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Developed Areas Guidebook

The Developed Areas Guidebook sets out land use frameworks and common policies to guide growth and change for developed areas in Calgary. Work on the Developed Areas Guidebook began in January 2016, in partnership with the new mixed-use districts​ and the Green Line and Main Streets community planning teams. City Council adopted the guidebook on April 10, 2017.   

The Developed Areas Guidebook is part of Volume 2 of the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and provides consistency in the local area planning process.  It is one of two guidebooks for the Calgary areas that already have established neighbourhoods; the second is the Centre City Guidebook, specific to the communities in the Centre City neighbourhoods and downtown core.  The Developed Areas Guidebook is intended to be read in combination with a Local Area Plan.

Developed Areas

The developed areas encompass both the inner city (neighbourhoods developed prior to the 1950s) and the established areas (neighbourhoods built out between the 1950s and 1990s).  


Supporting documents​ 


Denise Carbol, Planner
Planning & Development

Kimberly Haskell, Planner
Planning & Development
403-268-1015  ​

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