1993.

More history on the York here: http://www.calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/vi ... ?p=789#789

Photos from http://www.flickr.com/photos/entheos_fog/

No. 1 Legion - owned by the City of Calgary, leased to the Legion, provincially designated (protected)
Calgary (Royal Canadian) Legion Hall #1
116 – 7 Avenue SE
In 1915, returning soldiers world-wide formed the Great War Veterans’ Association (GWVA). The Calgary branch gained notoriety in Calgary by declaring the “Calgary Resolution”, a grant scheme for veterans – later endorsed nation-wide to develop a system of bonus payments; limited only by the country’s ability to pay. The GWVA, changed in the mid-1920s to the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League, continued to fight for veterans’ rights. Plans were developed for a Memorial Hall and on September 9, 1919 HRH Edward, Prince of Wales (later King of England, and later still Duke of Windsor) turned the first sod for the Calgary Legion Hall. But it was not until 1922, with the support of provincial and municipal governments, and a public subscription, that
the $90,000 structure was completed.

NEW: More here: http://www.historicplaces.ca/rep-reg/af ... px?Id=5146


Regis Hotel - owned by EnCana
Grunwald (St. Regis) Hotel
124 – 7 Avenue SW
When the St. Regis Hotel opened on October 22, 1913, it was known as the Grunwald Hotel. Touted as a “first-class European-style hotel”, it was built to accommodate the better-heeled of the westward-bound masses. The St. Regis is one of a small number of edifices in Calgary to feature terracotta tile. The Grunwald, named for the manager, Carl Grunwald, was changed when owner, A.C. Johnstone, took over the management of the establishment in 1917. The name change was likely a response to the anti-German sentiment of the time.


You can see the Legion and the Regis in this photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherlock77

Old No. 1 Firehall - owned by the City of Calgary, provincially 'registered' (a lower level of protection)
Calgary Firehall #1
140 – 6 Avenue SE
In 1885 the Calgary Fire Brigade was formed. 1897 marked the appointment of James “Cappy” Smart as the chief and first full-time paid employee of the Calgary Fire Department. A legend in his own time,
Cappy Smart was credited by many in the North-West with being one of the two forces – the other being the arrival of the CPR – that transformed Calgary into a modern city. Smart led the call for a more appropriate hall,
and this 1911 red brick building is the result. Classical in styling, the firehall has a central pediment, a side tower with a bell and copper cupola, and arched fire truck doors.

Photos and more information here" http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/calgary ... /pub11.htm

North-West Travellers Building - privately owned (Heritage Property Corporation), provincially designated
North-West Travelers Building
515 – 1 Street SE
This building was originally built to house commercial travellers offices, sample rooms and the Commercial Club. Additional tenants included both Federal and Provincial Departments. By 1926 the major tenant was the Calgary School Board’s Commercial High School and the Calgary Public Museum. Then for two years, 1943-1945, the YWCA’s Service Women’s Centre occupied the facilities and in 1945 the building was converted to a residential hotel, the Hotel Bliss. By 1948 it was a Salvation Army Social Service Centre. Recent restorations have allowed for a variety of commercial tenants.

NEW http://www.historicplaces.ca/rep-reg/af ... px?Id=5108
http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/calgary ... travel.htm
The NW Travellers building was recently restored by heritage developer Neil Richardson, who is presently working on the Lougheed Building. Find out more about the restoration of the Travellers Building at http://www.heritageproperty.ca - click on 'Projects'

Thanks to 'Julian Zypichore' for the b&w photo: http://www.flickr.com/people/zyphichore/
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Will EnCana's twin towers make the most of our heritage?

Postby newsposter » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:03 am

:!: See the above posts for information and photos of the heritage buildings on the EnCana site.

Will EnCana's twin towers make the most of our heritage?

Bob van Wegen / Calgary Heritage Initiative
For The Calgary Herald

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Calgarians have seen many new skyscrapers over the years, but rarely has a project been so anticipated as the soon-to-be-unveiled EnCana tower.

EnCana, riding a crest of resource revenue, hired internationally renowned architect Sir Norman Foster and sponsored an exhibit of his work at the Glenbow Museum to stoke expectations.

The involvement of the architect of London's famous gherkin-shaped skyscraper and France's ethereal Milau Viaduct has raised hopes that EnCana's building will be an instant icon of Calgary's future.

