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Symons Valley Centre

 

Project Update

Thank you to everyone who participated by providing input into the draft Master Plan for the Symons Valley Centre. The What We Heard Report is now available.

Information about opportunities to provide feedback on future stages of this project will be posted on this web page. You can also subscribe to our distribution list to receive email updates..

Project Background


The Symons Valley Centre is one of several projects The City is undertaking in response to Council’s direction to plan and deliver civic facilities that serve multiple purposes and services, where possible, instead of single use facilities. This approach optimizes the use of City-owned land and increases efficiencies, partnerships, innovation and investment, while better serving the community.

In October 2016, The City of Calgary purchased a parcel of land in the community of Sage Hill located at 251 Sage Hill Boulevard N.W. for the development of a Calgary Public Library branch and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) hub for the five Symons Valley Communities: Sage Hill, Nolan Hill, Evanston, Kincora, and Sherwood. In addition to a library and BRT, The City is exploring other site development opportunities for additional City services, other government service partners and developers.

The City is currently working with internal City business units and the public to develop a Master Plan (outlining timing for build phases, transportation requirements and gross land arrangement of City services) which establishes a long-term, shared vision for the area to guide further development.

Once the Master Plan has been developed, The City plans to submit a Land Use Redesignation Application and Outline Plan Application in 2018. 

 

Project Objectives – Phase 1

  • Deliver a new library for surrounding communities
  • Meet Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) requirements for bus bays and shelters
  • Provide affordable housing units to support the ongoing need in our city
  • Explore opportunities for alignment with other government services, non-profit services and private developers to develop a multi-use center
  • Consider opportunities to integrate community space and arts and culture activities

 

Location


The site is centrally located within five developing communities in the Symons Valley area in northwest Calgary: Kincora, Sage Hill, Nolan Hill, Sherwood and Evanston. The future population of these areas is expected to reach 55,000 people.

 

Timeline


Winter 2016

  • Purchase land and identify potential uses


Spring 2017

  • Evaluation of alternative land use options


Summer 2017

  • Phase 1 community association engagement


Fall 2017

  • Symons Valley Area Structure Plan Amendment


Winter 2017/ Spring 2018

  • Prepare draft Master Plan
  • Phase 2 public engagement


Summer 2018

  • Master Plan complete
  • Submit Land Use Redesignation Application / Outline Plan Application


To be determined

  • Phase 1 development and design approvals
  • Public engagement on design
  • Phase 1 Construction


*NOTE: Dates and plans are subject to change

Communication

 

The City of Calgary will provide updates to the public about the Symons Valley Centre throughout the project. For updates please subscribe to our email list, continue to check this page or call 311.