ABOUT THE PROJECT

The City is in the process of drafting an Area Structure Plan (ASP) for the West View community. The West View ASP will provide a vision for the future development of 254 hectares (629 acres) of land located within the west sector of the city. The plan area is bounded by the Bow River to the north, the communities of Valley Ridge and Crestmont to the east, and by Rocky View County to the south and west. The plan area is a joint planning area between The City and Rock View County, and will follow the processes outlined in the Rocky View County/City of Calgary Intermunicipal Development Plan.

The topography of the area is primarily rolling grassland with a significant wooded area to the north, adjacent to and rising above The Bow River. A ravine system provides a unique natural amenity along the western portion of the plan area, both north and south of the highway. The land rises to its highest elevation to the south and west providing views to the ranges of the Rocky Mountains.


What is an Area Structure Plan (ASP)?

An ASP is a long-term planning document that sets out a vision for a community and puts in place policies and guidelines that work towards achieving that vision. The purpose of an ASP is to:

  • Refine and implement The City’s broad planning objectives and policies of the Municipal Development Plan and other policies by promoting logical, compatible and sustainable development.
  • Guide and direct the specific land use, subdivision and development decisions that collectively determine the form that the plan area will take. These development decisions include the provision of land uses, essential services and facilities, transportation systems, population, jobs and densities, and the sequence of development.

MAP OF PLAN AREA

Map of the Area Structure Plan Area. The plan area is bounded by the Bow River to the north, the communities of Valley Ridge and Crestmont to the east, and by Rocky View County to the south and west.

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Your Input

PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

In February, we were in the community looking for your input to gain a high level understanding of issues and opportunities as we began work on the new ASP.

The City has reviewed your feedback and has now drafted two land use concepts based on a combination of technical analysis, community input, City policy and market viability. These maps outline the general allowable land uses in a specific area and will help form the policy direction for the new ASP.

We are now looking for your input to help us evaluate these two options.

Please review these information panels (from the in-person event) and the information provided on this site to help inform your answers below.

This survey will be open until May 29, 2018.

PROPOSED LAND USE CONCEPTS

These maps outline the general allowable land uses in a specific area. Click on each image to expand to a larger version and inform your answers to the below.

UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE PROPOSED CONCEPTS

Land Use Concept One has:

  • Partial interchange with direct access to Highway 1
  • One Community Activity Centre
  • One Neighbourfood Activity Centre
  • Regional Recreation Facility
  • Pedestrian, cyclist, transit and vehicle connectivity to the north and south planning cells

Land Use Concept Two has:

  • No direct public highway access
  • Emergency highway access only
  • No Community Activity Centre
  • Two Neighbourhood Activity Centres
  • No pedestrian, cyclist, transit or vehicle connectivity between the north and south planning cells
  • Due to limited access, no Regional Recreation Facility in this scenario

Note:

  • Community Activity Centre - provides convenient locations for a range of higher density housing types, local employment and retail services to the surrounding community.
  • Neighbourhood Activity Centre - are the focal point of neighbourhoods and will feature higher density multi-residential housing, a central amenity area, a transit stop and non-residential uses.

PHASE TWO ENGAGEMENT: ONLINE COMMENT FORM

LAND USE CONCEPT ONE

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LAND USE CONCEPT TWO

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CONNECTIVITY

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TRANSPORTATION

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REGIONAL RECREATION FACILITY

Land use concept one has the recreation facility and land use concept two does not have a facility due to connectivity constraints.

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GENERAL FEEDBACK

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TELL US ABOUT THE ENGAGEMENT

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The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Phase One Engagement

Thank you for providing your input for phase one engagement. Engagement for this project to date has provided an opportunity for you to provide a high-level overview of issues and opportunities as we begin work on the new ASP.

For a summary of feedback received in phase one, please review the What We Heard Report


NEXT STEPS

Your input will be reviewed and The City will consider your feedback as we draft the new ASP policy document. We will share a summary of feedback with the community through a What We Heard Report which will be shared here prior to the next round of public engagement.