The City of Calgary is currently working on an amendment to an area within the West Springs Area Structure Plan in response to a request from City Council to update existing local area plans that have significant remaining development or redevelopment capacity to align with the Municipal Development Plan. The study area for the amendment is located in the southeast corner of the West Springs Area Structure Planning Area. The boundary roads are 9 Avenue SW to the north, Coach Ridge Road SW to the east, Bow Trail SW to the south, and 77 Street SW to the west. Parcels highlighted within the study area will be directly affected.
The proposed amendment would change the land use and transportation concept map for the study area.
The purpose of this amendment is to ensure development in this area supports the goals of Calgary’s Municipal Development Plan, which means accommodating a modest increase in density while also incorporating a mix of residential, retail and commercial uses with a focus on transit supportive uses.
This process will take current policy and update relevant components in the existing West Springs Area Structure Plan, a similar exercise to the amendment made in July of 2012 to the plan.
This process is unlikely to affect properties in existing neighbourhoods that have already developed or have been approved for subdivision. Instead, the process will impact parcels in the project boundary that currently do not have land use or subdivision approved (see highlighted parcels on plan map).