In 2018, 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, like the iconic New Central Library. 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 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 2018.
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 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.
LANE & ROAD CLOSURES
Please note these closures:
5th Street Square and its surrounding traffic circle is currently closed for upgrades, with work scheduled for completion in mid-June.
7th St SE and the west river pathway will be closed starting April 7th to accommodate the 9th Ave SE Bridge replacement project.
Click here to view the detour route that will be in place while the temporary bridge is being constructed. The detour route will change once the temporary bridge is open.
Click here for more information and project updates from The City of Calgary.
St. Patrick’s Island will undergo south bank rehabilitation work that will impact the island’s southern secondary pathway from April 15 - 22. Detours will be in place to re-route cyclist and pedestrian traffic.
Reconciliation Bridge will be reduced to a single southbound lane until the project completion date of June 30, 2019. Work is planned to be done in stages with one traffic lane and one sidewalk closed at a time throughout the project. The south Bow River pathway underneath the bridge will also experience closures during this time.
The southern-most lane on 5th Avenue SE between 3rd and 4th Streets SE is closed indefinitely for construction on 5th&THIRD.
Additionally, intermittent lane and/or road closures can be expected at the following locations:
Confluence Way SE (M2, by XYC Design + Development)
7th Avenue SE (Hat @ East Village, by Cidex)
6th Avenue SE and 4th Street SE (5th & THIRD, by RioCan)
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 more), some of the best things are yet to come.
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, RedBloom Salon and East Village Dry Cleaners are open with more shops coming.
Across the street at Evolution, the doors are open at Liz & Lottie Gifts, Davidson & Co Jeweller, Frilly Lilly and Mari Bakeshop.
Panago, Good Earth, Barber Culture and more will soon open their doors on the street level of Verve.
Right now, more than 3,200 people call EV home, and when it's built out in the mid-2020s, there will be 11,500 living here.
More neighbours are coming: currently under construction is HAT @ East Village - EV’s newest residential rental tower by Cidex.
We’re also making room for visitors: an Alt Hotel - a brand of Groupe Germain Hotels will welcome guests in Q4 2018.