Current Developments

5039 Barron Cres NW

DP2021-2070

This is an application for a development permit to allow for the construction of a new 2-storey home. The proposed home has a living areas of about 2057ft2 on the main floor, 861ft2 on the second floor, and 1904ft2 in the developed basement. Peak roof is about 24.9ft above the main floor.

Please contact the BCA office to request viewing the plan for the proposed development.

All comments are due by April 20, 2021.

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5718 Brenner Cres NW

DP2021-1790

This application is for a secondary suite containing a kitchen, living area, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and furnace/utility room.

All comments are due by April 11, 2021.

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3331 52 Ave NW

DP2021-1027

This application is for a secondary basement suite containing a kitchen, living area, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and furnace/utility room.

All comments are due by April 11, 2021.

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4308 Brentwood Green NW

DP2020-6866

This is a Development Permit for a secondary suite containing a living area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and furnace/utility room.

All comments are due by April 4, 2021.

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63 Brantford Cres NW

DP2021-1329

This is an application for a development permit to add an addition to the existing main floor for the front and west side.  Approx.  493 ft2.

All comments are due by March 31, 2021.

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Guidebook for Great Communities:   Important

Hi Brentwood and Charleswood Residents,

The Guidebook for Great Communities is going to Council on March 22, 2021.

Many residents and many other community associations have expressed concerns about some of the proposals in the Guidebook.

The Guidebook is lengthy (131 pages) and written in Planning jargon so some residents have commented that they do not understand it or know what to look for.  We have created a link on the BCA website to a document which summarizes some of our concerns, as well as provides some examples. Click here to view the presentation.

There are some other sources for further information as well; some are official City websites and some are private links.

This is the City of Calgary Guidebook website:  http://calgary.ca/guidebook

The City is hosting some Guidebook 101 sessions:

Other individuals and Community Associations have posted materials here:

A Facebook site has been created here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1337271716651346

This Guidebook link was created prior to the most recent Guidebook revisions, but still includes some background materials: http://calgaryguidebook.ca

If you would like to comment:

CALL Ward 4 Councillor Sean Chu 403-268-3727

EMAIL ward04@calgary.ca

Please copy the BCA on any correspondence office@brentwoodcommunity.com

WRITE a submission before the hearing: http://calgary.ca/publicsubmission  by March 15th at noon – to be included in the Councillors’ package delivered by the end of the week
Until March 22nd – you can send an email to:  publicsubmissions@calgary.ca written submissions can be sent in, but they may not be included in the minutes of the meeting (for the public record)

EMAIL all councillors at councillorweb@calgary.ca (redistributed to all councillors)

EMAIL the Mayor at themayor@calgary.ca

REGISTER to SPEAK with the City Clerks Office  https://www.calgary.ca/ca/city-clerks/get-involved-with-city-council.html

Thank you.

Melanie Swailes

On behalf of the Development and Transportation Committee, Brentwood Community Association

3616 52 Ave NW

DP2021-0891

This is an application for a Change of Use for Child Care Service to allow for an increase in the number of children from 50 to 60 for the preschool and out of school care, and for an increase in the number of students from 10 to 40 for the teaching facility.

All comments are due by March 12, 2021.

Click here to view the Development Permit.

John Laurie Blvd NW Restoration & Reconstruction

John Laurie Blvd NW Restoration & Reconstruction – Shaganappi Trail to 14 Street NW

The City of Calgary will be repaving John Laurie between Shaganappi and 14th street later this spring and summer.

Improvements will include road restoration and rehabilitation of John Laurie Blvd. from Shaganappi Tr. to 14 St. as well as full intersection reconstruction at Brisebois Dr. NW. It will also involve work on the access to the Nose Hill Park parking lot.

Construction will begin in late Spring 2021 and completion is scheduled for Fall 2021.

This project will improve roadway operation, safety and surface characteristics of the roadway between Shaganappi Tr. and 14 St. and help to ensure the road continues to be safe, functional and in great condition for years to come.

Click here for further details, timelines, and to sign up for email updates:  https://www.calgary.ca/transportation/ti/road-projects/john-laurie-blvd-nw-restoration.html?redirect=/johnlaurieblvd

Updates for February 2021

Hi Brentwood and Charleswood Residents,

Happy Family Day weekend!  Hopefully, it warms up a bit so we can enjoy some time outside.

Here are some recent Brentwood Community Association updates:

Covid and the Brentwood Community Association

The offices and Sportsplex remain closed to the public as per AHS regulations and guidelines.  The office remains open for phone calls or information.  Staff is on site Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and can be reached at 403-284-3477 or email:  office@brentwoodcommunity.com.Looking for indoor kids’ activities?

