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We're exploring how growth and development could happen in a meaningful way for your neighbourhood. If you live, work, play or travel in the area of North Hill and the communities of Hounsfield Heights, Briar Hill, Capitol Hill or Banff Trail, we want to hear from you.



YOUR INPUT

Online feedback is now closed. Thanks to everyone who provided input.

Issues

The City of Calgary asked your community in person and online to tell us what you would like to see as current issues that you would like addressed by North Hill Community Planning.

Below are the responses we collected.

Please use the thumbs up and thumbs down icons to tell us how you feel about the input we have collected.

What are the current issues Nose Hill Community Planning is facing?

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Because of length of ramps total distance to cross ramp makes it not very useable”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Fire trucks coming out shuts down 16 Ave for 10 minutes. Causes gridlock”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“SAIT proximity encourates creation of illegal suites”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“The access for the Library beside entrance to Mall complicated by the fence. People walk on road”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Walking E/W on 16th Ave or 16th Ave is hard with small children”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“The N side of 14th ave is not very pedestrian friendly”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“By train stn too much traffic & people every which way; 3 drive ways, ped Xing, train”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Facade of mall facing C-train station is not inviting”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“bike security”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Vehicle entrance from 16th (near Safeway) is dangerous”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Pedestrians step over fence and cross outside of the 2 crosswalks”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Cross walk by the library has a brick pillar on the south side which makes it hard to see shorter pedestrians as they approach from the south side”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“sidewalk north side of 16th ave is too narrow; bus disembarking, ped on sidewalk, drivers crossing side walk to parking lots etc.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“remove derelect water feature”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Need more ped access across 16th & existing bridge; ices up fast and isn't maintained so dangerous”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Concerned about loss of mall as a resource for disadvantaged people”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“No 'heart' for BH/HH street crossing & poor access for wheelchairs & strollers - particularily at 16 Av”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Illegal left turn from library to mall”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Not enough variety in the mall”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“"Free" LRT (ie - no gates) attracts panhandlers & people who are just hanging around - makes area unattractive”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Motel Village no sidewalk”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Is EMS sufficient for the extra population”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“privacy of residents south of 14th Ave. when Sears redeveloped”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Concerns regarding parking enforcement in H.H. - ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“The driveways to the Library & Safeway are so close to the ped walk from the LRT and then the LRT tracks are busy with lights & barricades, so traffic has to stop quickly.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“The parking at the buses behind Safeway make it risky every time I exit Safeway to turn West, and cannot see traffic coming East along 14 ave from SAIT”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Need a sidewalk up the hill on 15 St, very dangerous for pedestrians walking on the road, with cars parked on both sides, especially in the”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Slow traffic on 19St, discourage short cutting & speeding through our neighborhood. 19St also needs more crosswalk signals.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Any development should consider the NW Flood study and pay for utility upgrades (stormwater cisterns etc) 14 St undergrounds are fragile!”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Defer NorthHill Mall development decision away from the Election timetable. I just feel a pre-determination has been made already. ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“This crossing area is closed. Why?”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Land use changes in and around the communities should not be done at the expense of the quality of life for the existing residents”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Highdensity living &commercial tall buildings jeopardize safety, quality, character, & security of Singlefamilyliving neighbourhoodinvestors”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“The area is not reflective of the people who live in these communities. Do more research into demographics of the area.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Have more pedestrian bridges to cross 16 AVE. Stopping 6 lanes of traffic for 1 or 2 people at a time is not a good expr for ped or cars.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Survey all communities affected by this development including West Hillhurst and Hillhurst Sunnyside. Already an error of omission. ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“North Hill Mall doesn't serve the neighbourhood residents very well. It's sadly out dated and out of touch with community needs. ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Install ParkPlus meters in this block as the City pushed the problem here from east of 14 St”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Parking for the Earls/ Starbucks/ Carl's Jr strip mall is inadequate and the alley is too narrow for the traffic that tries to use it.