Updates from BTCA Planning and Development Committee

6 STORY APARTMENT BUILDING on 24th Avenue at 22nd Street approved by City Council:

NOTICE: a development permit (DP2019-5035) for a New: Multi-Residential Development (e.g. apartment building) with a maximum building height of 23 m at 6-storeys (an increase from the current maximum of 16 m at this location according to Area Re-development Plan) located at 2240 24 Ave NW & 2504 22 St NW was approved by and is now advertising.

City of Calgary online Development Map link: https://developmentmap.calgary.ca/?find=DP2019-5035

There are several other similar proposals along 24th Avenue.

 THE GUIDEBOOK FOR GREAT COMMUNITIES – WHAT IS IT AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

The latest draft of the proposed Guidebook for Great Communities has been released. This proposed policy document is important because it will influence how communities in Calgary plan for growth and development – its implications on what gets built where. You can access the document by visiting the link below and clicking “Download the Guidebook”. This version has simplified urban form categories, additional policies to protect heritage assets and new low-density residential category policies. The low-density residential category has attracted significant interest from community associations across the city concerned about conceived impacts to existing patterns of development and land-use from increased densification.

https://www.calgary.ca/pda/pd/current-studies-and-ongoing-activities/guidebook-for-great-communities.html?redirect=/guidebook

 The Guidebook will be going to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development (PUD) committee on February 3. This is an opportunity to send letters or present to members of PUD and / or your City Council – here Interested in sharing your thoughts? Register to speak or submit a written submission to council here – https://forms.calgary.ca/content/forms/af/public/public/public-submission-to-city-clerks.html

 NEIGHBOURHOOD SPEED LIMIT REVIEW

On February 1, Council will be discussing whether to reduce the speed limit of residential and collector roadways. The recommendations are:

  • Give three readings to the proposed City of Calgary Standard Speed Limit Bylaw to change the unposted speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h within city limits.
  • Direct administration to post 50 km/h speed limit signs on existing Collector roadways unless or until a credible environment for a slower speed limit is provided.

Council can choose to either accept administrations’ recommendation to lower the speed limits, put the item on the 2021 municipal election ballot or reject the speed limit reductions.
To see the proposed changes to road speed limits in your ward and read more about the speed limit review – https://www.calgary.ca/transportation/roads/traffic/traffic-safety-programs/residential-speed-limits.html

 Interested in sharing your thoughts? Register to speak or submit a written submission to council here – https://forms.calgary.ca/content/forms/af/public/public/public-submission-to-city-clerks.html