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VP External / Planning Committee Update

February 15th, 2021

Hi Ramsay! I am back as your Vice-President External, and here is an update for you. – Erin

Planning and Development impacts all residents of Ramsay. Stay Informed and have your say. I am always available to hear Comments, Questions, Concerns, Clarifications, or Provide Additional Information. New Members are always welcome on the Planning Committee. You can contact me, Erin Joslin, Vice-President External at vpexternal@ramsaycalgary.ca

Here is what has been happening in the past couple months:

 

CITY STUFF

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Guidebook for Great Communities

This document has been in the work as long as our LAP/ARP. This is the document that works in conjunction with our LAP to form city development policy moving forward. The Guidebook has just been granted approval from Planning and Urban Development (PUD) to move forward to council for final approval. This document has varying levels of support from Community Associations, most leaning towards have some serious concerns about the document.

Guidebook for Great Communities (calgary.ca)

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Historic East Calgary Local Area Plan (LAP)
Formerly known as the Inglewood/Ramsay Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP)

There is a new draft of the Historic East Calgary Communities Local Area Plan (also known as an Area Redevelopment Plan ready for engagement. This project has a long, complicated history that has yet to reach a point where we feel comfortable to support the document moving forward. This document is VERY IMPORTANT and will impact the future development and growth of Ramsay.
Find the current draft of the document here:

Historic East Calgary ARP :: Community Planning along the Green Line :: Engage
The City wants engagement on:

• comments on the formal name of the document
• future investment opportunities for community infrastructure
• final thoughts on the draft LAP
From Feb. 12 to 26, you can provide your input on these topics online If you find the engagement platform online limiting and have more to say about the document, please send me an email with additional thoughts and comments.
The City anticipates taking the LAP to Planning and Urban Development (PUD) before summer.

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Green Line

From the City – “The City continues to work with the Province to support the provincial review of the Green Line LRT project. In order to provide the time needed to conclude these discussions, a decision was made in December 2020 to pause the procurement for segment 1. This pause does not impact the work that is currently underway including progressing enabling works to make way for segment 1 construction and functional planning for segment 2 (16 Avenue North to Inglewood/Ramsay).”

I have asked for an update on where the current station development is at, understanding that it might influence how we think of our LAP.

 

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE

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Committee Review
I am currently doing a review of the current committee membership. This is simply just an update to who wants to remain on the email list. If you would like to join/be on the email list, please send me an email so that I can include you.

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Development Permits (DP’s) 

Sorry for the lack of photos this round.

1024 Maggie Street SE – DP2021-0421
New: Single Detached Dwelling

1812 Salisbury ST SE – DP2021-0618
Temporary Use: Home Occupation – Class 2 (Podology – 3 Years)

1027 9 ST SE – DP2021-0595
Addition: Single Detached Dwelling (main floor, second floor, third floor)

722 23 AV SE – DP2021-0669
Relaxation: Accessory Residential Building (detached garage) – parcel coverage

 

LOCAL ISSUES

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Snow Clearing
I noticed that the new path along 11 Street from 21st Ave to Crossroads wasn’t cleared. I don’t often travel that way, so if you notice an issue such as this please snap a photo, report to 311 and you are welcome to loop me into the issue so I can track it and follow up as required.

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Truck Route Issues

We are currently working on an issue that involves Semi-Trucks using 8th Street and 24th Ave to exit and enter the community. We believe that this is not the correct route, considering the vehicles do not fit and are damaging property. We have reached out the businesses and will need to verify information with the correct authorities.

 

 

HERITAGE

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Windshield Survey

Calgarians for Heritage Districts is undertaking an independent audit of the heritage assets identified in the 2019-2020 Heritage Asset Windshield Survey conducted. A windshield survey is: “A visual survey of possible heritage assets in an area identified according to specific criteria of historic architecture and design. It’s called a windshield survey to give the idea that an area can be quickly surveyed through the windshield of a car. In practice, the survey is completed after properties are checked by walking the streetscape and scrutinizing individual properties.”

All homes in Ramsay 1945 and older have been photographed and I am currently in the process of cataloguing them for this project. This information will be used to help drive heritage policies. It will not impact you ability to change your property or demolish your home.

