The City will be hosting two upcoming information sessions
Location: Banff Trail Community Association, 2115 20 Ave NW, Calgary Alberta, T2M 1J1
Date: February 15, 2017 and February 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Amendments to the Banff Trail Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and the Capitol Hill portion of the North Hill ARP were adopted by City Council on March 7, 2016 (see the meeting minutes - item 8.2 of the agenda).
Following Council approval of the amendments, Council directed City staff to implement specific aspects of the revised ARPs through City-initiated redesignations. As such, at the beginning of 2017 City staff initiated an application to redesignate the following residential R-C1 and R-C2 properties (click on the Map to enlarge) to an R-CG land use designation.
The new R-CG designation will allow for:
- Rowhouses in addition to uses and development already allowable on R-C2 and R-C1 properties;
- A maximum building height of 11 metres (applicable to new rowhouse development only); and
- A maximum of 4 units (based on a typical 50’ x 120’ parcel of land).
The revised land use maps included in both ARPs identify specific parcels and blocks of land as ‘Low Density Rowhouse’. Properties selected for “upzoning” to an R-CG designation are generally consistent with these land use maps.
Banff Trail: Council directed City staff to redesignate all properties identified in the Land Use Plan of the Banff Trail ARP as ‘Low Density Rowhouse’ to R-CG.
Capitol Hill: The R-CG redesignations will be limited to appropriate properties along 24 Avenue NW, 20 Avenue NW and the north side of 17 Avenue NW.
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The communities of Capitol Hill and Banff Trail have Area Redevelopment Plans (ARP) to guide future land use and development. These plans set high level requirements for future development and outline how the goals of Calgary’s Municipal Development Plan and other planning documents will be applied to a specific site. Area redevelopment plans may be amended as conditions change in a community and as the vision and aspirations of a community change.
The purpose of the Banff Trail Capitol Hill Community Planning Project is:
- To engage with the community of Banff Trail about future transit oriented development east of the LRT alignment along Capitol Hill Crescent – COMPLETED
- Work with local stakeholders to identify potential locations for modest redevelopment, consistent with the policies of the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and within the boundaries of the Banff Trail Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) – COMPLETED
- Implement aspects of the revised area redevelopments as per Council direction through City-initiated redesignations – ONGOING
A community visioning exercise between City staff, residents of Banff Trail and Capitol Hill, and other stakeholders concluded at the beginning of 2016 (see the Engagement tab). The proposed amendments to the Banff Trail Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and the Capitol Hill portion of the North Hill ARP were adopted by City Council at a Public Hearing of Council on March 7, 2016. See Council meeting minutes (item 8.2) for additional information.
Process / timeline
|City-initiated R-CG redesignations (start of project)
|Information Session #1
||February 15, 2017|
|Information Session #2
||February 22, 20174|
|Comments due date
||March 1, 2017|
|Calgary Planning Commission
||(Anticipated) March/April, 2017 |
|Public Hearing of Council
||(Anticipated) May/June, 2017|
|Open house to introduce project
||Feburary 10, 2014|
|Planning Advisory Committee and City staff work to identify potential areas for intensification
||May - November 2014|
|Open house to present preliminary land use concepts for public input
||December 11, 2014|
|Planning Advisory Committee and City staff work to revise concepts based on public feedback
||January - September 2015|
|Open house to present revised land use concepts for public input
||September 29, 2015|
|Proposal presented to the Calgary Planning Commission
||January 14, 2016|
|Public hearing and City Council
||March 7, 2016|
Supporting information and documents
Previous Public Engagement
Public engagement conducted during 2014 and 2015 included regular meetings with the Banff Trail and Capitol Hill Planning Advisory Committees, and two public open houses (December 2014 and September 2015).
Preliminary land use concepts developed by Administration and the Planning AdvisoryCommittees were presented to the public at the December 2014 open house and were also available on the project website. A feedback form was available at the open house and at the website to receive comments regarding the concepts.
Approximately 250 residents attended the open house and 166 feedback forms were received. Analysis of the feedback forms received showed that there was approximately equal support and opposition to the proposed areas identified for modest redevelopment.
Support was expressed primarily as follows, in order of frequency of being mentioned:
A second public open house was held in September 2015 presenting the revised Land Use Maps, Building Height maps and associated potential policies. Approximately 200 residents attended the open house, 123 feedback forms were received. Feedback received was similar to that received at the December 2014 open house, resulting in minor changes to the land use and building height maps.
Review the summary of the public feedback we heard and the display boards from the September 29, 2015 open house.