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The 17 Avenue S.W. main street stretches from Macleod Trail to 37 Street S.W., surrounded by the communities of Beltline, Lower Mount Royal, Mission, Cliff Bungalow, Bankview, Sunalta, Rosscarrock, Scarboro, Killarney/Glengarry, Shaganappi and Richmond.

By analyzing 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. Through the Main Streets process, 17 Avenue S.W. (from Crowchild Trail to 37 Street S.W.) has been identified as ready for growth and development in the near future.

The solutions outlined below have been created for 17 Avenue S.W. to enable growth and development along the west section of this main street from Crowchild Trail to 37 Street S.W. Once these successes have been tested, they will then be applied to other sections of 17 Avenue S.W. and main streets across Calgary. The timing for growth will be influenced by the unique needs of each neighbourhood.

17 Avenue S.W. Streetscape Master Plan

The City is developing a Streetscape Master Plan for 17 Avenue S.W. (Crowchild Trail to 37 Street S.W.) , as part of the Main Streets initiative’s investment phase. A streetscape includes all visual and functional elements of a street that collectively form its character. Some areas we are exploring include:

  • Sidewalk features (eg. street trees, patios, street furniture)
  • Crosswalks and street corner configurations
  • Laneway and park connectivity
  • Street lighting
  • Pedestrian safety features

We are producing a detailed plan that provides a blueprint to rebuild 17 Avenue S.W. in a way that meets the needs of current and future residents, visitors and business owners.

Engagement Opportunities

37 Street S.W. and 17 Avenue S.W.

The City is designing the future of Calgary’s thriving Main Streets. You are invited to an open house to discuss potential design options for these two Main Streets.

The City is looking for feedback on the look, feel and function of 37 Street S.W. (Bow Trail - Richmond Road) and 17 Avenue S.W. (Crowchild Trail - 37 Street S.W.). Your input will inform and influence design options for streetscape master plans for both Main Streets.

These streetscape master plans will focus on transforming these Main Streets and create places where Calgarians can travel less and live more.

Please review the project information and concept designs presented at our December 3, 2018 open house:

Online Engagement
December 4 - January 7​

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For more updates about the 17 Avenue S.W. Streetscape Master Plan project, please subscribe to our Main Streets e-mail update.

Past Project Information

Previous Public Engagement

Between November 2014 and May 2015, Main streets users provided input at workshops, through an online mapping activity, online surveys and at information sessions. They identified their top issues opportunities and outcomes. This input will inform the planning and streetscape master plan projects for this main street.


Upper 17 Avenue SW from Crowchild Trail to 37 Street SW (Killarney/Glengarry, Shaganappi) Middle 17 Avenue from 14 Street to Crowchild Trail SW (Bankview, Sunalta, Scarboro) Lower 17 Avenue from MacLeod Trail to 14 Street SW (Cliff Bungalow, Upper/Lower Mount Royal, Beltline)

As part of this public engagement, 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 for 17 Avenue S.W.

View full report of what we’ve learned city-wide

17 Avenue SW (west of Crowchild Trail) and 37 Street SW 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.

17 Avenue S.W. from Crowchild Trail to 37 Street S.W.: 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. This main street will have land use redesignations (rezonings) and Area Redevelopment Plan amendments which will be presented to Calgary Planning Commission and City Council for approval.

Land use

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The new zoning provided more options for residential and commercial development along this main street. 

View detailed information about the updated Land Use along 17 Avenue SW (from Crowchild Trail to 37 Street SW)​.

Area Redevelopment Plan

The updated Killarney-Glengarry Area Redevelopment Plan (which includes the areas around the 17 Avenue S.W. west of Crowchild Trail and 37 Street S.W. main streets) provides support for mixed-use development, low-rise apartments, row houses, as well as single- and semi-detached homes in the blocks nearby.

The updates to the Richmond Area Redevelopment Plan 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.

  4. Identification of large sites (such as the Barbara Mitchell Centre and the Glendale Shopping Centre) as future comprehensive development plan areas with specific requirements for application submissions.

Local Improvements

Experts from across The City are working together to consider the input provided by Calgarians to identify main street improvements or alignment with existing programs and services. As projects related to main streets reach their design and construction phases, there will be additional opportunities to share input.

17 Avenue SW road construction and mobility improvements

17 Avenue SW road construction and mobility improvements 

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