ABOUT THE PROJECT
The City of Calgary is starting the process of creating a new Area Redevelopment Plan for Bridgeland-Riverside. The original Bridgeland-Riverside Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) was adopted by Council in 1980 and is out of date in terms of policy and direction. The new ARP will establish a vision for the area and guide future redevelopment. The Bridgeland-Riverside ARP will address future redevelopment types (e.g. residential, commercial), pedestrian and cycling connections, transportation and parking, open spaces, building heights and densities, and design. The ARP will take approximately 18 months to draft and is anticipated to be presented to City Council by December 2018.
The City recently selected members for the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Advisory Group. The Group will be responsible for discussing community planning issues, engagement for the plan and policy direction. The ARP process will be collaborative and will involve working with the Community Advisory Group as well as area residents, landowners, business owners and industry experts.
East Riverside Master Plan - Information
In 2016, The City began working with Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association and area landowners to create a Master Plan for the East Riverside area. The Master Plan, which covers the area of land south of Centre Avenue N.E. and east of 9 Street N.E., sets out a vision for the East Riverside area and principles to achieve this vision. As The City begins work on a new Area Redevelopment Plan for Bridgeland-Riverside, the content of the Master Plan will be used and incorporated into the new Area Redevelopment Plan where possible.
The first phase of public engagement took place in November and December 2017 through an in-person open house and online survey. Based on this feedback, The City has put together the Phase One: Bridgeland ARP What We Heard Report, which captures all of the feedback we collected. The report includes high-level themes as well as verbatim comments. The report will be used by The City as we work towards updating the Bridgeland ARP.
You can view the questions asked online on the Phase One Engagement tab on this page.
PHASE ONE ENGAGEMENT
What we asked:
These information panels were provided for review to inform answers to the questions below.
Character Areas Exercise
Eight character areas (on nine maps below) have been identified in the Bridgeland-Riverside community.
We are seeking your feedback to see if you generally agree with the boundaries of these areas and to find out what you think the character of each area is, and what should be preserved or changed in the future. This input will guide the development of policies for each of the character areas.
- The Bridges
- The Escarpment
- The Bowl
- East Riverside
- Main Street
- West Riverside
- Edmonton Trail Residential (East)
- Edmonton Trail Residential (West)
Citizen feedback provides Administration and City Council with valuable, local knowledge of the community and the proposed redevelopment plan area.
The citizen input provided through our extensive engagement program over the next year will inform The City's creation of the Area Redevelopment Plan and will inform our future phases of engagement.
We will continue to keep you updated about the timelines and opportunities for Phase Two public engagement.