It’s been over a year since I moved to the Lincoln Park neighbourhood in Southwest Calgary.
The area used to be a Canadian Forces base and was decommissioned in 1998. It has developed very quickly into residential and commercial space. This pathway, worn by frequent use runs along the only roadway into my community.
The community is designed to be dense with multiple uses. Besides residential, the community has restaurants, businesses, and a university. This is common with neighbourhoods that are close to downtown. There are even plans on expanding the business park as seen above. Other buildings, added only in the past few years, are visible in the distance.
New roadways will supposedly improve traffic flow in the area. There is plenty of opportunity for businesses to open up with two busy inner-city highways in the area.
Mount Royal University itself has expanded rapidly in recent years, during which it also shed its “college” title. The parkade shown here was added in the past few years. Its design is simple but also distinctive for the area.