The BCA website at http://brentwoodcommunity.com/covid-19/ has some neat ideas, including “Download Free Colouring Books from 113 Museums”, “50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12” and “National Parks Virtual Tours” (USA Parks via Google Earth.  Check out the amazing scenery at Arches or Bryce National Park, as well as many others).

John Laurie Blvd. NW Restoration & Reconstruction – Shaganappi Tr. to 14 Street

As part of The City’s life-cycle maintenance and major roads restoration program, there will be road restoration and rehabilitation of John Laurie Blvd. from Shaganappi Tr. to 14 St. as well as full intersection reconstruction at Brisebois Drive.  Construction will begin in late Spring 2021 and completion is scheduled for Fall 2021.

You can sign up for email updates and see further details here:

https://www.calgary.ca/transportation/ti/road-projects/john-laurie-blvd-nw-restoration.html?redirect=/johnlaurieblvd

What does the Guidebook for Great Communities mean to you?
The latest draft of the proposed Guidebook for Great Communities was approved by the City of Calgary Planning and Urban Development (PUD) committe on February 3rd, so it will move to Council.  Council will decide whether to adopt or reject the guidebook at the March 22 meeting.

What does this mean for future redevelopment in Brentwood?

More information here https://www.calgary.ca/pda/pd/current-studies-and-ongoing-activities/guidebook-faqs.html, scroll down to “Redeveloping residential housing in our communities” and expand each section.

The biggest change is that “a new policy will guide low-density residential redevelopment”.

First, let’s define low-density residential (LDR) homes, through familiar examples: single-detached homes, suites, semi-detached (side by side), duplexes (up-down), rowhouses, etc.

When the Guidebook mentions LDR, it only includes residential homes of three storeys or less.

The new policy guides LDR redevelopment in communities so people have more housing choice and can live closer to more amenities and services, so more people can access them.

Pages 44 – 46 show the “Neighbourhood Local” category   and Page 78 has an illustration of what the “Limited Scale” category would include.

https://www.calgary.ca/pda/pd/current-studies-and-ongoing-activities/guidebook-for-great-communities.html#guidebook

The document is long, 131 pages, and it’s not easy to understand all the proposed changes without careful study, but it is very important!  If the guidebook is adopted, it will become a statutory planning document that will guide redevelopment and growth in Calgary.

Learn more at one of 3 virtual information sessions:  February 17, March 13 and March 16.  Dates, times and registration information are here: https://www.calgary.ca/pda/pd/current-studies-and-ongoing-activities/guidebook-for-great-communities.html

Avenue Magazine Best Neighbourhood Gems Ballot

Brentwood was voted the #1 neighbourhood by Avenue magazine in both 2019 and 2020.  This year, Avenue is doing their annual Best Neighbourhoods issue differently.

In their first-ever online Best Neighbourhood Gems ballot, they’re asking Calgarians to share what they love most in their neighbourhoods. Until March 1, Calgarians can nominate and vote for their favourite places and things in more than 30 categories, including parks, recreational areas, community initiatives, public art and more. Once all the votes are in, the top-nominated entrants will be featured in the Best Neighbourhoods content online and in Avenue‘s September 2021 print issue.

https://www.avenuecalgary.com/neighbourhood-gems-ballot/

Select each category below and submit your favourite Brentwood spots between now and March 1, 2021.

Spring cleaning?  How to get rid of your “stuff”!
Did you know the City has a residential recycling and disposal search tool?  There is an extensive list of everything from A (A&W burger wrapper) to Z (Ziploc bag).

https://www.calgary.ca/uep/wrs/what-goes-where/a-to-z-listing.html#A

Check under “C” for “Clothing” to find out what to do with clothing, shoes and textiles.

Are you a Property Brothers fan?

The show Property Brothers: Forever Home is currently casting for homeowners in our area.  They are looking for “families that LOVE their house – terrific neighborhood, great amenities, tons of memories and decent bones – but also know it needs change that only a renovation can fix!”.  If you are interested, a link has been posted on the BCA site at http://brentwoodcommunity.com/2021/02/12/hgtv-property-brothers-forever-home-calgary-casting/

Thanks for your interest in our great community!  Keep checking out the main BCA website for updates:  http://brentwoodcommunity.com/news/announcements/, as well as the BCA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodYYC/ (you can view the page even if you are not a Facebook member).

