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The 17 Avenue SE main street stretches from 26 Street to 60 Street SE and is located in the communities of Southview, Albert Park/Radisson Heights and Forest Lawn.


The area surrounding 17 Avenue SE was first settled in the early 1900s as part of the Municipal District of Shepard. Later, in 1934, Forest Lawn incorporated as a village, and finally annexed to Calgary in 1961. Today this family friendly neighbourhood has a diverse selection of shopping and services. The 17 Avenue main street plays many important roles: as the original main street of the Forest Lawn community, as a secondary highway with regional connections, as a culturally diverse hub dubbed International Avenue and as part of Calgary's envisioned primary transit and cycling networks.

Public input

Discussi​ng options and reviewing solutions

1 Avenue NE 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's next

Informed by the public input that started in the fall of 2014 and was completed in the fall of 2016, land use options and policy changes are being refined and will eventually be presented to Calgary Planning Commission, Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development and City Council for approval.

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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Subscribe for email updates about upcoming meetings and public hearings related to the Main Streets initiative.

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 17 Avenue SE key findings

View full report of what we’ve learned​


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