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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our two open house events in Oakridge, in regards to the Calgary Co-op redevelopment proposal. We enjoyed getting to see some familiar faces and getting to know new (to us) residents as well. We appreciate the feedback, ideas and support you shared with us in regards to this project which will bring additional retail, residential and office space to the Oakridge Co-op site, at 2580 Southland Drive SW.

The potential for this redevelopment is exciting. Quarry Bay Investments and Calgary Co-op believe this development will have positive economic, social and aesthetic impacts on the surrounding Oakridge community and businesses, making it a key development in Calgary. The development will bring added services and amenities to the area for residents as well as a diversity of housing options not available in the existing community. This will enable many area residents to downsize and remain in their preferred neighbourhood. It will also allow a new generation of residents to make Oakridge their home. This project, once completed, will bring a wide range of services and amenities creating a unique, local urban village.

If you weren’t able to attend the open house, or just want to review some of the information again or share the information with a friend or neighbour, check out our Project Details. If you have ideas, thoughts or questions please let us know at questions@oakridgecrossingyyc.ca and we’d be happy to connect with you.

14 Comments
  • Shelley Schubert
    Posted at 03:57h, 05 November Reply

    I live in the neighbourhood and just found out about this when it popped up in my Facebook feed today. Were area residents notified that this was happening? Nothing in our mailboxes, nothing posed at Oakridge Co-Op where I shop at least 3 times a week. The open houses have already happened and we knew nothing about it. This is a MAJOR redevelopment in my neighbourhood and I’m just finding out about it now. Would have been nice to know about the open houses.

    • Lauren Herschel
      Posted at 00:06h, 08 November Reply

      Hi Shelley. Thanks for your note. We’ve done several things to start letting residents know. For example, we met with the Oakridge Community Association in the spring. We also had a table at the Oakridge Stampede Breakfast. In addition, we set up an information kiosk over a 6 week period in the Oakridge Co-op entrance (a variety of different times and days) and we had two community open house events in October (and there were signs up at the store letting people know). There will likely be future open house events held in conjunction with the City through the development permit process. We are continuing to reach out and let the neighbourhood know about the proposed project and get feedback. if you have any questions, please let us know.

  • Janet Hendricks
    Posted at 10:25h, 09 December Reply

    Ditto EVERYTHING that Shelley Schubert said above. This is December 8th, 2016 and this is the first time I have seen or heard anything about this. I’m not impressed with the process nor am I happy about the redevelopment.

    • Lauren Herschel
      Posted at 03:39h, 10 December Reply

      Hi Janet – Thank you for your comments. We are still in the process of letting people know about the proposed development and have done several activities to promote the plan over the last 3-6 months. We are glad you have now heard about it. We’d be happy to discuss what your concerns are if you’d like to reach out to us at Questions@oakridgecrossingyyc.ca. There will be open houses in the future, and everything that was shown at the previous open houses is on this website. Please let us know if you’d like to connect and we can walk you through the plans.

  • Graham
    Posted at 06:26h, 15 December Reply

    Hi there. Just heard a out the development today. Exciting news. Any plans in the development for automotive repair space. Also any idea on potential price range for the residential units. Thanks.

    • Lauren Herschel
      Posted at 22:29h, 15 December Reply

      Hi there- thank you for your questions. At this time space for a repair facility isn’t planned. In terms of pricing, we will have that available mid next year as we get further into the development approval process. Please check back for information or sign up for updates on the contact us page. Have a great day!

  • Bonnie McRae
    Posted at 05:37h, 17 January Reply

    We have lived here in Oakridge since 1971. We are members of Co-Op but today when buying lunch at Co-Op we found out for the very first time about the re-development plans. If we as residents and members of Co-Op were not notified how did the word get out? I am not in the habit of checking your website, as I am sure many others don’t either. We always were under the impression we were living in an RR1 zoning. Obviously we missed the Open Houses. Are there any other Open Houses planned?

