What the development industry needs to know

Housing-Grade Orient District

Read the unofficial draft of the Housing-Grade-Orient (H-GO) district.

We are accepting applications for Housing-Grade-Oriented. This will require you to complete a Land Use Redesignation and work with the File Manager if this district is appropriate for the proposed land use change. See calgary.ca/buildwithus where there’s info and links to the Land Use Redesignation application process and requirements.

See an overview of how decisions will be made.

Date Importance
November 17, 2022 Earliest Calgary Planning Commission (CPC) meeting that H-GO applications can presented at (in preparation for combined meeting of Council once H-GO is in force).   This includes both new H-GO applications, and Direct Control applications transferring to H-GO.
January 2, 2023 New bylaw in force. First day applications can be approved.

Residential – Grade-Oriented Infill (R-CG and R-CGex) District

Read the unofficial draft of the amended Residential – Grade-Oriented Infill (R-CG) district.

The changes to this district make it easier to develop mid-block parcels into townhouses and rowhouses. We are accepting applications for Development Permits for R-CG parcels. This will require you to complete a Development Permit application and work with the File Manager. See calgary.ca/buildwithus where there’s info and links on the Development Permit application process and requirements.

R-CG District Diagram

Differences between the amended R-CG and other districts

  R-C1 R-C2 Amended R-CG H-GO
Maximum height 8.6 to 10.0 metres 8.6 to 10.0 metres 8.6 to 11.0 metres 12.0 metres
Front setback Contextual minus 1.5 m Contextual minus 1.5 m 3.0 metres 3.0 metres
Side setbacks 1.2 metres 1.2 metres Zero to 1.2 metres 1.2 metres
Rear setback 7.5 metres 7.5 metres 1.2 m corner and laned mid-block 1.2 metres
Lot coverage 45% 45% 45-60% 45%–60%
Maximum density 30 uph 50 uph 75 uph No maximum
Floor area ratio n/a n/a n/a 1.5
Parking 1–2 per unit 1–2 per unit 0.5 per unit and suite 0.5 per unit and suite
Suites Permitted Permitted Permitted Permitted
Stacking Only duplex Only duplex Only duplex Allowed
Use Specific buildings as permitted use Specific buildings as permitted use Specific buildings as permitted use "Dwelling Units" as permitted use

Dates of importance

Date Importance
November 17, 2022 Earliest Planning Commission (CPC) that R-CG LOC applications can be presented (in preparation for the combined meeting of council once the R-CG amendments are in force).
January 2, 2023 New bylaw in force. First day applications can be approved.

This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​

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