Last Thursday, October 26th, the BNA hosted our 2017 Annual General Meeting with a special members-only Beltline Urban Murals Project (BUMP) Artist Talks event at Memorial Park Library. We heard from three of the four local 2017 BUMP mural artists Curtis Van Charles, Adam He Chu, and Mateusz Napieralski on the process and inspiration behind their latest Beltline murals.
The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is a vibrant new community association for the Beltline district in urban Calgary encompassing the neighbourhoods of West Connaught, Connaught Centre, Victoria Centre and East Victoria.
We are proud to be a recognized member of the Federation of Calgary Communities and are founded by engaged residents with a history of service in their communities who wanted to build an accessible and diverse association open to all residents to get involved in making the Beltline an even better place.
It’s been a busy last year and a half in the Beltline. Here’s what we’ve done together...
The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is seeking a motivated, self-driven individual with strong organizational skills and a community and arts focus for our new Community Coordinator position. The successful candidate will work out of our office in the beautiful, historic McHugh House.Read more
Our neighbourhood is going through a lot of changes (and improvements!). This month, we would like to get you involved with two big projects: continuing to build our strong community association, and, supporting our local businesses and have a great time with a backyard alley party:
1. Join or renew by purchasing your 2017/2018 BNA Membership for only $10
2. Backyard Alley Party - Sept. 22-24 & Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 (Facebook event)Read more
In May 2017, ENMAX began the engagement process for a new proposed 138 kV transmission line between ENMAX No. 2 Substation located at 3120 – 9th Street SE, and ENMAX No. 8 Substation located at 903 – 4th Avenue SW along Stampede, Erlton, Lindsay Park and the Beltline as part of a project to reinforce electricity transmission into the downtown.Read more
Did you join the party?
BNA and CJSW had a HUGE launch for the McHugh House on Neighbour Day this June. In addition to delicious food, great entertainment and a general party atmosphere, Beltliners also had a chance to share their vision for the McHugh House. Here are those results!Read more
Have you heard the news?
Premier Rachel Notley has announced $1.53 Billion in funding for the new Green Line LRT from the carbon levy. This is the single largest infrastructure investment in Alberta’s history making up one-third of the $4.65 Billion cost to build Phase 1 of the Green Line from 16 Avenue in the north to Shepard in the southeast.Read more
Administration’s Beltline Alignment Recommendation
On June 21, City administration will be making a final recommendation on the alignment for the first phase of the Green Line LRT, including the portion through the Beltline. Their recommendation includes an underground alignment along 12 Avenue from 2 Street SW to Macleod Trail. East of Macleod, the alignment transitions to private lands and surfaces further east along the south side of the CPR tracks. Stations would be located underground near Centre Street and on the surface at 4 Street SE.Read more
Rebooting the 14 and 15 Ave detours
The City has now released the results of the engagement and all the feedback collected since postponing implementation of the 14 and 15 Avenue one-way detours through the Beltline to engage with local residents over the course of four open house sessions at the BNA's McHugh House.
In May, Beltline residents spoke out and expressed their concerns that the City’s plan presented significant challenges that, if left unresolved would impact the safety and quality of life in our neighbourhoods.Read more
On June 5th, the City will begin converting 14 and 15 Avenues from Macleod Trail to 14 Street SW to one-way traffic diverting up to an additional 19,000 cars, trucks and buses per day and doubling the width of these residential avenues. Beltline residents spoke out recently and expressed their concerns that the City’s current plan presents significant challenges that, if left unresolved could impact the safety and quality of life in our neighbourhoods.Read more