Current Developments

3716 Brooklyn Crescent NW

DP2019-4913

This application is to allow for an addition to the existing home.  It encompasses the space on both ground and basement floor.

All comments are due by Oct 21, 2019.

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3307 Boulton Rd NW

DP2019-4722

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

All comments are due by Oct 16, 2019.

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4319 Brisebois Dr NW

DP2019-4867

This application is for a secondary suite containing kitchen, living area, 5 bedrooms, bathroom and furnace/utility room.

All comments are due by Oct 17, 2019.

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Crowchild Trail Update – September 5, 2019

We’d like to provide you with a few updates relating to the Crowchild Trail Upgrades Project:

1) New Signalized Crossing: Parkdale Boulevard & Kensington Road N.W.

Goes into effect – Thursday, September 5

We have installed a brand-new signalized crossing along Parkdale Boulevard so pedestrians and cyclists have a dedicated, more direct connection to the Bow River Pathway Network. You may notice some traffic control on-site later this afternoon and evening while the signalized crossing is being officially activated.

2) New Signalized Intersection: 10 Avenue S.W. & Bow Trail 

Goes into effect Saturday, September 7

The road and tie-in work is complete and the new signalized intersection will go into effect on Saturday. This means that police officers will be on-site directing and managing traffic temporarily while the signals are being activated. Please drive slowly through the area and allot a bit of extra time if you’re going that way.

3) Home Stretch Of Roadwork Along NB Crowchild Trail & EB Bow Trail Area

Friday, September 6 (9 p.m.) – Tuesday, September 10 (5 a.m.)

We are entering the final push to complete the majority of roadwork along the northbound Crowchild Trail/eastbound Bow Trail S.W. area. This final push entails milling and paving work, along with an increase in construction activity this weekend.

What does an increase in construction activity entail?

  • An increase in loud, disruptive overnight work (including asphalt milling and paving on Sunday and Monday nights respectively) between the hours of 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.
  • An increase in the number of workers on-site.

We’re thankful for your continued patience.

If you would like more information about this project, including a full list of upcoming road impacts and closures, please visit www.calgary.ca/crowchild.

3420 Benton Dr NW

DP2019-4475

This is an application for a secondary basement suite which contains a living area, a kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a separate mechanical/furnace room, and a separate laundry facility.

All comments are due by Sept 23, 2019.

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4211 Blow St NW

DP2019-4278

This is an application for a secondary basement suite and contains a kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a separate mechanical/furnace/laundry room.

All comments are due by Sept 23, 2019.

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4039 Brentwood Rd NW

DP2019-2655

This is an application for a Conference & Event Facility with an accessory liquor service.  Will also include

  1. Conference and Event Centre with Accessory Liquor Service
  2. Counseling Service
  3. Place of Worship
  4. Child Care Service (90 children)

All comments are due by Sept 23, 2019.

Click here to view the Request for Comment.

Updates for September, 2019

Upcoming Events for September 2019.

(1) Saturday, September 14th – Paint the Pathway!
Please note the date has been changed to the 14th.  We’ll start at 10:00 a.m. and will continue on into the afternoon.

We’re still looking for lots of volunteers.  If you can paint (or use a stencil!) or have artistic talents to share, we’d love to have you join us. We’ll also need people to help manage registration or the snack table, or help supervise young painters.
If you would like to join the fun, please contact Linda at the Brentwood CA at 403 – 284 – 3477 or at office@brentwoodcommunity.ca.

We’ll meet at the corner of Bearspaw Drive and 33rd Street, right beside the Old Hall Building.  Please pre-register as soon as you can so that we know how many volunteers we’ll have, how many supplies or snacks to buy, and also so that we can contact participants with further information and details.

There is also more information available on the BCA website http://brentwoodcommunity.com/2019/08/19/paint-the-pathway-project/

as well as on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodYYC/.

