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Bankview Village

UPDATE: On June 15, 2017, Calgary Planning Commission unanimously recommended that City Council approve the amendments to the Bankview Area Redevelopment Plan and the land use redesignation.

This application is tentatively scheduled for the July 31, 2017 City Council meeting. For information on how to share your views with City Council and participate at the public hearing, please view the Get Involved Section below.

RNDSQR, MODA Architecture and CivicWorks Planning + Design Inc. have applied for a site-specific land use redesignation and policy amendment to the Bankview Area Redevelopment Plan. The proposed Direct Control district would replace the Residential – Contextual One/Two Dwelling (R-C2) and Multi-Residential – Contextual Grade-Oriented (M-CG) land use designations that currently apply to the site. The purpose of the redesignation and plan amendment is to accommodate a mid-rise residential building on the northeast corner of 19 Avenue SW and 14A Street SW.

To go along with the land use redesignation and policy amendment application, the applicants have also submitted a development permit application for the proposed building (DP2016-5233​).

Bankview Village map

What work has been done to date?

​By the applicant

For engagement on the application, the applicants held an open house for local residents that was attended by City staff, and created and maintained a project webpage​ ( As a result of the engagement with local residents and discussion with The City, the applicant has revised their proposed land use redesignation from Multi-Residential – High Density Low Rise District (M-H1) to a Direct Control District (DC). This revision results in the proposed land use redesignation:

  • Lowering the maximum height from 26 metres to 22 metres
  • Reducing the allowable FAR (Floor Area Ratio or FAR, is a measure of how much building area is permitted relative to the size of a site) from 4.0 FAR to 3.5 FAR
  • Putting in place customized rules to reduce building height on the eastern third of the site and require a larger landscaped front yard along 19 Avenue S.W.

Additionally, the applicants have committed to voluntarily delivering improvements to the park at the northwest corner of 19 Avenue S.W. and 14A Street S.W., and are working with The City on design and implementation of these improvements.

At the request of The City, a transportation impact study​ with a scope determined by City Transportation was performed to assess​​ the issues related to parking and traffic that were identified by local residents.

By The City

The City has performed a full review of the impacts of the proposed development, including issues related to building height, vehicle traffic and parking, as part of the overall application process. Based on this analysis, Administration will be recommending the approval of this application in its report to Calgary Planning Commission.

Please note: Community association comments on this file will be included in Administration’s report to Calgary Planning Commission, as we​ll as a summary of public feedback.

Get involved

Calgary Planning Commission

The first step in the approvals process is the Calgary Planning Commission. They are an advisory body that reviews all redesignations (rezonings) and Area Redevelopment Plan amendment recommendations. They will consider Administration’s recommendation on the application and make their own recommendation to Council.

While members of the public are welcome to attend Calgary Planning Commission meetings, it is not a public hearing and there is no opportunity for speaking. CPC meetings can be viewed in person or online.

This application is tentatively scheduled for the June 15, 2017 Calgary Planning Commission meeting.

Please Note: The meeting agenda for the Calgary Planning Commission is subject to change. Please check the agenda on the Monday before the tentative meeting date for any updates.

City Council

The second and final step in the approvals process is City Council, including a Public Hearing. Following a presentation by Administration, Council will have an opportunity to ask questions of clarification on the proposed changes and then open a Public Hearing. During the Public Hearing portion of the meeting, Calgarians can share their views.

After the Public Hearing and discussion with citizens, Council will vote on the recommended redesignations and Area Redevelopment Plan amendments.

For more information on speaking at a Public Hearing, viewing a City Council meeting online or in person, or to learn how to get in touch with your Ward Councillor, visit

This application is tentatively scheduled for the July 31, 2017 City Council meeting.

* To submit written feedback to City Council for a Public Hearing:

"Correspondence regarding a Public Hearing matter and intended for distribution to Council in their Agenda, must be received in the City Clerk’s Office (address below) prior to 10 a.m. on the second Thursday prior to the Public Hearing Meeting date. 

Mail, e-mail, fax letters to:City Clerk #8007, The City of Calgary P.O. Box 2100, Station “M” Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5

Information from:Communicating with Calgary City Council and its Committees.


​​Date ​Activity
​May 27, 2016 ​Land use redesignation application submitted to The City of Calgary​
​June 2-16, 2016 ​Notice posting onsite
​June 8, 2016 ​Land use amendment application package circulated to Bankview Community Association
​June 8, 2016 – May 29, 2017 ​Comments from public and stakeholders accepted and reviewed by City staff
​September 21, 2016 ​Town hall-style engagement session hosted by the applicants with the assistance of the Bankview Community Association
​October 18, 2016 ​Public meeting hosted by Bankview Community Association
​December 22, 2016 ​Development permit application submitted to the City of Calgary
​January 10, 2017 ​Development permit application package circulated to Bankview Community Association
​May 17, 2017 ​Information session held with the development committee and The City​
June 15, 2017​ (tentative) ​Application presented to Calgary Planning Commission (CPC)
July 31, 2017 (tentative​) ​Application presented to City Council

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​Desmond Bliek
Senior Planner, Planning & Development