West Springs South East Area Structure Plan Amendments: An open house for public input will be held on:
April 27th, 2016 at West Springs Free Methodist Church (742 85th Street SW) from 5 – 8 p.m.
Bri-Mor Developments submitted an Outline Plan and Land Use Amendment (LOC2014-0137), which went to Council on December 7, 2015. Supported by the West Springs Cougar Ridge Community Association, the Amendment passed all three readings at Council. At this time, Councillor Pootmans moved a Motion Arising, Seconded by Councillor Chabot, that with respect to Report CPC2015-213, Council direct Administration to undertake a city-initiated Road Closure and Land Use Redesignation application in order to legally close that portion of 11 Avenue SW at approximately 70 Street SW which lies between the cul-de-sacs approved by LOC2014-0137 and LOC2007-0025.
Please view West Springs ASP Amendment Info.pdf for a Project Overview, Project Goals, Summary of Stakeholder Feedback, Project Timelines, and description of Proposed ASP Amendments including transit connectivity and density.
To address the issue of the 11th avenue closure, Bri Mor and its’ consultants have prepared a plan that identifies where the closure would take place, as per the ASP. Below is a map of Bri-mor’s intended construction plan. The City identified that marked improvements to bus travel time could be achieved with a transit and fire-only connection to Coach Ridge Road from 11 Avenue SW at this proposed closure location, while better servicing over 1,000 residents in West Springs and Coach Hill. Discussion of transit connectivity along with increasing density from 7.0 UPA to 8.0 UPA (as per the minimum density mandated in the Municipal Development Plan) will be the main points of discussion in the upcoming engagement session.
Calgary Transit is not proposing any changes to the bus routes at this time, and would only seek to do so after some further development in the area. Right now, there is not sufficient demand to run a route down 11th Avenue SW. At this point in time, any routes that are shown are simply conceptual to demonstrate what can be done with the bus gate; any proposed route changes would be done through a public engagement process at some future date and unrelated to the ASP Amendment. The City is proposing this amendment now to permit the ability to install and use a bus gate for use at a future time.
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