Archived Developments

1242 Northmount Dr NW

DP2019-2075

This is an application for a secondary suite.

All comments are due by May 27, 2019.

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3811 Charleswood Dr NW

DP2019-1691

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

All comments are due by May 6, 2019.

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3311 Barrett Place NW

DP2019-0314

This application is for an addition to the west side of the second floor. The proposed addition will total about 370ft2 and contain 2 bedrooms.

All comments are due by February 19, 2019.

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3916 Brantford Dr. NW

DP2019-0018

This application is for a new secondary suite in the basement.

All comments are due by February 5, 2019.

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2923 Brentwood Blvd NW

DP2019-0192

This application is for a new secondary suite in the basement.

All comments are due by February 7, 2019.

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3827 Brooklyn Cres NW

DP2019-0239

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

All comments are due by February 11, 2019.

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431 Capri Ave NW

DP2019-0122

This application is for a basement secondary suite.

All comments are due by February 12, 2019.

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Liquor in Public Parks?

The City of Calgary wants to hear from you.

Online survey until January 31, 2019.   https://engage.calgary.ca/liquorinparks

The City of Calgary is conducting public research into a proposal which would allow Calgarians to consume alcohol in City parks.

Detailed information and FAQs can be found here: https://s3.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/hdp.au.prod.app.cgy-engage.files/6715/4766/0826/FAQ_liquor_in_parks_Jan_2019.pdf

As per the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission regulations, the use of liquor in parks would apply to signed, designated picnic sites only, and liquor must be consumed with food. Public intoxication would not be tolerated.

What do you think? What would the impacts be?

Please fill out the survey and pass it on to other residents as well. Your opinion matters!

The City is considering a pilot project depending on the results of the public engagement. The survey will ask for postal codes to help identify potential sites. If the majority of responses are against liquor in parks in one postal code, then the City would not initially designate sites in that area.

Please consider writing a short email to the Brentwood Community Association (brntwdca@telus.net) and Councillor Sean Chu (ward04@calgary.ca) so we know what you think and can accurately represent you.

Thank you.

Development and Transportation Committee
Brentwood Community Association

Updates – January 2019

  • Residential Parking Permit Workshop – Thursday, January 10, 2019
    Time:6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Location: Triwood Community Association, 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW

Description: An in-person workshop to discuss what is, and is not, working for you regarding the residential parking permit program.  Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/residential-parking-permit-program-review-workshop-tickets-53820966961

  • Backyard Secondary Suites Guidelines – January 14, 2019
    After Council approved secondary suites in all areas of the city in March, guidelines for Backyard suites were not yet included. The Backyard Suite Design Guidelines have now been finalized with community and developer input. The Guidelines will go to Council on January 14th and there will be an opportunity for the public to provide input through a public hearing.
    The Guidelines and supporting information can be found here.  https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=73779
    An application for a backyard suite in Brentwood has been received and is in the review process.  We have used the Guidelines to help us evaluate the proposal and have made suggestions for revisions to the applicant.  Since backyard suites will now be allowed, please take a look at the guidelines to see what types of items (building forms) have been included.
  • Residential Parking Permit Survey – Deadline January 17, 2019
    The City of Calgary is looking for your feedback in relation to parking permits, such as restricted resident parking, 2-hour parking, etc.   Anyone can fill out the survey.  Do you visit a home or business with restricted parking?  Do you live in a home with a parking permit system or within a 2-hour zone?
    If so, please complete the survey to let the City know how the current system is, or is not, working for you.
    More information can be found on this site:  https://engage.calgary.ca/
  • Development Permit Application Notices
    After March 2019, Development Permits will no longer be posted in the Calgary Herald every Thursday and will be posted on-line only.  Signs will still be placed in front of a site with a DP application, but please note that the signage remains in place for only one week.   You can view all DPs online at www.calgary.ca/development.
    We also post DPs on our website:   https://developments.brentwoodcommunity.com/current-developments/
  • Interested in Planning?  Partners in Planning Program
    The Federation of Calgary Communities (FCC) along with the City of Calgary offers a Partners in Planning program.  It is intended to help participants better understand the planning process, such as how a development gets planned and approved.
    Partners in Planning courses are free; however you do need to register in advance since space is limited. Most courses run on Saturday mornings from about 8:30 until noon.
    You can find more information here:  https://calgarycommunities.com/our-services/urban-planning/education/

You are also welcome to join us at our Development and Transportation Committee meetings.  We meet on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 in the BCA Boardroom.

4511 Brisebois Dr NW

DP2018-5832

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

All comments are due by January 10, 2019.

