There will be likely be more consultation on a proposed redevelopment in Calgary’s Chinatown.
About 100 people marched from Chinatown to a rally in front of City Hall this morning. Stakeholders complain the proposed bylaw amendments would remove building height restrictions that could see population densities rise. Rally organizer Sylvia Leong says they are not anti-development. “We want community driven vision. We want community driven development. We just really want to open up the floor for a conversation going forward. I think we’re all very concerned about preserving and making Chinatown better not just leaving it as it is. We’re looking forward and bringing life back to the streets.”
Leong is hoping council will defer the project to allow more consultation. “We really look forward to the new Area Redevelopment Plan. We want that to be something that everyone’s working towards because Chinatown really does need a revitalization.”
It’s expected that city council will send the project back to administration for a new report in December.