In 2016, progress continues in East Village at a rapid pace. CMLC, master developer of East Village, is leading a team of developers, planners, architects and engineers who are building important and entertaining institutions and gathering places for all Calgarians. They’re building new condominium homes to welcome new residents to our urban village. And they’re building hotels where friends and visitors can stay.
The most important thing in all this? You. Your happiness. Your routes around construction. And most of all, your safety. We make every decision to ensure the safest possible outcome.
The map below indicates construction sites that are currently active or upcoming in 2016.
Construction zones are places that have a lot going on. So be careful! Keep your eyes open and follow the routes outlined on this page.
Obey pedestrian signage and use designated crosswalks. Look for updates online – at calgarymlc.ca and evexperience.com – or in person at the EV Sales and Experience Centre at 553 Riverfront Ave. SE. You’ll find info on project status and updates from our ambassador staff.
ROAD CLOSURES & PUBLIC SPACE MAINTENANCE
Current construction closures include:
- One south-bound lane on 4th Street SE between 8th Ave SE and 7th Ave SE to allow for continued construction on the Hilton Hotel and N3 Condominiums.
- 8th Ave cul-de-sac is closed to pedestrians as work continues on the New Central Library project. Pedestrian access is detoured along 9th Ave SE during this time. Exercise extreme caution when entering cul-de-sac when accessing local businesses.
- 5th Street SE between 6th and 7th Avenues will be closed from November 24 - December 3 for construction on Verve.
WORK IN PROGRESS
While many parts of East Village are completed and ready to enjoy (think RiverWalk™, St. Patrick’s Island, C Square and much, much more), some of the best things are yet to come. Here’s where to find them.
Our new retail is as practical as it is beautiful: on the site of the residential development Arris, an urban retail centre called 5th & THIRD is underway, bringing Loblaw's City Market and Shoppers Drug Mart to EV.
In FIRST, a residential development at 6th Ave SE, Merle Norman Cosmetics is open, and RedBloom Salon opens in June, with more shops coming this year.
Across the street at Evolution, 2016 will open the doors on Liz & Lottie Gifts, Davidson & Co Jeweller, Frilly Lilly and Randell's Drycleaner.
The New Central Library, soon to be one of the most important cultural gathering places in the whole city is well under construction. In 2016, the first pieces of the iconic façade are being installed on schedule to open in 2018.
This advanced facility will serve Calgarians for the next century in learning, art, meetings, books, computers, lectures and more: We’ll keep you updated whenever there’s important news. You can also follow along Here.
Right now, there are about 600 more residents of East Village than there were in 2015, and we are thrilled to welcome everyone home.
More neighbours are coming: currently under construction are N3, our car-free condominium building, and Evolution’s second phase, Pulse, which will welcome new residents this summer. Breaking ground in 2016 is Verve, the first condominium building on The Riff pedestrian street and Hat @ East Village, EV’s newest residential rental tower.
We’re also making room for visitors: a dual-branded Hilton hotel will open in 2016; an Alt Hotel, a brand of Groupe Germain Hotels, breaks ground this year.