In the City of Calgary, the process to redevelop a parcel of land begins with a re-zoning application to change the zoning bylaw that controls the density, uses and height for the property and allows for change in those limits with a new bylaw. Once rezoned, lower density homes can be replaced with new multi-family or mixed-use buildings.
A rezoning is applied for at the City of Calgary through an application to the Planning Department. The application follows a multi-step process that allows for public engagement and City Department review. Whether applying for a Land-Use/Outline Plan (an LOC application) to re-zoning the property, or a Development Permit (DP) for a designed building, the application follows the same planning process at the City. Taking at a minimum four months, but up to a year on complex files, a land planning consultant can assist you significantly throughout the process by managing your file as your agent and being the applicant to the City.
The process begins with a pre-application meeting with a planning department representative to review the proposal and provide feedback to the applicant on potential issues. The applicant then prepares their submissions and required materials and the City intakes the file.
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