PROJECT UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who got involved and provided feedback in Phase 2: EXPLORE, which was open from March 7 - April 4, 2022.

The next opportunity for input, Phase 3: REFINE, is anticipated for June 2022. Check back soon for additional opportunities to get involved or sign up for email updates.


What is this project about?


Communities change and evolve over time. Conversations about where, why and how revitalization and redevelopment should happen are essential to ensure our communities change in the right ways.

Through the local area planning process, we’ll work together to create a future vision for how land could be used and redeveloped in the Westbrook Communities area.

A local area plan outlines a future vision for the area, provides guidance on what growth and change makes sense where, and includes development direction that residents, landowners, builders and developers, city planners and Councillors can commonly refer to as new development ideas are proposed by property owners and landowners in the area.

Learn more about Local Area Planning in Calgary.

The Westbrook Communities Local Area Planning project includes the communities of: Wildwood, Spruce Cliff, Westgate, Rosscarrock, Shaganappi, Glendale, Killarney/ Glengarry, Glenbrook and the portions of Upper Scarboro/Sunalta West and Richmond that are west of Crowchild Trail.

Through the local growth planning process, we’ll work together to create a future vision for how land could be used and redeveloped in the area – building on the vision, goals and policies outlined in Calgary’s Municipal Development Plan and The Guide for Local Area Planning. Learn more about Local Area Planning in Calgary.

Westbrook LAP Boundary Map

Westbrook LAP Boundary Map

The City defines engagement as:

Past Engagement & What We Heard

What We Heard / What We Did reports

Phase 1: ENVISION

Timeline

Four phase process from fall 2019 - fall 2022

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    DISCOVER & GET INVOLVED

    • Learn more about the project
    • Apply to be a member of the working group
  • Timeline item 2 - active

    ENVISION

    Phase 1 initial: Winter 2019 - Spring 2020

    • Share what you love about the community and your vision for the future.

    Phase 1 validate: Fall 2021

    • Looking back at the past, understanding the present and envisioning the future of the area.
    • Provide input on the first chapter of the local area plan including: the area’s rich history (PAST), the area as it exists today (PRESENT), the vision for the area and core values that support this vision (FUTURE).
  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    EXPLORE

    Phase 2: Winter - Spring 2022

    • Exploring where and how growth and change could happen in the area.
    • Key topics, priorities, options and alternatives are explored, disucssed and refined.
  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    REFINE

    Phase 3: Spring - Summer 2022

    In this phase we'll focus on refining the plan content and concepts, and confirming investment priorities.

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    REALIZE

    Phase 4: Fall 2022 - Winter 2023

    • Sharing the proposed local area plan and bringing it forward to Committee and Council.
  • Timeline item 6 - active

    IMPLEMENT

    Ongoing

    • Landowners decide if and when they want to develop or redevelop their land.
    • If a landowner decides they want to redevelop their land under a different land use district (zone), they must apply for a land use redesignation.
    • In some cases, The City (rather than a specific landowner) will rezone land. The City is more likely to rezone land if it is aligned with the long-term vision for growth and redevelopment such as in the Municipal Development Plan or local area plan.
    • City Council is the decision maker on all land use amendements.
  • Timeline item 7 - active

    UPDATE & AMEND

    Ongoing

    • Local area plans are meant to be ‘living documents’ that may be amended and updated over time as the community changes and evolves and as conditions and circumstances in the area change.
    • City Council is the decision maker on all local area plan amendments.