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#101, 3604 – 52 Ave NW

DP2018-5534

This application is for a new restaurant in the Dalbrent Plaza. A facility seating area is for 53 persons.  The application requests a relaxation of 13 parking stalls.

All comments are due by December 27, 2018.

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3344 Barr Rd NW

DP2018-4119

This is an application for a secondary suite.

All comments are due by Oct 11, 2018.

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2903 Brentwood Rd NW

DP2018-4217

This is an application for a secondary suite.

All comments are due by Oct 12, 2018.

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4820 Northland Drive  NW

DP2018-3355

This is an application for a Cannabis Store.

All comments are due by  September 25, 2018.

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5116 Shaganappi Trail NW

DP2016-3041 sheet 14 DP110 and DP2015-2676 sheet DP1.01a.

The below drawings are revisions to the previous landscaping at Northland Mall.

4122 Brentwood Rd NW

DP2018-1826

This is an application is for a Change of Use for a Cannabis Store at the Brentwood Coop.

All comments are due by May 26, 2018.

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Brentwood Cannabis Update

The Brentwood Community Association has been receiving many comments and questions about cannabis Development Permit applications in our neighbourhood.

What is the deadline for submitting comments on the Brentwood applications?

–          June 15.  (We requested an extension for comments on all files, so this is the new date that supercedes all the info on individual files.)

–          Please submit any comments to the BCA at brntwdca@telus.net by June 15.  The members of the DTC will consolidate all letters into a submission for each application and will ensure that all letters are passed on to the file manager and the Planning Department.

–          Also cc our Councillor Sean Chu @ ward04@calgary.ca.

This mail is being sent out to all Brentwood CA members as well as those residents who have signed up for email updates with the Development and Transportation Committee.  If you have friends or neighbours who do not use email, please feel free to pass this on to them as well.

How do I find out about possible DP applications in my neighbourhood?

–          The City of Calgary posts a notice board in front of the property where an application has been submitted

–          The City of Calgary places an ad in the Herald every Thursday showing the DP applications by neighbourhood

–          The City of Calgary lists DP applications on its website:  http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Pages/Public-notices/Public-notices.aspx

–          In addition, the Development and Transporation Committee has created a website for DP postings:

https://developments.brentwoodcommunity.com/current-developments/

–          The DTC also delivers Neighbour Notifications to properties immediately adjacent to a DP application as a courtesy to those residents.

–          Finally, join the BCA and you will be added to the mailing list.  http://www.brentwoodcommunity.com/images/Membership_Information_2013_08_23.pdf

Click here for more Information on Cannabis.

1330 Northmount Dr. NW

DP2018-2251

This is an application for a Cannabis Store.

All comments are due by June 7, 2018.

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1343 Northmount Dr. NW

DP2018-1944

This is an application for a Cannabis Store.

All comments are due by June 13, 2018.

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Brentwood Co-op Redevelopment

In December 2016, both a Land Use Amendment (rezoning) Application and Development Permit (DP) were submitted for the Brentwood Co-op site. The rezoning application would have redesignated the property to allow for an increase in building height up to approximately 148 meters (486 feet) and 40-storey high.

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1344 / 1348 Northmount Drive N.W.

DP2015-4155

The project is a 3-storey building with retail and office space (non residential).

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Rogers Cell Tower Proposal

Rogers has retained a company, LandSolutions LP, to host an Open House for the community with respect to their proposal for a cell tower near Original Joe’s at Northland Plaza.  It will be held on August 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 in the BCA Boardroom if anyone is interested in attending.

Please click here for more information on the City of Calgary Telecommunication Antenna Structures Siting Protocals.

This proposal was approved on Oct 26, 2018.

3416 Boulton Rd NW

DP2018-3375

This application is for a new treehouse with a finished floor height (14ft) and balcony.

All comments are due by August 15, 2018.

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4039 Brentwood Rd NW

DP2018-3127

This application is for a new sign – Class C (Freestanding)

All comments are due by August 15, 2018.

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3224 Boulton Rd NW

DP2018-2603

This application is for a new deck and a secondary suite.

All comments are due by July 4, 2018.

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5040 Barron Dr. NW

DP2018-2307

This application is for a 3 bedroom secondary suite in the basement.

All comments are due by June 7, 2018.

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27 Brown Crescent NW

DP2018-1334

This is an application for a secondary suite.

All comments are due by May 28, 2018.

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4503 Buylea Rd NW

DP2018-1329

This is an application is to add a front porch and rear attached triple garage.

