Housing Project Proposal at 2720 17 Avenue S.W.

Housing Project Proposal at 2720 17 Avenue S.W.  

Planning Meeting with Shaganappi Community Association and HomeSpace

A few weeks ago, Shaganappi Community Association brought this Housing Project proposal to our attention.  In the interim, Councillor Evan Woolley's met with the HomeSpace group and his July 6, 2017  letter is a summary of what has transpired.

Mary Boyes Development Director KCGA

Calgary Main Streets Initiative - updates

See more about this project, and subscribe for news updates on the City's Main Streets page and check out this news story from Metro. 

Did you know that the City of Calgary has been developing a 20-30 year Municipal Development plan for 24 main street corridors around Calgary? This initiative has had input from Calgarians, main street users, businesses, residents and development experts to make sure high density areas are meeting the needs of locals and development plans are adequately supported by resources (like water & infrastructure).

Killarney is one of the top 3 priority mainstreet areas. Engagement on these streets has been on going and some of our most highly affected residents in Killarney will have seen mailouts earlier in 2017 explaining the new re-zoning vision.


Informed by the public input that started in 2015 and was completed in the fall of 2016, the Main Streets team has refined land use options and policy changes. This work includes land use redesignations (rezonings) and Area Redevelopment Plan amendments which were approved for 16 Avenue NW (Montgomery), Bowness Road NW (Montgomery), 37 Street SW and 17 Avenue SW (west of Crowchild Trail). 

Now that new land use districts and policy changes have been put into place, land owners will be able to build the new building types and uses allowed by the updated bylaw. In main street areas, this will increase the population and sustain a greater variety of local businesses and services as new developments are introduced into these areas.

Considering this future growth, The City will calculate the infrastructure investments and local improvements that will compliment the needs of these areas. Programs related to streetscape master planning, heritage and character home retention and parking solutions are already underway and will continue to be looked at for these areas.

To learn more about the areas with rezoning options and Area Redevelopment Plan amendments being reviewed and considered for approval soon, visit the Main Streets' rezoning information page.

Upcoming presentation dates

1 Avenue NE land use and policy change recommendations: City Council:July 31, 2017

Learn more about upcoming meetings and presentations >


- Where: 17th Ave from Macleod to 37th Street SW & 37th Street from Bow Trail to 26 Ave SW

- What is proposed: a change to the zoning allowance to enable mixed use facilities

- What will happen to my lot if it is in the zone?:  No action will be forced upon you as a result of this plan. This is a long term vision and means that there has been careful thought about permit allocations in the area.  So if you should which to sell, the buyer already has some pre-authorized zoning in place should they which to change the property.

- How might this impact Killarney: It will make Killarney a destination location in Calgary as it will be surrounded by a new variety of retail and small businesses and improved walkability.  It will introduce higher density around us but with that, bring better walkability and diversity.

- How is the KGCA involved: We are a key stakeholder for the project and are being given regular updates from the team.  We also are providing feedback to the project about infrastructure support requirements and ways in which we can preserve the character of the community.

- How was the community engaged? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZokXIfudp2s

- What’s next: This spring, the implementation plan, which includes land use (rezoning) and policy improvements, will be up for review and approval by Calgary Planning Commission, Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development and City Council. 

Past presentation dates

• Calgary Planning Commission: February 23, 2017

• Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development: March 8, 2017

For more information and maps, please go to the MainStreets webpage.

*Does this sort of topic interest you?  We are recruiting for a Director of Development on our board to represent the community on these sort of projects.  Join us!

City of Calgary: Crowchild Trail Study

The below information is from the City of Calgary:


Presenting the Final Plans to Council

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation and feedback throughout the study process.  Together, we have developed short-, medium- and long-term plans that reflect a balance of many ideas and perspectives, and best align with the study’s key principles and goals.

