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PHASE ONE ENGAGEMENT: DISCUSS open until November 25.

As the North Hill Local Growth Planning project gets going, we're looking to get a better understanding of the local area and your communities. Gaining a better understanding of everything that makes your community tick will help the project team proactively explore ideas with your aspirations, concerns and viewpoints in mind.

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE? There are five topics for discussion below. Join the conversation and provide your feedback on:

  1. Community Values: What do you love about your community & the area?
  2. Areas for Improvement: What needs to change?
  3. Focus Areas: Where should growth happen?
  4. Hopes & Fears: What scares you & what are your big ideas?
  5. The Past: What has The City already heard?

CLICK THROUGH EACH OF THE 5 TABS TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION! You are encouraged to join each of the conversations topics - you can share one idea, many ideas, or simply observe the conversation. All ideas are welcomed and ongoing dialogue is encouraged.

The feedback tools provided in this phase have been chosen to encourage a range of dialogue between community members and others interested members of the public who work, attend school or visit the area. Together you have the opportunity to exchange ideas and hear the varying perspectives of your neighbours.

THINK BIG! When providing feedback remember that the project boundary isn't limited to your community. While we want to hear about individual communities we also want you to think about how you use the entire area. Example: do you live in Highland Park and shop at Co-op in Winston Heights, travel down Edmonton Trail to get to work or perhaps you live in Capitol Hill but take yoga at the Renfrew Sports Complex.

We want to hear your thoughts on it all.

LEARN MORE. Haven't had a chance to review the project details yet? Please ensure that you return to the PROJECT MAIN PAGE or the DISCOVER PAGE to get up-to-speed on what we are doing.


Keep it respectful!

When submitting responses please ensure that you are participating in respectful dialogue. Healthy discourse is encouraged, but responses that are disrespectful in nature will be moderated.

Offensive language is not permitted.

Everyone is welcome to voice their opinion, while you may not agree with other opinions remember there are no bad ideas, just ideas that are different from your own.

Remember comments posted are visible to your fellow neighbours. Think of your personal safety when commenting, the sharing personal data such as names, addresses or contact details is discouraged.


1. VALUES


2. IMPROVEMENTS


NOT EVERY COMMUNITY IS PERFECT.

When it comes to growth and redevelopment, we want to know what drives you crazy and what you see as the burning issues in your communities. What are the pain points that currently exist? What ideas do you have for improvements? What just simply isn't working and needs to be addressed?

Let us know what you think needs changing.

Using this tool, please share your ideas below and it will be posted on a sticky note within the page. If you agree with a previous sticky note give it a thumbs up, if you disagree, give it a thumbs down.


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15 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“As inner city, TOD community, it hurts to see bad, ugly & inappropriate development. Density can be achieved without over tall boring boxes.”

14 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Would like to see fitness become a focus, for example there are outdoor workout parks but the equipment is old and boring. ”

14 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Buy out houses next to wall on 16 Avenue Northwest from 10th to 4th. The vibration from road is already messing w foundation integrity”

14 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Going up 10th Street NW turning right on 16 Ave NW is a blindspot everyone speeds & almost hits pedestrians.bad accident waiting to happen”

14 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“16th Avenue in Rosedale is already so loud and has gotten worse over the yrs but noone ever checks decibels because it's over allowed amount”

14 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“If you are in Rosedale and next to the wall on 16th you can not build duplexes or condos but across the street you can. Silly really.”

13 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“I think its a shame that Mount Pleasant is largely designated R2. Many of the attached developments being erected are truly ugly.”

12 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Our bylaws need updating to protect neighboring owners during redevelopment. E.g. damage to mature trees, maintain current sloping/drainage”

12 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“I support more infill duplexes and fewer mansions being built to increase density, not excess.”

11 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Too many older homes getting demolished in favour of cheap duplex/4-plexes. More incentives needed to maintain these old character homes.”

11 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“1) Traffic congestion at Edmonton Tr, Memorial Dr and the Reconciliation Bridge. Two stop lights is two too many! Free flow traffic needed!”

11 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“'Slum lords" who rent out older housing and don't keep their properties in good repair. Can make the whole area look shabby.”


3. FOCUS AREAS

WHERE IS GROWTH APPROPRIATE?

The Municipal Development Plan encourages future housing and job growth in specific areas of the city. These areas include Activity Centres and Main Streets with retail and business districts that support higher density, more diverse forms of housing, public and essential services, and amenities for everyone. These areas all have frequent and high-quality light rail or bus transit service.

Growth must also occur outside of these areas, within all of our communities. This allows for a range of housing types to suit all ages, lifestyles and housing needs in a way that allows the community’s character to evolve.

Where do you think redevelopment would be appropriate in your community? Is this on corner parcels or perhaps along busier streets or maybe somewhere else?

Using the marker please place a pin showing us locations where you think redevelopment could happen or where redevelopment should be avoided. Please also tell us why you chose this location and specify the type of redevelopment that would/wouldn't be appropriate.

