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Ward 2 - Jennifer Wyness

March Newsletter


This month, we're sharing information about The City's new housing rezoning strategy. Read on to learn what this means for your area, and when and where you can join us for an in-person info session that will give residents the chance to ask questions and share their thoughts on this new strategy.

Home is Here: The City of Calgary’s Housing Strategy

With the approval of Home is Here: The City of Calgary’s Housing Strategy, Council voted to direct City Administration to take action to address the housing crisis. One of these actions is the proposed citywide rezoning to allow for row townhouses as well as single detached, side-by-side and duplex homes that may include a secondary suite (R-CG zoning). You can read my full voting rationale for this strategy here.

Half of Ward 2 is already zoned R-G, which allows for a mix of low-density housing forms in suburban greenfield locations, including single-detached, side-by-side, duplex, cottage housing clusters and rowhouse, all of which may include secondary suites.

These two zoning designations are essentially the same: R-CG is meant for established communities, and R-G is for new communities. Since around 2014, all new residential single-family homes in Ward 2 have been built under R-G zoning. If you live north of Stoney Trail, you pioneered this baseline zoning change. 

Depending on where you’re located in the city, rezoning may affect you differently.

Here’s what you need to know: 

Not all communities will experience R-CG or R-G redevelopment, with many newer communities unlikely to experience any redevelopment of this type within the next 15-20 years.

Multiple affect the likelihood of redevelopment to occur, including:

  • Land value, age, and condition of an existing home
  • Location
  • Lot shape
  • Lane access


These changes will not prevent homeowners from replacing existing homes with new, single-detached homes, nor is it removing existing single-detached homes.

No zoning will change without Council approval. A public hearing date has been set for April 22, 2024, when Administration will present a recommended approach to citywide rezoning to Council. The public may attend the public hearing in person or submit written input.

Learn more about how you can participate in public hearings at calgary.ca/publichearing

In the coming weeks, The City will send mailouts to notify you how your property and adjacent parcels may be impacted.

For more information and a full, interactive map of zoning changes, visit Calgary.ca/rezoningforhousing


Join us for an in-person info session about re-zoning:

On March 16, my team and I will be at the Ranchlands Community Association to answer any questions you have about The City's new rezoning strategy. Come join us and our colleagues from The City to learn more about the new strategy and how it may impact your community.

Location: Ranchlands Community Association (7713 Ranchview Drive NW)
Date:  Saturday, March 16
Time:  11 AM - 2 PM

Learn more about The City's rezoning strategy at https://engage.calgary.ca/rezoningforhousing.

As always, my office is open if you have any questions or concerns. You can reach us at Ward2@calgary.ca. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

-    Jennifer

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