Expansion & Development
Even though the Coach Hill Patterson Heights community is relatively well established, there are still a number of developments occurring both within and around our community. We try to provide the most up to date information about these developments so our residents are up to date on what is happening. We also encourage you to provide your input on these developments to ensure our Alderman and The City of Calgary is aware of our concerns and/or support for the projects.
For any more information about these topics please contact either the Director of E and D at email@example.com or the President at firstname.lastname@example.org. E mails are sent out to members informing them of up coming open houses held by developers.
Update, February 5, 2012:
Thank you to all of those people who expressed their appreciation for all the CHPH Board has done to help the community with regards to development issues in our area and beyond – like the Paskapoo Slopes.
Your board is working on these issues, but we cannot do this ‘volunteer job/position’ without your help! There is an old saying that “many hands make light work”. The time is now for you to step forward and help and support the community you call home. We need you to get involved and make a positive difference where you live.
A little expansion and development “news”:
- Ron Kellam – in front of Indian Bluffs, and above some of the Patterson Boulevard residents and beside the new Statesman development. They are requesting a change to the Area Structure Plan with regards to the allowed density. They want to expand the capacity of their site to 60 units in basically a 6 story block of cement. The ASP allows only a maximum of 40 units. Because people like Ron Kellam get paid to do their jobs and make sure things like this get passed, they lobby the Alderman. While the CA Board has the right to lobby as well, right now we do not have the ‘manpower’ and time, and maybe even energy. Some of you have written letters to the Alderman in protest of the merits of this development. How many of you will also express your opinion at City Hall with the 5 minutes each person is allotted to speak? This would be your chance to let the City know how this will affect your home and how you feel about it. The power in numbers has never been more relevant than it is in such cases. Imagine the difference if 30 residents speak for 5 minutes each compared to only one community representative speaking for 5 minutes? Even if you are too shy to speak to Council, your very presence in the room gives credence to those who do speak for you. There is strength in numbers! Were you there?
- Win Sport – or CODA or the Paskapoo Slopes or Canada Olympic Park – all the same area in question. The development proposed is extremely invasive to what is left of the natural area. There will be precious little left if their proposal is adopted by Council. Will you be there to express your desire for the safe keeping and protection of the natural area? This is an incrediable gift to us to experience in its natural state. Let's do what we can to protect it. Alderman Richard Pootmans has stated that the City is realizing that the purchase of the property to the tune of $30 Million is actually less expensive than the infastructure that the City (i.e. your taxpayer money) will have to foot the bill for, if this area is developed. Your CA Board would much prefer a park with the vision of people now and for future generations being able to experience this beautiful natural area, left mostly as it is except for walking and interpretation areas, up close and personal. Will you be one of the ones to speak up and support your own long-term well-being in the community; save the space for your children's learning and recreational use; support your community's desires to preserve this historical icon, this “gateway to Calgary”, and show our Alderman that we appreciate his business accumen and commitment to the environment? Your Board of Directors certainly hopes so.
Contact us to find out how you can make a difference: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
West Springs Area Structure Plan Amendment
The City of Calgary is currently reviewing the West Springs ASP to create a concept plan that will allow this area to develop in a functional and community-oriented way. An Open House was held on November 30, 2011, hosted by Land Use Planning & Policy that was well attended and an over all success. At the Open House, visitors were asked to provide feedback on the proposed Concept Plan via survey. The survey was closed on December 18 and it's results are currently under review by City planners. To learn more about the proposal visit: www.calgary.ca/westsprings
Highway 8/Ring Road
The Province of Alberta is in the process of a Functional Planning Study for the Southwest Ring Road (SWRR); study limits from 17 Avenue SW/Stoney Trail to Highway 22X/Macleod Trail SW. The intersection of Glenmore Trail/69 Street falls within this study limits. Project completion was anticipated by December 2011, but has been extended to mid 2012. The intersection (future interchange) at Glenmore Trail/69 Street is within provincial jurisdiction and is included in the above study. Construction of this interchange will be completed as part of the southwest ring road. It is anticipated that timing for construction of the southwest ring road would commence after the southeast section is complete. The southeast section of the ring road is expected to be complete by the end of 2013 and Alberta Transportation would be considering what section of the ring road would be started next after that. More information can be found on the SWRR provincial website.
Some other documents of interest:
Patterson Heights (Strathcona Cell "A") Revised Concept Plan and Supporting Information, May 2006
Policy Amendment, Road Closure, Land Use Amendment and Outline Plan, July 21, 2011
East Paskapoo Slopes ASP