(2) Saturday, September 14th – Playgroup Meet-up Event from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the Paint the Pathway project, there will be a Meet-up event.  This is a family friendly get-together for past and present playgroup members, as well as other Brentwood families that would like to attend.
Everyone welcome!
Meet at the playground beside the Old Hall.  Look for lots of kids and painters on the pathway!
https://www.facebook.com/BrentwoodYYC/photos/a.507819362603784/2640378716014494/?type=3&theater

(3) Thursday, September 5th – Brentwood CA Annual General Meeting
Registration begins at 6:30 with the meeting to follow at 7:00, as well as refreshments after the meeting.

The meeting will be upstairs in the Sportsplex (1520B Northmount Drive, right behind SWC Pool).

Interested in finding out more about events and opportunities in Brentwood?  Come out and meet the BCA Board members and hear summaries of the past year’s activities.  Everyone welcome.
http://brentwoodcommunity.com/2019/08/19/bca-annual-general-meeting-sept-5-2019-7pm/

(4) Bobcats in Brentwod
Many area residents have reported bobcat sightings, especially around the area of Bannerman Drive where a mother bobcat with 3 cubs has been spotted.  Fish and Wildlife has been contacted but generally they will respond only when an animal is injured, makes contact with a person or there are some other extraordinary circumstance.   (The City of Calgary does not handle wildlife management; it falls under provincial government jurisdiction.)

According to Fish and Wildlife officers, a bobcat attacking a human is extremely unlikely, as they hunt rabbits, hares and small mammals like mice and squirrels.  Bobcats are opportunistic hunters and may attack domestic pets.  It is suggested to keep cats indoors and have small dogs supervised as they may be vulnerable.  More information and tips to prevent bobcats from coming into your property and steps to take when bobcats are encountered can be found here:  https://www.alberta.ca/bobcats.aspx

(5) Northland Mall Redevelopment
In August, members of the Development and Transportation Committee met with representatives from Dialog, the design team for Northland Mall.  A new Development Permit has been submitted for the redevelopment.

Basically, the plans for the mall have been scaled back from the previous version we saw a few years ago.  The parkade near the Winners will stay, as will the Walmart, the Best Buy and the McDonald’s.  The middle section of the mall will be torn down and replaced with free-standing buildings, likely restaurants.
The other major change is that one parcel of the property, directly across from Brebeuf Junior High, has been sold to another developer.  The developer is planning about 250 units in a 6-storey building on this section of land.  The plans for this would require a Land Use Amendment at City Council.  We do not yet have detailed plans for this phase, but they will likely be sent to us later this year.

If you are interested in seeing the plans, we have posted them on the DTC website: https://developments.brentwoodcommunity.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DP2019-4089-Northland-Redevelopment-Plans-5111-Northland-Dr-NW.pdf
A complete, more detailed set of plans is available for viewing at the Brentwood CA office between 9:00 and 4:00.  You may also contact the BCA to make other arrangements to view them.

If you have any comments to submit, the deadline is September 12, 2019.

(6) Community Values Statement
This document was written by DTC members and is intended to be a summary of what our community considers most important.  This document was written by DTC members and is intended to be a summary of what our community considers most important.
https://developments.brentwoodcommunity.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DTC-Community-Development-Guidelines-Sept-2019.pdf

We use this as a guideline to evaluate Development Proposals that we receive or to respond to other concerns in our community.
Please take a look and we’d be happy to hear comments from you.

Thank you!

Melanie Swailes

On behalf of the Development and Transportation Committee

Brentwood Community Association

5111 Northland Dr NW

DP2019-4089

This is an application for revised plans to Northland Village Mall.  This revision is to the original DP2015-2676.

All comments are due by September 5, 2019.

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124 Brown Cres NW

DP2019-4121

This is an application for a basement secondary suite.  The suite includes a kitchen, dining area, 2 bdrms, bathroom and furnace/utility room.

The comments are due by September 4, 2019.

