A new draft of the Millican-Ogden Area Redevelopment Plan is now available for review. Click here to view the draft plan.
Thank you to those who attended the event on May 10, 2018 and to those who provided their input online prior to May 24. Click here to view the "What We Heard" report which outlines the engagement event, the comments received, and some responses from the project team.
Click here to view the informational boards shown at the event.
Click here to view the informational handout provided at the event.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The City of Calgary is currently drafting a new Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) for Millican-Ogden, 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.
The vision for Millican-Ogden is that it will continue to offer the features that residents currently enjoy, such as an abundance of open space, a high degree of connectivity to the wider city, a mix of land uses and housing types, and a proud sense of community spirit and railway heritage. These features will be augmented by the Green Line stations in the area, with the Ogden Light Rail Transit (LRT) station becoming the new heart of the community that will include a mix of shops, services and housing to serve the area’s diverse population.
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT
Online feedback opportunities closed on May 24. Thank you for providing your feedback. Click here to view the informational boards shown at the event.
Land Use Concept
The land use concept illustrates the general location of neighbourhoods and relationship between land use building blocks, the transportation network and open spaces. Building blocks found in this ARP are based on those established in the Developed Areas Guidebook. Each building block has a range of land use districts that can be applied during the Land Use Amendment stage.
What have we changed?
Changes being proposed are outlined below:
- The Community – Mid Rise building block has been used instead of the Neighbourhood – Mid Rise building block to allow for mixed use development.
- The Active Frontage Encouraged designation has been added further north and south to encourage active uses along the entire length of Ogden Road.
- Generic neighbourhood names have been replaced with historic neighbourhood names.
Use the map and colour-coded legend as a reference. Click here to read a description of the various building blocks. Once you're done, provide your feedback below the map - be sure to click submit when you're done!
Open Space Network, Community Amenities and Facilities
The goal of the ARP with respect to open space and community amenities and facilities is to maintain and enhance the quality of amenities that serve the community’s needs, for the benefit, use and enjoyment of residents.
What have we changed?
The change being proposed is outlined below:
City Council has directed staff to explore the feasibility of incorporating an affordable seniors housing facility in the southeast corner of George Moss Park. Staff’s recommendation is to remove this policy in the ARP in favour of a more general policy encouraging affordable seniors' housing in the community.
Use the map and colour-coded legend as a reference. Once you're done, provide your feedback below the map - be sure to click submit when you're done!
In October and November 2017, engagement to collect feedback on the draft Millican-Ogden ARP was collected through two related processes: the Green Line Area Redevelopment Committee and a public online survey. The Green Line Area Redevelopment Committee is a group of community members who have volunteered to make sure that diverse community perspectives are included in the review plans.
A comprehensive summary of the identified issues and City responses to those issues can be found in the What We Heard / What We Did reports below. We hope that the explanations and rationale provided in these summaries will be of help for you to understand where feedback has been incorporated into the draft plans so far and if not, why not.
- View the Millican-Ogden ARP What We Did Report to see how community feedback will be reflected in the document, and the earlier What We Heard Report (including verbatim comments).
A comprehensive summary of the comments received online and at the May 2018 information session, along with City responses to those comments, will be available in the summer of 2018. We will use this information to make further changes to the ARP. The proposed ARP will be available in fall 2018 and is anticipated to go to Calgary Planning Commission and City Council for approval by the end of 2018. Please check back regularly for updates.