Development Applications Review Team (DART): A new Development Approvals model

February 2022: Engineering Update

The Development Applications Review Team is taking more time to evaluate the full transition of our engineering team to the new operating model. Until further notice, we will continue to have a Transportation (Mobility) Generalist and a Development (Utility) Engineering Generalist assigned to DART files.  

We remain steadfast in our progression to a two-generalist model, but it is operationally necessary to continue the separation between Transportation and Development Engineering. The upcoming Corporate Realignment initiative will add significant improvements that will help DART move solidly to a two-generalist model.  

Applicants with active files with us will be notified of changes that are specific to their application.  

For questions, please send them to approvals@calgary.ca

 

We’re changing the way we do business.

At the City of Calgary, our Development Approvals team has been on a journey of very intentional changes in both our focus and how we manage our business. We have advanced our understanding of what drives our business, streamlined efficiencies, and continued to focus on making life better for Calgarians. 

The Development Applications Review Team (DART) is a new approvals process for comprehensive planning applications that replaces the Corporate Planning Applications Group (CPAG) process. 

DART is two-generalist model that is outcome-focused and designed to create closer alignment with how our customers operate. Our generalists will work with customers from a multi-disciplinary perspective, integrating the knowledge and skillsets from Planning, Development Engineering, Parks and Transportation to create great planning outcomes supported by innovative engineering solutions.

Approvals Coordination will continue to support comprehensive planning applications under the DART process. However, this new model will widen the breadth and consolidate the functions of DART staff, addressing the concerns heard from customers that they feel they are working with many “Cities of Calgary” rather than just One Calgary. 

These improvements strengthen Calgary’s reputation as a great place to invest by driving excellence in service delivery across the land development continuum. 


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