Adding on to this, most of these plans can easily be done without having to tear any part of the stampede grounds down. Parking can be placed underground and that will free up enough of the Stampede grounds to clear the way for foot traffic to make the entire place a pedestrian walking paradise. Like the space is already there, almost no part of the stampede is too crowded with current buildings for that. City planners just need to stop being so trigger-happy with demolition and maybe think "how can we improve Calgary as it already is without removing the little history and culture the city has" instead of "how can we make Calgary a shittier version of Vancouver/Toronto/any modern city in NA by bulldozing the whole place"I like the whole idea of what they are trying to do. My one change would be to try and have 17th ave extended into the grounds and come through the centre of the BMO centre, and then angle right in toward a future arena. Might not be possible, but it would be a more organic passage, and also come right into the corner of a new arena. Could be pretty cool.
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