BRENTWOOD COMMONS

About

Co-op, in conjunction with Quarry Bay Developments, has proposed a combined development permit and land use redesignation (re-zoning) for the site located at 4122 Brentwood Road N.W. (the existing Co-op site). The development proposes four new buildings, along with a relocated gas bar and new Wendy’s with a drive-thru. The tallest building heights are proposed to be approximately 40 storeys (146 metres), 23 storeys (90 metres) and 10 storeys (38 metres). A total of 540 residential units are proposed and 13,728 square metres (147,762 square feet) of commercial space including office, grocery store, retail and other commercial uses.

The land use amendment application is to redesignate the property from C-COR2 f1. 0 h12 to a Direct Control designation that would be based on the C-COR1 designation. The application number is LOC2016-0328.

A concurrent development permit has been submitted with the land use application to redevelop the site. The application number is DP2016-5143.

It is the intent of Co-op to develop the site, with these additional uses, including residential units and offices in multiple phases, keeping the current Co-op store and existing businesses open until each of its replacements spaces are built. It is also a requirement of Co-op to keep an adequate level of parking available for customer use during the construction period.


Map

Below is the area being considered as part of this land use amendment application.

Development Concept

Below is an image of the development concept.

FAQ

Is the Co-op closing?

No. The existing Co-op grocery store will remain open and operational until the new store is completed and ready to open. There will be no disruption to the operations of the existing Co-op grocery store.


Is the new Co-op going to be bigger?

The new Co-op grocery store is proposed to be approximately 50,000 square feet, while the current store is approximately 44,240 square feet.


What is happening to the gas bar, Wendys and bank? Are they closing?

Like the grocery store, the bank, Wendys and gas bar are proposed to be relocated within the site, but will not cease operations. Each current business will continue to operate until a replacement is constructed.


Are the developers taking a phased approach to development?

Yes, the development is proposed to incorporate several phases. The first phase involves the relocation of the Wendys and gas bar. Phase two involves the construction of a new parkade where the existing surface parking lot in front of the Co-op is, as well as a new 4 storey building incorporating a bank, liquor store and offices above, with associated surface parking. Phase three involves the construction of the new Co-op store and parkade beneath. Phase four will involve the demolition of the existing store and construction of two residential buildings above the new grocery store. Phase five will involve the construction of the remainder of the underground parkade and the construction of a new residential building where the current Co-op is located.

How high will the residential buildings be?

The new buildings incorporate a range of proposed heights. The tallest building is located above the new Co-op (located on the east end of the site, close to University City) and is proposed to have a maximum height of 40 storeys (146 meters). The second tallest building is proposed to be 23 storeys (73 meters) and is also located on the east portion of the site above the new grocery store.


How many residential units will there be?

The development is proposing a total of 540 residential units.


What are the plans to address increased traffic congestion and parking?

The required parking enforced through by-law will be provided on-site (both surface and underground). This will address the basic parking requirements for the residential and commercial uses. A Traffic Impact Analysis, which is looking at congestion concerns, is currently under review. The City of Calgary will also work with the developer to identify key locations for improvements based on the Traffic Impact Analysis.



PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

There are three phases of engagement in the review of the Brentwood Co-op redevelopment application. We have recently concluded phase one and two of engagement. Feedback received in the first two phases of engagement have been used to inform the first detailed review of the submission. We will be back in August with phase three, where we will:

  • Share what we have done with feedback we received in the first phases.
  • Collect input on the revised application from Co-op, which will help inform the second detailed review of the submission.


Phase Three

In August, we will be returning to the community to share a revised application. Come out and participate in one of the many opportunities taking place in the Brentwood area:

Online Engagement
August 9 – 30

Comment Form
Pick-up / drop-off a comment form and share your feedback.
Location: Brentwood Co-op (Customer Service Desk)
August 9 - 30

Sounding Board
Stop by and use the boards and sticky notes to share your thoughts and ideas.
Location: Brentwood Co-op (in front of store)
August 9 – 15

Pop-up Event
Stop by and chat and share your feedback with City staff.
Location: Triwood Community Farmer’s Market
August 15 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM

Open House
Review project details, learn about what we heard in the first phases of engagement and share your feedback.
Location: Triwood Community Centre (2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW)
August 24 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM


To stay up-to-date on next steps for this project and these engagement opportunities, keep an eye on this page or sign-up for project specific communications here.


Phase Two

VISIONING WORKSHOP

In May 2017, citizens were invited to participate in a visioning workshop. At these workshops, citizens completed a group exercise where a game board of the Brentwood site was used, and participants were able to lay down tiles that represented the various uses (grocery store, residential space, parking, gas bar, offices, medical clinics, etc.) to demonstrate what layout they think works best for the site.

The purpose of this exercise was to delve deeper into the issues, opportunities and outcomes, and gather more detailed input into what the community would like to see in the development.

To see what information was presented during the workshops, please review the presentation.

A summary of feedback received and verbatim comments received during Phase Two are within the What We Heard Report.


Phase One

ONLINE ENGAGEMENT

In April 2017, citizens were invited to provide their feedback online and share their ideas and concerns about the project. This survey was available from April 7 – April 17. The feedback received from the survey was used to inform phase two of engagement and the first detailed review of the submission.

A summary of feedback received and verbatim comments received during phase one are included in the What We Heard Report.



NEXT STEPS

Citizen feedback provides Administration and City Council with valuable, local knowledge of the community and the proposed development area. The citizen input provided through our engagement program thus far has helped inform Administration’s first detailed review of this application and has been shared with the Applicant.

We will be returning to the community later this summer to share the results of the workshop including the preferred community concept, what we heard and how we have used this to make recommendations to the Applicant. We will also share revised versions of the proposed plan and inform you of the next steps in teh application review process.

Once Administration is ready to make their recommendation for the application, all input gathered through all phases of engagement will also be used in reports provided to Calgary Planning Commission and City Council.