The City of Calgary in partnership with the area landowners has completed an integrated land use and transportation study for the Centre Street corridor north of Stoney Trail. To implement the outcomes of the study, an area structure plan amendment to the Keystone Hills Area Structure Plan will be completed.
Area structure plans are documents that The City uses as the broad development plan for a large area or community. They outline the big picture of what the land can be used for and where different land uses (like residential, commercial, industrial and transportation or utility corridors) must be located. Area structure plans must be consistent with The City’s Municipal Development Plan and each individual property’s designation (zoning) must then be consistent with the area structure plan.
The Keystone Hills Area Structure Plan is located in the northwest and northeast quadrants of the City of Calgary on lands annexed from Rocky View County in 1989 and 2007. The area is bounded by Stoney Trail to the south, 160 Avenue to the north, 14 Street NW to the west and the Noise Exposure Forecast contour to the east. The area structure plan was approved in 2012.
The planning process
When The City of Calgary needs to amend an area structure plan, we generally follow this process:
Notices are sent to adjacent landowners, the local community association, the Ward Councillor, various City departments (such as Transportation Planning, Urban Development, Parks), and other external agencies (e.g., utility companies) to gather their input.
At the same time, The City’s Planning, Development & Assessment department reviews the proposed amendment for its urban planning merits and compliance with City plans and policies, including (but not limited to) the Municipal Development Plan and regional plans applicable to the affected area.
After reviewing the proposed amendment and any feedback received, City staff prepare a report for the Calgary Planning Commission with a recommendation on the proposed plan amendment. The Calgary Planning Commission is a committee appointed annually by City Council to make recommendations to Council on land use planning matters. The Calgary Planning Commission can request changes or forward the report along with their recommendation to City Council.
Once the Calgary Planning Commission has made a recommendation to City Council, the proposed plan amendment is advertised for a two-week period in the Calgary Herald and then goes to City Council for the final decision. Council is required to hold a public hearing on all area structure plan amendments.
There are several ways that you can share your comments and questions about the Keystone Hills Area Structure Plan amendment.
A public information session will be held in November at Cardel Place. We will post details to this webpage soon.
Contact the study planner: You can contact the planner working on the study directly (contact information is listed below) to provide feedback or to get more information about the study.
Supporting information and documents
Senior Planner, Local Area Planning & Implementation
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