There’s an exciting future for the David D. Oughton School site. And you can be part of it!
New life, activity and opportunity are coming soon to the David D. Oughton site. But before we get to what’s next, here’s a little history: David D. Oughton School was built in 1953 and operated as a public elementary school until 2006, when the Calgary Public School Board declared the site surplus and closed its doors. In 2008 the City of Calgary purchased the DDO site. Demolition work was completed in 2016, readying it for future development. Now the land can be imagined as something new.
Enter CMLC. And you.
Now we’ve been asked to apply our placemaking skills to reimagine its future – so that it can
be a catalyst of change and investment for the community. We envision DDO as “a neighbourhood embracing a neighbourhood” where the new development, though distinctive in style, respects the prevailing personality of the established community that surrounds it. In the coming weeks and months, further details will be shared and community input gathered through a series of public engagement phases, activities and discussions. One of the first things you’ll see is an application for the removal of the municipal reserve designation on a portion of the site. This is a formality but will allow CMCL to best reimagine the site. As part of the early planning and subdivision process, a portion of that (municipal reserve) land will be designated back to the City – and thus the community – as park space to meet the needs of local residents. And that’s just the beginning. We’re getting ready to come meet you. You’ll see our advertisements and posted messages in the community in January and February as we invite you to participate in the conversation!
Public Open House
Meet the CMLC team, learn more about the project and provide insights into your community and the future
of the David D. Oughton site. In the meantime, visit the project website at or call Susan Veres at 403-718-0300.