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The 17 Avenue SE main street stretches from 26 Street to 60 Street SE and is located in the communities of Southview, Albert Park/Radisson Heights and Forest Lawn.


The area surrounding 17 Avenue SE was first settled in the early 1900s as part of the Municipal District of Shepard. Later, in 1934, Forest Lawn incorporated as a village, and finally annexed to Calgary in 1961. Today this family friendly neighbourhood has a diverse selection of shopping and services. The 17 Avenue main street plays many important roles: as the original main street of the Forest Lawn community, as a secondary highway with regional connections, as a culturally diverse hub dubbed International Avenue and as part of Calgary's envisioned primary transit and cycling networks.

Public input

Discussi​ng options and reviewing solutions

17 Avenue NE had additional public input opportunities to review and discuss planning concepts informed by previous public input sessions. Main street users and residents shared input on the tools and techniques that will be used to prepare these main street areas for growth and change. 

Calgarians shared input related to:

  • Development types transitioning from main street to surrounding streets
  • Land use requirements for retail development
  • Considered factors when planning future large redevelopment sites

View a summary of what we heard at these input sessions, summary of what we heard.

What's next

Informed by the public input that started in the fall of 2014, land use options and policy changes have been drafted.  A proposed land use framework of new districts (rezoning) and amendments to local Area Redevelopment Plan have be created for review by Calgary Planning Commission and then City Council. 

This map indicates the proposed rezoning. For further project information, timeline and engagement information visit  our engagement project page​.

City initiated land use redesignations for 17 Avenue SE were recommended for approval at the October 18, 2018 Calgary Planning Commission meeting​.

This recommendation will be heard at a Public Hearing on December 10, 2018.

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