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Never walk near these 60 yr old Cedarbrae poplar trees when the wind is >30 kph. Rotten and dangerous”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“More signage to direct southbound cyclists to 23 St at 16 Ave Underpass (curb cut to east instead just south)”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Capital Hill Cr West side. Place sidewalk on this side of the street. People walk down the middle of this road all the time. ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“30 story apartment for students with 28 parking spaces for residents is very short-sighted. Add more underground parking.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Banff Trail LRT crossing dangerous to pedestrians coming from train. Drivers rushing to get through intersection ahead of pedestrians.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“lifeless SAIT frontages. Nice looking campus, but nothing happening here = sterility.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“North Hill Shopping Centre West of Safeway. Sidewalk should run along this side of the building rather than having to use the sidewalk beside the library parking lot.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“16 Av & Service Rd NW. This intersection is confusing and dangerous. It's made worse because there are lots visitors unfamiliar with the strange configuration.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“pedestrian overpass 16 Av from Capital Hill Cr. This area is invisible from all angles. Many kids have had frightening encounters in this area and on the bridge going to and from school.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“I use 17th street to walk to the lions park train station. In the winter cutting across the school field is less than ideal.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“I use the overpass to connect to walk to the lions park station. I don't like having to cut across the gas station parking lot. ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“YYC transit apps suggests that I walk to BT station via 23 ave, but there is no side walk on the south side.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“24 Av & 15 St intersection this is a dangerous crosswalk but one of the only ones we have to access confederation park.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“pedestrian underpass 14 St & 24 Av. The pedestrian tunnel is scary to cross. Can we tunnel the vehicle traffic and provider better pedestrian access above ground?”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Could we add a pedestrian crosswalk for people south of 24th to access Confederation park? 24 Av & 17 St ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“24 Av & 15 St intersection the most dangerous crosswalk ever. Very difficult for eastbound traffic to notice pedestrians heading to the park”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“There are 3 schools west of 14 street/25 ave intersection. To walk to them you have to cross this terrifying cross walk. ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Move this transit stop further west and away from the 20 ave/14 st intersection.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“16 Av & 17 St Intersection lots of jay-walking as people want to cross - establish safe cross walk here”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Have Cedarbrae provide more on-site parking for visitors/residents to unburden surrounding streets”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Not sure why but people drive too fast no 17 Ave. Often also make unsafe turns @15 st”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Restrict U-turns at 15 St & 8 Av intersection. Everyone wants to park close to the yoga place”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“16th street needs flood mitigation since it creates a lake once a year. Then this may help this road since pot hole city every year. ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Enforce playground zone at Capitol Hill park. So many children playing and sooo many cars racing down 20th. ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“17 Av btwn 14 St & 17 St need speed bumps on this road people race up this Hill and it's blind and the top with lots of children living on this street. ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Morley Tr & 22 St NW a 3 way stop would provide traffic calming for the considerable amount of cut through traffic.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“back lane btwn 17 Ave & 16 Av (section btwn 16 & 14 St) cars park in the alley to visit stores and block private garages”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“btwn Capital Hill Cr & Banff Tr there should be a sound barrier along this stretch to minimize C-train noise in the community.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“back lane btwn 17 Ave & 16 Av (section btwn 16 & 14 St) fences between businesses and neighbourhood are run down and should be beautified... Maybe a sound barrier? ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“17 St by Alberta Health Service, lots of drug sales right here. ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Crowchild Tr & 16 Av Eastbound, nobody follows the "Yield" sign to 16 Ave because of moderate length of the lane. Either shorten or extend it to make it merge.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“20a St & 12 Av people park here for the LRT. Could it be better managed so that parking is available for those who wish to use the park?”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Better pedestrian connections. No sidewalks in area. Have to cross 2 lanes of road to reach bus stops at Service Rd to cross 16 Av NW”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Pathway to nowhere (Crowchild T & 24 Av Corner Park). Path should extend through motel village or at least to McMahon stadium bridge”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“It's dangerous for pedestrians to cross 12 and 13 Ave at 17A St. Make it an official crosswalk, or have a speed limit?”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Gates (similar to those at Banff Train Station) need to be installed at Lions Park LRT Station to prevent pedestrians from crossing in front of trains. ”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Prevent bus drivers from offloading passengers short of the stop at Lions Park LRT Station. They block the crosswalk and create blindspots for pedestrians.”

