Grid-Style Streets Are Planned for the Cornerstone Community in Northeast Calgary

In order to make the new community more transit-oriented and walkable, grid style streets are being planned for the Cornerstone community.

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Grid-Style Streets Are Planned for the Cornerstone Community in Northeast Calgary

 

In order to make the new community more transit-oriented and walkable, grid style streets are being planned for the Cornerstone community. This is a new community that will be established in the northeastern corner of Calgary.

This is a new community that will be established in the northeastern corner of Calgary.

The planned area development will cover about 620 ha with Stoney Trail to the east and north, 60th Street N.E. on the west hand side and Airport Trail on the south side of the community. There will be a total of 8 neighbourhoods in the development that will run on both sides of Country Hills Blvd.

Upon completion, 30,000 people will be able to call these new neighbourhoods home. It's expected that the area will take shape in the upcoming 5 years. Eventually, an LRT station will be built at 60th St. N.E. and Country Hills Blvd. As well, there will be preserved wetlands in a green corridor in the area.

The grid design offers shorter connections between the majority of locations in a community and can also avoid bottlenecks. In the popular curvilinear road design that is seen in many suburbs, there are quieter streets with less traffic but there can also be a lot of congestion on the one or two main access routes that lead out of the suburb.

With a curvilinear road design, it's easy for kids to play street hockey on the roads and it offers a tranquil atmosphere on the side streets. The trade-off is traffic problems that can occur when thousands of community residents are traveling along the main access routes at rush hour.

If you're interested in getting more information about this brand-new community development you're invited to a public information session. It's being hosted by the city and will be held at 7555 Falcon Ridge Rd. NE. at the Genesis Centre in Saddle Ridge from 4 PM to 8 PM. You can also find out more information about Cornerstone at Calgary.ca/Cornerstone.

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