Local Area Planning
As a resident, here’s how you can share what you value, what’s important to conserve, your vision for how new development can fit into your neighbourhood.
1. Find out if your community is currently involved in local area planning. (See below.) Contact your local Community Association and/or put your name forward to be included on the project team for the creation of the LAP.
2. Participate in online surveys and open houses by signing up for emails on the City's engagement project pages for the appropriate plan. Call 311 if you need help.
3. Monitor the website for www.CalgaryInspiresYYC.org and subscribe to social media feeds. Sign up for emails to receive information about upcoming Council dates when the LAP will be presented for approval.
4. Write to your City Councillor and consider speaking at the public hearing(s).
Watch for signs around your neighbourhood that present new development proposals on parcels that you feel respect or ignore heritage and neighbourhood character. Send in your comments to the City file manager (contact listed on the sign) and copy your City Councillor. New applications can be consulted at: https://dmap.calgary.ca/ and are also published on Thursday’s in Calgary Herald. Attend developer-led consultations and open houses.
Is your community currently involved in local area planning?
North Hills Local Area Plan (Area 5 & 6) – This plan was passed by City Council in 2021. Communities included are: Highland Park, Mount Pleasant, Tuxedo Park, Winston Heights-Mountview, Crescent Heights, Renfrew, Rosedale, Capitol Hill and Thorncliffe Greenview (south of Mcknight Blvd). This is the pilot LAP, developed using the Guide to Local Area Planning (previously named the Guidebook for Great Communities). Heritage Guidelines are now being applied to the plan area. Follow the progress and provide your input here: North Hill Communities Heritage Guidelines | Engage (calgary.ca)
Heritage Communities (Area 31) – Eagle Ridge, Kelvin Grove, Kingsland, Fairview, Haysboro, Acadia, Southwood, Willow Park, Maple Ridge and Chinook Park. Note: The name of this multi-community plan refers to communities located around Heritage Drive. This planning area is not inclusive of Calgary’s historic (heritage) communities.
Westbrook Communities (Area 10) – 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.
Riley Communities (Area 4) - Sunnyside, Hillhurst, West Hillhurst and Hounsfield Heights - Briar Hill.
Go to the City’s website for more information.