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Tomorrow's Chinatown

Chinatown is one of Calgary’s most distinctive cultural neighbourhoods with a long and deep history. It is a unique area, vital to the fabric of Calgary and important to residents, citizens and visitors.

Tomorrow's Chinatown

Chinatown is one of Calgary’s most distinctive cultural communities, with a long history. It is a unique area, important to Calgary and to its residents, visitors and business.

Tomorrow’s Chinatown is a project to create the first cultural plan in coordination with a new local area plan (LAP) through collaboration with the Chinatown community. Working together, these new plans will help support Chinatown’s future as a vibrant, culturally-rich place to live, visit, work, and do business, for generations to come.

Chinatown needs a new policy for development

Advisory Group

The Advisory Group application period has closed. Successful candidates will be contacted by the project team. Thank you to everyone who applied to volunteer or nominated a volunteer.

Vendor Selected

The City has contracted the urban development firm Dunefield to complete the Chinatown Cultural Plan in collaboration with the community, Advisory Group and project team. Dunefield’s team members are closely involved in a range of projects in Vancouver’s Chinatown, providing support to Chinese societies, community groups, and family-operated food and retail businesses. The Dunefield team ( www.dunefield.ca/people​) is led by CEO Wilco van Bemmel. He has more than 15 years of experience in community development in Canada and Europe, building partnerships between residents, businesses and community to work towards sustainable, vibrant and prosperous neighbourhoods.

Public Engagement

Please Note – All in-person engagement activities have been cancelled until August 31. Check here for more information on engagement opportunities and activities for Tomorrow’s Chinatown.

The current Chinatown Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) is now more than 30 years old. When the ARP was approved in 1986, the role of community character and culture were not well-represented. So, for the first time in Calgary, a cultural plan will be created with the Chinatown community to give direction to planning policy. With the guidance of the community, these new plans will help support Chinatown’s future as a vibrant, culturally-rich place to live, visit, work, and do business, for generations to come.

Cultural Plan for Chinatown

In general, culture is anything that defines the unique identity of a community or social group, including social customs, seasonal traditions, food, fashion, literature and music. Culture also includes less obvious aspects of our lives such as heritage, community initiatives, the performing arts and much more.

We recognize the role of culture in shaping communities. This cultural plan will be a roadmap for the planning and use of cultural resources to strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life in Chinatown. It will build on the Cultural Plan for Calgary, approved by Council in 2016 to integrate cultural consideration into the way we make plans, decisions, collaborate and govern.

Local Area Plan for Chinatown

Chinatown's new local area plan will help guide where and how future growth and (re)development should happen. This plan will be unique and different from other community local area plans because it will be influenced by Chinatown’s own cultural plan. The goal is to make sure the area is vibrant and thriving now and for future generations.

The local area plan will share a long-term vision for how land could be used or rezoned in the future, and give guidance and direction based on unique local conditions or circumstances. The local area plan is a document that is meant to be updated as local conditions and circumstances change.

Chinatown Initiatives

  • Chinatown Historical Context Paper
  • Centre City Plan Refresh
  • Green Line LRT Project
  • Community Profile – Chinatown Demographics
  • Eau Claire Public Realm
  • Centre City Guidebook, Volume 2, Part 2 of the Municipal Development Plan

Project Goals

  • Outline a vision for community character, cultural preservation and evolution to provide certainty for Chinatown’s future.
  • Consider Chinatown’s culture when planning to build in the area.
  • Find opportunities for public and private investment and redevelopment.
  • Support successful integration of a new Green Line LRT station in Chinatown.
  • Strengthen Chinatown’s cultural identity by finding ways the community and stakeholders, like The City, can work together. ​​​

明日唐人街

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唐人街歷史悠久,是卡加利最具文化特色的社區之一。唐人街區域獨特,對卡加利市及其居民、訪客、生意各方面來說都很重要。

明日唐人街方案將與唐人街社區協作,通過新的本區規劃 (LAP),創立首個文化計劃。 新方案旨在協助唐人街,使其成為一個生生不息,活力充沛,文化氣息濃厚,適宜居住、遊覽、工作和營商的地方。 。

唐人街需要一個新的發展政策

顧問組​

申請成為顧問組成員的階段已經結束。方案團隊將會在近期內聯繫申請成功者。在此感謝您的申請或提名。

選定之參與商 

市府已與城市發展公司 Dunefield 簽訂合同,着其與社區、顧問組和方案團隊攜手合作,完成唐人街文化計劃的制定。 Dunefield 的團隊成員曾緊密地參與過溫哥華唐人街的一系列項目,為華人社會、社區團體、家庭經營的食品和零售商户提供大量的協助。領導 Dunefield 團隊 ( www.dunefield.ca/people​) 的是執行長 Wilco van Bemmel 。他在加拿大和歐洲有超過15年的社區開發經驗,與居民、企業和社區建立夥伴關係,共同為社區的持續、活躍、繁榮而努力。

