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Currently the City of Calgary is planning three major capital projects in our community.

These projects will impact residents and businesses in our community. The Rosscarrock Community Association is looking for your feedback.
Let us know if you have specific concerns or great ideas for these projects, that we can present to the City of Calgary’s Planning and Development teams.

These projects may all seem the same, but they are approached differently, at different times, by different planning groups. Your input is needed on each one to make sure your preferences, concerns and observations are considered by the City of Calgary planners.

1. Guidebook for Great Communities

This guidebook is a new approach (it will replace the Developed Areas Guidebook) to help to advance a people-centred approach to community evolution by focusing on where life and activity occurs, and planning development to support it. It provides an urban form classification system to be applied through the local area planning process and policies to direct planning applications.

How could this affect you?

  • land use zoning – “blanket” changes to areas allowing for increased density, transit-oriented development, secondary suites and commercial zoning
  • infrastructure—sidewalks, bike lanes, speed control, traffic calming, traffic lights
  • transportation options and routes, (no) parking zones, parking passes
  • public realm—streets, squares, parks, green spaces and other outdoor places that require no key to access them and are available without charge for everyone to use. E.g. space around CTrain stations, pathway systems, kiddy parks
  • activities that are inclusive to young and those ageing in place
  • amenities
  • construction schedule

2. Westbrook Communities
Local Growth Planning Project

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, anticipate increased growth and redevelopment over the new few decades.

This project will address how to make the best use of limited land—balancing the need to increase density (land use redesignations allowing for multi-level apartments and commercial projects), improve mobility (aging in place—barrier free, alternative transportation like bike lanes) and enhance places and spaces to live, work and play. It will identify urban form classifications.

3. Main Streets
37 Street SW and 17 Avenue SW

A Main Street is the cultural, social and economic focal point of a community. As the heart of the community, a Main Street is vibrant by design—they allow for a wider variety of uses (e.g. retail space and offices) and mixed housing options, to support the higher density of development necessary to support that variety of uses. Main Streets are places where people in a community can live and come together to enjoy a variety of activities.

The City of Calgary Main Streets program released the 37 Street SW Streetscape Master Plan and the 17 Avenue SW Streetscape Master Plan. Construction is set to start in the spring of 2020.