Please continue to stay safe (and warm)!

Melanie Swailes

On behalf of the Development and Transportation Committee

Brentwood Community Association

Updates for 2021 – Brentwood/Charleswood Residents

Hi Brentwood and Charleswood Residents,

This is the first update for 2021 so there are a lot of events or updates for our community.

We’re all getting tired of Covid but many Brentwood volunteers are continuing in their roles or finding new ways to keep things happening.  There are lots of links on this mail and hopefully you will find something of interest!
(Please note, if you no longer wish to receive updates, just send me a quick note and I will immediately remove you from my list.)

Covid and the Brentwood Community Association

The offices and Sportsplex are currently closed to the public as per AHS regulations and guidelines.  The office remains open for phone calls or information.  Staff is on site Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and can be reached at 403-284-3477 or email:  office@brentwoodcommunity.com.

Please see the website at http://brentwoodcommunity.com/covid-19/ for updates.

 Wondering what the Guidebook for Great Communities is all about?

This is a City of Calgary online free introduction session:  Saturday,  Jan 30, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM MST
Register at:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/guidebook-101-tickets-137507884785

The latest draft of the proposed Guidebook for Great Communities has been released.

https://www.calgary.ca/pda/pd/current-studies-and-ongoing-activities/guidebook-for-great-communities.html?redirect=/guidebook

Click “Download the Guidebook” to view the full document.

On the above page, you will find a list of proposed changes, many of which were brought forward by community associations concerned about the impacts on their communities.

You can also find some previous Bugle articles about the Guidebook on this link:  https://developments.brentwoodcommunity.com/bugle-articles/

Northland Mall Residential Component

Work is proceeding with Development and Land Use Permits needed to allow for the proposed new residential buildings.

There will be two 6-storey buildings, about 229 units in total, all  purpose-built rental units with on-site management.  The Brentwood CA supports this development as it could help ensure the continuation of Northland Mall and bring density into an area with minimal impacts on nearby residents (such as shadowing, loss of views or spillover parking).
Plans and some renderings are available here; scroll down the Current Developments page until you see Northland Mall Residential Apartments.  https://developments.brentwoodcommunity.com/current-developments/

Thursday, January 28 – 4:00 PM – Zoom meeting for Brentwood Cares

Do you have time on your hands this winter?  Looking for a rewarding way to get involved?  The Brentwood Cares group welcomes you to join them in 2021.  Volunteers have been involved with everything from delivering food hampers to assisting seniors in the community to a clothing drive.  (All activities follow safety requirements and guidelines.)

If you want to see what it’s all about, or just listen in, there is a Zoom Meeting on Thursday, Jan 28th at 4:00 PM.   Details can be found here:

Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dH5XjQXN98E6UwLUTmFZmILxcSaXS4or4qSRhS5SkuY/edit?usp=sharing

Topics will include a review of 2020 (what was fun, what made a contribution, what built community?) as well as the dreams and plans for 2021.

To join the meeting, use this Zoom link:

https://ucalgary.zoom.us/j/96251164135

Meeting ID: 962 5116 4135

(Please do RSVP to cam.howey@gmail.com if you are coming so you can be “let into” the meeting.)

Brentwood Cares Little Food Library at 3624 Boulton Rd

Our Little Food Library maintained its busy pace through the holiday season. It was wonderful to see neighbours drop of special treats and creative staples. With your donations and support, we continue to stock the library twice daily as it is accessed by people of all ages and circumstances, from elders to students.

This holiday season, a number of Brentwood residents also shared their time and cooking talents to participate in “Supper Club”. As many of us socially distanced this holiday to protect our loved ones and the community, extra portions of home-cooked meals were available. A heartfelt thanks to Brentwoodians who dropped off a Christmas meal to the home of a temporary foreign worker – bringing smiles and a sense of belonging to our neighbours.

Hats off to you Brentwood for your continued support!

Public Art in Calgary
After some of the public outcry over some public art in Calgary (Traveling Light, a.k.a. “the Blue Ring” and others ), the City of Calgary has new direction for its public art processes.  There are some interesting works of art either completed or planned based on feedback from Calgarians.  You can see examples or find more information here:

https://www.calgary.ca/csps/recreation/public-art.html

You can also subscribe to periodic updates on a link at the bottom of the page.

Environment Strategy and Action Plan

Share your ideas on how to plan for, and improve Calgary’s environment now and in the future.