But what about the remaining icons of Calgary's past?

The EnCana site includes or is adjacent to five heritage buildings, two of which are known to have been purchased by EnCana. This is a significant portion of our downtown heritage buildings outside of the protected area of Stephen Avenue. What are the risks for heritage and what are the opportunities?

EnCana's project is expected to cover most of two blocks between 5th and 7th Avenues, from Centre Street to 1st Street S.E.

On the eastern edge of the northerly block are the city-owned No. 1 Firehall and the 1913 North-West Travellers Building. The latter was recently restored and designated a provincial heritage site, which gives it official protection. The city is considering similar protection for the 1911 firehall.

On the other block are three heritage buildings along 7th Avenue. EnCana purchased the 1930 York Hotel from the city, as well as the 1913 St. Regis Hotel. Neither is officially protected. The city-owned No. 1 Legion between the hotels is a provincial heritage site.

City representatives have said that EnCana's development may "go over or abut the Legion."

So the unprotected York and the Regis are presumably at greatest risk.

When an old building is sold to developers, that is often bad news for heritage. In some cases, the city or province may provide funding or tax breaks, or use overriding legislative power to preserve a building. But typically when heritage is at stake, there is a negotiation between the developer and public authorities. If a developer is sympathetic and can achieve what he needs on a site without destroying heritage, there is a good chance for a win-win outcome. In the case of EnCana, there are lots of reasons to be optimistic.

EnCana wants about 2.1 million square feet of space, reportedly in one or two towers, one of which would be more than 60 storeys. That's about the same floor space as the nearby Petro-Canada Centre, whose tallest tower is 52 storeys.

EnCana has assembled most of two blocks, but the northern block seems more suitable for a major building: With both 5th and 6th Avenues open to traffic, it has better access for underground parking. The city allows major parking facilities along routes such as 5th Avenue, but prohibits them along the LRT line. Also, the existing heritage buildings are situated on the eastern edge of the site, while the rest of the block is made up of surface parking lots.

The southern block is much more complicated. Along 7th Avenue, the protected Legion is in the middle of EnCana's properties. And while the York and the Regis are not protected, their heritage value is recognized.

The Regis sports a beautiful terracotta facade and the York boasts art deco friezes, very rare in this province. EnCana's news release at the time of the York purchase said the company "intends to carefully maintain the historical value" of the property.

If EnCana were solely interested in utilitarian office space, it did not need to purchase the York and Regis or hire Foster. So what is their interest in the frontage on 7th and how does Sir Norman tie in?

It's counterintuitive, but preserving heritage can help a developer build a bigger project. If the York and the Regis were to be preserved, they could participate in a "density transfer." This is a city policy that allows the unused development potential of a protected heritage building to be transferred to another site. A current example is in Victoria Park, where a density transfer is providing the Arriva condo project with added density and preserving two historic school buildings.

The city is also developing a similar policy that would allow heritage buildings to transfer unused "parking rights." To encourage transit ridership, developments in the core are allowed to build only half of their parking and must pay "cash in lieu" of the rest. Parking transfers from heritage buildings would allow developers of new buildings have more valuable parking onsite.

To achieve such policy benefits the preserved buildings must be substantially intact. While keeping the facade of a building may be "better than nothing" (a much argued point) the reuse and integration of whole buildings, such as the Lancaster Building attached to TD Square, is more satisfying. Historic buildings can also be successful as character office space that integrates old charm and new technology. The York and the Regis have many productive years ahead, if they are saved in the EnCana project.

EnCana has said it wants to create a "village," which suggests a variety of building types, activities and people. There have been talks with the Glenbow about relocating to the EnCana site.

EnCana recently invited arts, cultural and scientific organizations to submit proposals for the use of space in the complex. The 7th Avenue frontage on the Olympic Plaza Cultural District, with Art Central and other neighbours, suggests many opportunities.

With existing buildings providing historic character, EnCana's village could be the kind of cross-time showpiece that Foster is famous for.

Foster is noted for contemporary interventions in historic settings, such as the glass dome of Berlin's Reichstag and the courtyard of the British Museum.

Before London's Gherkin, his best known tower was the 1997 Commerzbank headquarters in Frankfurt, billed as the first ecological skyscraper. From a green building perspective, the casual disposal of heritage buildings is frowned upon, and Commerzbank includes restored or rebuilt historic buildings at its base.