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Current Updates For August 2019

Brentwood – We’re Number One!

Avenue magazine has ranked Brentwood as the top overall community in Calgary in their annual “Best Neighbourhood” edition!

The results were based on what respondents indicated was most important to them and then 185 communities in Calgary were ranked based those aspects.  The main items of importance were:

  • A high proportion of park space and pathways
  • Good access to supermarkets, grocery stores and food markets
  • Walkability (the percentage of daily errands that can be accomplished on foot in the area)
  • The number of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and pubs
  • Good access to major roads
  • Strong community engagement

A digital edition is available online at www.avenuecalgary.com.  For a print edition, a free copy is available at a number of locations across the city:  a full list of locations is at www.avenuecalgary.com/find-avenue/.

Brentwood Activate YYC Painting Project!

Through the Federation of Calgary Communities, the Brentwood CA will be “activating” a pathway in our community and we hope you will join us!
Activate YYC is a microgrant initiative in which communities temporarily change spaces to encourage people to “walk, play and be neighbourly”.  We have chosen to paint the long pathway that starts at the end of Bearspaw Drive and runs through the fields between Brebeuf and SWC schools (also beside the community garden).

The pathway is currently in rough shape but will be repaved in the next week or two.  After that, we’d like to paint some vibrant designs on the pathway.  You can find more information and see some examples here:   https://activateyyc.calgarycommunities.com/  We also have a Little Free Library that we’d like to install near the old hall and the pathway.  This is a main route used daily by many residents and students, so we’re hoping to make this a very vibrant pathway!

Meeting:  Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brentwood CA boardroom (upstairs in the skating arena).
We will be brainstorming ideas, setting a date for the project, and trying to work out the details.  If you are interested, please send me a quick reply.  If you can’t attend the meeting but would like to help with the project, please also let me know.

Tentatively, we plan to paint on the second weekend in September (the 7th and 8th).  We will need lots of volunteers who can draw designs, paint, supervise, handle snacks or water stations, etc.   This would also be a great project for a group of older students, an art club, etc., so hopefully we will have many volunteers helping bring this project to life!

Thank you for your interest!

Brentwood is a great community not only because of all its amenities, but also because of our many residents who are always eager to help make us even better!

Melanie Swailes

On behalf of the Development and Transportation Committee

Brentwood Community Association

1388 Northmount Dr NW

DP2019-3939

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

All comments are due by August 27, 2019.

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4903 Batchelor Cres NW

DP2019-2999

This application is for a secondary basement suite consisting of a kitchen, living area, 3 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, furnace/utility room.

All comments are due by Aug 18, 2019.

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3307 Breton Cl NW

DP2019-3242

This is an application for a new garage added to the front of the property.

All comments are due by July 28, 2019.

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Crowchild Trail Upgrade – July to August

We’d like to provide you with a few updates relating to the Crowchild Trail Upgrades Project and give you an overview of the construction activity that will occur this summer:


1) Finishing Touches: Crowchild Trail & 5 Avenue N.W. Intersection

Begins July (approx. one month)

Now that summer is here, we can take this intersection from its current interim state to being fully completed. For the next month we will be back in this area finishing up the curb work, installing accessibility ramps and widening out the sidewalks. Similar to last year, there will be nightwork involved and we will be staging the noisiest work earlier on in the evenings whenever possible.


2) Add-On Rehabilitation Work

Begins Mid-July (will be ongoing)

In an effort to increase efficiencies and avoid multiple disruptions to citizens, the following structures will be rehabilitated while we’re already in the area:

  • Southbound Crowchild Trail bridge (over Bow Trail)
    • This work will involve a continuous single lane closure along southbound Crowchild Trail (over Bow Trail); access to the Bow Trail/City Centre exit ramp will be maintained.
  • Westbound Bow Trail to southbound Crowchild Trail ramp
    • Associated lane and ramp closures will be scheduled during off-peak hours.

