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CA CREB supports $175-million library

Property Here - Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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Calgary’s 5,100 Realtors and brokers have come out in full support of a proposed $175-million new central library for the city, as well as encouraging public engagement in the design of the downtown structure. The proposed library would replace the W.R. Castell Central Library and be located to the east of City Hall in East Village. Planners are hoping to have a plan in place by 2013, with an opening date of 2017.

CREB (the Calgary Real Estate Board) says in a statement that its members “believe that a healthy city has more than just a robust economy and abundant employment opportunities.”

CREB president Bob Jablonski says the library statement is one of a series of positions taken by the board’s political action committee, as the organization speaks up in favour of developments that build community in Calgary.

“More and more, we hear from homebuyers that quality of life is an important consideration when they are looking to relocate to our city,” says Jablonski. “Calgary needs to ensure it has all the services in place, so that we can attract the best people to move here.”