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Construction of Calgary's Varsity Multi-Service Redevelopment project has begun

Varsity Multi-Service RedevelopmentConstruction of the project has begun, says the city of Calgary.

First proposed in January 2018, this project will replace Varsity's 46-year-old fire department with a new multi-service facility that includes affordable residential space.

The new facility will be approximately 83,000 square feet and will include a new fire station, household hazardous waste drop-off, 48 units of Calgary housing development, urban corporate accommodation space and rentable space. The city said the facility could include childcare space in the future.

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"No, if you don't build a project like this, you'll be the third largest city in the world in terms of livability," Mayor Jotigondek said at a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday morning. rice field.

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"I'm very proud of everyone who participated in this work. I'm out in front. , I would like to thank the general public for telling us that this is important to them. ”

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The redevelopment project will take place after the city council has passed a motion to direct the city in 2015. Administration to build more multi-service facilities on city-owned land. According to the city of Calgary, multipurpose facilities optimize the use of city-owned land and provide better service to the community.

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"This is the first multi-service project born of an integrated civil planning program that has reached this stage of development," said the city. Ryan Meyer, acting manager of the facility, said. Planning Department.

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Calgary Fire Chief Steve Donworth said the new fire department is of the existing fire brigade and EMS. The crew also said they would support and allow for future growth.

"All our fire departments need to be strategically located throughout the city ... Using a multipurpose facility with a new fire department will give you more opportunities to build more community relationships. "Donworth said.

"We look forward to this new facility to meet our growing needs."

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