CP rail is relocating to Ogden and according to Bob Jablonski, Calgary Real Estate Board president, this is a good move. The relocation will free up some much-needed commercial space in the downtown core while staying in the Calgary region.
This opens the door for other companies to migrate into the city core and the timing couldn't be better. Office space has definitely been sparse downtown for quite a while.
The headquarters for CP were located on 9th Avenue SW in the huge glass building that turns the heads of passersby. Now it's time for other companies to move in and experience the Calgary core and all it has to offer.
CP owns the Ogden rail yard and will be moving most of the headquarters here according to union officials. This is going to help the company cut costs by approximately $19 million per year. The only problem with the move is going to be felt by employees.
Workers will have to reorganize their travel routes to get to Ogden for their daily business. Many employees used the transit system to reach the downtown core from all parts of Calgary. This won't be as much of an issue though when the Southwest LRT project is finished since it is expected to pass right along the Ogden Yard.
Ogden is a SE Calgary community with a rich history. It is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Calgary with easy connections to the major roadways in the city. It was first settled during the early years of the 1900s and was later established in 1912.
You'll find incredible vintage homes in this area along with the historic and locally famous Ogden Hotel. There's a lot of choice when it comes to dining and shopping in the community and plenty of open space to enjoy all of the recreational activities you'd ever want. There's also a community center nearby, an outdoor pool and an indoor rink. This is a great place to set up a home for a family or a perfect escape for a single or couple from the downtown core for a more relaxed type of lifestyle.