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Intermunicipal Interface Policy

The Calgary-Chestermere Interface Intermunicipal Development Plan (The Plan) is now available for review. The draft reflects the vision for the area we shared with you during previous engagement sessions. In addition to the high-level polices regarding intergovernmental collaboration, The Plan contains detailed policies regarding development to allow for consistency within the plan area.

Please provide your comments by end of the day on December 4 by sending an email to Lisette and Karl.

We look forward to receiving your comments and the subsequent discussion at session 4, scheduled for 2019 December 10.


The City of Calgary and The City of Chestermere are exploring opportunities to create a vibrant and unique urban interface along Range Road 284, which is a shared boundary. In September 2014, the Intermunicipal Committee (IMC), an organizational body that includes representatives from The City of Calgary and The City of Chestermere who meet to address matters of mutual interest, directed staff from both municipalities to complete a set of guidelines for development in the interface area. 

 

As outlined in yellow, the interface area is located along 116 Street E./Range Road 284 between the future alignment of 8 Avenue N.E. to the north and the future alignment of Peigan Trail to the south.

In 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was completed for the interface area to capture several potential tools that could be used to shape an emerging vision for the area. The IMC further directed staff to explore how the MOU could be embedded or referenced for the Local Area Plans currently existing in The City of Chestermere that fall within the interface area: the Belvedere Area Structure Plan and the Waterbridge Master Area Structure Plan.

The City of Calgary and The City of Chestermere will jointly prepare an Intermunicipal Interface Policy for the interface area. The policy will include specific policies relevant to the focus area (areas adjacent to Range Road 284) as well as to transition areas. The policy is expected to align with and reference existing municipal policies and the MOU. Additionally, the policy must be adopted by both councils in order to come into effect.

The goals of the policy are as follows:

  • Create a new statutory document, approved by both councils, to ensure:
    • future land uses along the interface area are compatible and complement each other;
    • continuous transportation and pedestrian networks that serve land use activities located along the interface area; and
    • protection of any significant natural areas and wildlife corridors.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to explore opportunities for creating a well-connected, high quality, attractive, pedestrian-friendly, comfortable, safe and functional municipal interface area.
  • Identify and manage stakeholders’ expectations.
  • Facilitate the inclusion of sustainable principles and features along the interface area.
  • Identify a protocol for planning applications along the interface area. Identify Range Road 284 classification and road section.
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Deliverable Timeline
Memorandum of Understanding: The City of Calgary and The City of Chestermere 2016
Staff from both municipalities form a Technical Advisory Committee to undertake background study of the area Summer/Fall 2017
Public Hearing of Council, The City of Calgary February 4, 2019
Council Meeting, The City of Chestermere February 5, 2019
Stakeholder meeting February 20, 2019
​​​​Intergovernmental Affairs Committee update ​May 16, 2019
Stakeholder meeting 
​​May 28, 2019
Calgary Council update 
​June 17, 2019
​Chestermere Council update ​June 18 2019
Staff from both municipalities draft policy Summer 2019
Stakeholder meeting September 23, 2019
Staff from both municipalities complete draft policy Fall 2019
Draft policy circulated to stakeholders November 19, 2019
Calgary Planning Commission (For information only) December 5, 2019
Stakeholder Meeting December 10, 2019
Committee of the Whole, The City of Chestermere (For information only) January, 13, 2020
Calgary SPC Planning and Urban Development Committee February 5, 2020
Public Hearing of Council, The City of Calgary Winter 2020
Council Meeting, The City of Chestermere Winter 2020
Calgary Metropolitan Region Board Winter 2020
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Upcoming Information Session Details
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Robson & Castle Boardroom, Fourth Floor Atrium, City of Calgary Municipal Building, 800 Macleod Trail SE

Please RSVP to Lisette Burga Ghersi at (403) 268-1268 or Lisette.BurgaGhersi@calgary.ca to confirm your attendance.

City of Chestermere website


Previous Information Sessions

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Location: Power Reception Hall, City of Calgary Municipal Building,
View presentation here

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Location: Fourth Floor, City of Calgary Municipal Building
View presentation here

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Location: Fourth Floor, City of Calgary Municipal Building
View presentation here

Contact

Lisette Burga Ghersi, Project Lead
The City of Calgary 
403.268.1268
Lisette.BurgaGhersi@calgary.ca

Karl Mielke, Project Lead
The City of Chestermere
403.207.7075 x7066
kmielke​@chestermere.ca​​​​​​​​

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