Copperfield/Mahogany values safe streets that are walkable, a clean community that is well maintained, and beautiful natural areas that promote enjoyment and active lifestyles in the neighbourhood.
Residents outlined what was important to them, focusing on the themes of people, places, programs and possibilities. The City then worked with residents to identify projects that would support the vision and be possible in their neighbourhood. Residents prioritized the projects and City Administration ensured they could be implemented.
Through these projects, residents in Copperfield/ Mahogany will experience a cleaner and greener community through clean-ups and beautification projects. The community will also have more programs and events created by their neighbours for their neighbours.
The following is a summary of programs, services and/or small-scale infrastructure improvements the City of Calgary will implement in partnership with residents of Copperfield/ Mahogany.
|Improvement Project||Project Details||Target Completion Date|
|TLC (Tender Loving Care) Area||City staff and community volunteers will focus on main boulevards to provide Tender Loving Care (TLC) to the area. This can include garbage clean up, painting, graffiti removal, minor infrastructure repairs, grounds keeping and more. The cleanup and beautification of this space will enhance the area and increase community pride.||Summer 2018|
|Increased Programming and Events||Additional programs and/or events to bring people together and provide an opportunity for neighbours to connect and have fun.||Summer 2018|
|Additional Community clean up||An additional community clean-up day provides an opportunity for residents to improve and beautify their personal residences and community spaces.||Fall 2018|
|Placemaking||Create gathering space near Copperfield pond pathways and/or open fields in Mahogany.||Winter 2019|
|Abundant Communities||The Abundant Communities model helps to organize residents and increase community capacity to initiate resident led projects such as a community garden, block watch, snow, mow & mail angels, etc.||Fall 2018|
|Fire Hydrant Spray Park||Open fire hydrants for kids to play at a temporary splash park. This allows neighborhood children an opportunity to connect and play while adding vibrancy to local neighbourhood life.||Summer 2018|
|Paint the pavement at St. Isabella School||Adding visual interest to a street reminds motorists that they have entered a vibrant and active community and encourages them to drive with appropriate attention and care.||Fall 2018|
|Public Arts||An artist would work with the community to develop public art such as a mural, flags and banners or utility box painting. Public art contributes to the beautification of the neighbourhood. Residents enjoy their public spaces more and feel a greater sense of community pride and connection when they view the artwork they influenced.||Fall 2018|
INITIATIVES IN PROGRESS
Below is a list of projects that residents mentioned to us, some are currently underway and fit within your neighbourhood vision some are not possible for The City to do as part of this program and we want to tell you why.
Remove and replace dead trees - Regular tree maintenance is carried out by urban forestry to upkeep the health and safety of the trees. If there is a specific tree in need of evaluation, please call 311.
Addressing garbage at community constructions sites - For information on Development Permits through Waste and Recycling please visit . If there is a specific construction site in need of attention, please call 311.
Add and/or re-locate garbage bins in parks - Parks is working with the community to identify locations to in need of garbage bins.
Off leash areas - Calgary has 150 public off-leash areas, and The City constantly working to increase and improve off-leash areas in parks for citizens and their dogs to play. The Off-Leash Area Management Plan was developed to provide consistent, city-wide guidelines for off-leash areas. Before additional areas and site changes can be implemented, public consultation needs to occur. Please for more information and connect to your Community Association if you would like to work with The City for changes and/or additions.
Pathways map - The City of Calgary has an extensive Pathways map system. More information on bike ways can be found here.
Bus shelters in Mahogany - Calgary Transit receives 25 shelters each year in new growth areas, which are allocated to stops around the City. When allocating the shelters, locations are prioritized by ridership, and number of routes served by the stop.Shelter requests can be submitted by residents through 311.
Lane line painting on boulevards - The City paints 2,850,530 metres of road markings in Calgary every year. Roads are inspected annually to identify locations where maintenance is required, and pavement painting is scheduled based on priority and zone. The pavement marking program runs from May to October, and includes painting and maintenance of various road markings, including crosswalks, lane lines, arrows, bike lane markings, on-street parking stalls, railway stop line, stop Bar or stop ‘X’. For more information, please visit for more information.
