Hello, Ward 8!
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If you have any questions or feedback about what’s included here, please contact your Ward 8 Office rep.
Safe Routes to School Program
- Staff are finalizing designs for 2022 temporary and permanent improvements at 16 schools across the city and will return to Council this quarter with an expanded Active and Safe Routes to School program that has selected equitable, feasible and efficient improvements and investments adjacent and within walking distance of schools across the city.
- The existing Active and Safe Routes to School program uses the internationally recognized School Travel Planning approach, which is a comprehensive, data-driven way for a school to address interrelated issues around school travel. Schools join for a two-year program period and work with our program facilitator. If a school is interested, please review the program information on ca/saferoutestoschool and email [email protected].
Digital Services Squad: technology and digital support for small businesses
- The Business & Local Economy team is introducing a new program to support small businesses in Calgary. The Digital Service Squad (DSS) will consist of up to 15 Calgary post-secondary students, temporarily hired by The City, and available to local small businesses at no cost. Small businesses needing assistance with websites, point of sale systems, social media strategies and platforms, streamlining business processes with digital tools and more, will be able to connect with a Squad member to adopt new technologies and embrace digital marketing. The Squad members will provide one-on-one assistance to eligible small businesses in their adoption of technology. Please find more information and check eligibility at ca/DSS.
Responding to Recurring Gatherings and Marches in Beltline
- Due to the recurring impacts of weekly gatherings and marches at Central Memorial Park and throughout the Beltline and surrounding communities, we encourage residents in Ward 8 to document your experiences and complaints and report them to 311. This will give The City data on the location, volume, nature, and severity of the recurring impact of these activities on residents and businesses.
- You will need to provide your name and contact information. This information will remain confidential. No anonymous complaints will be accepted—you must identify yourself to the 311 Service Representative. Find out more here: ca/311.
Examples of issues:
Submit a 311 request/complaint by:
Make sure you note the:
For emergency or criminal situations, call:
· traffic impacts;
· vandalism (e.g., spray paint, stickers, posters); and/or
· other public concerns.
· calling 311;
· using the 311 website portal; or
· date(s) and time(s) the issue occurred;
· specific location where it occurred;
· specific details about the issue.
· 911 if you are in or witness an emergency situation; or
· 403-266-1234 (non-emergency police line) to report non-urgent police concerns.
Residential Solar Calculator
- The Residential Solar Calculator is an informational tool intended to help determine the viability of adding solar photovoltaic (PV) panels as an alternative energy source to residential buildings (single-detached homes) in Calgary.
- While solar technology offers many benefits, the upfront costs can be a deterrent for some. The City has compiled a list of financing, incentives and rebate programs that may assist with solar installations, such as the Canada Greener Homes Grant at ca/ClimateProgram. In addition, the City of Calgary anticipates opening its Clean Energy Improvement Program to Calgarians this fall (2022), which will offer flexible financing to homeowners pursuing energy efficiency and renewable energy home improvements.
Youth Hiring Fair – April 07, 2022
- The City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre (YEC) is hosting their annual Youth Hiring Fair on Thursday, April 7 from 1:30 – 6 p.m. at the Big Four Building, Stampede Park (1801 Big Four Trail SE).
- The event targets youth ages 15 to 24 looking for part-time, full-time, permanent, casual and seasonal summer positions. There will be local employers marketing employment opportunities from a variety of industries.
- Learn more about the event at ca/YECHiring or call (403) 268-2490.
Active Engage Opportunities:
Find all Engage opportunities at Engage.Calgary.ca.
2023-2026 Service Plan and Budget engagement open until March 07. 2022
- The City is gathering feedback for service owners to develop their 2023-2026 service plans and budgets as well as feedback on user fees and risk. It is very important to provide your input!
- The What We Heard Report will be published at the end of March, and the budget will proceed to Executive Committee in September, ahead of ‘budget week’ in November.
- Have you visited one of the 10 inclusive accessible playgrounds in Calgary yet? The city is gathering feedback on the 10 inclusive playgrounds opened in Fall 2021. Check out the map of all the inclusive playgrounds across the city! The one in Ward 8 is in Sandy Beach (4500 14A St SW)
Combined Meetings of Council and Public Hearings
Find meeting notices, agendas, and minutes for meetings of Council and BCCs at Calgary.ca/PH. Find meeting dates for all Council and Boards, Committees, and Commissions meetings on the Council and Committee Calendar.
Planning Matters for Public Hearing: March 08, 2022
- Items from the January 27, 2022 Calgary Planning Commission meeting are anticipated to go to the March 08, 2022 Combined Meeting of Council
- Submit comments for public hearing items by March 1, 2022
Planning Matters for Public Hearing: March 29, 2022
- Items from the February 10 Calgary Planning Commission meeting are anticipated to go to the March 29, 2022 Combined Meeting of Council
- Submit comments for public hearing items by March 22, 2022
Participating at Public Hearings of Council
- Find meeting agendas on The City Clerk’s Agenda page: ca/PH
- Submit comments and/or register to speak to Council at ca/PublicSubmissions
- Watch the live stream at ca/WatchLive
- You can find the advertisement and reports for planning items going to Council at ca/PlanningMatters
Planning and Development Info
Please Use Development Map (DMap) to submit comments
While the Circulation Team is still accepting comments via email ([email protected]) they are requesting that community associations submit comments through Development Map. This has been communicated in each Electronic Submission email you’ve received this year.
