Guidebook for Great Communities and North Hill Local Area Plan Delayed

On March 4, the Guidebook for Great Communities and the North Hill Local Area Plan were presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development (PUD). The committee approved the two policy documents for consideration at the 2020 April 27 Public Hearing of Council.

The March 4 PUD meeting was prior to the current COVID-19 situation and the physical distancing procedures that are now in place to ensure the public’s health and safety. While it is technically possible to hear these two policy items at the April 27 public hearing, at which citizens could participate, Administration acknowledged that COVID-19 is confronting Calgarians with significant challenges and concerns.

Therefore, Administration is recommending to Council the following approaches to these two policy reports, as they relate to the April 27 Combined Meeting of Council:

  • Guidebook for Great Communities: defer to a later Council date, at which time a public hearing will be advertised
  • North Hill Local Area Plan: defer to a later Council date, at which time a public hearing will be advertised

Regarding the April 1 meeting of the Standing Policy Committee on Planning & Urban Development, Administration recommended to Council that the Heritage Conservation Tools and Incentives report be received for information only. It is recommended it returns to the SPC on PUD at a later time for a fulsome discussion and public participation. The meeting minutes and livestream from the April 1 PUD can be found here.