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Planning & Development

Planning & Development

About Planning & Development

Planning & Development (PD) Department is responsible for defining and implementing the growth of the city. We develop plans, policies and services that support land use and development throughout Calgary and in the Calgary region. Our work will help us to achieve the goals of the Municipal Development Plan (MDP). 

Calgary Approvals Coordination

Calgary Approvals Coordination is a new business unit focused on overseeing the approvals process for land development, from land use redesignation to occupancy. The business unit supports staff and coordinates across The City to enable the successful delivery of new development, while working closely with stakeholders. 

Calgary Building Services

Calgary Building Services is the primary point of contact for customers of Planning & Development. We process high volumes of applications, permits, business licences and inspections. Calgary Building Services ensures compliance with regulations governing development, building, use and occupancy; enabling Calgary’s vision for communities that are safe, vibrant and sustainable. We also support the daily operational work, to make doing business easier and better for the customers and staff.

Calgary Growth Strategies

Calgary Growth Strategies provides strategic guidance to our customers for both land use planning and the way we do our business. The business unit develops the long term vision for land use planning, provide tools for implementing that vision, and supply information on land, housing and population to support decision-making. Their work also guides business planning and learning for the department.

Community Planning

Community Planning is focused on achieving the corporate goals of the Municipal Development Plan and Calgary Transportation Plan through policy development, and application reviews and approvals . Our work is customer-focused and we pride ourselves on our interactions with our partners, stakeholders and the people who call Calgary home. We are aiming high and growing smart to make Calgary a place where people love to live, work and play.

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