Archive for the ‘Focus on Planning & Development’ Category

Is bigger better?

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

WHO COULD HAVE KNOWN that Calgary would grow by leaps and bounds so quickly? Who would have thought that Bowness, once considered the edge of the wilderness, would become part of the inner city? Next time you’re driving around in your car or travelling by bus through Parkdale, West Hillhurst or Point Grey, take a good look at the way properties have been subdivided to allow for massive infill, duplex and townhouse developments. Montgomery is experiencing this now, too, and Bowness is beginning to see more and more of the same type of development. Read more…


A good plan for a great park

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

TAKE A WALK through Bowness Park any weekday morning and you’ll find it pretty much as you like. A quiet, reflective, Class A greenspace—the crown jewel in our landscape, and a calling card to the greater northwest to come on down and stay awhile. Problem is, every weekend between May and October, that invite is accepted in spades. Visit the park at high noon on any given Sunday and you’ll wonder when picnicking became a strictly drive-in experience. It’s bumper to bumper, packed to bursting, and suddenly the park is the last place you’d ever want to be on a stat holiday. Read more…

Planning and Development: A report from the BCA Planning & Development Committee

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Bowness is a special place, rich in natural beauty and local history. The BCA Planning and Development Committee represents the interests of Bowness residents in helping to shape the future of our community, by seeking a balance between conserving the landscape and heritage of Bowness and building for tomorrow. In these pages, we explore several pressing issues now before the committee.

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Main Street makeover

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

The Bowness Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) has been hard at work for the past year setting the stage for streetscape/urban design improvements that were envisioned through the 1997 Bowness Area Redevelopment Plan. Read more…

Bowness Park Redevelopment Open House

February 18, 2009 1 comment

The City of Calgary is hosting an open house to discuss the proposed redevelopment of Bowness Park.  This will be the second open house (the first was in Oct of 2008) to discuss the plans and they are asking that as many folks as possible attend to provide feedback.  They really want to do what's best for the community here so please attend and voice your opinions!

Date: Wednesday Feb 18th, 2009
Time: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Location: Bowness Sportsplex, 7904 43 ave NW
For more info click here