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Shawnessy Land Development

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*REMINDER* The site is still under construction, therefore the public is asked to not use the new road and sidewalks that have been built in the project area. The one exception is the new asphalt pathway that has been built parallel to Shawville Boulevard S.E. on the east side; this asphalt pathway is now open to pedestrians and cyclists.

In the Spring of 2016, land servicing construction is began on a vacant 9.46 acre parcel of land situated in Shawnessy—a southwest community of the city, to prepare for future development. 

construction sign

In this first stage of development, the area was closed off to the public and heavy equipment completed earthwork and the construction of underground water utilities, a roadway, sidewalk and street lighting.

 

The property has also been subdivided into lots for mixed-use development, which can include a combination of residential, office and commercial space. This type of development is most commonly used in Transit Oriented Developments to take advantage of nearby transit options and reduce the need for personal motor vehicles.

 

The site has been vacant for approximately ten years and informally used for overflow parking. By bringing in new business opportunities, The City is able to increase its tax base and create complete communities, as directed in the Municipal Development Plan.

Location
  

The property is situated immediately north of the Shawnessy Superstore and east of the Shawnessy LRT station. It is bordered by:
 
 
• Shawnessy Boulevard S.E. to the north
 
• Shawville Boulevard S.E. to the west
 
• Macleod Trail S. To the east
 
• Shawnessy Superstore to the south
 
 
This aerial map shows major roadways and nearby residential communities.
 

Timelines

Project timeline

Useful links

 
 

Public input/involvement

The project follows extensive consultation with the Shawnessy Community Association, Calgary Planning, Development & Assessment and the Calgary Planning Commission.

The greatest concerns expressed by the Community Association focused on the development's impact to traffic and how new buildings might block sunlight to neighbouring communities. Read how those concerns were addressed in the FAQ sheet.

Current status


The site is still under construction, therefore the public is asked to not use the new road and sidewalks that have been built in the project area. The one exception is the new asphalt pathway that has been built parallel to Shawville Boulevard S.E. on the east side; this asphalt pathway is now open to pedestrians and cyclists.
 

Contact

For more information call 3-1-1