Current Foster projects, the Hearst Tower in New York and Jameson House in Vancouver, also preserve and integrate historic buildings.

The same kind of opportunity exists here. The York, the Legion and the Regis, with a parking lot between them, today present a somewhat gap-toothed appearance along a seedy 7th Avenue.

But imagine the scene a few years hence, with a light glass and steel atrium stretched high across the gap between the York and the Regis.

Beneath the atrium, you could be sipping a morning coffee on the rooftop of the old Legion Hall, together with office workers, artists and veterans from downstairs, while commuters slip between the preserved brick buildings on their way to work. A futuristic EnCana tower complex with a historic storefront on Calgary's emerging cultural district.

In times of prosperity, cities are sometimes graced by architectural projects of enduring quality and style. Perhaps this is Calgary's time. Time for a private enterprise project that contributes to Calgary's public life and incorporates rather than demolishes our heritage.

EnCana has the means, the property and the talent. Now we can only wait and see.

Bob van Wegen is a director of the Calgary Heritage Initiative Society

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Postby newsposter » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:10 am

Calgary Heritage Authority went 'in camera' on the EnCana project at their meeting on Friday June 9.

EnCana was scheduled to present plans to the Calgary Heritage Authority at their July 21 meeting, but that was postponed to later in the fall.

The timing of a public unveiling or formal application unknown at this time, but is expected before the end of the year.

Go above for information on the EnCana site and a Calgary Heritage Initiative essay on EnCana from the June 11 Calgary Herald.
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Postby newsposter » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:38 am

Still waiting for news on the delayed EnCana unveiling.

Lease Extension Given To Downtown Hotel
Sep, 06 2006 - 10:30 PM

CALGARY/AM770CHQR - The St. Regis Hotel in Calgary, which was scheduled to be vacated this month, has a new lease on life.
Initially the downtown building was to shutdown to make room for an office building run by Encana, but the company now says the hotel's lease has been extended until March.


See the posts above for more about the proposed project.
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Postby newsposter » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:27 am

Encana project unveiled October 12:

http://www.encana.com/whoweare/location ... index.html
http://www.encana.com/whoweare/location ... mages.html

Herald Article: http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... f43669c26a Excerpt from the Herald article regarding heritage aspects of the project:

While the new tower is generating raves, the smaller structure on the south side of 6th Avenue is also being applauded for saving a piece of the city's history.

The York Hotel was built in 1929 on the site of what was to be Calgary's then-tallest building -- 10 storeys -- before the would-be developer went broke. There was some concern its art deco exterior would be lost in the development.

But the plans call for the York's facade to act as the seven-storey building's south-west corner, with a modern glass addition put on its north side and topped by a roof terrace.

As well, the 93-year-old St. Regis, which EnCana also owns, will be reinvented as a boutique hotel. The Legion, built in 1922 and perched between the York and the St. Regis, will be built around.

"We're pretty happy with it," said Bob van Wegen, with the Calgary Heritage Initiative. "My hope is this will set the standard. When somebody comes in to build a big building, with a heritage building on the site, they'll say, 'Why don't you do it like they did with EnCana and preserve the building?'

"Most people take this as a win for heritage."

Van Wegen said the development is an example of saving two historic buildings, while creating a heritage building for the future.

Note the prominence of the York Hotel facade in the image below. The Regis hotel also to be restored as a 'boutique' hotel.

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Postby newsposter » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:47 pm

The Encana 'Bow' project goes to Calgary Planning Commission on March 8. Meeting begins at 1 pm - the Bow is the second item on the agenda. The meeting is open to the public. Engineering Traditions room, bottom floor of the old City Hall.

The three heritage buildings being affected are the York Hotel, the Regis, and (technically) the No. 1 Firehall. The York's main facades will be removed and then reconstructed on the same corner, as the facade of the new cultural facility. The Regis will be restored, designated, and converted into a boutique hotel. A rooftop addition will be added. The City-owned firehall will be municipally designated to effect a 'density transfer'. The old Legion and the NW Travellers building, abutting the site, will not be affected.

See below the photo for:

1. Links to the report to CPC (5 parts - pdf)
2. Excerpts from the summary report that outline the project and the affect on the heritage buildings
3. Historical information on the site, and information on their plans for the buildings, prepared by the applicant.


