In 2011, The City of Calgary received an Outline Plan/Land Use Amendment Application to redesignate (rezone) and subdivide lands located immediately to the east of the community of Crestmont, in southwest Calgary on the Trans-Canada highway.
The proposal Calgary West, submitted by SHAPE properties, would allow for the development of 56.5 hectares of undeveloped land into a mix of natural green areas, retail/commercial, office and residential spaces, including approximately 1,000 multi-family homes, such as apartments, condominiums and townhouses. The developer anticipates the construction of the initial phase would take three years to complete. This Outline Plan and Land Use Amendment Application were approved by City Council in November 2014.
Prior to the application, the property was undeveloped. An easement across Shape’s site currently provides access to the Crestmont Community. The developer is proposing a mixed use community that integrates with the natural topography and the west entranceway into Calgary.
The proposed Outline Plan identified a basic subdivision pattern and addresses infrastructure needs, financing agreements and development-related issues. It includes the location and size of roads, the distribution of open space, and location of various land use districts. Outline plans are considered at the same time as applications for a land use redesignation.
The proposal must follow the guidelines of other plans for the area. In this instance, the Municipal Development Plan provides high level policy guidance for the site’s development. Amendment to the Calgary West Area Structure Plan was approved to facilitate the proposed development. The Calgary West ASP will provide more detailed policy direction for the site’s development.
Planner, Community Planning