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Hounsfield Heights – Briar Hill is a vibrant community with lots of services, great residents, and programs for both adults and children. We also have a great facility with a community gym and community room for rent. This website is sponsored by your community association and our goal is that it will keep you informed and connected. We hope that you will feel free to contribute by letting us know about community news, your concerns, or how we can continue to make our neighbourhood one of the best in Calgary.

HHBH Comm Map Oct 19 2017

Last Minute Crowchild Construction Update

Received from the City of Calgary this afternoon:

Good afternoon,

I’d like to provide you with some information relating to a couple of noteworthy closures that will take place this week due to a concrete pour on Crowchild Trail. Because of the milder forecast (and given the temperamental weather in September and October), we are seizing this opportunity to get a final bridge deck pour done this year. By doing so, the lanes over the river will be wider and straighter throughout the winter, making the construction zone easier for people to travel through.

Wednesday, November 14 (9 a.m.) – Friday, November 16 (6 a.m.):

The eastbound Memorial Drive/Parkdale Boulevard to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp will be closed.
Detours will be recommended using Kensington Road N.W. or 14 Street S.W.
We will have a single right-hand lane* closure along southbound Crowchild Trail over the Bow River.

*Please note: The lane being closed is an auxiliary lane, not a mainline Crowchild Trail through lane.

I’d like to highlight the fact that the above mentioned lane and ramp closure on Crowchild Trail will be in place during the Wednesday evening rush, and during both the morning and evening rushes on Thursday.

We’ll be messaging out this information using road signs, the project page, social media and our Crowchild Trail e-newsletter. Please note that the concrete pour is weather dependent and as long as the forecast doesn’t change between now and then, it’ll be full steam ahead.

Regards,
Jeff Baird
Senior Transportation Engineer, Crowchild Trail Upgrades

16th Avenue Widening Engagement

Thanks to everyone who came out to the City hosted Open House last week to learn about the project and provide feedback! Couldn’t make the Open House? Or you attended but you’ve had additional thoughts since then that you’d like to share? The City’s online version of the in person Open House is active!

The Community Association would also like to invite you to share and discuss your perspectives on this project with your neighbors by also posting them to the community forum for this project.  It really helps each of us to understand what everyone else is thinking!

President’s Message November 2018

 

With winter upon us I hope you and your family are warm and safe. Please remember that many folks are still walking in our neighbourhood and that clear sidewalks help to ensure mobility for some and safety for all. If you have an extra few minutes when you are clearing your walk please help a neighbour by clearing more than just your property line and pay it forward to make our community that much safer for all!

First let me remind you of a couple of community events;

 

Community Association Annual General Meeting:

We will be holding our annual general meeting Wednesday November 21st, 2018.

Please plan to attend.

The new board will be formed and you are invited to step up to take on a role. Our board members are a talented and committed group of residents and along with our executive director; we are able to accomplish a lot. Please join us!

 

Community 65th Anniversary Celebration:

Saturday November 24th – 65th Community Anniversary Celebration

Location – Community Gym

Please send any stories and pictures you may have to events@hh-bh.ca .

For more details check out our website!  http://www.hh-bh.ca/events/65-anniversary-celebration/

 

Sears Plume:

Over the past two decades, the Hounsfield Heights-Briar Hill Community Association (HH-BH CA) worked on behalf of the community on the ‘Sears Plume’ issue, to try and ensure continued focus and efforts to manage the plume. Until now, we’ve had a dedicated board role responsible for tracking and communicating any activity related to the Sears Plume. The Board believes that the interests of the community are now best served by Alberta Environment and Parks as they have put into place Environmental Protection Order (NO. EPO-2018101-SSR) to manage the ‘Sears Plume’. The HH-BH Community Association will now step back from any further management efforts related to the Sears Plume.  The HH-BH CA will continue to post all items provided by various parties in regard to the ‘Sears Plume’ on our website. Sears has also set up a website for official Environmental Order communications to residents, https://searscanadaepo.sears.ca/ .

 

 

The HH-BH CA Board is also aware of the formation of a group, the Hounsfield Heights Landowners Group (HHLG), of potentially affected residents who have engaged legal counsel, Mr.  Gavin Fitch of McLennan Ross LLP, to further their specific interests and concerns with respect to the ‘Sears Plume’. The only means of contacting the HHLG the HH-BH CA Board is aware of is via Mr. Fitch. To the best of the Board’s knowledge the HHLG and its members do NOT represent the entire community of potentially impacted residents. 

 

As of the writing of this the mediation session has not occurred as there has been a request by an unnamed group to be named as a party to the Environmental Protection Order which is under review. The decision on this is expected to be delivered in early October 2018.

 

Louise Riley Library Development:

There have been no updates on this however we expect more information once the municipal budget has been approved sometime in November.

 

Louise Riley Library Fire Engine/Children’s Program:

As of writing this note the development permit and engagement process is continuing with a focus on the parking implications of the plan. Please watch our website, http://www.hh-bh.ca/, for dates and further information.

 

Alberta Health Services Development on the ADDAC property:

The Alberta Health Services (AHS) has held two more community engagements sessions and as this project progresses AHS has committed to ongoing engagement including in its meeting with the city for planning approvals. Please watch our website, http://www.hh-bh.ca/, for dates and further information.

 

Please remember your attendance is always welcome at the Board meetings, which are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month from September through June at the HH-BH Community Hall at 1922 – 14 Avenue NW. Attending these meetings is a great way to stay up to date on what is happening and to ensure your ideas and concerns are heard and incorporated into the management of the community association. To include an item on the agenda please contact admin@hh-bh.ca at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting.