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Development Approvals

Development Approvals

Reviews & approves development plans for regulations, legislation & bylaws

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Service description

Development Approvals works with citizens, communities and customers to plan and enable building a great city for all Calgarians, through facilitating development in our city. We guide our customers through all regulatory requirements for land development projects while balancing customer, citizen, and community needs. 

Approvals for all new land developments and redevelopment in Calgary ensure that communities continue to be prosperous and vibrant, providing Calgarians with new homes, businesses, institutions and amenities that make Calgary a great place to make a living and a great place to make a life.

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What we heard

You’ve said you want to know about, and have the opportunity to participate in ongoing engagement about proposed developments in Calgary. It’s important to you that rules for development approvals are applied in a consistent, fair and transparent way and you’re meaningfully engaged- while we balance development opportunities and community priorities.
2018 Citizen Satisfaction Survey

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Council direction

Through Council’s direction, Development Approvals balances development and redevelopment through strengthening engagement with communities to meet community needs and development opportunities. 

We contribute to a city of safe and inspiring neighbourhoods through the review of all land development proposals in Calgary, to ensure communities are complete and that neighbourhoods and public spaces are safe, accessible and inclusive for all Calgarians.

We continue working to make Calgary a great place to invest in land development and redevelopment by supporting the development of new homes, businesses, institutions and amenities that make communities vibrant and sustainable.
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