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    We've listened, learned and there's more to come!

    Representing one of the largest local planning public engagement efforts initiated by The City, more than 2,200 Calgarians collectively volunteered 1,335 hours of their time to share concerns, suggestions and future visions for main street neighbourhoods.

    Experts from departments across The City worked together to review and consider local input to identify opportunities for improvement or alignment with existing City programs and services.


    Get Involved Roadmap

    Input, decision and outcome roadmap

    The City’s Main Streets’ team also consulted economic research experts and industry partners to understand the market demand, opportunities and challenges in main street areas.

    City planners then used this information, along with local input, to evaluate policy and planning options and build a strategy for the success of Calgary’s main streets.


    What We've Learned

    Engagement su​mmary and report

    Between November 2014 and May 2015, people from across Calgary provided thousands of comments and input at workshops, in surveys, at information sessions and online, about their hopes and concerns for their main street neighbourhoods.

    Main Streets engagement summary

    View full engagement activity summary

     View full report of what we've learned

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    Evaluation and analysis

    By analysing local input and economic information, the Main Streets team will start evaluating what policy; land use or other planning options would benefit Calgary’s main streets.

    Check out what we’ve heard from Calgarians about their main streets

    Strategy Inputs

    What's next

    The next phase of the Main Streets initiative will focus on providing strategic planning direction, aligning processes and identifying resourcing required for growth opportunities in main street neighbourhoods. As The City’s Main Streets team works to refine solutions for Calgary’s main streets, there will be more opportunities for you to share your input.

    Upcoming events and updates

    There will be more opportunities for you to share your input in the fall of 2016, details coming soon. Subscribe to receive email updates and invites to future events

    Continue the conversation

    When instagramming photos or tweeting about Calgary’s main streets, use the official #yycmainstreets hashtag to continue the conversation with other Calgarians. 

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