Community Planning and Development
Written by Lisa Chong for HSCA Planning Committee
Hillhurst Sunnyside has gone through major changes in the past few years as Calgary grows and densifies. The HSCA has a planning committee (HSPC) that evaluates development applications and provides local context to the City and developers. HPSC works to engage residents and review individual proposals through the lens of the Hillhurst Sunnyside Area Redevelopment Plan.
RBC Site Redevelopment
Graywood Developments has submitted a rezoning application for the site at 413 10th Street NW (currently occupied by Royal Bank). The developer intends to build a new 32m (9-storey), 5 FAR mixed-use building with retail/commercial on the ground floor and 100-120 condos on the upper floors at the site. This project is within the scope of the ARP vision.
Any feedback should be sent to email@example.com. Be sure to copy the HSCA Planning Committee c/o Lisa Chong (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Councillor Farrell’s office to Dale Calkins (email@example.com). Your comments help us understand your insights as residents.
The rezoning application will be going forward to Calgary Planning Commission (CPC) for their recommendation to City Council, which has the final say on approval. The tentative CPC date is March 22. You can read the City report soon at calgary.ca/cpc. Designs for the building are to be expected soon.
Sunnyside Grocery Redevelopment
This is a proposal for six family-oriented townhouse style units at 802 2nd Ave NW. The existing building will be demolished, and the developer will work with the City on heritage commemoration on the design of the building. The recent rezoning application was approved at Calgary Planning Commission on January 24 and will move forward to City Council and the Public Hearing for their final decision on March 12. You can see a copy of the report at agendaminutes.calgary.ca and watch the live feed online or at City Hall starting at 9am.
Sunnyside Sustainable Living has submitted a Development Permit – you can view the plan proposal for the building at the HSCA during office hours (M-F from 9am to 3:30pm). Any feedback should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to copy us at email@example.com.
If you have any questions or need help with navigating the planning and development process, contact us and we will connect you with a volunteer. Or if you have a skill you would like to share, but are unable to attend our monthly meetings, let us know! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Read about major projects happening in your area by visiting www.hsca-community-planning.mn.co, including volunteer opportunities.
2. Sign up for emails from your community association at www.hsca.ca.
3. Follow us on social media at facebook.com/hillhurstsunnyside and twitter.com/hillhurstsunny.
4. In-person at the next HSCA Planning Committee meeting. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm at the community centre. All residents and potential volunteers/guests are welcome!
The HSCA is looking for resident volunteers to take the lead and coordinate community safety initiatives. We are eager to hear your ideas. Contact HSCA Vitalization at email@example.com and cc: firstname.lastname@example.org if interested and read our posting at https://hsca-community-planning.mn.co/posts/community-safety-volunteers-needed for details.
Sunnyside Stormwater Lift Station
A new storm water lift station will be built between the Curling Club and the Calgary Parking Authority parking lot along Memorial Drive. This second lift station will “lift” stormwater from low-lying areas and redirect water to the river though underground infrastructure.
Along with a new lift station to help with stormwater management, the community will see exciting improvements for the surrounding site for public activities. Stay connected to HSCA online and social media for more information, including a future City of Calgary open house.
Learn more about the new Sunnyside lift stations at https://engage.calgary.ca/SunnysideLS.