For Current information on Planning Chinatown please visit Tomorrow's Chinatown (2020-present)

UPDATE - December, 2016

Thank you for your interest in Planning Chinatown and to everyone who participated in the engagement process. Your feedback and comments helped The City better understand issues, opportunities and outcomes that are important to the community.

On December 6, 2016, City Council:

  • Approved Guiding Principles that, along with the Chinatown Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP), Centre City Plan and other City policies, will be used as an interim guide to review planning applications.
  • Directed Administration to begin Phase 1 of work for a Chinatown ARP and Cultural Plan Scope of Work and report back to Council, through the Standing Policy Committee on Planning & Urban Development, no later than Q2 2018.
  • Held a public hearing on the land use amendments and withheld third reading of the proposed amendments pending the conditional approval of a Development Permit by Calgary Planning Commission.

As it pertains to land use amendments on Application CPC 2015-183, Council approved:

  • Mandatory minimum of 60% residential uses – the current ARP allows for 100% commercial/office development.
  • Reduction in height on 2 Av to 46 metres – the current height allowed in the ARP.
  • A four storey podium on 2 Av and a six storey podium on 3 Av – the current ARP does not require podiums and allows 15 storeys straight up.
  • Retail bay size restrictions of 465 metres squared – the current ARP does not have retail bay size restrictions that promote mom-and-pop shops.
  • Maximum retail bay widths to better ensure the mom-and-pop feel of Chinatown.
  • Increased building articulation, improved pedestrian connectivity/space, and a stronger commitment to Chinese or Asian motifs – the current ARP does not ensure these features.
  • 3 metre minimum tower stepbacks were also approved – the current ARP does not have any tower stepback requirements
  • No more renewals of surface parking lot uses past 2027, to encourage residential development on the site
  • A hotel as an allowed use on the site - any hotel space will have to come from the 40% commercial space and there can be no loss of the 60% residential.
  • The applicant must return with a conditionally approved DP prior to the final vote on the land-use. If the DP is not conditionally approved within two years, the land-use application fails and the 1984 land-use remains in place.


The purpose of this project is to work with Calgary’s Chinese community and other stakeholders to understand the issues, opportunities and outcomes that are important for preserving Chinatown’s unique cultural identity and history, while ensuring revitalization of the area supports a vision for Chinatown that is sustainable, thriving and culturally vibrant.

Calgary City Council passed a referral motion on April 11, 2016. This motion directed City staff to:

  1. develop a community-wide, City-led engagement process that identifies, through a scoping report, key work to be addressed in a new Chinatown Area Redevelopment Plan and identifies preliminary topics, issues and aspirations conveyed by a range of stakeholders;
  2. provide a supplementary planning report to Council on the subject application CPC2015-183, with recommendations, as appropriate; and,
  3. coordinate with the ongoing current engagement projects in Chinatown including the Chinatown Retail Strategy, Green Line Project and Centre City Guidebook.




1. 进行一项全社区的,市政府带头的参与过程,通过范围界定报告的方式,找出进行未来的唐人街区再开发规划的工作重点,并确定由一系列利益相关者传达的初步的议题,问题和愿望;
2. 向市议会提交一份关于开发项目申请CPC2015-183的补充规划报告,并酌情提出建议;
3. 与唐人街的其它正在进行的项目协调,包括唐人街零售策略,绿线项目和城市中心规划指导。

What We Heard

Since July 2016 the Planning Chinatown team has been working with Calgary’s Chinese community and citizens following the land use application submitted in November 2015.

The City of Calgary has put together a “What We Heard” report that shares the details of the engagement process and summarizes the feedback gathered from more than 7,000 ideas.



自 卡加利市製定了一份「民眾意見」報告,其中分享了參與過程的細節,並總結了從7000多個想法彙集的反饋。我們在這裏發布繁體簡體中文的「民眾意見」報告.

Your Input

Thank you to everyone who provided input! Feedback is now closed.

Feedback collected in this phase two will be used to:

  • help finalize the planning principles for Chinatown
  • inform recommendations to Council on application CPC2015-183

A What We Heard Report will be available in November, 2016.


感谢所有提供意见的人! 反馈现已关闭。


  • 帮助最终确定唐人街规划原则
  • 就CPC2015-183申请,影响向市议会所提出的建议


In-person Engagement Events

Open House

Come learn more about the proposed guiding principles from the Planning Chinatown project team and share your input to help shape the future of Chinatown.

Monday, September 26, 5 – 8 p.m. Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre 197 1st Street S.W.


All workshops will cover the same information, but we have provided different dates and times, so stakeholders have options for what date and time works best for them. The workshops will be held at the following times:

  • Sunday, September 18 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1 Street S.W.)
  • Wednesday, September 21 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Civic on Third (130 - 3 Avenue S.E.)
  • Sunday, September 25 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens’ Association (111 Riverfront Avenue S.W.)

Registration is required as space is limited. To RSVP for a workshop, please visit or call 403-268-5934 for English, 403-268-8723 for Mandarin and 403-268-2393 for Cantonese and leave us your name, organization, phone number and e-mail address. Please let us know if you require being a part of a Cantonese or Mandarin-speaking table. If you are bringing a personal translator for language support, please let us know.








地点:卡城中华文化中心,197 First St. S.W.

地點:卡城中華文化中心,197 First St. S.W.



 星期日,9月18日下午1点至4点在卡城中华文化中心(197 1 Street S.W.)

 星期三,9月21日下午6点至9点在Civic on Third(130 - 3 Avenue S.E.)

 星期日,9月25日下午1点至4点在卡城华人耆英会(111 Riverfront Avenue S.W.)





 星期日,9月18日下午1點至4點在卡城中華文化中心(197 1 Street S.W.)

 星期三,9月21日下午6點至9點在Civic on Third(130 - 3 Avenue S.E.)

 星期日,9月25日下午1點至4點在卡城華人耆英會(111 Riverfront Avenue S.W.)



Phase 1 Engagement Summary 参与第一阶段的归纳