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Business cases prepared for new developments in East Calgary along 17 Avenue SE

Two proposed areas have been moved from their original locations along the 17 Avenue SE corridor. DOCUMENTS OF THE CITY OF CALGARY

The city is considering approvals for two new development areas in East Calgary, originally denied by the city council in 2020.

The matter will be presented to the city’s Priorities and Finance Committee on Tuesday, with the proposed changes to the Belvedere structural plan.

The two business cases along with nine others were rejected in November 2020. Market demand was one of the main reasons for the rejection, but other issues such as drainage, transportation and interstate relations have also followed developments. Many of these have been taken into account in the new plan.

At that time was an area council. Gian-Carlo Carra suggested putting two of the areas online. To do this, property owners must assign their space to another location in the Growth Management Overlay (GMO). The new location would be along 17 Avenue SE.

At the time, Carra suggested working with developers to move the plan forward.

The result is the movement of three planned areas. One – the Trico package – was along 84 Street SE, between Memorial Drive and 8 Avenue, next to Stoney Trail. The others – 2A and 2B from Truman – were located along 8 Avenue NE and 100 Street.

These were relocated to 17 Avenue SE and between approximately 92 Street and 108 Street.

“This is a greener, fairer way to go, and avoids a lot of expensive infrastructure that would have been caused by conventional growth,” said Coun. Carra told LiveWire Calgary. An intersection at Memorial Drive on Stoney Trail may have been sped up under the previous plan.

The criteria for evaluating the business cases did not include any required operating costs from the current and the next budget. They also couldn’t include capital expenditures for the city of Calgary.

Appendix 2 – Business Case Su… by Darren Krause

Construction of the 17 Avenue SE corridor

Carra said they had to stop traditional north and south construction between the city’s main streets. This approach led them to develop along transport corridors where the infrastructure was already in place.

According to the city administration report, the ASP revision is based on the goals of the city development plan. It is also aligned with the Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP).

With Max Purple’s expansion to Chestermere slated for 2021, development along Corridor 17 Avenue makes sense, Carra said. It is a further development of the city’s planning strategy.

“Here is an opportunity where we are providing a model for more thoughtful growth,” he said.

“We are still at the beginning if we see growth on the outskirts as a well-considered investment of public money. In contrast to the mere subsidization of business as usual. “

Ward 9 City Council also said this plan is a gold standard.

“It will be one of the few places in modern history where transit traffic will grow or be delivered at exactly the same time,” he said.

“From day one we will be able to provide transit to these new churches. This is very good news from a just city, from an inexpensive city and from a green city perspective. “

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