It's been quite some time since we last checked up on the Stephen Avenue Place Revitalization project. We last followed up on it back in June of 2019 when work on the project was beginning. To be honest there hasn't been much to report over the past 7 months, as the facade was taken down quickly, and with the building being exposed to the elements, tarps were put up, covering the ongoing work on the interior side, while a tall construction fence covered a good part of the exterior work.

View of southwest corner, image via forum contributor Potatopizzafan

Recent photos however, show the first real visible signs of the plaza's new look. Tall vision glass panels have been installed on exterior of the first level. From what we can see the panels will be highly transparent, with a slight green tint. Other work on the interior is still concealed by tarps in behind the glass. Although it doesn't seem like much of a change, it's a milestone for anyone following the project, and now creates more intrigue into how the building will look when the construction fencing is down.

Rendering of project, image via Slate

Owned by Slate Asset Management, the three storey plaza, once completed will be host to restaurants and shops, with a ground floor restaurant expected to have a patio fronting onto Stephen Ave. Connected to The Core Shopping Centre and Brookfield Place via the Plus 15, there is convenient access to an abundance of restaurants and shopping. Aside from being located in the heart of Stephen Avenue Walk, the plaza is also adjacent to the C-train and major bus routes, as well as to the 875-stall Bow Parkade.

Rendering of project, image via Slate

SkyriseCalgary will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below,