On December 4, The City of Calgary announced new infrastructure investments of $152.8 million for 2020-2021. This is to support a more competitive, accessible and resilient city during a year of unprecedented challenges. The funding for these new investments comes from the Province of Alberta’s $500 million Municipal Stimulus Program (MSP) that was announced on July 28, 2020.
This funding will go towards:
- Affordable Housing – repair and upgrade to existing units and construction of new units
- Critical Road & Fiber Infrastructure Renewal – betterment and rehabilitation of streets and continuation of the Fiber Infrastructure Strategy
- Cultural Building Envelope Upgrades – upgrades to: the Glenbow Museum, Jack Singer Concert Hall / Public Building, and the Northwest Travellers Building
- Facility Upgrades -upgrades to: TELUS Spark Science Centre, Heritage Park, Calgary Zoo, Fort Calgary, and others.
- Park System Upgrades –Eau Claire public realm improvements, construction of a dome at Shouldice Athletic Park, improving infrastructure, river access upgrades, biodiversity implementation and naturalization of existing parks and open spaces
- Stormwater Community Drainage Improvements – improvements in established communities to reduce risk of flooding and improve resiliency against the impacts of climate change
- Transit Infrastructure – provide transit lanes, queue jumps and traffic signal upgrades along 52 Street SE
For more information on this new funding, please visit https://newsroom.calgary.ca/new-infrastructure-investments–contribute-1528-m-for-recovery/