As part of preparing the draft Historic East Calgary Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP), the planning team is hosting a public session about the Guidebook for Great Communities (Guidebook) and how it informs the ARP.
The planning team will be giving a presentation, followed by conversation period with the planning team and the attendees. Seating is limited, so please register here. (if there is a need for a waiting list, there may be a second session)
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
What: Guidebook 101 session for the Historic East Calgary Area Redevelopment Plan
Where: Festival Hall - 1215 10 Ave SE
When: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Guidebook is going to the Planning and Urban Design Committee (PUD) on March 4. Following PUD, The City’s Planning team will build on the recommendations found in the B & A report and complete developing the ARP. They will also use the Guidebook’s urban form classification system (Chapter 2 of the Guidebook) and formalize related policies, which will help guide future development opportunities in the Inglewood and Ramsay communities.
Heritage and the communities of Ramsay and Inglewood
The Guidebook helps to highlight and manage many aspects of a community’s Identity and Place. As part of a separate initiative, The City is undergoing a Council-directed review of available heritage conservation tools and incentives. More information on these potential policy tools will be provided at this session.
After March 11, the Planning team will continue working on the ARP. We expect a draft to be completed in Q2 2020, based on recommendations from PUD and direction from Council about the Guidebook.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The City of Calgary has been working on a new Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) for Inglewood and Ramsay which will account for the new Green Line LRT stations.
An ARP provides rules and guidance for the type of development that makes sense in a given area – how to complement the local character, what level of density makes sense and how to transition from high to low density, or residential to commercial.
It includes policies on land uses, building forms and densities, buildings heights, parks, transportation, contamination and housing.
In October 2018, City Council approved a request from Administration to defer the Inglewood-Ramsay, Millican-Ogden and South Hill local area plans. The deferral ensures that additional amendments being made to the Developed Areas Guidebook are reflected in the local area plan and that further engagement with communities, planned for later in the fall, can be coordinated.
Additionally, The City of Calgary decided to merge the draft Area Redevelopment Plans (ARP) for the communities of Inglewood and Ramsay. The new plan for Inglewood and Ramsay will be known as the Historic East Calgary Area Redevelopment Plan (HEC ARP) to reflect the historic importance of this area to our city.
As part of this process, facilitated discussions took place to gather stakeholder input on the merged draft document. B&A Planning Group was contracted by The City as an independent consultant to guide the recent public engagement process to collect feedback from all stakeholders.
The goal for the engagement was to gather input to create meaningful recommendations for policy contained in the revised HEC ARP.
Draft of merged Inglewood-Ramsay ARP
available for review
As of Q2, 2018, The City has decided to merge the two draft Area Redevelopment Plans (ARPs) for Inglewood and Ramsay. The new plan area for the merged ARP combines the areas previously covered by the Inglewood ARP and Ramsay ARP. This will allow the two communities to share a basic approach to growth while recognizing individual differences where appropriate. The plans share a lot of common policies and the two communities have been planned as a unit from the start of this process in mid-2015.
Click here to view the draft ARP.
PLAN AREA MAP
MERGED PLAN AREA
The City of Calgary has been engaging on this project since 2015. To review past engagement summaries and what we have heard. Please click through the reports provided in the Document Library on this page.
Winter 2019 Engagement
A Town Hall was held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Alexandra Centre Dance Hall, 922 - 9th Avenue S.E.
Below are links to the information shared at the first session
To watch the video recordings of the January 23 Town Hall please click through the links below.
Visit The City's Inglewood / Ramsay Area Projects page to learn more about what's happening in these communities and to sign up for email updates.