The MacLeod Trail South main street runs from Glenmore Trail to Southland Drive SE and is located between the communities of Fairview and Acadia to the east, and Kingsland and Haysboro to the west.
This automobile-oriented commercial section of MacLeod Trail was annexed by the City of Calgary in 1956 as part of an annexation of the lands between 50 Avenue South, the Bow River, Anderson Road, and 37 Street West.
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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Top comments (ranked in order of citizen rating)
- More people would walk if the public realm was inviting
- Density by LRT/TOD transit nodes create employment nodes
- Mixed use/affordable housing
- Generally, lack of street trees to create an inviting and safe pedestrian realm
- Poor sidewalks, need separation, protection for pedestrians
- Pedestrians have to cross a sea of parking to access big box stores
- Safe and vibrant main street sidewalk
- High quality public realm elements
- More street trees
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The Main Streets team and experts from across The City are reviewing the public input provided. We are also discussing main street growth with industry and economic experts to inform the Main Streets planning strategy.
Once this information is compiled we will report back to you on what we've learned and how the input provided has influenced the Main Streets planning strategy. Subscribe to receive email updates and invites to future events.
Evaluation and analysis
By analysing local input and economic information, the Main Streets team will start evaluating what policy, land use or other planning options would benefit Calgary's main streets.
By reviewing local statistics, the Main Streets team will consider how past population, employment and transportation trends apply to the future Calgary's main streets.
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We are currently working with economic research experts and industry partners to understand what the market demand, opportunities and challenges are for development in main street areas.
Once this information is compiled we will report back to you on what we've learned. Subscribe to receive email updates and invites to future events.
Council is in the process of reviewing the Macleod Trail Corridor Study, which encompasses this main street and all the way down to Anderson Road. The study will look at long-range improvements to the street that accommodates the above noted travel modes. The Municipal Development Plan envisions adding retail, office, mixed-use and residential uses to the area.