The final recommendations for the study will be presented to the Standing Policy Committee (SPC) on Transportation and Transit (a committee of Council):

  • Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. (please review agenda for a more accurate time)
  • Location: 800 Macleod Trail S.E. (Council Chamber)

If you are interested in speaking to the recommendations, you are welcome to join us.  As with the majority of reports from City Administration, the report for the Crowchild Trail Study will first be presented to the SPC on Transportation and Transit before it is presented to Council.  You may share your thoughts at Committee, but not at a regular meeting of Council.  Reports are heard in the order they appear on the agenda which is published approximately four days in advance of the meeting.

More information on attending meetings of Council and Standing Policy Committeesis available here. If you are interested in attending, please familiarize yourself with the procedures outlined by City Clerk’s in advance.


**If you would like printable copies of the recommended plans, please visit the Phase 6 Project Library. **


What We Heard Reports Posted Online

Over the past few months, we have been reviewing and compiling all the input we have received in phases five and six.  All of the What We Heard Reports (including the verbatim comments) are now posted online in the Project Library. 

Click on the links to view Phase 5 and/or Phase 6.


Learn More About Crowchild Trail Using This Story Map

Explore how Crowchild Trail came to be, including its current issues and future needs.

Learn why the Crowchild Trail Study is necessary to accommodate future demands on our transportation network as Calgary continues to grow and redevelop in the coming decades.



Thanks to ENMAX for the three new fridges at our Hall!

We wanted to take the chance to say a HUGE thanks to ENMAX. We applied for their Energizing Spaces Fund (through the Federation of Calgary Communities) and we were fortunate enough to get most of the money to buy three new fridges for our Hall! We replaced one very inefficient commercial fridge with two stylish new smaller ones for our friends at the Legion #289 downstairs, and also replaced the old domestic fridge in our Hall kitchen upstairs with a shiny new one.

We are looking forward to saving money and energy in 2017 and beyond! Thanks ENMAX!

Happy Birthday Killarney Pool Playground!

The 'new' Killarney Pool Playground is now one year old, and we want to know what you think of it!

The following post was written by our new Vice-President, Carolyn Johnson. Carolyn and local resident Chelsea Ince were responsible for fundraising and planning for the playground on 29th St SW.

As Chelsea and I stood at the playground today 1 year on - we saw a mom with a 5 month old struggling to convince her toddler to leave the playground for dinner. The by-standing grandma said “isn’t it great to see him having so much fun though?” and the mom smiled gently, saying it was his favourite place to play. Just then my daughter ran into an old preschool classmate and introduced her to Chelsea's son and no sooner did they then race off playing tag together zig zagging and climbing all over the structure.
What a perfect fall evening to illustrate how a playground can bring so much connectivity in a neighbourhood.  Exactly what we had envisioned 3 years ago when we were meeting with suppliers on site with our own babes in arms.

Here is what your first impressions were last year:
  • "I didn't even know the playground existed before the project. Now I don't have to travel across the city to play on rubber surfacing, I can invite friends to play at ours!”
  • Most improved was: Safety, rubber surfacing, fun feature items, better interactivity
  • 85% said the project improved their sense of community because the new playground filled a gap and through it, you have met new people
  • 90% of you said that because of this project, it would has made you more willing to participate in future projects

Now that you have played on it for a year, we would love to hear your feedback on our quick 6 question survey.

This is important information we feed back into our grant providers and so are grateful for your time.  The survey closes on December 23 so answer it now before the holiday season takes over!


I like to think that we stood by this and have inspired others to create similar projects in the neighbourhood.  I felt so personally inspired by the support of the community association during our project, that I joined it this year as Vice President in hopes I can continue to support the mission.

If you or anyone you know has inspiration to lead an improvement project in the neighbourhood, the KGCA board can help support you with connections to businesses through our improved membership benefit program, access to volunteers, guidance for grant applications,  linked up fundraising opportunities and of course communication to our neighbours.  Please contact me at vp@killarneyglengarry.com.

Carolyn Johnson, VP KGCA