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The 4 Street NW main street is oriented north-south, and stretches from 16 Avenue to 32 Avenue NW. The main street is located entirely within the mature and established community of Mount Pleasant, which includes a historic community once known as Balmoral.


Development along the 4th Street NW main street varies in age and architectural style, which is common to neighbourhoods with development over several decades. Although demographic trends dating back to 2007 show a decline in the local population of Mount Pleasant, projections from 2014 onwards forecast a surge in the residential population as the area redevelops. This well established main street is primarily used as a commuter route, although commercial activity including restaurants and neighbourhood pubs has increased in recent years.

Public Input

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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What we've heard

Top comments (ranked in order of citizen rating)


  1. Bring more focus to the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre - maybe a plaza
  2. Beautification of streetscape
  3. 2 Street NW is great for bikes but 4 Street NW needs improvement


  1. Secondary suites across the area
  2. Retail: we need to revitalize the commercial or add new commercial to make us a walkable, destination area
  3. Unsafe pedestrian crossing at 4 Street and 26 Avenue NW


  1. Pedestrian and family-friendly street
  2. Variety of businesses
  3. Community gathering

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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.

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What's next

All of the public input and discussion with experts throughout the project included one common concept; focus the effort of the Main Streets initiative work on a few key or strategic streets in the short term to maximize chances of success. By analysing local input, economic information and infrastructure investments, the Main Streets team identified which main streets are good candidates for development and growth in the near future.

Once that success has been tested, it will then be applied to main streets across Calgary as the timing for growth makes sense based on the unique needs of each street.

Based on all the information gathered, a series of proposed solutions have been created which would enable growth in main street areas that have been identified as ready for development. To learn more about the areas with rezoning options and Area Development Plan amendments being reviewed and considered for approval in the near future, visit the Main Streets' rezoning information page.

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