3) New Signalized Intersection: 10 Avenue S.W. & Bow Trail

Begins July – End of August

The road and tie-in work has begun, and by the end of this summer we’ll have a new signalized intersection installed to help improve traffic flow in this area.


4) New Signalized Crossing: Parkdale Boulevard & Kensington Road N.W.

Begins July – End of August

By the end of this summer, we will have a brand new signalized crossing added along Parkdale Boulevard so pedestrians and cyclists have a dedicated, more direct connection to the Bow River Pathway.


5) Relocation Of Westbound Bow Trail To Northbound Crowchild Trail Ramp

Begins August (approx. one month)

The new westbound 10 Avenue S.W. ramp has been built and now we can relocate the westbound Bow Trail ramp to the right-hand side of Crowchild Trail as well.

Once complete, the 10 Avenue S.W. merge condition onto Crowchild Trail will be eliminated and traffic from both the westbound 10 Ave S.W. and Bow Trail ramps will join together and enter northbound Crowchild Trail as a dedicated, added right-hand lane.


6) Installation Of Permanent Signals: Crowchild Trail & Kensington Road N.W.

Begins this summer (approx. two months)

Last year the additional northbound lane was added through this intersection, now we’re coming back to install the permanent signals including the remaining roadworks and landscaping.


7) Construction Of Noise Walls

Begins this summer

Construction on the following noise walls will begin this summer, with landscaping to follow.

Click here to see map.

4119 Bowlen St NW

DP2019-2813

This is an application for a secondary suite with a kitchen, living room, 1 bedroom, bathroom, separate laundry and separate furnace/utility area.

All comments are due by July 17, 2019.

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2704 Brecken Rd NW

DP2019-2743

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

All comments are due by Jul 9, 2019.

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Current Update for June and July

Hi Brentwood and Charleswood Residents,

The City of Calgary is looking for your feedback on several topics:

  1. Residential Parking Permit Review – Deadline June 26, 2019:   

Recently, the Brentwood Community Association has received some emails from residents with concerns about parking, most often in the areas around the LRT station.  Some residents have contacted us to ask how they can apply for a restricted parking area on their streets.

This is your chance to let the City know what is or is not working in terms of parking on the streets where you live.  Everyone is encouraged to fill out this survey, even if you do not live on a street with restrictions (permit only, 2-hour, etc.).  You likely still face parking challenges in other areas where you are looking for a parking space or visiting a home with restrictions.  How do parking fees or parking rates affect your driving habits?

The survey is quite detailed, so you may wish to read the background information first.  This site has a Frequently Asked Questions tab that covers some of the basics.

https://engage.calgary.ca/RPP

The survey is only open until June 26, 2019.

  1. Smoking and Vaping – Deadline July 7, 2019

Should the Smoking and Vaping Bylaw be further strengthened?

Council has asked Administration to engage Calgarians on whether the Smoking and Vaping Bylaw should be stronger, with consideration to prohibiting:

  • Waterpipe (hookah/shisha) smoking in workplaces, public premises and specified outdoor places
  • Smoking and vaping in outdoor public parks and at outdoor public events
  • Smoking and vaping in hotel and motel roomsWhat do you think?  This survey is open until July 7, 2019.

https://engage.calgary.ca/smokingvaping

  1. Council News in Brief

Would you like to learn more about issues with which Council and various Committees (such as Finance, Transportation, Urban Development) have been dealing?

You can sign up to receive Council News in Brief.  You’ll receive an email with a few short paragraphs summarizing the recent decisions or debates at Council, as well as links for further information.  It’s a great way to keep track of what’s been happening, without getting bogged down into too much detail.  You won’t receive Spam mails, just updates after Council or Committee meetings.
There is a sign-up link on this page.

https://www.calgary.ca/CityCouncil/Pages/CouncilWardNewsBrief.aspx
If you do not wish to sign up, you can also flag the above link and just check it out online.

Thank you for your interest in our community and happy summer holidays!