29 May, 2017

anonymous says:

“Put a sign at 14th Ave and 19 Street to indicate Crowchild Trail is not accessible. Many cars turn around at the west end of 14th Ave when the sound wall comes into view. This would eliminate unnecessary traffic.”

29 May, 2017

anonymous says:

“Add a sidewalk along the Safeway entrance/exit lanes beside the library due to heavy pedestrian traffic. Address the issue of busses in the bus stop lane obstructing driver's view while exiting Safeway.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Improve access in & out of library and increase #of parking stalls. Current set up does not encourage people to use the library at all.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“crossing the tracks is a hassle when you have both hands full. The gate has to be pushed open with feet! ”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Fix timing on pedestrian lights along 16th Ave when crossing 14th St to sync with the advance turns.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Pedestrian overpass (or better timing) to cross 16th Ave at 12th St.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Dangerous intersection, 14 Av & 14 St intersection: Cross walk, train crossing and vehicles merging all in a tight area. Any way to make it safer for all?”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“The sound barrier wall is hideous and full of weeds in the summer. A real eyesore for the THC. 16 Av & 20a St NW”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Current architecture is atrocious and nothing short of mediocrity! 16 Av & Banff Tr Shopping Plaza Requires pedestrian friendly & aesthetically pleasing design guidelines.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Home Depot on 16 Av. Requires better access and egress from this area. It's a traffic nightmare during busy times!”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Improve pedestrian experience along 16 Avenue and make changes to bus stops. Traffic noise and fumes are awful. 16 Av & 10 St”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Sears gas plume area still not cleaned up. Before they can redevelop on their site, Sears should finish the remediation as a precondition. ”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Like other non-thoroughfare streets along 16 Ave, the entrance to 11 St from 16 Ave should be closed from thru-traffic for street calming.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Pathway underpass, 16 Ave & Banff Tr underpass, blind, tight, icy. Many near misses as cyclist and pedestrian. Remove pole, trim bushes, widen approaches. Curved mirror?”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Pathway access to SAIT terminates prematurely (14 Av & 14 St intersection). No good way for bikes across bridge. Dirt track on SE side of bridge could be pathway.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Unclear pathway transition to intersection (19 St & 14 Av intersection). I've had many bike-car near misses and conflicts here.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Overpass narrow (pedestrian overpass 16 Av from Capital Hill Cr.) - can't get around corners on a cargo bike. No way to get to it by bike Westbound without wrong way or sidewalk. Pave alley?”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Alley used as cut-through to westbound 16 ave via bus pullout (16 Av & 19 St corner). Not ideal.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Significant puddle drainage issues where the train station joins the pathway on both sides in Lions Park.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Cars don't stop at many 2-way stops. Painted stop lines at select intersections (16 St & 21 Av intersection) would help, if the line is where cars must stop to see.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Cars should be able to turn left towards SAIT when the train is passing this intersection (14 Street and 14 Ave). ”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“19 Street and 18 Avenue is in desperate need of repaving. The pot holes and wavy pavement are treacherous for cyclists.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Slow traffic on 19St, discourage short cutting & speeding through our neighborhood - traffic calming. 19St also needs more crosswalk signals.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Timing on light at 19st/14ave is terrible. Traffic study should show advanced turning inadequate and incorrect right away often given.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“16 Av & 19 St intersection is terrifying as a pedestrian and seems inefficient for all types of travel. Especially a barrier north/south for pedestrians. ”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“The pavement across the street from the William Aberhart High School is very cracked and wavy. Terrible for cyclists. Needs repaving.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“20 ave is terrible for bikes, but there's no other effective E-W route, so I ride it. I've been hit by mirrors 4 times in 10 years on it.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Get rid of beg buttons for pedestrians on this intersection (19 Street/24 Ave) and everywhere in the city”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Lions Park LRT Staion & 14 Av. Pedestrian overpass/underpass or traffic lights needed here. Many drivers and pedestrians do not obey current crosswalk and signals. ”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Lions Park, mostly east end, used for drug use and encampments. Tables used largely by drinkers. Unsafe. Cut foliage and remove tables. ”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Install better lighting in Lions Park green space area for safety”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Improve visibility by pruning and removing trees in Lions Park. Need to keep discourage individuals from doing drugs and urinating in this area.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“On street parking management, more permit only parking. Fix the unrestricted parking issues. (e.g. Parks 16a and 16 Street). Our Community has become nothing more than a Parking Lot for SAIT students and LRT users.”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“20A Street NW needs traffic calming such as speed bumps. So many cars cutting though during rush hour. ”

29 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“20a St & 16 Av intersection this crossing is dangerous as the soundwall does not allow for good visibility of oncoming traffic turning right into the community here.”

