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Calgary Approvals Coordination

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Version date Document
​2016, May ​Infrastructure Planning Poseidononline Go Live Date - May 30, 2016
​2016, January Water Resources - Revision To Erosion And Sediment Control Report And Drawings Submission Process
​2015, ​December ​​​​Water Resources Industry Bulletin: Water Main Flushing and De-Chlorination
​2015, November Water Resources/Water Services - Low Impact Development Modules update
​2015, October 26 ​​Stormwater Volume Control Targets Update
​2015, October 21 Residential Street Design Policy - revised CCC/FAC Procedure
​2015, June 12 Water Resources, Development Approvals -  Subdivision Stormwater Management Report Resubmit Process
​2015, April 01 Water Resources Development Approval Submission Process Update
​2015, March 30 2015 Acreage Assessment Rates
​​2014, November 24 Installation of Water and Sewer Connections
​2014, October 22 Contacts for Subdivision Areas
​2014, September 22 Updates to Stormwater Management Report (SWMR) Submission and Approvals Processes
​2014, September 18 Water Resources/Water Services - Interim Stormwater Targets 2014
​2014, September 18 Water Resources/Water Services - Low Impact Development Modules
​2014, August 19 Geotechnical Report Limitations - Revised
​2014, July 11 ​Updates to Stormwater Management Report Submission and Approvals Processes
​2014, June 25 ​E- Construction Drawings – How are we doing?
2014, May 27 Water Resources/Water Services - Frequency analysis procedures
2014, May 21 Manhole channel sizing
2014, May 1 Water Resources - Submission process update: Development Approvals Management Systems (DAMS) Phase 2, Release 1
2014, April 4 Water Resources 2014 standard specifications: Waterworks construction and sewer construction
2014, April 1 Water Resources - Interim stormwater targets 2014
2014, March 31 2014 acreage assessment rates
2014, March 25 Building grade plan approval

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About Urban Development

Urban Development is a division of Development & Building Approvals and is the development review coordinating entity on behalf of the following engineering-oriented City of Calgary business units.

Urban Development operates with four sections:

  • Subdivision Development
  • Engineering Development
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Development Servicing

Urban Development's role

One of The City's primary goals is to ensure development occurs safely and in accordance with the engineering standards provided by The City. As one of the four partner divisions that make up the Corporate Planning Applications Group (CPAG), Urban Development coordinates engineering comments on:

  • Land use amendments
  • Outline plans
  • Subdivisions
  • Development permits
  • Development liaison files
  • Airport development files

Urban Development leads in the circulation and review of subdivision construction drawings, development site servicing plans (DSSPs) and grade slips. It is also involved with reviewing policy plans, subdivision legal plans and special circulations for ministerial consent on behalf of the Province of Alberta within the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC), also known as the Ring Road.

Another primary role of Urban Development is the steward of the standard development agreement. The standard development agreement is now comprised of three agreements that are executed in tandem:

  • The Interim Indemnification Agreement (IIA)
  • The Master Development Agreement (MDA)
  • The Special Clauses Agreement (SCA)

This role involves working closely with both industry and City business units to negotiate the terms of the annual Master Development Agreement. It also involves preparing and administering a Special Clause Agreement for each proposed subdivision or development.

The standard development agreement sets out the rules and the legal agreement between The City and the developer for the construction, maintenance and dedication of public infrastructure by the developer to The City. This includes all Council approved acreage assessments and fees.

The last role of Urban Development is to effectively coordinate infrastructure investment in collaboration with City business units that control capital budgets associated with land servicing. This work involves consultation on the coordination of timing and amount of infrastructure investment identified in policy plans in both greenfield communities and redevelopment areas.​​​​