For the past few years, City staff has been monitoring the process and effectiveness of Contextual Dwellings (permitted infill homes) in The City’s Developed Areas. This monitoring has led to some changes such as the inclusion of semi-detached dwellings and modifications on calculating the height of a building on a corner parcel.
At the June 29, 2015 meeting, Council directed staff to engage community association planning groups and industry groups to provide feedback and input on the current system. Council has now requested that staff provides a report by the end of 2016 to determine if further changes to the system and Land Use Bylaw (1P2007) are required.
As part of this process, we engaged community association planning groups with the assistance of the Federal Communities of Calgary (FCC) on June 7, 2016. City staff has also had some discussions with industry groups through the Urban Development Institute (UDI) of Calgary. There is an update session scheduled for September 20, 2016 at the Southview Community Centre (2020-33 St S.E.) from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. We will be presenting input received to date, while also providing an additional opportunity for feedback.
For general information and matters to consider when building a Contextual Dwelling, please refer to our Contextual Dwellings page. You can subscribe to receive email updates on our Contextual Dwelling Monitoring Review. For assistance on interpreting the contextual rules and how they may pertain to a development, please call 403-268-5311.
Should you have any comments or questions relating to the Contextual Monitoring Review, feedback you’d like to provide for the upcoming report that will be presented to Council, or register for the September 20 event, please forward them to:
Planner 2, Planning and Development