Masjid Project Pictures

  • Overview
  • Inspiration
  • Timeline
  • Next Steps
  • Financials
  • Project Committee

Background: 

Islamic Centre of South Calgary (ICSC) has been operating out of a small, rented facility in a Queensland strip-mall since 2004 (At that time name of society was South Musallah Society). It can only accommodate approximately 85 people at a time. The Muslim population has almost doubled since 2005. Therefore, this facility is inadequate to fulfil the needs of the Muslim community. 

Muslim Community from South Calgary had aspired to build a facility of their own where they could offer daily prayers, hold Friday and Eid Prayer Congregations, youth could assemble and community could benefit from Halaqas, Quranic / Islamic Education, and other community and interfaith activities. 

In 2009, ICSC acquired approximately ten acre of land with a property in SE Calgary with the intent to develop the Islamic Centre of South Calgary. The site is located at 16555 – 104th Street SE. The land was situated outside city and no area structure plan existed, hence no construction could be undertaken without rezoning approval.  

No one knew at that time the long, stepwise journey ICSC community was embarking on to make this project a reality. Al-Hamdulillah, today we have it rezones, with Development Permit and Building (Construction Permit) in hand as a result of persistent and tireless effort by the select team of people. 

Phase 1
  • June 2021

    Path Forward, New Project Committee, ICSC No Financial Involvement

    Another meeting was held to finalize the path forward among different stakeholder i.e., MCC, ICSC & some community members Re_ S.E. Masjid Project Path forward discussion 2
    New Project committee has been formed, committee will directly report to MCC/MAC for all financial matters and approvals.
    See attached for MCC email with the preliminary new project committee mandate, roles, responsibilities, authority etc.
    Re_ S.E. Masjid Project Path forward discussion
    o ICSC has no involvement on any of the financial related items for project.
    o MCC and newly formed Project committee will execute the project going forward.
  • April - May 2021

    Extension, PM Hunt, Awaiting Confirmation

    o   Project team applied and got the extension of overall project “Building Permit” from City of Calgary (note, Building permit needs to be extended after every six months, failure to do so will result in cancellation of the permit)
    o   MCC confirmed that they are unable to find any other suitable already built building (one of the action items from March 2021 meeting with ICSC and Project team to agree on project path-forward). Re_ Project Alignment Meeting- Islamic Center Project – My Meeting Notes
    o   MCC didn’t provide confirmation on other items that are needed to restart the project and to remove the HOLD status i..e., appointment of new PM, if building “Multi purpose hall 1st is the right strategy etc. Refer to MOM for further details.
    o   Since project was on HOLD including all the design work hence no response was submitted to City of Calgary against the new application development permit for Phase I (Build Multipurpose Hall 1st)- Last date to submit the response was May 17,2021. Now request has sent by ICSC to City of Calgary- planning department to extend the deadline in response submission. This development permit might not be needed if any other phase wise execution option other than “to build multi-purpose hall” 1st has been selected by MCC.
    o   Some community members approached MCC & ICSC on project status and offered their services on the execution of the project
  • Mar 2021

    Newsletter, MCC Meeting

    o   ICSC issued community newsletter and provide update on project to the community (including other updates). Updated_ICSC_Newsletter_March 2021 v6_March 22
    o   MCC booked meeting with ICSC and project team for the resolution of the issues and to finalize the project path forward. – see attached for the MOM and agreed path forward. Project Alignment Meeting- Islamic Center Project – My Meeting Notes
  • Feb 2021

    Multiple Updates

    Recommendation to MCC for the Issuance of POs to EP firms for the completion of some needed Phase I Engineering work

    Submitted New Phasing Application for Dev. Permitting to City of Calgary (required to build phase I (Build Multipurpose Hall 1st)

    MCC started re-validating phase wise execution approach and also if building “Multipurpose hall 1st” is the best option

    MCC asked current PM to step down

    Due to all above, ICSC PAC (Project Advisory Committee) put project on HOLD until required confirmations received from MCC

    City of Calgary asks to clarify many design items to get the development permit for Phase I (Build Multipurpose Hall 1st)

  • Dec 2020 - Jan 2021

    Working with MCC for next Steps

    Meeting Minutes

    Meeting Presentation to MCC

     

