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Oakridge Crossing

Overview

In December 2016, a Land Use Amendment application and development permit were submitted for an area located in the Southwest quadrant of the city at 2580 Southland Dr. S.W. (Oakridge Co-op site), in the community of Oakridge. The property is currently designated as Commercial – Community 2 (C-C2f0.32h16) District. The applicants are seeking  to redesignate (rezone) the property to a Direct Control District. The rezoning would facilitate a mixed use development which would include a new grocery store, medical building, a multi-residential development and a mixed-use office tower.

There will be a total of six new buildings and 266 units.

A City-led open house was held on Feb. 23, 2017, with over 375 citizens attending. The What We Heard report is now available. This report highlights the feedback and comments received at the February 2017 open house and via our online survey.

The workshops as part of our second phase of engagement in evaluating the Oakridge Co-op redevelopment application are now full, and registration is closed. Thank you for your interest.

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Timeline

Date Activity
August to Octob​​er, 2016 Applicant led engagement 
December 12, 2016 Development permit submission to The City: currently under review
December 21, 2016 Initial Team Review: application was accepted for circulation to affected agencies
February 2017 Detailed Team Review: reviewing if there are any amendments to the proposal prior to the application being reviewed by the Calgary Planning Commission (CPC)
​February 23, 2017 Feb. 23, 2017 City-led open house: 5-8 p.m. at the Oak Park Church (11263 Oakfield Dr. S.W.)

Frequently Asked Questions

 Is the Co-op closing?

No. The existing Co-op grocery store will remain open and operational until the new store is completed and ready to open. There will be no disruption to the operations of the existing Co-op grocery store.

Is the new Co-op going to be bigger?

The new Co-op grocery store is proposed to be approximately 53 000 square feet, while the current store is approximately 75 000 square feet. Co-op has indicated that the design of the existing store is inefficient and that the new store will operate more efficiently at the proposed size.

What is happening to the existing restaurants and businesses? Are they closing?

Many of the existing businesses on the site have long-term leases and will remain open. Some of these businesses will be relocated within the site (such as those currently in the existing mall), while other businesses are proposed to continue operating in their current locations (Boston Pizza, Co-op Liquor Store and A&W).

Are the developers taking a phased approach to development?

Yes, the development is proposed to incorporate several phases. The first phase involves the construction of a new medical and commercial building on the west end of the site that will serve to relocate existing mall tenants. Phase two involves the renovation of the mall for the new Co-op grocery store. Phase three will see the new Co-op store open and demolition of the existing store. Construction will begin on a residential building, parkade and commercial stores in place of the existing Co-op. The final phase involves the construction of a mixed residential/office/commercial building on the northeast corner of the site in place of the existing medical building.

How high will the residential buildings be?

The new buildings incorporate a range of proposed heights. The tallest building is located adjacent to the new Co-op (approximately at the main entrance of the existing Co-op) and will have a maximum height of 12 storeys (44 meters), but will taper down in height to 4 storeys adjacent to Oakmoor Drive. The second tallest building is proposed to be 11 storeys (41 meters) and is located on the northeast corner of the site.

How many residential units will there be?

The development is proposing a total of 266 residential units.

Are there going to be any improvements to existing street parking?

No changes to street parking are planned at this time.  There is existing parking on Oakmoor Drive and Oakmoor Way that will stay as is. 

What are the plans to address increased traffic congestion and parking?

The required parking enforced through by-law will be provided on-site (both surface and underground). This will address the basic parking requirements for the residential and commercial uses. A Traffic Impact Analysis, which is looking at congestion concerns, is currently under review. The City of Calgary will also work with the developer to identify key locations for improvements based on the Traffic Impact Analysis. 

Where is the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) going?

The Southwest Bus Rapid Transit route will be running along Southland Drive and 24 Street S.W. The bus stations are located on the following streets:

  • Southbound 24 Street @ Southland Drive S.W.
  • Eastbound Southland Drive @ 24 Street S.W.

Learn more about the Southwest Bus Rapid Transit system.

Does Southland Drive connect to the Ring Road?

Southland Drive will connect to the Ring Road at the intersection of 90 Avenue S.W.  Southland Drive will be widened from the intersection of Oakmoor Way to the west. The graphic below illustrates how Southland Drive will connect to the Ring Road.

Learn more about the Southwest Ring Road.

Access to 24 Street S.W. from Oakmoor Drive (the road directly behind the existing Co-op) is a concern. How is The City going to address this?

To address the congestion and access concerns, The City has requested the developer to undertake a transportation review that will explore traffic signalization as a potential solution.

Supporting Documents

Contact

Jarred Friedman
Planner II - Centre West Team, Planning & Development
403-268-5344
Jarred.Friedman@Calgary.ca​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​