PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

Thank you for coming to share your vision with us! This is the first piece of engagement for the refresh of the Centre City Plan. Detailed workshops are scheduled for September and registration is required. Click the links below to register or for general event information:

  1. [PRIVATE] Stakeholder Workshop - part 1
  2. [PRIVATE] Stakeholder Workshop - part 2
  3. [PUBLIC] Workshop

Before we get there, we have a couple of questions for you. We first want to understand what it is you like and dislike about the Centre City now, as well as what your hopes and fears are for the future of the Centre City. The answers you provide will help us to understand some of the values, concerns, and aspirations people have for the Centre City. The project team will reference this information as they review and refresh the current Centre City Plan.

If you'd like to learn more about the project before sharing your comments, click the "ABOUT THE PROJECT" tab at the top of this page. To learn more about the engagement process, click here.

Use the map below to get started!


1/2: Today's Centre City

Drag the map around to find a location or feature you either like or dislike. Click "add marker", type your comment, and select "LIKE" or "DISLIKE". Add as many markers as you wish.
LIKE
DISLIKE

2/2: The Future Centre City

What are your HOPES and FEARS for the future of Calgary's Centre City?

Try to keep your comments to one "idea" at a time. For example, you could submit one comment as a HOPE (e.g. tech hub), and submit another comment as a FEAR (e.g. office vacancy).You can submit as many comments as you wish.

5 September, 2018

Anonymous says:

“I hope to see our downtown become a more usable are for Calgarians outside of the 9-5 grind. ”

4 September, 2018

Anonymous says:

“That the city becomes more friendly to pedestrians and cyclists. The core is currently modeled to cater to the car, it is obvious.”

4 September, 2018

Anonymous says:

“One person is posting about some sort of bizarre "surfing" thing over and over. There seems to be no moderation. ”

4 September, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Hope Calgary can become a river surfing destination. Add waves!”

4 September, 2018

Anonymous says:

“I hope I can keep surfing near my home with the friends I made at the 10th street wave.”

3 September, 2018

Anonymous says:

“I fear that the four people in the city that want to surf on a tiny river will post over and over on here. A joke of a project.”

3 September, 2018

Anonymous says:

“That people are being dismissive of river surfing due to uninformed opinions about the activity & the number of people who value it”

3 September, 2018

Anonymous says:

“investment in the 10th St. Wave project to develop a unique local feature & attract others near and far to the community that celebrates it”

3 September, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Build a sweet wave and the kids will come and rip!!! Instead of playing Fortnite...”

3 September, 2018

Anonymous says:

“I fear that we will spend our time on a silly waste like a "surf" project that no one will use. Terrible idea.”

3 September, 2018

Anonymous says:

“I hope that taxpayer money is effectively spent on outdoor projects that build a sense of community, like the 10th street wave project ”

3 September, 2018

Anonymous says:

“I hope the 10th st. surf wave is recognized as having huge potential, to boost tourism and positive local culture in downtown Calgary.”

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. Join the mailing list to stay informed. Information will also be posted to this web page once available. Be sure to sign up for the email list at the top of the page to stay involved.


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.

The current Centre City Plan outlines a vision for Calgary’s Centre City to be a livable, caring and thriving place that is a premier urban living environment; a national and global centre of business; a centre for arts, culture, recreation, tourism and entertainment; and that welcomes people, in all their diversity to live, work and visit.

This vision is underpinned by the following principles:


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.