This, a letter to the constituents of Ald. Gord Lowe re: the proposed hotel/casino in Royal Vista Business Park and related transportation concerns. He is supportive of the proposal as long as the transportation woes are dealt with satisfactorily.
Land Use Application for Hotel/Convention Centre/Casino in Royal Vista Business Park
Thank you for your e-mail concerning the proposed hotel/convention centre/casino in Royal Vista Business Park.
There is an application for land use to accommodate a hotel/convention centre/casino in Royal Vista Business Park circulating through the Development Building Approvals section. Royal Vista Business Park is located east of 85th Street (east of the Royal Oak Shopping Centre).
Royal Vista Business Park is being developed by the City of Calgary as a high quality commercial area with limited retail opportunity and a small amount of industrial development on its extreme eastern boundary. Within the business park there will be several office-oriented buildings, a Police/Fire/City Services building, and an Ismaili Mosque. The Ismaili Mosque will be located on a prominent piece of land overlooking Stoney Trail, and the proposed hotel facility is planned to be located east of that site, again overlooking Stoney Trail. The buildings which will house the light industrial component of the business park are currently under construction on the eastern boundary of the business park. Buildings within Royal Vista Business Park must conform to strict architectural guidelines and jobs-to-land use ratios.