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The west section of the 16 Avenue NW main street is located in Montgomery and spans from Home Road to the northwest interchange.


It serves as both a regional destination and thoroughfare. Known as a gateway to the mountains to the west, this main street offers a diverse variety of local recreational opportunities and services, as well as services and businesses well suited for visitors heading to mountain getaways.

Land use (zoning) and policy changes

Through the Main Streets initiative, several main streets have been identified as areas ready for new development and growth. By encouraging new development and increasing the population in main street areas through great housing choice, the vitality of local businesses, amenities and services can grow and be maintained.

By analysing local input, economic information and infrastructure investments, the Main Streets team determined which main streets are good candidates for development and growth in the near future.

Land use

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Rezoning has created greater flexibility for mixed use, apartment, or row or townhouse development and create more housing options and business opportunities for Montgomery.

View detailed information about the new Land Use in Montgomery.

Area Redevelopment Plan

The Montgomery Area Redevelopment Plan​ has been updated to provide support for mixed-use development, low-rise apartments, row houses, as well as single- and semi-detached homes in the blocks nearby.

These updates include:

  1. Deletions of out-of-date language (for example, references to city-initiated rezonings that were already completed);
  2. Changes to the map of land uses to introduce land use districts from the proposed Developed Areas Guidebook that align with and support the new zoning
  3. The introduction of a new Main Streets section with updated objectives, context, and neighbourhood-specific policies informed by public input and analysis undertaken through the Main Streets initiative.

What’s next

Now that new land use districts and policy changes have been put into place, land owners will be able to build the new building types and uses allowed by the updated bylaw. In main street areas, this will increase the population and sustain a greater variety of local businesses and services as new developments are introduced into these areas. Considering this future growth, The City will calculate the infrastructure investments and local improvements that will compliment the needs of these areas. Programs related to streetscape master planning, heritage and character home retention and parking solutions are already underway and will continue to be looked at for these areas.


Public input

Listening and ​learning

Main street users provided their input at workshops, through an online mapping activity, online surveys, and at information sessions. Through the input shared by Calgarians, City staff learned what’s working or needs improvement for each of Calgary’s main streets. Learn more

Comments were compiled from the Main Streets public engagement activities which took place from November 2014 through May 2015. The top issues, opportunities and outcomes were ranked in order of consensus and ratings from citizens. This input will be analyzed to inform the planning strategy for each main street.

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Discussing options and reviewing solutions

Bowness Road NW (Montgomery) and 16 Avenue NW (Montgomery) had additional public input opportunities to review and discuss planning concepts informed by previous public input sessions. Main street users and residents shared input on the tools and techniques that will be used to prepare these main street areas for growth and change. 

Calgarians shared input related to:

  • Development types transitioning from main street to surrounding streets
  • Land use requirements for retail development.
  • Considered factors when planning future large redevelopment sites

View a summary of what we heard at these input sessions, summary of what we heard.

What we've learned

To start developing solutions which ensure the future success of Calgary’s main street neighbourhoods, City planners listened and learned from main street users, neighbourhood residents, industry experts and economic specialists to understand the unique challenges and opportunities for growth and development in these areas.

View 16 Ave NW - Montgomery key findings

View full report of what we've learned​


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