This website was prepared by Truman and their Project Team to outline a vision and share changes made to the proposal for an assembly of lands at 2940 and 2910 - 17 Avenue SW. “West 17th“ is a mid-rise, mixed-use (residential and commercial-retail) building that activates the 17th Avenue “Main Street” corridor. The property includes two parcels and is currently home to the Killarney Health Care Centre, a dental, chiropractic, and acupuncture practice.
The vision includes a new, vibrant neighbourhood destination with community focused retail amenities that will continue a transition along 17 Avenue SW to a people friendly main street. The building itself will integrate into the neighbourhood through thoughtful height transitions and set the design precedent for the area through the application of high quality architecture and materials.
The West 17 Land Use Change application is scheduled to go before the Calgary Planning Commission on July 27, 2017, with a Public Hearing before Council in September, 2017.
WHAT WE HEARD
Thank you to all those who attended the information session on November 8, 2017. Click the link below to view the What We Heard report which summarizes feedback from the community, responses from the project team, and changes to the proposal as a result of feedback.
HIGH QUALITY RETAIL
Build neighbourhood-focused retail services and amenities.
Create new, vibrant public space and make a neighbourhood destination.
START BUILDING A LIVABLE STREET
Lead the incremental transformation of West 17 Avenue from an auto-oriented environment into a livable, people friendly High Street.
Set a neighbourhood design precedent with high quality architecture that utilizes long lasting building materials.
THOUGHTFUL HEIGHT TRANSITIONS
Design a mid-rise building that integrates with the surrounding context.
AREA REDEVELOPMENT PLANS
As part of the policy housekeeping work undertaken by The City Main Streets Initiative in the spring of 2017, the project site was incorporated into a Local Area Plan for the first time. The project site is now situated within the“Community Centre” policy area of the Killarney / Glengarry Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and is also guided by higher level, City-wide plans. The site’s policy area supports and encourages mixed use mid-rise building types that accommodate a range of retail, services, office and residential uses. Both Westbrook Village and Shaganappi Point Area Redevelopment Plans are also in close proximity, and their intent and policies have been considered in the development of the vision for the site.
‘MAIN STREETS’ INITIATIVE
This site is located along 17 Avenue SW, a Neighbourhood Corridor included in the City’s “Main Streets” Initiative. These corridors are active areas that attract Calgarians to socialize, work, live, shop, dine, and play. They are also important transportation routes for modes that include vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and transit users. The City encourages moderate levels of population and job growth along these corridors.
TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT
BLUE LINE LRT + PRIMARY TRANSIT NETWORK
The site is situated within 600m of two LRT stations and along the Primary Transit Network. The City of Calgary Transit Oriented Development Policy Guidelines (2005) provide guidance for the development of areas within 600m of existing LRT or BRT Transit Stations. Land uses within this overlay should support ridership and provide mixed-use activity nodes, with higher density development being generally encouraged within the context of surrounding communities.
share your feedback
Please feel free to share your feedback with Truman's Project Team directly or by contacting our file planner Dino Civitarese at the City of Calgary.