All comments are due by May 22, 2018.

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4819 Benson Rd NW

DP2018-0260

This application is for a new single detached dwelling.

All comments are due by March 16, 2018

May 30, 2018 Update:  Amended plans have been submitted due to concerns with the initial proposal.

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5243 Bannerman Dr NW

DP 2018-0260

This application is for an Addition: Single Detached Dwelling (main and second floor)

All comments are due by March 6 2018

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Riocan and Boardwalk Residential Apartment Tower at Brentwood Village Shopping Centre

DP2016-5185

The project will be an 11-storey residential tower with approximately 165 rental apartment units.

Date Submitted:  December 20, 2016
Date Approved:  August 25, 2017.  Permit pending release when conditions of approval have been met.

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Brentwood Co-op Redevelopment

In December 2016, both a Land Use Amendment (rezoning) Application and Development Permit (DP) were submitted for the Brentwood Co-op site. The rezoning application would have redesignated the property to allow for an increase in building height up to approximately 148 meters (486 feet) and 40-storey high.

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5221 Northland Drive NW

This application is for a new sign for the McDonald’s at Northland Mall.

All comments are due by December 4, 2017.

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4712 Benson Road NW

DP2017-3825

This application is by the homeowner to operate an architectural business within his residence.

All comments are due by:  Sept 29, 2017

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#117 4820 Northland Drive NW

DP2017-4242

Change of Use to Liquor Store

All comments due by October 17, 2017

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5120 Shaganappi Trail NW

DP2017-4255

This application is for changes to the A & W at Northland Mall site plan, exterior renovation and refurbish the building facade.

All comments are due by October 12, 2017

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3228 Breen Road NW

DP 2017-4829

This application is for a Home Occupation Renewal for Esthetics.

All comments are due by:  November 16, 2017

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3506 Beaver Road NW

Important Update for Dec 4 and Dec 11, 2017.  Click on MORE INFO to the right for Nov update.

DP2017 – LOC2017-0234

This application is for a re-zoning from R-C1 to R-C1s status to allow for a secondary suite on the above property.

All comments are due by:  Sept 20, 2017

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5682 Brenner Cres NW

DP2017-3987

This application is for a home-based business. The owner is applying for a license to operate a Colon Hydrotherapy business within his resident.

All comments are due by: Sept 27, 2017

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Secondary Suites – March 5 Deadline

Hi Brentwood and Charleswood neighbours,

I’ve received some emails telling me that I included the incorrect address for the Brentwood CA on previous materials.

The correct address is brntwdca@telus.net.

I’ll use this chance to pass on some other comments.

  1. Thanks to all who attended the open houses in Brentwood or in Triwood!
    The feedback we received was:
    – most residents did not think that backyard / garage / laneway houses should be included in the Motion (basement suites only if the Motion is approved)
    – most residents supported a mandatory registry (a suite has to be on the registry or it is illegal after the 2-year amnesty)
    – Most residents felt that there had to be better enforcement around suites (they had examples of problems or of repeated calls to 311 and bylaw)
    – Many residents felt there should be more fines or penalties if bylaw is repeatedly called to a home with a suite.
    – Most residents felt that there would be fewer problems with suites if there was an owner in the home with a suite (this is not part of the Motion but was frequently mentioned.  The City response is that only the use can be regulated, not the user.).
    – All residents agreed that suites had to be safe.  The number one concern had to be that suites were safe and therefore they had to be checked in some manner:  either through a development or building permit, inspection, etc.
  2. I’ve spoken to some residents who tell me they are unsure what to write and have asked if there is a template letter. There isn’t because it’s best if you write what you think, not a form letter.  That said, I have the following suggestions:
    – Keep it short and concise.
    – Start with a very brief statement about yourself – where you live, how long, etc., just a line or two.
    – use point form to make it easier to read.
    – Consider the points above and list the ones you agree or disagree with.
    – Make suggestions instead of listing complaints.  What would you like to see?
    – Thank the Councillors for taking the time to read your letter.
  3. Here is a sample based on a letter I received and with permission I’ve paraphrased it here. It doesn’t have to be complicated.  Just let us know what you think.

We are residents of …. and wish to comment on …. the Motion regarding Secondary suites..

