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The MacLeod Trail South main street runs from Glenmore Trail to Southland Drive SE and is located between the communities of Fairview and Acadia to the east, and Kingsland and Haysboro to the west.


This automobile-oriented commercial section of MacLeod Trail was annexed by the City of Calgary in 1956 as part of an annexation of the lands between 50 Avenue South, the Bow River, Anderson Road, and 37 Street West.

Public Input

Comments were compiled from the Main Streets public engagement activities which took place from November 2014 through May 2015. The top issues, opportunities and outcomes were ranked in order of consensus and ratings from citizens. This input will be analyzed to inform the planning strategy for each main street.

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What we've heard

Top comments (ranked in order of citizen rating)


  1. More people would walk if the public realm was inviting
  2. Density by LRT/TOD transit nodes create employment nodes
  3. Mixed use/affordable housing


  1. Generally, lack of street trees to create an inviting and safe pedestrian realm
  2. Poor sidewalks, need​ separation, protection for pedestrians
  3. Pedestrians have to cross a sea of parking to access big box stores


  1. Safe and vibrant main street sidewalk
  2. High quality public realm elements
  3. More street trees

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What we've learned

To start developing solutions which ensure the future success of Calgary’s main street neighbourhoods, City planners listened and learned from main street users, neighbourhood residents, industry experts and economic specialists to understand the unique challenges and opportunities for growth and development in these areas.

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What's next

All of the public input and discussion with experts throughout the project included one common concept; focus the effort of the Main Streets initiative work on a few key or strategic streets in the short term to maximize chances of success. By analysing local input, economic information and infrastructure investments, the Main Streets team identified which main streets are good candidates for development and growth in the near future.

Once that success has been tested, it will then be applied to main streets across Calgary as the timing for growth makes sense based on the unique needs of each street.

Based on all the information gathered, a series of proposed solutions have been created which would enable growth in main street areas that have been identified as ready for development. To learn more about the areas with rezoning options and Area Development Plan amendments being reviewed and considered for approval in the near future, visit the Main Streets' rezoning information page.

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