Current Developments

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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