Silverado, Calgary

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Silverado
Neighbourhood
Silverado is located in Calgary
Silverado
Silverado
Location of Silverado in Calgary
Coordinates: 50°53′09″N 114°04′15″W / 50.88591°N 114.07077°W / 50.88591; -114.07077Coordinates: 50°53′09″N 114°04′15″W / 50.88591°N 114.07077°W / 50.88591; -114.07077
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City  Calgary
Quadrant SW
Ward 14
Established 2005
Annexed 1984
Government[1]
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Administrative body Calgary City Council
 • Councillor Peter Demong
Elevation 1,065 m (3,494 ft)
Population (2008)[2]
 • Total 1,308
Time zone MST (UTC9)
Website Silverado community homepage

Silverado is a residential neighbourhood in the south-west quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. It is located at the southern edge of the city, south of the Spruce Meadows Trail and east of the equestrian sports facility Spruce Meadows. Its eastern boundary is Sheriff King Street, although the 2007 edition of Sherlock's Map of Calgary shows it extending to Macleod Trail.[3] The map also shows an as-yet unbuilt major road, 194 Avenue S.W., forming the community's southern boundary.

Silverado is represented in the Calgary City Council by the Ward 14 councillor.

Development controversy[edit]

Prior to the commencement of development of Silverado, the owners of nearby Spruce Meadows pushed for a wetlands development to be established between the residential area and the show-jumping facility. Calgary City Council approved the wetlands proposal in 2004, along with a request that one of the major roads leading into Spruce Meadows not be upgraded to a residential collector street, although Spruce Meadows was unsuccessful in getting the City to increase the setback between Silverado and the facility.[4]

Construction of homes in the community began in 2005.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Silverado had a population of 5,136 living in 1,898 dwellings, an 18.4% increase from its 2011 population of 4,337.[5] With a land area of 5.1 km2 (2.0 sq mi), it had a population density of 1,007/km2 (2,608/sq mi) in 2012.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calgary Elections". City of Calgary. October 21, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ City of Calgary (2008). "2008 Civic Census Summary". Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  3. ^ Sherlock's Map of Calgary 9th Edition (2007), p. 4
  4. ^ Jan Mansfield, "Spruce Meadows wins wetlands protection", Business Edge, Feb. 19, 2004. (archived here, accessed 2008-01-09
  5. ^ a b "2012 Civic Census Results". City of Calgary. 2012. Retrieved February 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Community Boundaries" (Esri shapefile). City of Calgary. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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