ABOUT THE PROJECT

The City of Calgary’s Real Estate & Development Services business unit (RE&DS) is creating a Concept Plan for the future Winston Heights Village, 22 acres of land adjacent to 16 Avenue N.E., south of the Winston Golf Club and Fox Hollow Golf Course. The policy direction for this large parcel of land was originally conceived in 2006 with the approved Winston Heights/Mountview Area Redevelopment Plan. The area is also part of, and will align with, the North Hill Communities Local Growth Planning exercise. The vision for its redevelopment includes a medium‐density mixed‐use village with:

  • A mix of housing options
  • A variety of development opportunities
  • High quality urban design and sustainable principles of development
  • Public open space amenities and strong connectivity

The Winston Heights Village Concept Plan is unique in that The City, rather than a private developer, is leading this redevelopment process. We believe the site provides an opportunity to:

  • Create an iconic gateway into Calgary along Highway 1 (16 Avenue)
  • Promote inclusive and accessible development
  • Exemplify The City’s commitment to sustainability, resilience and addressing climate change
  • Develop a transit‐supportive development for the MAX Orange line
  • Create broader community benefits through connections with adjacent communities, open spaces and commercial amenities

We are seeking input from stakeholders, adjacent communities, potential future residents/businesses and the public to create a Concept Plan through an involved hands-on process that will reflect the community’s knowledge, understanding and hopes for the area as well as market demands in the city.


What is a Concept Plan?

Concept plans are traditionally done by the developer of the lands as part of a detailed proposal and framework for the development. They support the submission of an Outline Plan that must align with the City’s statuatory plans including the Municipal Development Plan and any Area Structure Plan in place for the area. Once an Outline Plan has been adopted by City Council, it enables the developer to move forward with subdivision, rezoning and ultimately the development of the land.

This stage of the process will identify what will go where (roads, pathways, open space, block sizes) and what you can expect to be built on the remaining parcels of land (residential, commercial, and/or mixed and the allowable densities and heights).

ENGAGEMENT PROCESS

Extensive public engagement is a key part of this planning process and began in October 2019. The redevelopment plans will be created in close consultation with the community, and include open houses, a design charrette and multiple opportunities to participate online.

View the October Public Boards:

BACKGROUND INFO

Related City-led projects and engagement

Over the years, many engagement programs have taken place in the same area, and with the same citizens and stakeholders who will be participating in the Winston Heights Village engagement. This includes the North Hills Local Growth Planning process, the 16th Avenue North Urban Corridor Area Redevelopment Plan and the Winston Heights Mountview Area Redevelopment Plan.

The City sees this as an opportunity to confirm some of what has been heard to date, and to apply and reflect these higher-level themes and principles to a specific development scenario.


The Site

The 22-acre site of the future Winston Height Village development, bordered by 16 Avenue N.W. to the south and by Moncton Road to the west, includes both the former site of the Midfield Mobile Home Park and a former RCMP site. Alberta Health Services EMS Station 4 is also located within the project boundaries.


PROJECT AREA CONTEXT PHOTOS

The City of Calgary’s Real Estate & Development Services business unit (RE&DS) is creating a Concept Plan for the future Winston Heights Village, a 22-acre parcel of land adjacent to 16 Avenue N.E., south of the Winston Golf Club and Fox Hollow Golf Course. The vision for its redevelopment includes a medium‐density mixed‐use village with:

  • A mix of housing options
  • A variety of development opportunities
  • High quality urban design and sustainable principles of development
  • Public open space amenities and strong connectivity

To review the boards from the Oct.1st event please click below:


*The first round of Engagement questions is now closed

We are seeking input from stakeholders, adjacent communities, potential future residents/businesses and the public to create a Concept Plan through an involved hands-on process that will reflect the community’s knowledge, understanding and hopes for the area as well as market demands in the city.

Using the photos from these boards please answer the questions that follow:



PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

Streets and Public Space

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Buildings

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Parks and Open Spaces

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  1. Encourage innovative and energy-efficient design. #
  2. Use landscaping to visually enhance the site. #
  3. Create an iconic gateway into Calgary using built form and the natural environment. #
  4. Use slope-adaptive design to take advantage of sunlight exposure and the surrounding vistas. #
  5. Provide outdoor amenity and gathering spaces to create opportunities for social inclusion. #
  6. Design pathways/sidewalks to provide access to the public pathway system and the Nose Creek escarpment. #
  7. Support changes in lifestyle and affordable housing choice. Increase density. #
  8. Create a hub for communities. #

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