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Highland Park – Land Use Amendment and Outline Plan Application

On January 16 and 17, 2017, Council held a public hearing on the proposed land use changes for the former Highland Park Golf Course lands. The application returned to the January 23, 2017 Regular Meeting of Council, where Council amended and gave second reading to 4 of the 5 proposed bylaws. Bylaw 32D2017 for Site 4 was not given second reading. Council deferred the application to return to Council on March 20, 2017.

This is a unique outcome. We are currently working with Council to clarify the intent of the deferral and formulate a work plan to get us to the March 20th public hearing. Please stay tuned to this webpage for updates, or sign up for our email newsletter​.

December 8th information session

Thank you for attending our information session, where we shared the amended outline plan, Highland Village Green Design Guidelines and information on how to participate at the January 16th Public Hearing of Council. The panels from the information session​ detail changes to the DC bylaws and outline plan since the July Public Hearing of Council.

Incorrect information about this application has been circulated through traditional and social media. Get the facts here: review our FAQ.

July 4th Public Hearing of Council

On July 4th, Council tabled their decision on this application and directed us to work toward an application that:

  • aligns with transit-oriented development principles;
  • aligns with the Green Line project, Main Streets project and the storm water drainage study for the Highland Park area; and
  • includes urban design guidelines to supplement the rules in the Direct Control (DC) land use bylaws.

What happened after July 4th?

  • 4 engagement sessions with the Highland Park Community Association (HPCA), Thorncliffe-Greenview Community Association (TGCA), the applicant and City staff.
  • 40th Avenue Green Line charrette, attended by the applicant, several community members and the City staff working on this application.
  • An amended outline plan, provided by the applicant, to better reflect community input.
  • New Urban Design Guidelines, written by City staff to supplement the rules in the proposed Direct Control (DC) land use districts.
  • 1 public information session.
  • The amended application returned to Council on January 16, 2017.​

Overview

The City of Calgary is reviewing a proposal from Maple Projects Inc. to change the type of development allowed on the former Highland Park Golf Course Lands. If approved by City Council, this proposal would allow for a comprehensively designed, mixed-use neighbourhood. The land uses proposed would accommodate a variety of multi-residential buildings of varying heights and forms, commercial retail spaces and open space components including parks and pathways.

The CPC-approved outline plan


The CPC-approved plan proposed:

The amended outline plan that will go to Council January 16, 2017


The amended outline plan is proposing:

  • Residential: A maximum density cap of 2070 units for the entire site.
  • Open Space:48 hectares (6.12 acres) of Municipal Reserve.

Open space in the amended outline plan


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