We know housing issues have always been complex and we have new initiatives to support diversifying Calgary’s housing stock. A home that meets your needs significantly adds to the quality of life and the housing market should have a supply that meets your unique needs, preferences and budget. Diversifying housing options in Calgary means more of us can build the lives we want.
This work is supported by The Municipal Development Plan (MDP), which is our vision for how Calgary grows and develops over the next 60 years. Housing diversity and choice is part of this vision. Read, “Why housing choice matters” for more details.
|Update to the Land Use Bylaw
On Wednesday, October 5, Council approved the proposed amendments to the Land Use Bylaw outlined in IPC2022-0989 with a change to the proposed parking rate from 0.375 to 0.5 per a unit and suite.These amendments come into force January 2, 2023.
These amendments include:
1. Adding the Housing – Grade-Oriented (H-GO) District, a new housing district for the Centre and Inner City that allows a range of grade-oriented housing.
2. Amending the Residential – Grade-Oriented Infill (R-CG)(R-CGex) District by:
a. Adding the discretionary use of Townhouse to allow units that do not directly face the street and may be located at the rear of a parcel.
b. Allowing for buildings to be designed in different configurations. Should a second building be designed in the rear, there will be a maximum height of 8.6 metres for the rear building.
c. Requiring a minimum courtyard width of 6.5 metres.
d. Requiring a minimum parking requirement of 0.5 stalls per unit and suite.
3. Amend the General Rules of Multi-Residential Districts by:
a. Allowing suites within units that are not stacked.
b. Standardizing minimum parking requirements across districts
Details found at New residential zoning bylaws take effect January 2, 2023. For questions, email us at HousingChoice@calgary.ca
Our initiative aims to enable more housing options in Calgary by addressing the immediate concerns related to the Land Use Bylaw for new approaches to housing, called Missing Middle Housing.
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