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Developed Areas Guidebook

The City is in the process of creating Guidebooks that set out land use frameworks and common policies to guide growth and change for Developed Areas in Calgary. The Developed Areas Guidebook is one of two Guidebooks for the areas in Calgary that already have established neighbourhoods – the second is the Centre City Guidebook​ that is specific to the communities in that area.

Draft copy of the Developed Areas Guidebook (November 2016)

Information Sessions

November 17

Join us to review the proposed Developed Areas Guidebook, area redevelopment plans (ARPs) and station area plan (SAP) that will go to Calgary Planning Commission (CPC) in January 2017. This is your last opportunity to speak with City staff and see how public input has been considered in the community plans before they are reviewed by CPC and Council.

Inglewood and Ramsay ARPs
November 17th, 2016 4:30-8:00 p.m.
Alexandra Dance Hall 922 9 Avenue S.E.

About This Project

The Developed Areas Guidebook will form part of Volume 2 of the MDP, where the New Communities Guidebook currently resides. The Developed Areas Guidebook’s purpose is to:

  • Outline a consistent local area plan framework for future development and redevelopment.
  • Provide policy in areas where a local area planning process implements the guidebook to facilitate redevelopment of strategic growth areas.

The Guidebook will only apply to areas where a local area plan, such as an area redevelopment plan, indicates it applies. If the local area plan was created prior to the Guidebook or your community does not have a local area plan, the Guidebook will not apply to your community until a new local area plan is created, or an existing one is substantially amended.

Once approved, the Developed Areas Guidebook will become part of the Municipal Development Plan (MDP). It will establish the land use policy framework for main streets and activity centres, including transit station areas. It provides direction for character areas, the desired built form within these areas, community services, mobility networks and infrastructure requirements.

The current phase of work specifically focuses on Green Line Station areas. Citizens that are interested in how the guidebook will be used on a community-by-community basis can get involved by attending the information sessions noted above.

Other Important Information

  • Frequently Asked Questions: an FAQ has been created to help explain the context of the Guidebook and how/when it applies.
  • Planning for the Future: understand why the guidebook plays an important role in the overall planning of Calgary.
  • Municipal Development Plan: the Guidebook will be part of the Municipal Development Plan, which lays out long-term growth strategies for Calgary.

Timelines


City administration will be asking Council for a deferral on the timelines for the Developed Areas Guidebook, Inglewood ARP, Ramsay ARP, Millican-Ogden ARP and South Hill SAP. The deferral would allow additional time for:
  • alignment of ARPs and SAP with the Developed Areas Guidebook; and
    further work on heritage and transportation.

The deferral will be discussed at the December 7th meeting of Planning and Urban Development (PUD). If the deferral proceeds, we will announce the revised timeline here.

Contact Us

Denise Carbol
Senior Planner, Planning Strategy
403-268-3263
denise.carbol@calgary.ca 

Kimberly Haskell
Planner, Planning Strategy
403-268-1015
kimberly.haskell@calgary.ca

For media inquiries, please call 403-828-2954.​