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 5505 Shaganappi Trail N.W. (the existing Co-op site). The development proposes four new buildings, along with a relocated gas bar. The tallest buildings are 22 stories (78 metre) and 8 stories (30 metre) in height. A total of 444 residential units are proposed along with a total of 13,633 square metres (146,744 square feet) of commercial space.

The land use amendment application is to redesignate the property from C-C2 to a Direct Control designation that would be based on the C-COR1 designation. The application number is LOC2016-0326.

A concurrent development permit has been submitted with the land use application to redevelop the site. The application number is DP2016-5075.


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

Development Concept

Below is an image of the development concept.


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 51000 square feet, while the current store (with the attached bank) is approximately 52,510 square feet.

What is happening to the existing liquor store, gas bar and bank? Are they closing?

Like the grocery store, the bank, liquor store 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 liquor store and gas bar. Phase two involves the construction of a new Co-op grocery store and adjacent bank (the bank will open first). Phase three will see the new Co-op store open and demolition of the existing store. Construction will begin on two residential buildings, the parkade, commercial stores and offices in place of the existing Co-op.

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 boundary of the site) and proposed to have a maximum height of 22 storeys (76 meters), but will taper down in height to 7 storeys closer to the Canadian Tire site. The second tallest building is proposed to be 10 storeys (33 meters) and is located on the north portion of the site.

How many residential units will there be?

The development is proposing a total of 444 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.


There are three phases of engagement in the review of the Dalhousie 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.



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 Dalhousie area:

Online Engagement
Share your feedback online.
August 9 – 30

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

Sounding Board
Stop by and use the boards and sticky notes to share your thoughts and ideas.
Location: Dalhousie Co-op (in front of store)
August 16 – 22

Open House
Review project details, learn about what we heard in the first phases of engagement and share your feedback.
Location: Dalhousie Community Church ( 5511 Baroc Road NW)
August 28 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM

Pop-up Event
Please stay tuned for more details.

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.



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 Dalhousie 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.



In May 2017, citizens were invited to provide their feedback online and share their ideas and concerns about the project. This survey was available from May 15 – 25, 2017 online. The feedback received from this online 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 both phase one and two are within the What We Heard Report.


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 the 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.