LUKES DRUG MART
Locally owned and family run since 1951, Lukes Drug Mart has been a key staple and part of Calgary’s local business scene. It has helped redefine the communal fabric of the local neighbourhoods by providing local products and services as well as a diversity of imported products. Hive Developments undertook a series of Change of Use Development Permits to move Lukes Drug Mart from a traditional pharmacy to a mixed-use retail, licensed café, and pharmacy store, creating a new social hub for the neighbourhood of Killarney.
“We need to preserve our neighbourhoods, our small business, our local economy” – Maria Semple
With its amalgamation into a single municipality in 1903 and receiving its charter as a city in 1958, Lloydminster has been known to have strong democratic engagement. To this day, the city holds an event called “Your Voice Night” in order to maintain a vibrant community while prioritizing the voices of residents in government decisions. Our Hive Team worked with the city’s Community Planning department to engage citizens to create a plan to revitalize downtown Lloydminster.
CULTURAL CENTRE DAY CARE FACILITY
Now located inside the Chinese Cultural Center, Chapter 1 Day Care is among the few child-care facilities in Downtown Calgary. Our Hive Team worked with our client, the Calgary Downtown Association (BIA) and the Chinese Cultural Centre Board and staff, to ensure a smooth opening. A local business owner operates the 78-child Chapter 1 Daycare.
“Every great story begins with Chapter 1”
The Hive team was pleased to do research on businesses that currently operate on the Currie Barracks site to provide a feasibility study on integration with the new developments.
ASIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION
The focus of Asian Heritage Foundation (AHF) has been educational and inter-cultural experiences, strengthening community through diversity, and the Foundation is a driving force for Asian Heritage Month celebrations in May. AHF partners with broad based institutions to strengthen relationships with Asian cultural groups and institutions. Our Hive Team works with different communities and institutions to promote cultural diversity and facilitate community meetings.
A growing business in Northwest Calgary, the Wellness Studio was ready to expand their business and required planning and design through a land use redesignation, development permit and building permit.