公眾參與​

請注意 ——所有原訂於在8月31日及之前舉辦的有個人參與之活動均已取消。有關明日唐人街公眾參與活動的資訊,請點擊此處查看。​

現行的唐人街區域再發展規劃(ARP)是30多年前制定的。1986年通過時,規劃並沒有很好地表達出社區特色及文化的重要性。因此,卡加利現首次聯同唐人街社區一起制定新規劃,作為未來發展的指導方針。在社區的指導下,新方案將協助唐人街成為一個生生不息,活力充沛,文化氣息濃厚,適宜居住、遊覽、工作和營商的地方。

唐人街本區規劃​

全新的本區規劃將為唐人街成長及(再)發展的方向和形式作出指引。目的是確保該區活力充沛,世代繁榮。計劃有其獨特之處,與其他社區的本區規劃有所不同,這是受唐人街自身文化計劃的影響所致。 

本區規劃將為土地未來的使用及劃分提供長遠的視野,基於該區獨特的條件和環境提供指引和方向。此一規劃文本可因應該區條件和環境的變更而作適當的修訂。

唐人街之動向

  • 唐人街歷史文件
  • 重溫市中心規劃
  • 地鐵綠綫方案
  • 社區資料 —— 唐人街人口統計
  • 歐克萊爾公眾區域
  • 市中心指南,第2卷,第2部分:城市發展計劃

方案目標

  • 為社區勾畫其特色、文化維護與衍進的願景,以明確唐人街的未來。
  • 在打造區域時,應考慮到唐人街的文化。
  • 為公眾和私人的投資與再發展尋找機遇。
  • 支持地鐵綠綫在唐人街成功地整合新站。
  • 找出社區與持份者(如市府)的合作途徑,以增強唐人街的文化特徵。

2020及2021年(再)發展申請流程​

明日唐人街方案正在草擬中。這兩年間我們將根據先前通過的《土地使用章程》和現行政策框架,來處理和審核得收有關唐人街發展的申請。現行政策框架包括於2016年12月經由市議會批准的《唐人街發展原則指南》。

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明日唐人街

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唐人街是卡尔加里最富文化特色的社区之一,历史悠久。她独一无二,对卡尔加里市及其居民、游客、经济都意义非凡。

“明日唐人街”计划旨在与唐人街社区通力合作,制定出首个文化规划以及与之相协调的全新本地发展规划(LAP)。通过各方的携手合作,这些新的方案可以帮助唐人街在未来保持活力,用丰富多彩的文化吸引人们前来居住、游览、工作、经商,代代相承,生生不息。

唐人街需要新的开发政策

与我们分享您的想法!

帮助我们了解唐人街的独特之处。我们想知道您是如何定义唐人街的文化价值和身分定位。当提及唐人街您会想到什么?这里对您来说意味着什么?是什么使唐人街与众不同,有什么可以使她更加不同?

参加对话讨论,帮助我们确定文化规划的工作重点。​

顾问组

顾问组成员的申请阶段已经结束。计划团队将会在近期联系申请成功者。感谢各位的踊跃申请和提名。

供应商选定

城市开发公司 Dunefield 将按照与市政府签订的合同,与社区、顾问组和计划团队携手合作,完成唐人街文化规划的制定。Dunefield 的团队成员密切参与了温哥华唐人街的一系列项目,为华人社会、社区团体、家庭经营食品和零售企业提供了大量的支持。Dunefield 的团队 ( www.dunefield.ca/people​) 由首席执行官 Wilco van Bemmel 带领。他在加拿大和欧洲拥有超过15年的社区开发经验,以建立可持续且兴旺繁荣的社区为目标,建立居民、企业和社区之间的合作关系。

公众参与

请注意 —— 8月31日之前的所有面对面活动都已取消。点击此处查看有关“明日唐人街”的公众参与机会和活动的更多信息。

目前的唐人街区域再开发规划(ARP)是在30多年前制定的。当 APR 于1986年通过时,社区特色及文化的重要性并未得到很好得体现。因此,我们将与唐人街社区一同制定文化规划,用于指导未来的规划政策,这在卡尔加里尚属首次。在社区的指导下,这些新的方案可以帮助唐人街在未来保持活力,用丰富多彩的文化吸引人们前来居住、游览、工作、经商,代代相承,生生不息。

唐人街文化规划

总体来说,“文化”是定义社区或社会群体之独特身份的任何事物,包括社会习俗、节令传统、饮食、时尚、文学及音乐。文化同时也包括那些生活中不容易被注意的方面,如文化遗产、社区运动、表演艺术等等。

我们意识到了文化在塑造社区方面的重要作用。本文化规划将会作为一份路线图,为未来文化资源的规划和使用提供方向,从而进一步强化唐人街的经济并提升社区的生活质量。它将以2016年市议会通过的《卡尔加里文化规划》为基础,将文化考量融入我们计划、决策、协作、管理的过程。

街本地发展规划

唐人街的全新本地发展规划将可以指导未来增长与(再)开发的方向与形式。该规划会受到唐人街文化规划的影响,因此将会不同于其他社区的本地发展规划,拥有属于自己的特色。我们的目标是让本区域保持活力、世代繁荣。

