ABOUT THE PROJECT
The City of Calgary has received an application to redesignate (rezone) an area of land in the community of Cougar Ridge. The applicant is seeking to redesginate 1.2 hectares of land located at 35 Coulee Way S.W., from low-density single-family (R-1) to low-density multi-family (M-1) to accommodate a comprehensive townhouse development.
If City Council chooses to approve the proposal, the East Springbank Area Structure Plan – Appendix 5 would need to be amended. The City is conducting a thorough review of the application, exploring which policies of the plan would need to be amended if Council approves the application, and determining how best to amend them.
ABOUT THE APPLICATION
There are three parts to this application:
1. AREA STRUCTURE PLAN (ASP) AMENDMENT
An ASP is a local plan that meets the overall objectives of the city-wide Municipal Development Plan and the Calgary Transportation Plan.
The ASP for this community encourages a mix of housing units including multi-residential, but only in select locations. The proposed amendments would:
- Identify this property as appropriate for multi-residential development; and
- Increase the allowable density to 50 units per hectare.
2. OUTLINE PLAN
An Outline Plan identifies how land is subdivided into individual lots, and shows the location of municipal and school reserve (park space) that will be dedicated to The City.
Municipal reserve land exists on this property. This application proposes to relocate the reserve to the north end of the site, next to City-owned park land that has yet to be developed.
3. LAND USE REDESIGNATION
This application proposes to change the land use designation of this property to accommodate a development. In order to construct the development, the applicant would need to apply for a Development Permit that meets all the requirements of the land use district.
ABOUT THE PROCESS
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
THE PLANNING PROCESS
The City of Calgary asked for public input on this application. For a summary of public feedback, view the What We Heard Report.
The City reviewed the feedback received through the in-person and online public engagement activities, which was used to help inform the review of the application. We are now reviewing an amended application submitted June 2, 2017, to determine if the concerns outlined by The City and the public have been addressed. If The City is satisfied with the amended plans, the application will proceed to Calgary Planning Commission and then to City Council for a decision. Currently, the applicant is targeting a date in July for Calgary Planning Commission and September for a Public Hearing of City Council. You can still get involved by submitting your written comments to City Administration or members of Council, and by attending the Public Hearing of Council.