The City of Calgary has an online survey which includes areas such as:  Clean Air, Sustainable Transportation, Healthy Ecosystems, Zero Waste and Responsible Consumption and others.

https://engage.calgary.ca/environment 

Ongoing City Engagements
Keep an eye on this City of Calgary site for current surveys or projects which are looking for your input.  You can also view past topics if you scroll down the page, including things like the Green Line, Pet Ownership Bylaw review or the proposed redevelopment of Fire Station #17 in Varsity.

https://engage.calgary.ca/

Developments and Permit information

Looking for information about Developments or Permits near you?  See www.calgary.ca/pdmap for an interactive map with all the planned development applications that are currently being considered by The City of Calgary.

Also check the Brentwood CA Development and Transporation Committee website for current development information, including the file manager’s contact information and the due date for comments.  https://developments.brentwoodcommunity.com/current-developments/

Green Cart Food and Yard Waste program
Looking for an updated calendar for collection or wondering what can go in your green cart?

https://www.calgary.ca/uep/wrs/recycling-information/residential-services/green-cart/green-cart-composting.html?redirect=/greencart

Thanks for your interest in our great community!  Please continue to stay safe!

Melanie Swailes

On behalf of the Development and Transportation Committee

Brentwood Community Association

3815 Charleswood Dr NW

DP2021-0156

This is an applicatioin for a secondary basement suite containing a living area, kitchen, dining, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and furnace/laundry area.

All comments are due by February 8, 2021.

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2827 Brecken Rd NW

DP2021-0237

This application is for a secondary basement suite containing living area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, furnace/laundry room.

Architectural plans are available for viewing at the Brentwood Community Association.

All comments are due by Feb 10, 2021.

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70 Butler Cres NW

DP2020-8149

This application is for a secondary basement suite containing living area, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, furnace/laundry room.

All comments are due by Feb 10, 2021.

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3343 Barrett Place NW

DP2020-8253

This is an application for an addition to the main floor, garage, and front entry at the front (SE corner).  An addition is also proposed for the main floor at the rear (NE corner).

All comments are due by January 28, 2021.

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42 Butler Cres NW

DP2020-8178

This is an application to renew a Fashion Accessory Design Making home business for 3 years.

All comments are due by Jan 10, 2021.

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1291 Northmount Dr NW

DP2020-7632

This is an application for a secondary basement suite containing living area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and furnace/utility area.

All comments are due by December 29, 2020.

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3339 Boulton Rd NW

DP2020-7723

This is an application for a secondary basement suite containing a living area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and furnace/utility area.

All comments are due by December 24, 2020.

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3239 Barr Rd NW

DP2020-7611

This is an application for a secondary basement suite containing a living area, kitchen, 1 bedroom, bathroom and furnace/utility area.

All comments are due by December 23, 2020.

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2732 Brentwood Blvd NW

DP2020-6924

This is an application for interior changes in the building and site parking.  Its to increase with dwelling units from 6 to 8 by creating 4 basement units (1 -2 bedroom unit and 3 studio units with increased parking stalls to 8 stalls.

All comments are due by December 14, 2020.

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Northland Mall Residential Apartment

Brentwood Community Association has received revisions for the residential apartment buildings for the reconstruction of Northland Mall.  If you would like to have a closer look at all the plans please contact the Brentwood Community Association.

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3836 Brighton Dr NW

DP2020-7057

This application is for a secondary basement suite including a living area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and furnace/utility room.

All comments are due by November 25, 2020.

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4608 Bulyea Rd NW

DP2020-6737

The application is for a secondary basement suite including living area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and furnace/utility room.

All comments are due by November 25, 2020.

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5303 Bannerman Dr NW

DP2020-6582

This is an application for a 2 storey addition to the front west side of an existing house.  It includes a 3 car garage and a 2 bedroom secondary suite with a south facing balcony.

All comments are due by November 16, 2020.

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5103 Barron Cres NW

DP2020-6144

This is an application for a 2nd floor new addition with a living area of 1123 square feet.  There will also be a new main flr entrance and a rear mudroom.

All comments are due no later than October 29, 2020.

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5420 Bannerman Dr NW

DP2020-5328

This is an applicatio for a Development Permit to build a two storey home with an attached garage.

All comments are due by September 21, 2020.

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3235 Barr Rd NW

DP2020-4673

This is an application for a secondary suite with a living area, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and a furnace/utility area.

All comments are due by September 8, 2020.

