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Greenbriar Land Use Application and Bowness Area Redevelopment Plan amendment


Information session

On Thursday, February 15, The City will be hosting an information session to share information about this proposal and to answer questions on various parts of the plan. At this session, you can understand the history of the Greenbriar site, learn more about the amdended application and ask questions to City of Calgary staff and the applicant.

Event details
Date: Thursday, Feb. 15
Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
Location: Bowness Scout & Lions Hall - 8551 Bowness Rd NW


In 2011, the developer, Melcor Developments, submitted an outline plan and land use amendment application (LOC2010-0006), which was approved by City Council. The application redesignated the area of land in Greenbriar (4200 95 St. N.W. and 9523 40 Ave. N.W.) to allow for the creation of a Commercial Core with three unique sites, multi-residential housing, as well as an open space network with a series of pathways and park spaces. As part of that application, an amendment to the Bowness Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) was undertaken to provide policy direction for the development of the Greenbriar area. From 2011 to 2017, various versions of a master concept plan for the Melcor lands were created to help realize the vision for the land. After the current master concept plan was realized, it was determined that the existing land use plan and policies would need to be further amended.

On September 6, 2017, the developer submitted a new land use amendment application (LOC2017-0260) to change the previously approved land use designation of the site. The land use application seeks to consolidate the green spaces, provide greater flexibility of commercial, office, hotel and grocery uses, create a comprehensive mixed-use village, and increase the number of residential units from a previously approved maximum of 977 to 1,200 units.

If this application is approved by City Council, an amendment would be required to Bowness ARP to allow for the proposed redesignation.



Date Activity
2011 City Council approves original outline plan and land use amendment application. (LOC2010-0006)
2011-2017 Developer determines vision for the lands and creates a master concept plan. A non-conforming plan was approved at this time.
September 6, 2017 Developer submits current land use amendment application to The City. (LOC2017-0260)
January 10, 2018 Applicant presents proposed land use redesignations, Bowness ARP amendments and concept commercial vision to Bowness Community Association.
February 15, 2018 The City hosts information session to present new land use application.
March 22, 2018 Tentative date for presentation to Calgary Planning Commission.
May 7, 2018 Tentative date for City Council Public Hearing.

Supporting Documents


Benedict Ang
File Manager, Community Planning