Building a community: The development of East Village and its role in the Rivers District

26 Nov. 2020


Building a community: The development of East Village and its role in the Rivers District

Since 2007, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) has led the transformation of the neighbourhood of East Village. To that end the company has overseen a $400 million investment in infrastructure and placemaking projects. Today, the area has seen more than $3 billion in private sector investment and more than 1,400 new residences built, breathing new life into this downtown community. Hear from the team responsible for the success of this vision. Learn about their past successes and building challenges and their latest city building work in Calgary’s culture and entertainment district.

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020 (registration deadline Tuesday, 24 November 2020)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. MST
Format: Zoom webinar - login information will be sent out to all registrants shortly after you receive your order confirmation email1 2.
Cost: FREE

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About the Presenters

Kelly Coles

Kelly joined the CMLC team in April 2019. Serving as director of design & construction, Kelly is leading her team in the delivery of the master plan vision for East Village and the Rivers District. Kelly heads the development team in overseeing the work on various city building projects. These include the BMO Convention Centre expansion, Calgary’s new Event Centre and the Arts Commons Transformation project, as well as other projects within the Rivers District and beyond.

Kelly brings a wealth of experience to CMLC. She’s worked in the facility management department at the City of Calgary, and has previously led projects at an architecture and interior design firm. Holding a diploma in architectural technologies from SAIT, a bachelor of interior design from the University of Manitoba and a project management certificate, Kelly is also pursuing her master’s degree in public administration through the University of Victoria. Kelly’s expertise and knowledge make her a key member of the CMLC team.

Josh Sartorelli

Josh joined the CMLC team in 2013, with a diploma in architectural technologies from SAIT. Prior to his work at CMLC, Josh was an architectural technologist for Sahuri and Partners Architecture Inc. While there he worked on projects such as the Bella Concert Hall (Mount Royal), the Medicine Hat Arena/events centre (Bid), and the West Jet regional hub.

Seven plus years with CMLC have seen Josh contributing to several major projects. He’s worked on the St. Louis Hotel renovation, the Simmons Building renovation, the Elbow River Traverse, several phases of East Village road infrastructure, the East Village maintenance program, and post-flood clean-up and repair of East Village and the RiverWalk pathway.

Josh is currently pursuing a bachelor of science (management) through the University of Athabasca, and his PMP designation. Outside of his schooling and his role at CMLC, he devotes time to curriculum development for the Revit architecture program at SAIT. Josh is also a Guinness World Record holder for the longest indoor lacrosse game, and has been a member of the Calgary Stampede Parade committee since 2014.

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