     

  • Aug 2020 - Dec 2020

    Completion of New Phase-1 Engineering High Level Design Work

    Completion of New Phase-1 Engineering High Level Design Work – Required for getting new development permit from City of Calgary (required to execute phase I- Build Multipurpose Hall )

    2021-01-13_ICSC Phase 1 Gym Site & Main Floor Plans

    Issuance of bid/ bid Evaluation for Engineering Design Work

  • July 2020

    Options Finalization and Evaluation Complete with Recommendation – Building Multi-purpose Hall as New Phase-1

  • March 2020 - July 2020

    Covid- 19 Pandemic Starts – All work gets impacted – March 2020

  • February 2020

    Temporary Building Options and Cost Estimate presented to ICSC Board

    Temporary Building Options and Cost Estimate presented to ICSC Board for Review and next steps

  • December 2019

    Start of Site Clearing and Demolition

  • October 2019

    Start of Site Construction Work - Tree removal

  • September 2019

    Submitted Sprung Building Option to ICSC Board

    Submitted Sprung Building Option to ICSC Board for Approval and received conditional approval to explore the option

  • June 2019

    Received Construction Permit from City of Calgary

  • September 2018

    90% engineering complete for IFC drawings

  • January 2018

    Agreement between ICSC and City of Calgary

    ICSC and City of Calgary Agreed on Cost and Security Bond for 104 St SE Road Construction & Highway 22X Intersection Upgrades

  • July 2017

    Engineering Design Contract Issued – Lump Sum

  • May 2015

    Submitted formal Development permit for approval

  • July to December 2014

    Following studies were completed per City of Calgary

    • A site concept drawings for the full build-out of the parcel,
    • Storm water catchment concept including design assumptions,
    • Fire Fighting Pond capacity and outline specifications
    • On-site Sanitary System proposed including design assumptions and Proposed source of potable water
  • December 2013

    Submitted initial Development permit request and fees

  • September 2013

    Approval of Re-Zoning Application from City of Calgary

  • June 2011

    Pre Re-zoning application submitted to City of Calgary

  • Feb 2011

    Contract Award for Architectural Design

    After three years of endless efforts by the project team, in September 2013 the rezoning application came in front of City of Calgary council after multiple rejections and submission of additional traffic and environmental studies, Al-Hamdulillah ICSC project received the historic, unprecedented approval from City for re-zoning.

  • 2009

    Land Acquisition for Islamic Center

    In 2009 ICSC acquired approximately ten acre property in SE Calgary with the intent to develop the Islamic Centre of South Calgary. The site is located at 16555 – 104th Street SE, just South of Highway 22X and approximately 2 km from the intersection of Stoney Trail East (Ring Road) and Hwy 22X. The land was situated outside city and no area structure plan existed, hence no construction could be undertaken without rezoning approval.

  • 2005

    Inception of an idea

    As early as 2005, the South Calgary Muslim Community had aspired to build a facility of their own where they could pray, hold Friday Prayer Congregations, where their youth could assemble and community could benefit from Halaqas, Quranic Education, etc.

  1. MCC supports raising of funds for project working with community in Calgary as per South MCC representative commitment of $1 Million for our project. 
  2. MCC/ New Project Committee finalizes a build option for completion of Design & Engineering, City Permitting approval for option, and contracts to start Construction.  
  3. MCC/ New Project Committee start the construction execution of the Islamic center project 

DONATIONS RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS REPORT

  • $1.016744 MM in Bank (on 31 Dec. 2020)

YEAR 2021  — ICSC has no access on project accounts during 2021

JAN 2019 – Dec 2019  and Jan 2020 – Dec 2020 — ICSC_Project_Jan_Dec_2019_&_Jan_Dec_2020

Jan 2018 – Dec 2018 –  ICSC Project Financials 2018_Jan_Dec_2018

  • Committee lead: Nisar Bhutto
  • (1) MCC Project Growth Committee Lead – Wissam Akl
  • (1) MCC district elected Director- Muzaffar Ahmad
  • (1)Local District President- Current Farhan Khan
  • (1) MCC Imam- Shaikh Fayaz Tilly
  • (3 to5) Local District Community Member – Zahid Maqsood, Syed Kashif Haider, Nisar Bhutto