Heritage conservation incentives and programs (calgary.ca)

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Turk Statue


It will take some time, but a Turk Statue is in serious discussions. It will also involve some community feedback and engagement to move forward. Updates will be provided as they become available.

In the meantime, Parks is running a Contest:
“To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beloved Bench and Picnic Table Dedication Program one lucky Calgarian will win a custom bronze plaque on a dedication bench at Scotsman’s Hill for a special three-year term.”

It has been discussed that it might be nice to win the bench for Turk. You can enter here to help his chances, or you can enter for yourself:
Bench and Picnic Table Dedication — Parks Foundation Calgary (parksfdn.com)

25 Avenue S.E. / LRT Grade Separation Study

February 26th, 2017

The City of Calgary is conducting a functional planning study of 25 Avenue S.E. and the Red Line LRT tracks to the east of Macleod Trail. The study will develop a recommended grade separation plan for the Red Line LRT tracks and 25 Avenue S.E. The final recommended plan will improve travel through this area for people driving, walking, cycling and taking transit.
Currently no funding is available for the construction of the final recommended plan.

Please join The City of Calgary at an open house to learn more about the 25 Avenue S.E. / LRT Grade Separation Study. You will have the opportunity to share your experiences travelling through the study area, and ask the project team questions.

http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TP/Pages/Planning/Transportation-Planning-Studies/25-Avenue-SE-LRT-Grade-Separation-Study.aspx

How can I participate in the study?

You can participate in a number of different ways:

  • Join us at our public open house (drop-in format)
    Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    Time: 5 – 8 p.m.
    Location: Repsol Sport Centre (formerly Talisman Centre), 2225 Macleod Trail S.E
  • Participate in our online survey. It will be live on the project engagement page from February 28 – March 13, 2017.
  • Please sign up for email newsletters to get updates on the study and upcoming engagement opportunities.
  • Information about engagement opportunities will be posted on the project engagement page.

Development Permit Application for Review at Feb 3 General Meeting

February 2nd, 2015

At the next General Meeting on Tuesday February 3, a representative from Red Tree Management will be explaining the proposal for DP2015-0070

  • 1925 6 St SE (Map)
  • Single Detached Dwelling

You can download the plans here

Important – Land Use Amendment Requests

November 27th, 2014

The City of Calgary has sent two Land Use Amendment requests to the Ramsay Community Association.

These two Land Use changes could have a significant impact on Ramsay. We have sent requests for the two applicants to explain their projects and answer questions from the community.

All interested community members are invited to attend the next General Meeting on Tuesday December 2 at 7pm at Ramsay Community Hall.

Important Note: The developer of the rental unit complex will attend the December 2 general meeting, but the CMLC (who are proposing the 7 St SE road closure) will NOT be at the December 2 general meeting. Instead, the CMLC will make a formal presentation to the Ramsay community in the new year. The date will be announced on this website as soon as the CMLC  confirms it.

See below for the details we have so far.

Rental Multi-Residential Development on 11 St SE

What is this?

A new rental unit complex on 11 St SE (at the corner of 18 Ave SE, on the east side of 11 St, just north of the Ramsay Design Centre).

How do I find out more information?

The developer will answer questions at the RCA general meeting at the Ramsay Community Hall on Tuesday December 2 2014 (starting at 7pm)

File:

LOC2014-0150

Address:

1802 11 St SE (Map)

Existing Use:

Commercial – Corridor 3 (C-Cor3 f2.0h16) District

Proposed Use:

Multi-Residential – High Density Low Rise (M-H1)

 

Road Closure of 7 St SE between McDonald Bridge and CPR Bridge

What is this?

The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) would like to permanently close 7 St SE between McDonald Bridge and the CPR Bridge. (Map)

They want to do this in order to expand the Riverwalk. Instead of vehicle traffic, this stretch of 7 St SE would allow pedestrians only.

How do I find out more information?

You can download the documents here:

Application for Road Closure and Land Use Amendment

Overall Site Plan

The CMLC will come to an RCA general meeting in the new year so they can answer questions from Ramsay residents. The exact date has not been confirmed yet.

File:

LOC2014-0169

Existing Use:

Undesignated Road Right-of-Way

Proposed Use:

Special Purpose – Recreation

 

If you have any questions or concerns about either of these Land Use Amendment requests, please come to the General Meeting on Tuesday December 2 at 7pm at the Ramsay Community Hall.