1. Links to the CPC report and application (5 parts - pdf format):

http://www.calgary.ca/docgallery/BU/pla ... art1_n.pdf

http://www.calgary.ca/docgallery/BU/pla ... art2_n.pdf

http://www.calgary.ca/docgallery/BU/pla ... art3_n.pdf

http://www.calgary.ca/docgallery/BU/pla ... art4_n.pdf

http://www.calgary.ca/docgallery/BU/pla ... art5_n.pdf

2. Excerpts from the application:


Development Permit 2006-3431 is for the construction of two commercial buildings in the Downtown Commercial Core with a proposed gross floor area of 217,404 m2. The project is a 58 storey (236 m height) office tower which includes commercial uses at grade and +15 levels and a 7 storey building comprising commercial/retail and cultural(museum/gallery) spaces. The development is situated adjacent to several prominent downtown buildings including the Petro Canada Centre to the west, Telus Building to the north, and Telus Convention Centre/Hyatt Hotel to the South. The project, designed by Foster + Partners Architects of London in association with Sturgess Architecture and Zeidler Partnership Architects of Calgary is named “The Bow”.

Site Design

Spread over the majority of two blocks (between 5th and 6th Avenues, and Centre Street and 1st Street SE), the project includes, on the north block, a main tower which is crescent-shaped in plan, its concave face oriented toward the southwest embracing a large oval public plaza at grade... The south block, containing commercial retail and cultural uses, integrates the restored York Hotel façade and includes the renovation of the Regis (Grunewald) Hotel, adding additional space above the current roof level of this building. The Royal Canadian Legion is surrounded by but not included in the scope of work on the south block...

Details on the historic South Block 'podium'

The 7 storey “Podium” (South Block) contains 3 floors of retail and restaurant space and 3 floors of cultural uses above, integrated with the restored façade of the York Hotel which remains in its current location on the corner of Centre Street and 7 Avenue SE. The new portions of this block are wrapped in a combination of low-iron clear or opaque glazing depending on the uses behind, silver coloured metal and louvered metal panels. Storefront glazing will be full height clear, low-reflective glass for maximum visibility. The curved north façade is clad in an aluminum curtain wall “diagrid” with structural transparent glazing and, again, the entrances are emphasized by triangular extensions of this curtain wall which form protective canopies. The new Centre Street and 7 Avenue SE elevations are designed to align key horizontal elements with the restored York Hotel, and a two storey arcade on the new portions is a continuation of a single storey arcade which has been introduced into the main floor of the York Hotel facade in order to improve the dimensions of the public realm and to provide more generous entrance areas to the new at grade retail and cultural uses. Retail on the second and third floors, as well as the main entrance to the cultural use, is accessed from 6 Avenue SE through a north-facing atrium which is open through all floors of the building and is entirely sky lit. A one storey mechanical penthouse is located above the cultural space and is clad in the same glazing system as the north façade in combination with metal panels where appropriate placed in a “diagrid” curtain wall framework.

Heritage Building Considerations

The site includes 2 properties listed on Calgary’s Inventory of Potential Heritage Sites which is a listing of properties that have been evaluated by the Calgary Heritage Authority and have significant heritage value. Both properties will be statutorily designated as Municipal Historic Resources to ensure their long term preservation.

The York Hotel is a Category “C” site on the Inventory. City Policy states:

“Category C” sites or buildings are significant potential heritage resources and their preservation is encouraged by The City of Calgary. Strategies with respect to sites or buildings in this category should be decided in response to the significant aspect(s) of the site.

The primary heritage value of the York Hotel is its corner landmark status and the exterior façade. It was extensively renovated in 1968 and again in 1971. There is virtually nothing remaining of the original interior features. For technical reasons, the facades of the York Hotel must be dismantled and reconstructed. The reconstructed ground floor will incorporate pedestrian arcades along Centre Street and 7 Avenue SE and the remainder of the original façade will be reconstructed to its original
configuration. The rooftop addition will be set back and will use contrasting materials to ensure the original form of the building will be discernible. The York Hotel will remain as a significant corner landmark in downtown Calgary.

The Regis (Grunwald) Hotel is a Category “B” site on the Inventory. City Policy states:

“Category B” sites or buildings are very significant in certain respects. Additions or alterations should be undertaken in accordance with standards approved from time to time by the Calgary Heritage Authority and outlined in the “Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada”.