Makes sense here
Not appropriate here

Zoom In to get to a specific location on the map. Use the (+) and (–) icons in the top left corner and/or use two fingers on a touch screen to zoom in and out.

Click on the "show us" button above to drop a marker on a specific location that you think would be: appropriate for redevelopment and growth (green) or that doesn't make sense for redevelopment and growth (red). Please also tell us why you chose this location in the comment box.

Please place comments within the red boundary. The red boundary is an approximation of the plan area and may not be exact. The plan area includes the communities of: Highland Park, Mount Pleasant, Tuxedo Park, Winston Heights-Mountview, Crescent Heights, Renfrew, Rosedale, Capitol Hill and Thorncliffe Greenview (south of Mcknight Blvd).


4. HOPES & FEARS


IS CHANGE A SCARY THING?

Growth and redevelopment means change and we get it, change can be scary. Redevelopment can bring forward problems and concerns when not done in a thoughtful way, but change and growth can also bring opportunity, revitalization, and some exciting things that contribute to vibrant communities that thrive.

We invite you to participate in dialogue with your neighbours about your hopes and fears connected to growth and redevelopment in the area. Through this tool you will be able to post your comments for your neighbours to see and you are also able to reply to comments posted by your neighbours.

We want to hear from you about:

  • FEARS: What scares you most about change to your community, what problems or concerns do you have with potential redevelopment?
  • HOPES: What are your hopes for redevelopment, what good things would you like to see from growth, what are your aspirations for your community through change, what should things look like in 20 - 30 years?


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5. THE PAST


WHAT HAVE WE HEARD? ... A LOT!

The City recognizes that a significant amount of engagement has occurred on past and present projects in this area over the last number of years. We have heard a lot of important information from people in your communities and want to ensure you, that information is not lost.

Projects that we have engaged on include:

  • Green Line (2016-current)
  • Main Streets Initiative (2014-2015)
  • North Crosstown BRT (2016)
  • This is My Neighbourhood - Capitol Hill (2015-2016)
  • Rosedale Affordable Housing (2017)
  • Highland Park Land Use Application (2016)
  • Banff Trail Capitol Hill Land Use (2017-2018)

The City will be analyzing the information collected through these projects, in addition to this feedback, and using it to inform our work and gain a holistic community understanding.

We are looking for your feedback to help confirm and validate these previous findings. We want to know if these findings are still relevant to you or if anything has changed about these findings.

We have added various themes from each of the projects to a sticky note below. Using the voting buttons please vote these up or down to state whether you still agree with the theme that was derived from the previous engagement. If there is anything missing from these, please add a new sticky note. Your voting will also help us determine what the top priorities are in this area.


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11 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Need a better way to rezone. Cannot just blanket some areas for rezoning. I see future parking and traffic issues. ”

5 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“The cycle way parallel to Centre Street is 2 st NW, not 1 St NW.”

1 November, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Highland Park golf course should have been used as a green space, extension of Confederation Park ”

31 October, 2018

Anonymous says:

“The Highland Park golf course should never be developed. It would be an ecological and social mistake.”

30 October, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Highland Park is a disaster and a sorry waste of space. Turn it into a park! Perhaps add a small recreation area or community center.”

29 October, 2018

Anonymous says:

“No pointless green line please”

17 October, 2018

Anonymous says:

“What a mess, buy the land back.”

16 October, 2018

CityofCalgary says:

“Will change the character and demographics of community (i.e. more renters, less families)”

16 October, 2018

CityofCalgary says:

“Responsible and sustainable density/decrease urban sprawl”

16 October, 2018

CityofCalgary says:

“Existing residents want to feel like their concerns are being listened to and factored into decision-making”

16 October, 2018

CityofCalgary says:

“Limit density increases to major streets and areas closer to transit and commercial zoning”

16 October, 2018

CityofCalgary says:

“Desire to decrease building heights and density to fit within community”


HOW ARE WE DOING?

Tell us what you think of this engagement opportunity. Select the option that best describes your experience.

NEXT STEPS

How will the input collected be used?

After the close of this phase of engagement, all data collected will be analyzed by The City and shared with the Multi-Community Working Group. The Working Group and The City will come together to prioritize the themes heard from citizens and this information will be used to inform the next stages of project planning.

The feedback collected through this phase of engagement will help:

  • determine a vision for the area;
  • set focus areas to be discussed & analyzed in future phases;
  • improve understanding of community priorities & concerns;
  • identify what project details & educational materials need to be shared in future phases.

All feedback collected will also help shape our engagement processes and future phases of dialogue, to allow for an iterative process.

Your feedback will be summarized in a What We Heard Report and this will be shared with the community before we return for phase two of engagement - ENVISION, in Winter 2019.

In phase two, our engagement will include multiple engagement opportunities including: community wide sessions, pop-up events, targeted workshops and online dialogue.