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Northland Mall – 2020 Update

Summary Contents:

  1. Updated information on Northland Village Mall redevelopment
  2. City Council Hearing
  3. LOC2019-0142 Land Use Amendment Drawings and Details for Item 8.1.4
  4. Brentwood Community Association Feedback
  5. Attach 3 – Master Concept Plan CPC2020-0593.2
  6. Application for Land Use Amendment (click on green button for info and diagrams)

What’s Happening at Northland Mall?

You’ve likely seen machinery and digging in the parking lots at Northland Mall.  That is just the start:  major changes are coming to Northland Mall!

What Changes are Proposed for Northland Mall?

The biggest change is the addition of a multi-residential development on the east side of the mall, in the current parking lot area directly across from St. Jean Brebeuf Junior High School.

The proposed new residential building will have a maximum height of 26 metres, approximately 6 storeys, and will likely have about 250 rental units.

Why was a Land Use Amendment required at City Council?

The current land use proposal results in a significant adjustment to the redevelopment concept for Northland Mall which was already approved in 2016. Originally, the residential units would have had commercial or retail units on the ground floor, but this was amended to standalone residential uses (i.e. no stores on the main floor).
On July 20, 2020, at City Council, this Land Use Amendment was passed.

This website contains the Master Concept Plan, the submissions by the applicant and City Administration, as well as the Brentwood CA Application comments:  go to item 8.1.4, and you can also listen to the Council Hearing for this item. https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/Meeting.aspx?Id=8ccd6091-9ff5-4339-a435-04b9262b6da7&Agenda=PostMinutes&lang=English&Item=41

Click here to view the Drawings and Details for Item 8.1.4

Click here to view the BCA feedback to the Land Use Amendment.

Why does the Brentwood CA support this Application?

This is a good site for increased residential density within the Brentwood area.  There is excellent access via three major roads (Shaganappi, Northland and Crowchild), there is wide separation from existing houses (unlikely to be any negative shadowing effects or parking spillover), there are excellent facilities nearby (schools, library, recreation facilities, shopping), and the proposal conforms with the applicable policies of the Municipal Development Plan.

In broader terms, traditional malls are likely to have to undergo changes to stay viable in today’s climate.  In Calgary, there is a current glut of office space, so additional office space is not required.  For retail spaces and restaurants, as a result of Covid, nobody can predict what mall users may want to see; for example, outdoor entrances might be preferable, or restaurants may need to have more space or outdoor patios.  These types of details will be determined at the Development Permit stage.

What are the next steps?

A residential builder intends to pursue a Development Permit application for multi-residential development in the near future.  At this stage, details of the residential building will be determined.

What features does the Northland Mall Master Concept Plan include?

The south end of the mall (the Walmart) will remain, as will the north end (the current Best Buy, and the 2-storey building with the Winners, previous Future Shop), but the middle section of the mall will be torn down.  In its place there will be a new urban street grid with wide, landscaped sidewalks.  There will be outdoor public spaces such as a plaza and smaller pocket parks which will connect through a wide pathway system across the site.  The challenge will be to work with the residential developer and Primaris to ensure that the overall development becomes an active and vibrant asset to our community.

Where can I view the overall plans for the mall?

For further information, check out the details we have posted on our website.

A complete set of drawings can also be viewed here:  https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=136619

or click here to view.

Members of the BCA Development and Transportation Committee look forward to working with the developer and with Primaris, the mall owners, on the next stages. (To date, we have held virtual meetings online due to Covid-19, and likely we will have to continue in this manner in the near future.)

If you are interested in community planning and redevelopment issues, we welcome new members to join us.  We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of every month in the Sportsplex Boardroom although our meetings have been suspended due to Covid-19.   Contact the BCA for more information at brntwdca@telus.net or at 403–284-3477.

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3012 Blakiston Dr NW

DP2020-3931

This is an application for a Development Permit to build a 2 car garage with a backyard suite above the garage.  The suite will contain a living area, dining and kitchen space, 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom.

All comments are due by Aug 10, 2020.

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2927 Brentwood Bv NW

DP2020-2559

This is an application for a Development Permit (DP) to allow for a secondary suite in the basement.  It will contain living and kitchen areas, 3 bedrooms, a bathroom, and a furnace/utility room.

All comments are due by May 28, 2020.

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3216 Breen Rd NW

DP2020-1803

The owner of the above property has applied for a Development Permit (DP) to allow for a secondary suite in the basement. No specific suite information is available. The proposed suite must be solely contained in the basement. At a minimum, it must contain living and kitchen areas, at least 1 bedroom, and a bathroom. The suite amenity space is proposed in the back yard.  A relaxation is required for the suite parking.

All comments are due by April 29, 2020.

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