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Highland Park – Land Use Amendment and Outline Plan Application

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 the 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 has happened since July?

  • 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.

What happens next?

The application will return to Council on January 16, 2017 with four deliverables.

  • An amended outline plan and associated land use bylaws
  • Urban Design Guidelines​
  • A summary of changes detailing what has changed since the July 4th Council hearing
  • A visual plan highlighting the ongoing work in the greater area around the golf course site


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