ABOUT THE PROJECT

When the Centre City thrives, so does the rest of the city. The 2007 Centre City Plan is a coordinated document that pulls together the vision for the Centre City along with strategies and actions relating to land use planning, economic, cultural, social development, and governance. An update to the Centre City Plan is an opportunity to refocus Calgary’s energy and reinvigorate a commitment to success in the Centre City.

The intent of this project is to refresh the current (2007) plan. The Centre City Plan provides the vision for the area, guides development in the Downtown Core, and identifies short, medium and long-term actions designed to implement the vision.

The purpose of this refresh project is to:

  • affirm the current plan’s vision and principles;
  • reassess the big-picture direction for the Centre City;
  • identify actions to realize the vision;
  • update the information in the Plan to align with other city policies such as the Municipal Development Plan and Centre City Guidebook; and
  • eliminate overlap with other documents.
This map show the communities that make up the Centre City: Eau Claire, Downtown West, Beltline, East Village, Chinatown, and the Downtown Commercial Core.

This map show the communities that make up the Centre City: Eau Claire, Downtown West, Beltline, East Village, Chinatown, and the Downtown Commercial Core.

PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

Public engagement opportunities will go live in the summer and fall of 2018. We are in the process of finalizing dates and details. Once more information is available it will be posted on this web page.

The City will be reporting back to the community at each stage of public engagement to inform citizens how their feedback has helped inform the Plan.


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OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES

The Centre City Plan is not meant to replace any local area plan, but to provide higher-level vision and guidance for the Centre City overall. For example, the Beltline Area Redevelopment Plan is currently being reviewed and updated as a separate planning exercise.

The Centre City Plan is aligned with the Municipal Development Plan and Calgary Transportation Plan and is the main document for planning and action within the Centre City. The Centre City Plan is a non-statutory (not based on law) policy document and does not overrule any other existing approved Area Redevelopment Plans, Policy Consolidations or Bylaws; however it is implemented through statutory and non-statutory plans, policies, bylaws, strategies and actions. The Centre City Plan provides a broad framework for the acknowledgement of more detailed area-specific or topic-specific plans and strategies.

Examples are included in the links below:


Calgary’s 2009 Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is our vision for how Calgary grows and develops over the next 30 to 60 years. The Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP) works together with the MDP to provide transportation options so all Calgarians are able to travel safely and conveniently.

Calgary’s Centre City is an important economic generator and a convergent point for Calgarians who use a variety of modes to travel to and within this destination. The Centre City Plan is a comprehensive and strategic long term vision for the future of Calgary’s Centre City and the Centre City Mobility Plan defines and coordinates the role and function of the streets within the Centre City.

The Centre City Urban Design Guidelines serve as a guide and inspiration for future development decisions in the Centre City area. The guidelines build and expand upon the 2007 Centre City Plan.

Links to other Centre City documents can be found here.