Planning and development updates are posted regularly on https://hsca-community-planning.mn.co. You can sign up for Mighty Networks free (it’s also a mobile app) to view updates and discuss projects with your fellow community members.
This webpage is only updated occasionally. For up-to-date status updates, go to the City of Calgary website Development Map at https://developmentmap.calgary.ca.
The mixed-use St John’s on Tenth building was one of the first Transit Oriented Development projects in the community. It is 8 storeys (26m) facing 10 St and steps down to 4 and 3 storeys towards the residential community on 10A St and includes 95 residential units.
The Ven condo building in Sunnyside was built on an entire inner city block. It includes 115 units and is 4 storeys (16m) tall.
Ezra on Riley Park at 1234 5 Ave on the southern boundary of Riley Park and to the east of the HSCA and includes 100 residential units spread over two buildings and has a height of 8 storeys (26 metres).
The Palfreyville condo building at 214 9 St (near Vendome) includes 19 units at 4 storeys (15.4m).
The Lido at 144/148 10 St is a mixed-use building with commercial retail on the ground floor and residential units at 8 storeys high (26m).
The Kensington across the street at 30110 St is another mixed-use commercial building that contains 75 residential units and 2 live/work units on the laneway at 6 storeys (20m).
Aurora on the Park is a newer 4 storey (14.8m) apartment building in Sunnyside.
Our newer residents are always welcome at HSCA. We hope you get involved with community life and your community association!
National Transmission Site Redevelopment | 211-221 14 St NW
Ocgrow is proposing a mixed-use retail/residential on the site of the National Transmission building on the west side of 14 St NW between Kensington Road and 2 Ave NW. The applicant seeks a Land Use Redesignation (rezoning) and amendment to the Hillhurst Sunnyside Area Redevelopment Plan. Requested height: 26m at 8 storeys (ARP max: 20m or 6 storeys) and Floor Area Ratio of 5.0 (ARP max: 4.0 FAR) with a target of 140 condo units.
Residents will need to weight the benefits or challenges of a larger building backing a low-density residential area with the proposed “catalyst” redevelopment of the currently neglected urban corridor. The applicants have proposed an improved streetscape and an on-street parking lane on their front setback to calm traffic and surface parking on the alley for the commercial component.
A Development Permit (plans for the design of the building and surrounding site) has not been submitted yet. Residents will have another opportunity to provide comments to City Planning and to City Council as decision-makers once the Land Use application is submitted – stay tuned to HSCA online or at the applicant’s website at engageocgrowkensington.com for details.
Eisenberg Building | 140 10 Street NW
Construction on the new three storey commercial/retail building is under way. The existing building (formerly home to the New Age store) was demolished early Nov 2018. This will be a three-storey commercial-retail building. RBC may be a potential tenant for the main floor.
Minto 613-621 9A Street Project
Minto Communities has proposed a midrise building (26m or 8-9 storeys with approx. 70-90 condo units) close to the C-Train tracks. The Land Use Designation was approved at City Council; however there is no Development Permit or a design for the building at this time.
Five Eleven | 1116-1128 5 Avenue NW
Spray Group of Companies has an approved Development Permit on 5th Avenue between 10 and 11 Streets. The proposed building will be a purpose-built 6-storey rental building with 79 units on the north side of 5th Avenue west of the Statesman Kensington on the Park condo building. The height (20m) and density (2.95 FAR with 4.0 FAR as max) fits within the zoning for the north side of 5th Avenue. Without the corner parcels, an Ezra-style 8-storey development is not possible with the current zoning.
Russell RED Project | 916-926 2 Avenue NW
Homespace | 344 14 Street nw
321-331 9A Street Condo Building
This is a new Minto Communities condo building that replaces 6 derelict single family homes on the west side of the C-Train tracks. The new building, “Annex” will accommodate 104 units in a 26 metre (9-storey) building.
922, 926 & 928 Memorial Drive NW
The Truman Archer project will be a 20m building with 39 condo units and replaces two single detached houses. Including the mechanical structure and rooftop amenity space, the building will be 6 storeys high.
1134-1160 Memorial Drive Midrise Building
Anthem’s first project in Hillhurst includes 93 units separated into two wings in a 16 metre (5-storey) midrise building. This development replaced 13 single family character homes.