    • Admin
      Posted at 05:58h, 17 January Reply

      Hi Bonnie – thank you for your comments. We have done several things to let the community know about the upcoming plans over the last year.For example, we met with the Oakridge Community Association in the spring. We also had a table at the Oakridge Stampede Breakfast. In addition, we set up an information kiosk over a 6 week period in the Oakridge Co-op entrance (a variety of different times and days) and we had two community open house events in October (and there were signs up at the store letting people know).We also placed an ad in the January 2017 Oakridge Echo. Please visit our community engagement page for more information on what we are doing in the community to let people know: http://oakridgecrossingyyc.ca/?page_id=15425. Everything you see on this website reflects what was presented at the Open house events – if you have any questions please let us know the best way to contact you and we can go over any details.
      We are continuing to reach out and let the neighbourhood know about the proposed project and get feedback. Again, if you have any questions, please let us know.

  • Linda
    Posted at 10:49h, 05 February Reply

    This is the FIRST time I have been able to see the proposed plans since last fall when a neighbour happened to tell me if I knew about it. Her husband managed to get a flyer about it and I have been over to Oakridge Co-op on so many different occasions, always looking for info about this. There were NEVER any signs or pamphlets left out anywhere. Even the staff at Co-op seemed to be in the dark as to exactly what was planned. I am not impressed with any of this either. I have also lived in Oakridge since 1971. If I had wanted to live in a high density area, I would have done so years ago. I do not agree at all with this proposal no matter how it is couched or presented. Letting the neighborhood know about this proposed project and getting feedback is a joke!! Why were there not even flyers distributed to everyone in the area via mailboxes? If you REALLY wanted residents to know all these details, that is the least you could do. But then if TOO many people knew about this, you would have a battle on your hands!!!! And you still might!!!

    • Admin
      Posted at 06:21h, 07 February Reply

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you for your comments. we have done several things since June of 2016 to let the community know such as:

      Information table at the 2016 Oakridge Community Association Stampede BBQ (July 2016)
      Co-op employee information sessions
      In-Store Kiosk at the Oakridge Co-op (September/October 2016 -a total of 10 different times and dates in the main entrance of the store)
      Exploratory meetings with the Oakridge Community Association
      Open House events (October 2016)
      Promoted social media campaigns on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
      Information posted on the Oakridge Community Association website
      Signs/postcards in the Oakridge Co-op and Oakridge Community Association
      Ad in the Oakridge Echo (January 2017) which went to all Oakridge residents
      Project website
      Email/phone correspondence including email update sign up options
      Face-to-face meetings with community members
      City of Calgary engagement
      Email from community association to members (January 2017)

      As community engagement is of ongoing importance to us, we will also be looking at the following future outreach opportunities as the project progresses:
      Email updates (newsletter)
      Future open house events
      Community member/group meetings as requested/required
      Promoted social media campaigns
      Community event information tables
      Onsite and roadside signage where permitted
      Print advertising
      Continued City of Calgary and Community Association engagement

      There will be a city led open house in the near future. We will post the date and time once we have been told the details – they will also be collecting feedback on the project. Feedback collection is ongoing – we welcome your thoughts and ideas on the project. Thank you again for commenting!

  • Ed Bates
    Posted at 06:41h, 28 February Reply

    could you make it so we can read the comments as they are very very light and very hard to read.
    How do I find photos

  • Robert McLean
    Posted at 07:54h, 07 April Reply

    This looks very modest for the large site available. There is considerable remaining site which could favourably increase the housing density and the overall value to the community. Hopefully the longer view considers future development.
    Bob

    • Admin
      Posted at 00:01h, 08 April Reply

      Hi Robert – Thanks for the comment. The long term plan could see more density for the site, however given the existing onsite businesses and the need for a phased approach to make sure they can stay open, this is the initial plan for the site. The neighborhood has not seen redevelopment or development in many years, so our feedback from the community has indicated that the modest approach is what they’d like to see initially. If you have any other questions please let us know. Have a great day.

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