Hey Greater Forest Lawn Communities, your community plan is ready!

We’re currently in the fourth and final phase (REALIZE) of the project where the final draft Greater Forest Lawn Communities Local Area Plan is shared and brought forward to Committee and Council for review and decision.

To view the Phase 4: REALIZE project page, click the button below.


Communities change and evolve over time. Conversations about where, why and how revitalization and redevelopment should happen are essential to ensure our communities change in the right ways.

Through the local area planning process, we’ll work together to create a future vision for how land could be used and redeveloped in the area.

A local area plan outlines a future vision for the area, provides guidance on what growth and change makes sense where, and includes development direction that residents, landowners, builders and developers, city planners and Councillors can commonly refer to as new development ideas are proposed by property owners and landowners in the area.

Learn more about Local Area Planning in Calgary.

To learn more about projects happening in the Greater Forest Lawn area click here.

The Greater Forest Lawn Communities Local Area Planning project is one of the 42 multi-communities areas in the city.

This project includes the communities of:
  • Albert Park/Radisson Heights
  • Applewood Park
  • Dover
  • Erin Woods
  • Forest Heights
  • Forest Lawn
  • Forest Lawn Industrial
  • Penbrooke Meadows
  • Red Carpet
  • Southview
  • 09Q
  • A portion of Golden Triangle

A new local area plan will fill gaps in communities/areas where no local plan currently exists and replace other plans that are largely outdated. In this project context, the local area plan will cover multiple communities and will be adopted by Council as an Area Redevelopment Plan.

The International Avenue Area Redevelopment Plan was created to guide development along 17 Avenue S.E. in 2018.

As part of the Greater Forest Lawn Communities Local Area Planning project, the International Avenue ARP will be revisited, and applicable policies will be translated to be integrated into the Greater Forest Lawn Communities Local Area Plan. The process is ongoing, and the initial work to translate the International Avenue ARP has begun in Draft Chapter 2 of the Greater Forest Lawn Local Area Plan.

Applications along 17th Avenue S.E. are being accepted for processing throughout the Greater Forest Lawn Local Area Planning process. Once the Greater Forest Lawn Local Area Plan is adopted by Council, the International Avenue ARP will be rescinded as development along 17th Avenue S.E. will then be guided by the Local Area Plan.

Until then, please refer to the International Avenue Area Redevelopment Plan for more information including development directions.


Four phase process from winter 2022 - fall 2023

Greater Forest Lawn Local Area Plan: Project Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete


    Phase 1: Spring - Fall 2022

    • Looking back at the past, understanding the present and envisioning the future of the area.
    • Share what you love about the community, what could be improved, and your vision for the future.
    • Apply to be a member of the working group
  • Timeline item 2 - complete


    Phase 2: Winter 2022/2023

    • Exploring where and how growth and change could happen in the area.
  • Timeline item 3 - active


    Phase 3: Fall 2023

    • Refining the local area plan and confirming investment priorities.
  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete


    Phase 4: Spring - Fall 2024

    • May 2024: Sharing the final draft local area plan with the public for review.
    • July - September 2024: Sharing the final draft plan and bringing it forward to Committee and Council for review and Public Hearing.

Past Engagement

Below are reports completed after each phase of engagement.

To learn about what we heard from the public and other key impacted and interested groups view the What We Heard Reports and What We Heard Engagement Summary.

To see key themes raised as well as summaries of what we did in each phase of engagement, view the What We Did Reports.


Phase 2: EXPLORE

Phase 3: REFINE

Related Planning Initiatives

We’re planning and building our city now to ensure we remain a place where home is sustainable, diverse, accessible, equitable and liveable for everyone. We need to act now as we are quickly approaching a population of two million Calgarians.

Current initiatives include:

  • Home is Here: The City of Calgary’s Housing Strategy: This strategy aspires to ensure that everyone living in Calgary has an affordable place to call home.
  • City Building Program: This program of work, which includes the Calgary Plan, Zoning Bylaw, and Street Manual, will set the forward-looking direction, and provide clear and user-friendly policy and regulation for The City and our partners to guide growth, mobility, land-use and development citywide.
  • Rezoning for Housing: As part of the Home is Here: The City of Calgary’s Housing Strategy this work will present to Council a proposal to rezone low-density residential areas to a base residential district that supports more housing options and improves affordability in all communities.

Learn more and get involved in these current initiatives focused on supporting the ongoing planning and building of our city.


Your feedback is needed to help shape how your community and the surrounding area grows and changes over the next 30 years.

Click the links below to review previous engagement phases and to get involved in current engagement as the Greater Forest Lawn Communities Local Area Plan is created and refined.