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Calgary breaks ground on multi-service facility

Jun 4, 2024 | Public | 0 comments

Ground has been broken on a new $16 million multi-service development in Calgary’s Cornerstone community.

Phase one will include a fire station and a household hazardous waste drop-off. A future phase will include non-market housing.

The two-bay Cornerstone Fire Station will replace the nearby temporary one-bay Skyview Fire Station and represents a significant milestone in Calgary’s ongoing efforts to enhance public safety and accommodate expanding needs.

“The Cornerstone Multi-Service Development reflects our commitment to integrated civic facility planning and our dedication to serving Calgarians better. Featuring a fire station and future affordable housing, this development will lower construction costs and increase operational efficiencies. This is a responsible investment for our city’s future, one that will yield dividends in public safety, environmental sustainability, and community prosperity.” said Mayor Jyoti Gondek.

Multi-service developments are fiscally responsible and reduce the overall cost of new facilities by co-locating more than one service on a site. This aligns with the council’s direction to identify more efficient land use opportunities, build fewer corporate sites, and reduce operating costs.

The multi-service development aims is seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification, underscoring the commitment to the city’s Sustainable Building Policy.

Once completed in 2025, the fire station will feature advanced air quality ventilation designed with low-emitting building materials. Some features in the fire station, such as improved acoustic separation between active and living areas and indoor environment controls related to lighting, daylighting and thermal comfort have been included to support firefighters’ health and wellness.

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