ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Chinook Station Area Plan (SAP) is a non-statutory document that was adopted by Calgary Planning Commission in 2008. The new Chinook Station Area Redevelopment Plan (SARP) will incorporate content from the previous Station Area Plan and will be updated to align with the forthcoming Developed Areas Guidebook.
Through this project, the non-statutory Chinook Station Area Plan (SAP) will be updated with the statutory Chinook Station Area Redevelopment Plan (SARP). The SARP will provide the framework for redevelopment through policies that guide land use, built form and the public realm focused around the Chinook LRT.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Feedback is now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided input. See below to see what was asked.
To learn more about the feedback we received and what we did with that feedback, view the What We Heard & What We Did report.
As part of the redevelopment of the Station Area Plan (SAP), the current vision is being reviewed to provide a concise vision to shape, define and guide decision-making in the Chinook area.
Plan Area Boundary
The City of Calgary is looking to gather feedback on potential expansions to the Chinook SAP plan area. The expansion of the boundary would provide a more holistic policy framework for the Chinook area to offer direction and increased certainty for landowners as to what types of redevelopment would be appropriate.
Specifically, Administration is investigating the following options:
1. Extend the plan boundary to 2 Street S.E. as directed by City Council to investigate, to include areas within 600 m of the LRT station in the plan area boundary.
2. Extend the plan boundary to 3 Street S.E. to provide a policy framework for the transition from light to heavy industrial uses.
3. Expanding the boundary north to include the Manchester Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) to provide a holistic policy approach for the area, with the potential to create a framework to better connect residential uses in Manchester with the Chinook LRT. The existing Manchester ARP would be rescinded and replaced with the SARP.
4. Expand the boundary to the northeast to provide a policy framework for industrial uses in the area and clarify designated areas of growth and to align with the existing Major Activity Centre boundary.
Please refer to the Plan Area boundary map PDF or image below to answer the two questions below.
Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
What is Transit-Oriented Development?
Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a strategy that promotes higher density mixed-use areas that can include, but isn’t limited to, residential, retail and office spaces within walking distance of a public transit station. Open space and public uses are designed in a way that makes it convenient to travel on foot, by bike or by public transportation instead of by car.
The following healthy planning principles were developed based on research that connects health and planning. These principles provide a framework for developing an healthy community and healthy TOD by bringing potential health impacts and considerations to the decision-making process throughout the development and implementation of the Chinook SARP.
Active Areas: encourage physical activity, access to destinations without the use of automobile
People Places: incorporate health impacts into planning and design by considering the scale, connections and destinations that prioritize people over automobiles
Mix & Mingle: include a variety of land uses, co-locate activities, flexible public space
Empower Engagement: integrate community engagement through planning tools to develop a shared vision
Character Communities: provide access to nature; use natural features to create unique environments
All Ages & Abilities: provide equitable access to amenities, provide a mix of housing options, allow for aging in place
Growing Groceries: include a variety of land uses, co-locate activities, flexible public space
Resilient & Responsible: walkable, mixed-use and transit rich communities that are adaptable through economic shifts