The City is in the process of reviewing and proposing updates to the existing East Village Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and preparing a guidebook for the Centre City to guide growth and development of high density mixed-use neighbourhoods. While the vision for East Village will not change, the updates to the ARP and Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 will facilitate development of the area and contribute to a consistent policy for mixed-use neighbourhoods.
The updated proposed East Village Area Redevelopment Plan includes policies that support the existing vision of East Village and outlines neighbourhood specific policies that will help this vision to be achieved.
The proposed Centre City Guidebook sets out the land use approach and common policies for mixed-use neighbourhoods to minimize repetition in policy and ensure consistency for Centre City neighbourhoods. Together, these documents will provide policy to inform development decisions for the neighbourhood.
Amendments are proposed for Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 to align with the policy for Centre City and to deliver on the following project objectives to support mixed-use development in East Village:
- Accommodate a wide range of uses to encourage a vibrant and active streetscape.
- Create building form rules focused on achieving:
- A well-defined street wall;
- Ground floor heights that allow for change over time; and
- Building massing that allows for adequate daylight, sky views and privacy.
- Enable larger building massing within the transition area.
- Consider sunlight protection for key open spaces in the plan area.
Proposed amendments to Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 will implement the policy amendments and are anticipated to be before Calgary Planning Commission on January 26, 2017.
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The East Village ARP was last updated in 2010. Since then, a number of challenges for new development proposals have been identified. For example, there are areas of the ARP, the Land Use Bylaw and the East Village Master Plan that do not align. Through this review, City staff will resolve these inconsistencies, and provide more flexibility in how mixed use development can occur.
East Village ARP
Land Use Bylaw Amendments
Planner, Community Planning