Ward 1 - Sonya Sharp

Blanket rezoning

Blanket rezoning information

Blanket rezoning is coming for public hearing on April 22. Learn more and share your feedback.

On April 22, 2024, City Council will consider blanket rezoning for Calgary: the proposal to re-designate residential areas in Calgary that currently allow only single or semi-detached homes to also allow row houses and townhouses. If blanket rezoning is approved, such projects would no longer require an individual public hearing in front of Council. 

Blanket rezoning was one of the recommendations of Home is Here: The City of Calgary's Housing Strategy 2024-2030 that City Council approved in September 2023 to address the ongoing housing affordability criss that Calgary faces. 

Councillor Sharp was pleased to support the housing strategy, because it includes many important actions that will help increase housing and housing affordability, but she was and remains concerned about blanket rezoning. 

No final decisions have been made. Over the next few months, The City will be hosting information sessions and seeking feedback from the public. City Administration will then make a recommendation to Council at the April 22 public hearing, where all members of the public are welcome to address Council or to submit written feedback. 

Until the public hearing is completed, provincial law requires that all members of Council remain open to persuasion from the public on this matter. 

Key dates

March, 2024 - Affected landowners formally notified by mail

March 11, 2024 - Ward 1 session hosted by Councillor Sharp

March 17, 2024 - Deadline for online feedback at engage.calgary.ca

April 22, 2024 - Public Hearing meeting of Council. Submit comments or register to speak

Learn more about what's proposed

Visit calgary.ca/rezoningforhousing to learn more about what these changes could mean and whether your property will be affected. The page includes an interactive map to check the proposed zoning for your address. 

Councillor Sharp dedicated townhall session on blanket rezoning for Ward 1 on March 11, 2024 from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM from at the Varsity Community Association. Learn more and register here

Share your feedback

Councillor Sharp believes it's essential that Calgarians make their voices heard on this proposal. 

Visit engage.calgary.ca to share your feedback with the City Administration team who will be making a recommendation to Council. The deadline to submit feedback to Administration is March 17

You can also register to speak at Council's public hearing on April 22, or submit written feedback that will be published in Council's agenda and shared with all members of Council. Visit calgary.ca/publichearing to learn more. 

If you have any questions or if you would like to share comments directly with Councillor Sharp, please reach out to the Ward 1 Office anytime.