Snow removal on pathways and bus stops - Initiate Green Leaders program - Parks will support the Green Leaders program in Copperfield/Mahogany. More on green initiatives can be found
Access to Planning & Development information/ FAQs - The City will provide public education and information to the Community Association and for the community newsletter about Planning and Development.
P.U.P.P.Y. (Pick Up Pooch’s Poo Yourself) - A free information session on proper pet ownership and pet safety. More information can be found .
Crosswalk awareness/visibility - The various pedestrian controls (painted crosswalks, ladder crossings, rectangular rapid flash beacons, and overhead flash pedestrian corridors) are all governed by a warrant process. The City will review the locations identified during this engagement to assess the appropriate pedestrian controls.
Four way stop on Copperfield Boulevard nearest to the school- A warrant study to be completed on this location.
We also heard the following were identified as a priority for your neighbourhood, however these are out of scope for This is my neighbourhood:
Increase transportation options - This is a high cost project and exceeds the timelines of This is my neighbourhood.
Address weeds in pathways - Calgary Parks inspects pathways on an ongoing basis. If there is a specific trouble spot, please call 311.
Designated running routes throughout community/pathways - For more on pathways
Holiday lights decorating in Copperfield - This is a resident-led project.
Major Infrastructure - These are a high cost projects and exceeds the timelines of This is my neighbourhood:
- Lights and/or crosswalk near the 7-11 store in Copperfield
- Remove plastic fencing along Stoney Trail and replace with grass or natural berm.
- Better pathway connectivity between Copperfield/Mahogany across Stoney Trail
- Repair/restore community perimeter fencing in Copperfield
- Completing bridges and walking path around most southern Copperfield wetland
- Create access point from residential streets to Mattamy/Greenway Trail Pathway
Changes to school bus pick up - This is a resident led initiative that can be undertaken with your local schools, school board and/or Parent Teacher Association.
Additional bus stops and /or changes to bus routes - Out of scope for this project.
Thank you to everyone who participated and shared ideas with us, the public engagement is now closed. The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018. A full summary report of everything we heard during the engagement can be found here. For What We Heard reports for each of the engagement phases see below.
The report of what we heard when prioritized initiatives created at the idea workshops to make their vision a reality is available in the here.
The report of what we heard during the Copperfield/Mahogany idea workshops is available here.
The vision statement for Copperfield/Mahogany is: Copperfield/Mahogany values safe streets that are walkable, a clean community that is well maintained, and beautiful natural areas that promote enjoyment and active lifestyles in the neighbourhood.
Thanks to everyone who provided input into the neighbourhood vision words. All the ideas you provided can be found in the what we heard report.
After working with residents and City staff to come up with ideas for possible initiatives, we asked for your input on which of the following initiatives would have the most impact on achieving the neighbourhood vision. This engagement was open for input in March 2018.
From July 10 to October 31 we asked residents in Copperfield/Mahogany: what would make Copperfield/Mahogany a better place to live, work and play. They were then asked to choose their top three vision words from a list of word, or add their own, and explain why they chose that word.
The full report of what we heard during this engagement can be found here.
Based on all the feedback, three vision statements were created for Copperfield/Mahogany and we asked you to tell us which vision statement you like best. See below for results.
This vision will be used in the next step of the engagement when we work with you to come up with initiatives.
Which vision statement do you like best?
This poll has concluded.
In the first round of engagement, we asked the following question.
What would make Copperfield / Mahogany a better place to live, work and play?
Choose your top three vision words from the list below, or add your own, and tell us why.
• Accessible • Active • Beautiful • Clean • Connected • Diverse
• Family-friendly • Healthy • Inclusive • Safe • Walkable
The City created This is my neighbourhood to work with residents to create a community visions that helps guide the delivery of City programs, services and small-scale infrastructure improvements.
This is my neighbourhood began in 2015 with a group of 14 inaugural communities. As part of the This is my neighbourhood program, The City partnered with the first group of neighbourhoods to deliver more than 100 programs, services and small-scale improvement projects that residents requested. Overall, This is my neighbourhood will take place in 28 neighbourhoods over four years from 2015 to 2018.
The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018.