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Sage Hill Amendment


The City of Calgary is amending a portion of the Symons Valley Community Plan (ASP) to enable development. The Sage Hill amendment area comprises approximately 38ha of land located in northwest Calgary. The area is bounded by Sage Valley BLVD NW to the north, Sage Hill Dr NW to the east, Sage Hill Gate NW and Sage Hill BLVD NW to the south and by Shaganappi Trail NW and a deep coulee feature on the west.

On Nov. 28, 2016, Council directed Administration to work with the landowners using the Developer Funded Model to amend the Symons Valley Community Plan. The plan amendment will add policies to direct future development of the Sage Hill area but will not change the Symons Valley Community Plan as it relates to other areas.

The purpose of the Sage Hill amendment is to ensure development in this area supports the goals of Calgary’s Municipal Development Plan, which means accommodating a mix of residential, retail and commercial uses focused around a primary transit network.

A copy of the What We Heard Report from the open house is now available for you to review.

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Sage Hill Amendment location map

The applicants are looking at revising the concept within the “Transit Oriented Planning Area” of the Symons Valley Community Plan (see map below).

Currently, the plan area shows regional commercial and higher density residential development (site A) just south of Sage Valley Bv. N.W.

The applicants are proposing medium density residential development in that area instead and no regional commercial. This would take the form of 3-6 storey multi-residential forms and townhouse development.

Additionally, the applicants for “site D” are requesting we review a higher residential density on their site (it is currently capped at 350 units with bonusing for 500 units). They are contemplating up to 1,200 units. This would remain a mixed use site (commercial on the main floor, residential above).

Symons Valley Community Plan


Phase 1: Background and Analysis

Date Activity
Nov. 28, 2016 Notice of Motion to amend Symons Valley Community Plan
Dec 2016-Jan 2017 Research, collecting background information
Jan 2017 Mail out to surrounding neighbours

Phase 2: Creating the plan

Date Activity
Jan-Feb 2017 Background review and begin drafting policy
Feb. 22, 2017 Open house to review proposed changes​
May-June 2017 Final draft of plan amendment

Phase 3: Approvals

Date Activity
July 2017 Technical review of plan amendment to Calgary Planning Commission
September 2017 Public Hearing of Council

Supporting Documents


Project Leads

Hugo Haley
Senior Planner, Community Planning

Coleen Auld
Planner, Community Planning