Melanie Swailes

On behalf of the Development and Transportation Committee

Brentwood Community Association

Crowchild Trail Upgrade Notice for 10th Ave SW

Update from the City of Calgary:

As part of the Crowchild Trail Upgrades Project, we are reconfiguring the westbound 10 Avenue S.W. to northbound Crowchild Trail ramp. As part of this work, the existing ramp will be FULLY closed for two weeks.

 The Impacts:

1) Beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, June 13 and running straight through until 5 a.m. on Friday, June 28, the westbound 10 Avenue S.W. ramp to northbound Crowchild ramp will be closed.

2) Once complete, the newly-reconfigured westbound 10 Ave S.W. ramp will temporarily merge onto the right-hand side of Crowchild Trail.

3) The westbound Bow Trail to northbound Crowchild Trail ramp will continue to come up into its own lane on the far left-hand side of Crowchild Trail as it does now.

4) By the end of this summer, both ramps will be reconfigured and the 10 Ave S.W. merge condition onto Crowchild Trail will be eliminated; Traffic from the 10 Ave S.W. and Bow Trail ramps will join together and enter northbound Crowchild Trail as a dedicated, added right-hand lane.

 We will be messaging out the traffic impacts via on-site messaging, social media, the project website, our e-newsletter and some proactive media interviews. We will also be communicating and coordinating with emergency services to maintain access. Suggested detours and associated signage will be in place.

Your community members can continue to expect increased activity and frequent lane realignments all throughout the summer and fall. As always, the most timely information will be available on our project page.

3215 Barr Rd NW

DP2019-2539

This application is for a secondary suite in an existing basement and will contain a kitchen, living area, 1 bedroom, bathroom and furnace/utility area.  Parking is provided in double garage.

All comments are due by June 30, 2019.

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3108 Blakiston Dr NW

DP2019-2496

This is an application for a secondary suite in the basement and contains a kitchen and living area, 4 bedrooms, a bathroom, and a separate furnace/utility room. Tenant parking is provided in a double garage at the rear of the site with lane access, and suite amenity space is provided in the back yard.

All comments are due by June 17, 2019.

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5603 Brenner Cres NW

DP2019-2270

This is an application for a secondary suite in an existing basement.

All comments are due by June 6, 2019.

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3812 Brooklyn Cres NW

DP2019-2480

This is an application for a Home Occupation – Personal Trainer.

All comments are due by June 17, 2019.

Click here to see the Request for Comment.

Crowchild Trail Upgrades

First Major 2019 Traffic Shift

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, May 24 and running straight through until 5 a.m. on Monday, May 27, there will be a significant increase in construction activity along the Crowchild Trail construction sites. In addition to regular roadworks, our crews will be temporarily (until the end of July) relocating the exit point from northbound Crowchild Trail to the eastbound and westbound Memorial Drive off-ramps.


This means…


Over the weekend:

  • More workers than usual will be on-site.
  • There will be single lane traffic in both directions along Crowchild Trail (over the river) throughout the weekend.
  • There will be ongoing rotating lane and ramp closures, relocated barriers, and re-painting of lane lines.

Effective Monday morning (5 a.m.):

  • The current exit to both the eastbound and westbound Memorial Drive off-ramps will be shifted 50 metres south (from now until the end of July).
  • BOTH the northbound and southbound lanes along Crowchild Trail will be realigned.

Please Note:

  • We are coordinating our lane closures with the Calgary Marathon happening on Sunday.

76 Brantford Cres NW

DP2019-1968

This is an application for a backyard suite above a three car garage.  Approximately 635 sq. ft.

All comments are due by May 31, 2019.

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3024 Blakiston Dr NW

DP2019-2086

This application is for a secondary suite in the basement.

All comments are due by May 23, 2019.

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4820 Northland Dr. NW

DP2018-1460

This is an application for a new Restaurant.

All comments are due by May 14, 2018.

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