Federation of Calgary Communities: Partners in Planning
If you’re interested in learning more about how community residents and Community Associations can participate more effectively in the planning process, consider registering for the free Partners in Planning courses offered by the Federation of Calgary Communities, in partnership with The City of Calgary planning staff.
Calgary Planning Commission
Calgary Planning Commission is a committee appointed annually by City Council. The commission acts as the Approving Authority on all subdivision matters and as Development Authority on some development matters. Meeting agendas and minutes can be found at Calgary.ca/PH. Meetings are held twice a month on Thursdays, beginning at 1 PM, and can be streamed live at Calgary.ca/WatchLive. Check dates on the Council and Committee Calendar.
February 24, 2022 meeting. No items in Ward 8
Next meetings: March 10, 2022 and March 24, 2022. Agendas not published at the time of preparing this report.
Local Area Planning projects
- Currently underway are Westbrook and Heritage communities Local Area Planning projects.
- Shaganappi, Scarboro Sunalta West, and Killarney-Glengarry are the Ward 8 communities are part of the Westbrook LAP project.
Ward 8 Development Permits in Advertisement
For more information and all development permit applications in advertisement, go to Calgary.ca/PublicNotices. Advertisements are typically posted every Thursday. For information or viewing any of the above development permits or plans, please visit Calgary.ca/DMap and search the DP number, or send an email to [email protected] to arrange for an appointment.
The Development Permit Public Notice is a listing of development applications that have already been approved by the Development Authority in accordance with The City of Calgary Land Use Bylaw 1P2007. Citizens have 21 days from the first day of advertisement to appeal the development permit decision if they wish. Any persons wishing to submit an appeal to the Development Authority’s decision should review the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) appeal process or the Municipal Government Board appeal process to submit an appeal. The relevant appeal board is indicated in the permit information below.
In advertisement Feb 10, 2022 until 11:59 PM March 03, 2022
- ALTADORE DP2021-5591 1603 37 AV SW(M-CG d80). New: Multi-Residential Development (1 building). APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- BELTLINE DP2021-2088 322 15 AV SW(CC-MH). New: Multi-Residential Development (1 building). APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- BELTLINE DP2022-00372 524 10 AV SW(DC 100D2015). New: Sign - Class B (Fascia Signs - 2), Sign - Class D (Canopy Sign) - sign area. APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- ELBOW PARK DP2021-7607 623 38 AV SW(R-C1). Addition: Single Detached Dwelling (main floor rear, attached garage). APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- ELBOW PARK DP2021-7829 3630 ELBOW DR SW(R-C1). New: Single Detached Dwelling. APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- ELBOYA DP2022-00391 4222 5 ST SW(R-C1). Relaxation: eaves (existing) - projection into side setback. APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- ERLTON DP2021-8752 23 31 AV SW(M-CG d72). New: Single Detached Dwelling, Secondary Suite (basement). APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- PARKHILL DP2022-00614 4024 1A ST SW(R-C2). Relaxation: air conditioning equipment (existing) - projection into side setback, deck (existing) - projection into rear setback. APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- RICHMOND DP2021-7876 2420 30 AV SW(R-C2). New: Single Detached Dwelling (west parcel), Accessory Residential Building (garage). APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- SHAGANAPPI DP2021-8338 1710 29 ST SW(R-CG). New: Single Detached Dwelling, Secondary Suite (basement), Accessory Residential Building (garage). APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- UPPER MOUNT ROYAL DP2021-09490 1011 DORCHESTER AV SW(R-C1). New: Accessory Residential Building (garage), Backyard Suite (above garage). APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
In advertisement Feb 17, 2022 until 11:59 PM March 10, 2022
- ALTADORE DP2021-37413723 15A ST SW (M-C1). New: Multi-Residential Development (1 building). APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- ALTADORE DP2021-81511937 43 AV SW (R-C2). New: Single Detached Dwelling (west parcel), Accessory Residential Building (garage). APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- ALTADORE DP2021-8153 1937 43 AV SW (R-C2). New: Single Detached Dwelling (east parcel), Accessory Residential Building (garage). APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- CLIFF BUNGALOW DP2022-001362201 CLIFF ST SW(S-CS). New: Sign - Class E (Message Sign). APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- CURRIE BARRACKS DP2021-6673 2550 BATTLEFORD AV SW (DC 159D2016). New: Multi-Residential Development (2 buildings). APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- CURRIE BARRACKS DP2022-0061080 BENY-SUR-MER RD SW (DC 100Z2006). Relaxation: Single-detached Dwelling (existing) - building setback from side property line, deck (existing) - projection into side setback. APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- ELBOYA DP2021-85285008 5 ST SW (R-C1). New: Single Detached Dwelling. APPEAL BOARD: SDAB
- GLENDALE DP2021-36894503 & 4507 & 4511 17 AV SW (DC 231D2019). New: Dwelling Units (2 buildings), Health Care Service, Restaurant: Licensed, Drive Through. APPEAL BOARD: SDAB