本地发展规划将从长远的角度出发,指导未来的土地使用或分区规划,并以当地独特的条件或情况为依据指引前进的方向。本地发展规划可根据当地条件和情况的改变随时做出调整。

唐人街倡议

  • 唐人街历史背景资料
  • 重温市中心规划
  • LRT绿线项目
  • 社区资料 —— 唐人街人口构成
  • 欧克莱尔公共区域
  • 市中心指南,第2卷,第2部分:市政开发计划

计划目标

  • 描绘关于社区特色以及文化保存与演变的愿景,明确唐人街的未来。
  • 在区域开发时,将唐人街的文化考虑在内。
  • 为公共和私人的投资与再开发寻找机会。
  • 支持LRT绿线唐人街新站的成功整合。
  • 通过找到社区与利益相关者(如市政府)可能的合作方式来增强唐人街的文化认同。 ​​​

2020及2021年(再)开发申请流程

在未来两年“明日唐人街”计划进行过程中,我们将根据先前通过的《土地使用章程》和现有政策框架,处理和审核我们收到的有关唐人街的开发申请。现有政策框架包括于2016年12月经由市议会批准的 《唐人街开发指导原则》。​

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Chinatown needs a new policy for development


Chinatown needs a new policy for development. The current Chinatown Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) is now more than 30 years old. When the ARP was approved in 1986, the role of community character and culture were not well-represented. So, for the first time in Calgary, a cultural plan will be created with the Chinatown community to give direction to planning policy. With the guidance of the community, these new plans will help support Chinatown’s future as a vibrant, culturally-rich place to live, visit, work, and do business, for generations to come.  

Tomorrow’s Chinatown is a project to create the first cultural plan in coordination with a new local area plan through collaboration with the Chinatown community.​

Advisory Group

Advisory Group application period has closed. Successful candidates will be contacted by The City’s project team.

Thank you to everyone who applied to volunteer or nominated a volunteer!

Once the group begins to meet, meeting notes of all Advisory Group meetings will be available on this web page. You’ll be able to follow how the project is progressing and the discussions underway.

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Let us know your thoughts!

Help us understand what is unique about Chinatown. We want to learn how you define Chinatown’s cultural values and identity. 

  • What do you think of when you think about Chinatown?
  • What does this place mean to you?
  • What makes it special, or would make it even more special?


Tomorrow’s Chinatown project goals

  • Outline a vision for community character, cultural preservation and evolution to provide certainty for Chinatown’s future.
  • Consider Chinatown’s culture when planning to build in the area.
  • Find opportunities for public and private investment and redevelopment.
  • Support successful integration of a new Green Line LRT station in Chinatown.
  • Strengthen Chinatown’s cultural identity by finding ways the community and stakeholders, like The City, can work together. 

Cultural Plan for Chinatown


In general, culture is anything that defines the unique identity of a community or social group, including social customs, seasonal traditions, food, fashion, literature and music. Culture also includes less obvious aspects of our lives such as heritage, community initiatives, the performing arts and much more.

We recognize the role of culture in shaping communities. This cultural plan will be a roadmap for the planning and use of cultural resources to strengthen the economy and improve the quality of life in Chinatown. It will build on the Cultural Plan for Calgary, approved by Council in 2016 to integrate cultural consideration into the way we make plans, decisions, collaborate and govern.

Local Area Plan for Chinatown


Chinatown's new local area plan helps guide where and how future growth and (re)development should happen within the community. Chinatown's local area plan is unique and different from other community local area plans because it will be influenced by its own Cultural Plan. The goal is to make sure the area is vibrant and thrives now and for future generations.

There are many things a local area plan can do: 

  • Help guide future development
  • Convey a long-term vision for the area
  • Propose a concept for how land could be used or rezoned in the future
  • Provide guidance and direction at a site or block-level, based on unique conditions or circumstances in the area
  • Be updated: it is a living, dynamic document that is meant to be updated as local conditions and circumstances change

There are some things a local area plan cannot do:

  • Make development happen
  • Regulate specific sites or properties
  • Allocate budget
  • Include / duplicate policies that exist in other City bylaws, policies, etc.

(Re)Development application process during 2020 and 2021


While the project work on Tomorrow's Chinatown is underway over the next two years, development applications that we receive in Chinatown will be processed and reviewed against the currently approved Land Use Bylaw and the existing policy framework. This existing framework includes the Guiding Principles for Development​ in Chinatown, which was approved by Council in December 2016.

Timeline


  • Spring 2020 – Community engagement commences.
  • Winter 2020 – Consult with the community to establish an Advisory Group and a cultural plan consultant is hired.
  • September 2019 - The project scope of Tomorrow’s Chinatown receives unanimous approval.
  • March 2019 - Council approved funding for Tomorrow’s Chinatown​.
  • Fall/Winter 2018 – Consulted with the community, including Chinatown Community Association, Chinatown District BIA, active community members and advocates, landowners and Urban Alliance researchers. With community input, the scope of the project was developed and refined.
  • June 2018 – Council directed Administration to proceed in preparing a Cultural Plan for Calgary Chinatown that will inform a culturally-based Local Area Plan to replace the 1986 Chinatown ARP, subject to funding and partnerships.

Chinatown Initiatives



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