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Public Notice improvements

Help us Build Calgary tog​ether

We’re making it easier for you to get informed and involved on applications to redesignate (rezone) a land use, or develop a site in your community. Part of our effort involves making improvements to our Notices or the sign that appears on a property where an application has been received by The City of Calgary.

In addition to improving our Notice, we’ve also launched to enable Calgarians to learn more about an application in progress, determine its status and leave us comments 24/7. 

Learn more about what we’re doing to help citizens, communities and customers.

Notice pilot - Survey closed

Thanks to everyone that provided input on our new Notice this summer. Our survey is now officially closed, but we’re hard at work reviewing and considering all input. We’ll be launching our new small and large Notice in late 2017.

Current notice example

New small notice

New large notice

(Click to enlarge our small and large Notice)

Here’s what we’ve heard so far:

  • 73% of Calgarians agree our new Notice is a great improvement
  • 84% of Calgarians agree our new Notice communicates clearly about how to get more information
  • 80% of Calgarians agree our new Notice clearly shows what the application will allow for on the property if approved.

Notice Posting Journey

The City began reviewing its Notice posting process in 2016, piloting a new notice, and encouraging citizens to comment. Feedback from our initial Notice pilot was then used to create a second version. Thanks to citizen feedback in 2016 a few modifications to the current Notice were made, including:

  • Plain language text that describes the proposed redesignation or development permit application
  • Visual map that clearly identifies the property included in the proposed application
  • Clear direction to resources to learn more or to get involved

In the summer of 2017, The City encouraged citizens to comment once again on our Notice, including a larger version measuring four by eight feet. One of these new Notices was piloted in the community of West Springs. An online survey linked to this pilot was used to validate initial citizen input and to ensure the new Notices are simple, informative and transparent.

Following a review of comments received during our latest pilot, The City will determine if further changes are required, and launch the new Notices in the winter of 2017.​​