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On 49 acres between historic Fort Calgary and downtown’s business centre, facing the Bow River on the north and 9th Avenue on the south, East Village is becoming an urban village unique in the city.
East Village is blooming into a diverse and dense neighbourhood where walkability and livability are a given; connections to nature and other city neighbourhoods are effortless; shopping, dining and entertainment are varied and memorable; and working, living and retail spaces co-exist in an architecturally-stimulating mid-rise harmony.
Progress in East Village has been rapid: $180 million in infrastructure improvements have gone into the ground since 2007, and construction is ongoing. Construction has begun on the first two major mixed-use residential projects of some 600 new river-view condominium homes. Three phases of RiverWalk, a pedestrian/bike/path on the banks of the Bow River, have opened the riverfront from Centre Street to the Simmons Building; municipal, provincial and federal funding has been secured for the construction of the National Music Centre around the site of the historic King Eddy hotel and construction started in February 2013. A major public art program is bringing significant installations to the community. In East Village, Calgary says hello to the future of downtown living.