|Here are a few highlights from our urban planning world this month. Be sure to check our blog for a complete listing of recent events and updates!
1. Partners in Planning
We still have some spots left for the last Partners in Planning course for the summer “Planning an Inclusive City”. The walking tour which will focus on Affordable Housing and Accessibility will take place on May 11th. Registration is limited, so be sure to sign up through the link above. If you have completed all your courses and are eligible for your certificate this year, we will contact you later this month.
2. Pop-Up and Interim Commercial Spaces Update
The City of Calgary is proposing pop-up (4 days) uses and interim (6 months) uses in vacant commercial spaces without development permits. The proposed uses will be on a temporary basis and is a response to the economic downturn and changing retail climate. Calgary Planning Commission unanimously accepted the proposals by the City project team. To learn more about the project, please click on the link above.
3. Development Permit Notifications
The City is improving the way it communicates with citizens. After May 16th, Development Permits will no longer be published in newspapers. Click on the link above to see all the planned development the City of Calgary is considering. The website also allows residents to provide feedback on developments.
4. Bowness Flood Barrier Project
The City has started planning for flood mitigation barriers along the Bow River in the Bowness community. The City would like to know how the proposed barriers could affect trees, fish and wildlife. If you have pictures of the wildlife in the Bowness area or any other comments, please click the link above. Comments can be provided until May 24th.