Updated: September 24, 2018
We wanted to put this upcoming engagement on your radar. In September of 2017, Councillor Carra was a sponsor of the Community Planning in North Central Green Lines Communities Notice of Motion along with Councillor Farrell that was approved by Council. In April of this year (2018), City Administration came forward with their report on local growth planning. What came out of this was the ‘North Hill Communities Local Growth Planning’ project.
What is the North Hill Communities Local Growth Planning project and why does it matter?
As you may know, the North Hill Communities Local Growth Planning project is a new, multi-community approach to planning at the local level and includes the communities of Renfrew, Greenview Industrial, Highland Park, Mount Pleasant, Tuxedo Park, Winston Heights-Mountview, Crescent Heights, Rosedale, and Capitol Hill.
While Renfrew is not a Green Line community, the Notice of Motion asked that the Main Streets work be dovetailed with Green Line work in order to be efficient with funds and to scale up the work being done in order to better coordinate public engagement and planning work internally and externally.
Councillor Carra has always believed that the next local area plans should be transformative and empower a generational shift in how we build our Great Neighbourhoods and our city; this is a major step in doing so.
As one of his promises to Renfrew of delivering updated local area plans for every community in Ward 9 before the end of 2021, he was very proud to see this Notice of Motion receive approval from Council.
What is the timeline for this project?
As part of the work City Administration was directed to do, they will begin online engagement, from September 19 – December 7 with in-person engagement starting either late September 2018 or mid-October 2018.
Upcoming in-person events
There are upcoming opportunities to review the proposed work to be done and speak with others who are interested in shaping the future of your neighbourhood:
1. Pop-Up Event: Chat with the project team - learn more about the project and how you can get involved.
September 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Safeway at 1818 Centre Street N
2. Pop-Up Event: Chat with the project team - learn more about the project and how you can get involved.
October 4, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Safeway at 1818 Centre Street N
Many hands make for light work
This is the first time that a project like this has been done for this part of the city and there will likely be growing pains as we learn, adapt to new challenges, and work towards solving them through tough, frank and thoughtful conversations.
Through the local growth planning process, we will be working together to create a future vision for how land can be used and redeveloped – building on the vision, goals and policies outlined in Calgary’s Municipal Development Plan and the Developed Areas Guidebook.
Get involved and stay involved!
The Ward 9 Office will be encouraging people to visit the online Engage website, subscribe to receive email updates, and asking residents to consider applying for the North Hill Communities Working Group (more details to come).
This is a very important project for Renfrew. Please be as involved as time and capacity permits and that you share this information with your neighbours in the community so they can direct the conversations they would like to have to drive the improvements they would like to see in the future.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Ward 9 Office.