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Symons Valley

Project Update

Thank you to everyone who participated by providing input into the draft Master Plan for the Symons Valley Centre. The Master Plan was presented to Calgary Planning Commission on Thursday, June 20, where a recommendation for approval was received. At a Public Hearing on July 22, City Council approved the Master Plan and Land Use Redesignation.

Information about opportunities to provide feedback on future stages of this project will be posted on this web page and on the Symons Valley Engage web page. You can also subscribe to our distribution list to receive email updates.

Project Background

The Symons Valley Centre is one of several projects The City is undertaking in response to Council’s direction to plan and deliver facilities that serve multiple purposes and services, where possible, instead of single use facilities. This approach optimizes the use of City-owned land and increases efficiencies, partnerships, innovation and investment, while better serving the community.

In October 2016, The City of Calgary purchased a parcel of land in the community of Sage Hill located at 251 Sage Hill Boulevard N.W. for the development of a Calgary Public Library branch and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) hub for the five Symons Valley Communities: Sage Hill, Nolan Hill, Evanston, Kincora, and Sherwood. In addition to a library and BRT, The City is exploring other site development opportunities for additional City services, other government service partners and developers.

With input from the public, The City has developed a Master Plan (outlining timing for build phases, transportation requirements and gross land arrangement of City services) which establishes a long-term, shared vision for the area to guide further development.

Project Objectives – Phase 1

  • Deliver a new library for surrounding communities
  • Meet Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) requirements for bus bays and shelters
  • Provide affordable housing units to support the ongoing need in our city
  • Explore opportunities for alignment with other government services, non-profit services and private developers to develop a multi-use center
  • Consider opportunities to integrate community space and arts and culture activities



The site is centrally located within five developing communities in the Symons Valley area in northwest Calgary: Kincora, Sage Hill, Nolan Hill, Sherwood and Evanston. The future population of these areas is expected to reach 55,000 people.



The City of Calgary will provide updates to the public about the Symons Valley Centre throughout the project. For updates please subscribe to our email list, continue to check this page or call 311. 

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*NOTE: Dates and plans are subject to change