  • “Backyard (garage / laneway) suites” are very different than basement suites and should not be included in the Motion.
  • If secondary suites are permitted anywhere in Calgary they should be registered and the appropriate development and building permits should be enforced rigorously.  There are about 16,000 secondary suites currently in Calgary, but only about 900 are registered.  Without registration, no enforcement of codes and bylaws is possible.
  • There should be significant fines for non-registered suites. Without enforcement, laws are disregarded.  Rigorous enforcement by bylaw is necessary.  There should also be fines for repeat bylaw calls regarding issues like property maintenance and upkeep or other violations.
  • Registered suites give prospective tenants a reasonable assurance that the suite is safe to live in. This should be a minimum standard for any suite, current or future.
  1. Thank you to all who have sent their letters already! This helps us to know what our residents think so we can submit a response to the City on behalf if the BCA.  It also helps Councillor Chu know what you think as he prepares for the Council Hearing.
  2. Remember, letters are due by noon on Monday, March 5 in order to be included in the Public Submissions for Council.
  3. Send your letter to all of the following:

Brentwood CA:  brntwdca@telus.net
Councillor Sean Chu:  Ward04@calgary.ca
All Councillors:  if you send out a mail to councillorweb@calgary.ca, it will be forwarded to all councillors.
Mayor Nenshi:  themayor@calgary.ca
Public Submissions for the Council Hearing:  PublicSubmissions@calgary.ca

  1. Consider speaking at the Hearing on March 12. There is information on the back of the letter you received.
  2. If you’d like to see what the Secondary Suites Registry is, click here. https://secondarysuites.calgary.ca/ This shows all the suites in Calgary that are approved and on the Registry. Zoom in to see detailed street locations.  Keep in mind that right now it is optional to be on the Registry so there are only about 900 in all of Calgary.
  3. For more information in a readable format, the Federation of Calgary Communities has this link: https://calgarycommunities.com/secondary-suite-report/
  4. If you are looking for the City’s website on the Secondary Suite Reform process:  http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Pages/Home-building-and-renovations/Secondary-Suite-Process-Reform.aspx
  5. If you are really keen and would like the detailed information about the Motions, this is the 37-page report that has been prepared for the Hearing on March 12:  http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Documents/public-hearing-on-planning-matters/2018/public-hearing-on-planning-matters.pdf

Thank you!

Melanie Swailes
On behalf of the Development and Transportation Committee
Brentwood Community Association

Calgary Parks and Pathway Bylaw Review

Share your feedback to help create vibrant, positive and interesting park experiences for everyone.

For more information click here: https://www.engage.calgary.ca/parksbylaw

MAKE OUR PARKS EVEN BETTER!

Is there something you wish you could do in the park that you aren’t allowed to do right now?  The Parks and Pathway Bylaw was last reviewed in 2003, almost 15 years ago. Since then a number of innovations have occurred that influence how we use parks from using goats to manage weeds, to the use of segways and drones – it’s time to review this bylaw.

The City wants to understand your vision for parks in Calgary and capture all the opportunities and issues that affect park users. This input will help determine how the Parks Bylaw should change, to make park experiences better for everyone.  Is there anything you want to change in our parks?  Do you have any ideas on how we can reduce user conflicts in parks?

Throughout February we will be collecting feedback from Calgarians. To share your thoughts please visit www.engage.calgary.ca/parksbylaw or call 311.

5615 Northland Drive NW

DP208-0269

This application is for a Financial Institution.

All comments are due by February 15, 2018.

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4520 Brisebois Drive NW

LOC 2017-0353

This application is for a secondary suite.

All comments are due by: December 21, 2017.

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4615 Brisebois Drive NW

DP 2017-4830

This application is for a Sunroom Addition to the rear of the house.

All comments are due by: November 21, 2017

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131 Baker Crescent NW

DP 2017-5083

This Application is for an addition of a front porch on a single detached dwelling.

All comments are due by: December 1, 2017.

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5428 Bannerman Drive NW

DP 2018-0290

This application is for an addition: Single Detached Dwelling (new front entry, extend front garage at basement level and the area above garage extension, rear cantilever)

All comments are due by March 6, 2018

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Northmount Drive Improvement Project Phase 1

Phase 1 for the bike lanes has begun along Northmount Drive.  Phase 1 involved repaving and roadwork around 14th Street, but also the installation of 10 yellow curb extensions along the corridor on the North and South side of Northmount Drive (see details below).

The curb extensions were intended to make pedestrian crossings safer, especially around 34th street (beside Captain John Palliser School).

However, the current placement of the curb extensions has caused some concern for cyclists.  Cyclists are not able to safely ride between the extension and the road curb so they have to ride around the extensions, very close to vehicles travelling on Northmount Drive.  Two near-misses with vehicles on the road have been reported to us.

