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Industry City Work Plan

Overview

​The Industry/City Work Plan was approved on Jan. 11, 2016 as part of the Off-site Levy Bylaw. The Work Plan outlines key initiatives that The City and  Development Industry have collaborated on in order to enhance accountability, make improvements, provide opportunities for feedback and set the direction for future work.

The initiatives of the Work Plan aim to address City and Industry needs while delivering outcomes that better serve our city and facilitate development that meets the needs of Calgarians and the principles of more sustainable and citizen-oriented communities.

The Industry/City Work Plan is a unique collaboration comprised of working groups involving industry members and City staff. Together with Industry, Administration continues to focus on actions in new communities, established areas, and industrial areas. The Continuous Process Improvements initiative facilitates improvements in these areas and across municipal corporate practices.

 

Industry city work plan

Update Reports to Council

Industry City Work Plan Update June 2016
Industry City Work Plan Update January 2017
Industry City Work Plan Update June 2017

New Community Growth Strategy

The New Community Growth strategy focuses on The City’s implementation of the Growth Management Overlay (GMO), a policy tool introduced to strategically align planning and infrastructure resources.

Growth Management Overlay (GMO) serves to direct development to lands where growth management issues need to be resolved. The presence of an Overlay suggests that sufficient transportation, utilities and/or emergency response capacity is not yet available in the "Overlay" area.

This work prioritizes new infrastructure investment to leverage public funds and drive private investment. During the development of the Off-site Levy Bylaw​, issues related to funding and financing growth infrastructure were identified. Identifying alternative capital and operating funding options as they relate to Growth Management Overlay removal is also a key priority.

As part of this focus, other issues are being addressed, including debt and debt servicing impacts and cumulative capital and operating cost impacts. This initiative also includes discussion around the Off-site Levy Bylaw system and how it supports greenfield development. The 2015 Off-site Levy Bylaw report was released in July.

 
Contact
Matthew Sheldrake
Coordinator Growth Strategy
Matthew.Sheldrake@calgary.ca
403-268-5929

Established Area Strategy

This work focuses on aspects to redevelopment that present financial or technical barriers. The initiative began in response to the new Off-site Levy Bylaw that imposed additional costs for redevelopment projects related to water and wastewater servicing. This initiative intends to strategically reduce the direct and indirect costs of redevelopment.

2017 work includes looking at direct costs and charges in the planning process, infrastructure capacity constraints and funding (includes water, stormwater, sanitary services, and shallow utilities), some technical aspects of redevelopment, the policy environment and how to support community amenities in the developed areas of the City.

Contact
Lesley Kalmakoff
Senior Growth Management Planner
Lesley.Kalmakoff@calgary.ca
403-268-3261

Industrial Strategy

The Industrial Strategy was initiated to consider the impacts of increased Off-site Levy Bylaw rates on industrial development. It aims to identify opportunities to support industrial development by off-setting the impacts of the levy through policy considerations and comprehensive longer term strategies.

A working group was established to tackle the following objectives of the Industrial Strategy:

  • Identify strategies for continued support of industrial development.
  • Provide continued analysis of industrial land supply.
  • Monitor the impacts of the levy rate on industrial development and gather information to inform the next bylaw review.
  • Review potential policy impacts.

Contact

Shawn Small
Senior Growth Management Planner
Shawn.Small@calgary.ca
403-268-5914
 
Marlena Rogowska
Planner 2
Marlena.Rogowska@calgary.ca
403-268-2278

Continuous Process Improvements

Continuous Process Improvements aims to address concerns across the land development
  Approvals Continuum from land use/outline plans through to occupancy and post-occupancy. Both The City and Industry want to ensure that Calga​ry is an attractive place for real estate investment, that the approval process is simplified and efficient, and that partnerships can be built between The City, the Development Industry and communities.

In addition to the process improvement efforts with Industry, structural changes to the approval process have been put into place to address concerns with governance, customer relations and to aid in corporate decision making on land development issues.

We have received overwhelming support from both City staff and Industry – including senior leadership - to ensure the success of all aspects of the process improvements. This has resulted in a cultural shift where The City and Industry see each other as partners in building Calgary.

Darren Lockhart
Manager Application Services
Darren.Lockhart@calgary.ca
403-268-1037​​​​​​​​​