Opportunities

The City of Calgary asked your community in person and online to tell us what you see as an opportunity for Nose Hill Community Planning.

Below are the responses we collected.

Please use the thumbs up and thumbs down icons to tell us how you feel about the input we have collected.

What opportunities do you see for Nose Hill Community Planning?

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“can get everything you want in one area”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Renaissance didn't reduce mall parking”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Seniors focused housing”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Mall provides Full services for community that are walkable!”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Diverse population”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Second crosswalk really helps! (West side of LRT)”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“variety of services”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“convenience of services at mall”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Consider large underground parking lot multi-use; shopping mall, SAIT, Jubilee, residential towers”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“The walking club in Mall for seniors and handicaps”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Stable community”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“High quality housing & great location”

Outcomes

The City of Calgary asked your community in person and online to tell us what you would like to see as the outcome for Nose HIll Community Planning.

Below are the responses we collected.

Please use the thumbs up and thumbs down icons to tell us how you feel about the input we have collected.

What would you like the outcome to be for Nose Hill Community Planning?

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Stepped development, not much higher than 12 stories, location away from residential”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“dynamic community centre food, art.”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“No affordable or low income housing”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Good diversity & retail”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Disc golf course? Through Lions Park”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Revitalized retail on north side of 16th Ave”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“More dining options - not fast food”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Opportunity for pedestrian strolling area… Sunday walk, biking”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“public art & interesting food & plaza = dynamic people center”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“Better integration of assisted housing into community”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“more free parking”

30 May, 2017

CityofCalgary says:

“banquet / small theatre facilities”

General Comments

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16 May, 2017

Cpt Stubing says:

“Dear planners, if you'd stop bending over backwards for the developers and actually look at what's going on, that'd be nice. ”

15 May, 2017

CDot says:

“Cycle track 20 Ave from YEG Trail NE to 19 St NW. Busy corridor, only lights across YEG Trail, Centre, 4 St NW, 10 St NW, 14 St NW, 19 ST NW”

14 May, 2017

CH Dad says:

“Slow traffic on 19St, discourage short cutting & speeding through our neighborhood. 19St also needs more crosswalk signals.”

14 May, 2017

hdow says:

“Need a sidewalk up the hill on 15 St, very dangerous for pedestrians walking on the road, with cars parked on both sides, especially in the ”

11 May, 2017

anonymous says:

“No more "beg buttons" on all the 16th-Avenue crossings -- the "walk" signal should always go, even if nobody pressed the button.”

11 May, 2017

Kevin says:

“ Be careful. North Hill is unbelievably convenient, accessible, and efficient. I don't want another Chinook or Spy Hil”

11 May, 2017

anonymous says:

“There is a great deli, pizza place, and coffee store near 19th + 24th -- better walking, cycling through here would be great”

11 May, 2017

anon says:

“24th ave is the only way to cross Crowchild by bike; should get cycletrack (NOT re-purposed sidewalk)”

11 May, 2017

anon says:

“19th Street is a "bike way" in name only -- should get outfitted with cycletracks from Northmount to 5th/6th (or river)”

11 May, 2017

anon says:

“18th avenue should be a greenway, with bike + pedestrian overpass at 14th street”

11 May, 2017

Vela says:

“- I want to feel safe walking to Northill mall for adults and my adolescent children. - I miss the movie theater ”

11 May, 2017

Fred says:

“Encourage a cluster of artisan shops- butcher, fishmonger, bakery, wine store etc, not more mall chain stores”


NEXT STEPS

In Phase Two you will have the opportunity to respond to the ideas presented in Phase One engagement and add new ideas. This will help us refine the input received in the first phase. There will engagement opportunities online and in person.

All of the feedback will be included in a What We Heard Report and will be used to understand local perspectives on the future success of your community.