Calton District Proposal
In the proposed Calton district, boundaries occur along the railway to the North and West, Glasgow Green to the South, and Abercrombie Road to the East. As a strategy for reconnecting this area to the city centre and responding to the high concentration of impermeable surfaces in Calton, vacant land is strategically densified along commercial zones and re-aggregated into parcels for use as blue-green infrastructure that aids the city in water management. In the northeast corner of the district, the Cattle Market site acts as a central node that will be used for capturing stormwater overflow and providing the community with trails and recreational spaces that connect Calton to Dennistoun. A series of green corridors reduce traffic lanes by adding rain gardens and cycle infrastructure, weaving together the pockets of commercial activity with proposed mixed-use developments bordering the Cattle Market site.