Guidebook Followup

Thank you to those residents who attended our town hall meeting on the Guidebook for Great Communities on April 19, 2021.  The Guidebook will be returning to the Standing Policy Committee (SPC) on Planning and Urban Development (PUD) meeting on Wednesday, May 5th to consider all of the public What We Heard information from the Council Hearing on March 22nd as well as subsequent City meetings with those who spoke and/or wrote letters.  There will be a City-led information session on Thursday, April 29th at 6:30 p.m. which is open to the public – Guidebook Report Back Presentation, click here to join live on Thursday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.. Unfortunately, this is the day after the deadline for public submissions to be included in the agenda package which should be available online on Friday April 30th.  Citizens can still submit letters and/or request to present until May 5th.  Please see our detailed information below on how to do this.  Be sure to have your say.

Here we have included the PowerPoint presentation from our town hall, plus some links to other information pro and con about the Guidebook, how to attend the update meeting on April 29th, and how to submit letters to the City.   This is the most significant change to City planning in decades and will impact all developed communities.  The goals and policies from the Municipal Development Plan are already affecting how new communities are planned and built.  

Where We Go From Here – Next Steps


Read the “Guidebook for Great Communities from the City webpages:

See what Calgarians are saying at

Ask questions – the UHCA would be happy to answer your questions by email to


LETTERS MATTER!  To be part of the public record for the May 5th Standing Policy Committee (SPC) on Planning and Urban Development (PUD) you must use the City of Calgary submissions portal and sign off on the Freedom of Information and Privacy (FOIP) declaration. Deadline for submissions to be included in the public record is April 28th at 11:59pm. Participate in a Council or Committee meeting (   


  1. Click here to go to the City of Calgary web site
  2. Click on the link for Submit – public submission form
  3. Enter your details in the form
  4. For the Public Hearing Item enter: SPC on Planning & Urban Development
  5. Date of Meeting: May 5th, 2021
  6. Enter your comments and submit the form

Emails can also be sent to:  Ward 7 Councillor Dru Farrell at and all councillors at Please copy the UHCA Development committee on all emails, news or correspondence at


Any member of the public can register to speak at the meeting on May 5th up to the point where the chair at the meeting verbally says they are closing public input on the item in question. Participate in a Council or Committee meeting (

Supporting Documents / Sites

Calgary Community websites with thoughts pro and con on the Guidebook for Great Communities, Local Area Plans and planning engagement matters

Brentwood Community Association Developments – The latest information about developments in Brentwood (   Hounsfield Heights-Briar Hill

Parkdale Community Association – Bringing Calgary’s best community online

Banff Trail Community Association | 2115 20 Ave NW, Calgary, AB

Proposed New Redevelopment Rules: The Guidebook for Great Communities | Elboya Heights – Britannia Community Association (

Guidebook for Great Communities | Westgate Community Association

North Hill Communities Local Area Plan (NHCLAP) and Guidebook for Great Communities go to public hearing and Council on March 22, 2021 :: Crescent Heights Community Association (  on the ground input from a community involved in the North Hill Local Area Plan

MPCA’s Letter to The City re Guidebook NHCLAP – Mount Pleasant Community Association

HPCA’s Letter to City Council Re: Guidebook to Great Communities — Highland Park Community Association

Guidebook for Great Communities | SACA: Scenic Acres Community Association (

2021-04-April.pdf – Google Drive  Inglewood April 2021 community newsletter with interesting articles on development and the significant situation with their newly released ARP/Heritage LAP (p. 9 – 11)  

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