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Annexation

Bylaws

Building Regulation advisories and bulletins

Building and Development lists and forms (CARLs)

Business Plan

Community & Area Plans

Calgary Approvals Coordination publications

Calgary Approvals Coordination catalogues and distributes technical specifications and engineering design manuals.

The City of Calgary no longer prints and sell hardcopies. Users are encouraged to explore the digital specifications before printing hardcopies.​

Technical specifications

Standard specifications​ for Water construction

Version Effec​tive date Addenda
Water Construction 2017 ​2017-05-24 to present
​Proximity guidelines 2015 ​2015-03-25​​
​Major Project Construction Sign​
​Contractor free standing construction sign – template
​Contractor free standing construction sign – instructions​

Standard specifications for sewer construction

Version Eff​​ective date Addenda
Sewer Construction 2017 ​2017-05-24 to present Sanitary Deep Manhole 2016

Standard specifications for roads construction

Version Effective date Addenda
Roads construction 2015 (Current)

2015​

​Roads construction 2012 ​2012
Roads construction 2010 (Superseded) 2010-02-15 to
2012-01-30

Standard specifications for landscape construction

Version Effective date Addenda
Landscape construction 2017 (Current) ​2017​
Landscape construction 2013 (Superseded​) 2013
Landscape construction 2012 (Superseded)

2012

Landscape construction 2011 (Superseded) 2011
Landscape construction 2010 (Superseded)

2010-02-15 to
2011-03-15

Standard specifications for street lighting construction

Version Effective date Addenda
Street lighting construction 2006 (Current) 2006-01-01 to present
​Street lighting material catalogue 2016 ​​

Design manua​ls and guidelines

Design guidelines for subdivision servicing

Version Effective date Addenda
Design guidelines for subdivision servicing 2014 2014, November to present
Design guidelines for subdivision servicing 2012 (Current) 2012-01-01 to ​November 2014 Addendum 1 (2012-05-09) - Emergency access to private sites
Water pressure zone map ​2015-05-20
Water pressure zone profile ​2015-04-01
Design guidelines for subdivision servicing 2004 (Superseded) 2004-02-01 Addendum 1 (2011-04-01) - Flushing velocities and Manning's 'N'

Design guidelines for Development Site Servicing Plans (DSSP)

Version Effective date Addenda
​Development Site Servicing Plan DSSP 2015 (Current) ​2015-01-01
Development Site Servicing Plan (DSSP) 2012 2012-08-31
Development Site Servicing Plan (DSSP) 2008 (Superseded) 2008-02-01​
Development Site Servicing Plan (DSSP) Complete Application Requirement List (CARL) (revised 2013-02-15) 2012-07-30
Development Site Servicing Plan (DSSP) circulation stamp
DSSP circulation stamp (.dwg)
DSSP circulation stamp (.dgn)
2012-11-15

Waste and Recycling Services requirements

Version Effective date Addenda
Development Reviews: Design Standards for the Storage and Collection of Recyclable Materials and Waste 2015-06-17​​

Wastewater lift stations​

​Version Effecti​ve date
​Wastewater Lift Station Design Guidelines​​​​ ​2016-11-02

​Servicing guidelines for new single family / semi-detached / duplex dwellings in the developed area

Version Effective date Addenda
Residential grades Complete Application Requirement List (CARL) 2012-08-31
​Residential water services reuse guideline ​2016-04-4​

Design and construction of sewer pipe

Version Effective date Addenda
Standard practice for design and construction of flexible thermoplastic sewer pipe 2009-07-30 to present
Standard Practice for Design and Construction of Rigid Gravity Sewer Pipe 2009-07-30 to present

Consulting engineers field services guidelines

Version Effective date Addenda
Consulting engineers field services guidelines 2012 (Current)
Consulting engineers field services guidelines forms
2012
Consulting engineers field services guidelines 2004 2004

Stormwater management design manual

Version Effective date Addenda
Stormwater management and design 2011​

Guidelines for erosion and sediment control

Version Effective date Addenda
Erosion and sediment control guidelines 2011 (Current) 2011-12-01 to present
Erosion and sediment control guidelines 2001 (Superseded) 2001 to
2011-12-01

Field manual for effective erosion and sediment control

Version Effective date Addenda
Erosion and sediment control field manual 2011 (Current) 2011-12-01 to present
Erosion and sediment control field manual 2001 (Superseded) 2001 to
2011-12-01

Design guidelines for street lighting

Version Effective date Addenda
Design guidelines for street lighting 2016 (Current) present​

Design guidelines for City of Calgary funded buildings

Version Effective date Addenda
Design guidelines for City of Calgary funded buildings 2010
Design guidelines for fire stations 2011

Other publications

Access Design Standards​

Standard block profile specifications for CAD and manual formats

Version Effective date Addenda
Block profile 2008 (Current) 2008-01-01 to Present

Bylaws

​​​​​​​​Version Effective date Addenda
The Utility Site Servicing bylaw January 1, 2012 ​​

Downtown

Growth and Change​

Citywide Retail and Commercial Study

This study that focuses on the commercial uses related to retail and services in the City of Calgary helps to better understand current conditions and future needs.

Suburban Residential Growth

These reports track the location and pace of suburban development activity to help balance residential land supply with anticipated future demand. A five-year growth forecast is produced annually and a ready-to-build lot inventory is updated monthly.

Employment Areas Growth and Change

These reports provide information on serviced (i.e. existing City infrastructure in place), planned and annexed land supply available in Calgary for industrial development.

Developed Areas Growth and Change

This report tracks redevelopment potential of Calgary’s established communities in terms of additional units that could be built under the land use designation or approved planning policy.

Calgary Snapshots

Calgary Snapshots has information about growth and change in Calgary. It is produced by The City's Geodemographics group.

Heritage

Inventory of Costs

Policies & guidelines

Regional

Transit Oriented Development

These documents are also available in hardcopy. Call 311 or visit the Planning Services Centre located on the 3rd floor, Calgary Municipal Building (800 Macleod Trail SE​) for a complete list of hardcopy documents.

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