The curb extensions are temporary until the full completion of the bike lanes along Northmount.  While the extensions appear safer for pedestrians, there are concerns that they increase the risk for cyclists who now have to ride closer to traffic.

The DTC is in contact with the City of Calgary about this issue.

We are open to resident comments.  What have you seen or experienced since the curb extensions were installed?

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5111 Northland Drive NW

CPC2016-039
LOC2015-0025

Northland Village Mall will be redeveloped as a multi-leveled, outdoor mixed-use that combines a retail base with a mixture of residential and office uses.

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Jane’s Walk Led by Brentwood Development Committee May 5 @ 10:00 a.m.

Jane’s Walk Event – This Weekend

Hi Brentwood and Charleswood Residents,

On May 4, 5, and 6th, there will be a number of “Jane’s Walk” events in our area.  Jane’s Walks are free, led by volunteers and a great way to experience something new in our community.

Who was Jane Jacobs?
Jane was an urban activist and writer (1916 – 2006).  She revolutionized the urban planning profession through her observations and writings about how cities funchtion.  Jane coined the phrases “eyes on the street” and the “ballet of the sidewalk”.

She believed in creating communities with a strong sense of belonging and spent a lot of her time observing people, interactions and neighbourhoods.  Jane’s Walks are a way of connecting to our own neighbourhood and seeing things in a new or different light.  We hope you will join one of the many walks in Calgary next weekend!

Where can I find a Jane’s Walk?

https://www.janeswalk.calgaryfoundation.org/

You can click on the date and the quadrant of the city to find walks in NW.

What events are being held in Brentwood?

Friday, May 4, 10:00 – Let’s “Power” Walk Together
Guides from Vecova (including power wheelchairs) will take you on a tour of the University looking at history and accessibility.

https://www.janeswalk.calgaryfoundation.org/walks/lets-power-walk-together/

Friday, May 4, 10:30 – Walking With Coyote,  Walk on Nose Hill with a U of C Professor specializing in coyote and wolf ecology.

https://www.janeswalk.calgaryfoundation.org/walks/walking-with-coyote/

Saturday, May 5, 10:00 – The New Brentwood – Blakiston Park, Towers and Public Spaces

A tour of the new Blakiston Park, the existing towers, and a look at the current and proposed development around the LRT Station. https://www.janeswalk.calgaryfoundation.org/walks/the-new-brentwood-blakiston-park-towers-and-public-spaces/

Saturday, May 5, 2:00 – Following Footsteps, Leading Change – Exploring Active Community Transportation
https://www.janeswalk.calgaryfoundation.org/walks/following-footsteps-leading-change-exploring-active-community-transportation/

A family event with a bike / walk along Northmount Drive, followed by a bike rodeo and other events at St. Luke’s School.

Sunday, May 6, 2:00 – Alleyway Amble:  Pollinators, Plantings and Potential in Suburban laneways
Amble alleyways, imagine place-making in lane-ways for pollinators, biodiversity and sustainability.

https:/ https://www.janeswalk.calgaryfoundation.org/walks/alleyway-amble-pollinators-plantings-and-potential-in-suburban-laneways/

Jane’s Walks are a great way to learn something new about our community, plus meet volunteers and other neighbours.

I hope to see you there!

Melanie Swailes,

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

Public Art Survey

Do you have an opinion about Public Art in Calgary?

The City would like to know what you think!  Fill out the online Survey before April 15, 2018:   https://engage.calgary.ca/public-art-NOM

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Cities around the world have invested in art in the public realm as a means of creating a special sense of place for their citizens and tourists alike. In Calgary, since the adoption of the Corporate Public Art Policy in 2004, that investment has resulted in 54 permanent sculptures being installed, as well as artist-designed banners and murals, manhole covers, drinking fountains, bike racks, benches and 170 painted utility boxes in every ward of the city.

In 2014 an independent citizen survey conducted for The City by Ipsos Reid found that 87% of Calgarians believe that it’s important to have public art in Calgary and 81% agree that Calgary’s public art contributes to making our city a great place to live and visit. Furthermore, 83% of those surveyed supported a public art program that is inclusive when considering citizen input.

Since 2014, an average of 3500 citizens a year have participated in community engagements related to infrastructure projects that include public art in Transportation, UEP and Community Services. As the selection panel for each art project was increased from 5 to 7 members in 2014, over 200 citizens have served on selection panels to choose the art commissioned over the past three years. In 2017, Council directed that we determine best practices around fully engaging the public with the public art policy and practices.

Our goal is to better understand citizens’ expectations about their involvement in the public art process and to help The City improve both when and how citizens are involved and informed.