During the community consultation stage, Dobbin Group, as the applicant underwent a process to protect two heritage commercial buildings. The Arnell Block (currently Starbucks) and Smith-Cozzubbo Residence (currently Kensington Pub) were designated as municipal heritage resources.
Sunnyside Grocery Redevelopment | 802 2 Ave NW
Built in 1911, the former Sunnyside Grocery store at 802 2 Ave was one of several corner stores in the neighbourhood. The site was originally owned and developed by Alderman William Ross, who developed the subdivision of Sunnyside. As the community said good bye to the now-demolished Grocery in Nov 2018, memories of the store and later the window displays and murals it hosted, we will soon say hello to new neighbours. Sunnyside Sustainable Living intends to build six affordable family-oriented rental townhomes.
Website available at facebook.com/sunnysidegrocery.
Visit the City of Calgary's website at https://developmentmap.calgary.ca/#property/LOC2016-0079.
More info at Sunnyside Grocery Redevelopment Project on HSCA Community Planning.
LifeSport Site Redevelopment | 1110 Gladstone Road NW
This is a future development on the triangular block that contains the blue LifeSport building (formerly the Hillhurst Baptist Church) and excluding the two single family houses on the west end of the block. Battistella Development has gone through the process of a Land Use Redesignation and ARP Amendment to restore, preserve and designate the historic church. Concepts show a larger 32m (10 storey) building on the middle parcel and a 16m (4 storey) building on the western parcel.
More info at LifeSport (Hillhurst Baptist Church) Site Development on HSCA Community Planning and at Battistella’s website.
Theodore (RBC Site) | 417 10 Street nw
Graywood has received Development Permit approval for a new mixed-use retail building on the site. It will be a 10 storey (32m), 5.0 FAR building with 112 residential units and commercial-retail on the ground floor.
More info at Graywood’s website.
CBC Site at 1724 Westmount Boulevard NW
The former CBC Memorial Drive building was constructed in the 1960s with its expansion completed in 1970. For many years, CBC has been a neighbour in our community, hosting notable events such as their annual Stampede kick-off breakfast and in years past, the book sale. As of Oct 2017, CBC’s operations have moved to another building at 1000 Veterans Place NW. The building was demolished in November 2018.
Anthem’s redevelopment application proposes 83 (down from 84) townhouse units on the site. Anthem and the community await AB Environment & Parks’ review of the creosote contamination in the area. You can find documentation on the creosote contamination that has migrated from the south side of the Bow River by going to aep.alberta.ca and search for “Canada Creosote”. Going forward, AEP intends to hold yearly open houses to provide information to residents rotating between HSCA and WHCA venues.
As for the “Steel Wave” sculpture? The 1978 work by artist, Roy Leadbeater has been donated and has found a new home in an outdoor sculpture park at the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre in Springbank.
Grace Hospital Redevelopment
This is a major project that is located on the northeast corner of 8 Ave & 14 St and is bounded McHugh Bluff on the north side and the Agape Hospice on the west side. NorthWest Health Care Properties has submitted its Land Use and Area Redevelopment Plan applications in July 2017. The application is still under review.
Sunnyside Triangle Site | 1020 2 Ave NW (Currently ContainR)
This is a City of Calgary-owned parcel that has been stated for an affordable and mixed-market housing development in the future. The parcel is currently being used by Springboard Performance for community activities. Contact Susan.Sanderson@calgary.ca for any inquiries.
Stay Informed / Get Involved
There is a lot going on in our neighbourhood and the HSCA Planning Committee is always looking to add keen volunteers to our roster. We would love to hear from you! Here are the ways you can receive updates or get involved:
Sign up for updates on our online news forum. Residents can read more and make posts about the various development activities in the community. Type in bit.ly/hscaplanning in your internet browser to get to the community planning website.
Regular newsletters. Sign up for our monthly email newsletter at hsca.ca and tick off the topics you are interested in, or pick up a copy of the Hillhurst Sunnyside Voice, our monthly print newsletter.
Join our monthly meetings. We meet on the second Tuesday of the each month from 7-9pm at the HSCA. We hope to see you there!
Would you like to contact us or volunteer for the Hillhurst Sunnyside Planning Committee? Send an email to the planning committee c/o Lisa Chong, Community Planning & Engagement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.