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Banff Trail - Capitol Hill Community Planning Project

What’s New?​

The City held two information sessions on February 15, 2017 and February 22, 2017. If you were unable to attend the sessions, please review the display boards​.

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).

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 to an R-CG land use designation (Map below)​.

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 plans 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 plans. 

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.

Banff Trail land use plan

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.
C​apitol Hill land use plan​ 

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Background

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:

  1. To engage with the community of Banff Trail about future transit oriented development east of the LRT alignment along Capitol Hill Crescent – COMPLETED
  2. 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
  3. 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.

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