The City is now taking a multi-community approach to local area planning. With that in mind, future discussions about growth and redevelopment in South Hill (initially started through the South Hill Station Area Plan process) will continue with surrounding communities when re-launched as a part of local area planning for Area 34. A specific timeline for the launch of the local area planning process that includes South Hill is currently unknown.
For information about local area planning, including a list of current local area plan projects, visit calgary.ca/LAP.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The City of Calgary is currently drafting a new Station Area Plan (SAP) for South Hill, which will account for the new Green Line LRT station.
The vision for South Hill Station and plaza is to become the centrepiece of a new mixed-use development and a major transit hub in the city. Much of the South Hill area is City-owned, providing a unique opportunity for transit oriented development (TOD) on almost 20 acres of largely vacant land. This area has a number of sites with potential for TOD development in the next 10-20 years, while the greater TOD area could develop in the longer term (20 plus years). The proposed TOD at South Hill was created around the concept of a transit village at the core.
In October and November of 2017, The City of Calgary conducted an additional round of public engagement in order to collect feedback on the draft SAP for South Hill. The results of this round of engagement are collected in the report-back below.
Engagement to collect feedback on the Draft Station Area Plan (March 30, 2017) was collected through two related processes: the Green Line Area Redevelopment Committee and a broad public 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.