The Regis (Grunwald) Hotel will be rehabilitated for use as a boutique hotel. The original 7 Avenue SE façade will be restored to close to its original configuration. A small rooftop addition will be set back significantly to ensure minimal impact on the original configuration of the building. The interior will be rehabilitated to provide modern hotel amenities and standards.


Site History, 1870-1990

The site played a prominent role in Calgary’s early history. Major civic, religious and commercial buildings were located within its environs as can be seen in the historic context map. The Hull Opera House (1893-1963) was located across Centre Street. Gasoline Alley was located along 6 Avenue.

Existing prominent historic buildings in the immediate vicinity include the York Hotel, the Royal Canadian Legion, the North-West Travellers Building, the Main Fire Hall and the St. Regis Hotel.

This project will preserve two facades of the York Hotel and refurbish the St. Regis Hotel. All historic preservation will follow the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.

The design team has extensive experience integrating and preserving significant historic architecture. The design team understands the comprehensive importance of this project for the client, EnCana, and the City of Calgary. The integration of the office, commercial-retail, and hotel
with the historic buildings is critical to the success of the project.

(see the pdf, part 1 for more historical information)
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Postby Chris E » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:15 pm

More historic info on the York HERE
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Postby newsposter » Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:04 pm

There is some excellent information on the York Hotel and the rest of the Encana project at the website of the Zeidler Partnership Architects.

http://www.zrpa.com - on the left click 'news' then 'Calgary'

Here are some direct links:

Report on "York Hotel and Art Deco":
http://www.zrpa.com/cg/1-profile/c-offi ... t_Deco.pdf

Historical report on the York made to the City:
http://www.zrpa.com/cg/1-profile/c-offi ... -02-14.pdf

Earlier report on the York here: http://www.calgaryheritage.org/images/H ... pendix.pdf

Historic York Hotel's facade taken apart brick by brick
Kim Guttormson, Calgary Herald, Monday, June 18, 2007

http://www.zrpa.com/cg/1-profile/c-offi ... 7-full.pdf

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... 58&k=35054

Leah Hennel photo, Calgary Herald
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Postby newsposter » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:17 am

St. Regis hotel to close at the end of August. Tavern to close by September 15. To be renovated into a posh boutique hotel as part of the Encana project. Visit now before the prices go up!

Info on the York in the above post ^
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Postby newsposter » Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:49 am

August 5, 2007. York Hotel facade incl. art deco friezes being removed. To be put back on the new Encana project cultural building. Thanks to Boris550 of www.skyscraperpage.com, Calgary Contruction thread for the photos.


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Postby newsposter » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:18 am

The Herald has a slideshow of the progress of the Bow development, including the work being done on/around the heritage buildings:

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/gal ... ISING.html
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Postby newsposter » Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:27 pm

Firehall designation (below) was approved on Nov 26 2007 :D

On Wednesday November 14 the Land Use and Transportation standing committee of City Council will consider making the city-owned Number 1 firehall a designated Municipal Heritage Site. The intention is to sell the unused density from the site to the Encana project. The proceeds will help to establish a Heritage Legacy Fund to support other heritage needs in Calgary. Here is a link to the LPT report (livelink to a word document)

http://publicaccess.calgary.ca/lldm01/l ... n=Download

Herald Story Nov 13 2007 http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... 960e9f72ea

Calgary Sun story Nov 15 2007
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/200 ... 6-sun.html


December 8, 2007: St. Regis to be declared heritage site - goes to City committee Dec. 12. Approved by City Council Jan 14 2008 :D

Herald story: http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... 16fcf7f62b

Sun story:http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2007/12/08/4714293-sun.html

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Postby newsposter » Thu May 08, 2008 8:36 pm

City of Calgary Notice of Intention to Designate the St. Regis (Grunwald) Hotel as a Municipal Historic Resource published May 8, 2008. Public hearing at Council's Standing Policy Committee on Land Use and Transportaton May 21, 2008.

See above posts for more on the Regis.
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Postby newsposter » Thu May 22, 2008 12:47 pm

News story on the preservation of the Regis hotel in the Encana project, May 17 2008.

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... 311f1b8842

Heritage Planner Darryl Cariou at the Regis. Herald / Leah Hennel photo
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