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Subdivision related processes

Street and lane closure

Applicants are required to set up an appointment to meet with the Planning Implementation team by calling 403-268-6774 or 403-268-1898, at which time, your application will be pre-screened and application fees will be accepted.

Appointments will take place at:

The City of Calgary
Planning & Development
Legislative Services
Fifth Floor, 800 Macleod Tr. S.E.
Calgary, Alberta

Application Requirements

Thestreet/lane closure application requirement list details the information you'll need to submit to process an application. This document includes the application form.

Process

An application for a street/lane/thoroughfare closure can take a minimum of 4 to 6 months to reach a decision.  After receipt of the application, it is reviewed by the appropriate team and circulated to relevant internal and external agencies (ie, other City business units, the community association, the Ward Alderman, Atco Gas, Enmax, etc).

Administration makes its recommendation to the Calgary Planning Commission (CPC) and CPC makes its recommendation to Council.  Prior to the Public Hearing, a sign is posted at the site.  Abutting property owners are notified of the proposal and the date of the Public Hearing.  The proposal is advertised in The Calgary Herald for two consecutive Thursdays.  The first ad appears approximately 25 days prior to the Public Hearing.  All items going forward may be viewed at the Office of the City Clerk beginning the day the first ad appears in the newspaper.

Important - When you apply to close a thoroughfare, be aware that you will be required to also apply for a land use redesignation (rezoning) that must run concurrently with your Thoroughfare Closure application.

Disposition of Reserve

An application for Disposition of Reserve can take approximately 4 to 6 months to reach a decision.  After receipt of the application, it is reviewed by the appropriate team and circulated to relevant internal and external agencies (ie, other City business units, the community association, the Ward Alderman, Atco Gas, Enmax, etc).

Administration makes its recommendation to the Calgary Planning Commission (CPC) and CPC makes its recommendation to Council.  The proposal is advertised in The Calgary Herald for two consecutive Thursdays.  The first ad appears approximately 25 days prior to the Public Hearing.  Also, abutting property owners are notified of the proposal and the date of the Public Hearing, by mail.  All items going forward may be viewed at the Office of the City Clerk beginning the day the first ad appears in the newspaper.

Street name change

Application requirements for a street name change are:

  • A letter requesting the street name change including the reasons why the name change is being requested, the existing street name and the proposed street name.
  • A map of the area that will be affected by the proposed street name change.
  • The application fee.

The street name change request will be circulated to the Ward Alderman and relevant internal and external agencies.  A letter will be sent to all parties whose address will be affected.  Administration makes its recommendation to the Calgary Planning Commission (CPC) and CPC makes its recommendation to City Council.

Address change

An address change may be made by the Addressing Officer on request of the property owner.