Posts Tagged ‘Planning & Development’

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…


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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Get involved!

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

The Bowness Community Association has a brand new Planning and Development Committee formed from the merger of the Society of Bowness Residents with the BCA.

It’s a wonderful step forward, giving ­Bowness a single strong voice. Any member of the BCA is welcome to join this committee and get involved in looking at develop­ment permits, subdivisions and other planning and transportation issues that affect Bowness.

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Bowness Community Hall from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. You don’t need to be an expert to be involved. Your voice as a resident of Bowness matters!

For more information, contact me at ­403-282-8203 or

—Niki Smyth, BCA Planning & Development

From our Elected Representatives July/August 2010

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

City Report: On The Record
from Dale Hodges, Alderman, Ward 1

Public Service Announcement: The City of Calgary launches new online Summer Recreation Guide and Interactive Map

The City of Calgary Recreation new online interactive program guide and map is now available.

The new map function offers a full view of Calgary, showing where each recreational facility is located, while virtual tours of many facilities allow a personal view of facility features and other amenities. Read more…

West LRT Development

June 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Keep your community safe – Slow Down

As I am sure you are all aware, construction is underway on the West LRT development.

This is an exciting project that will benefit many Calgarians in the long run, but will undoubtedly cause some disruption in the short term.

This disruption will not only impact local residents, but also those that travel through our community.

Calgary_train To help address specific issues, the Calgary Police Service set up a working group that meets on a regular basis with community leaders, construction project managers, the Aldermanic Office and the City of Calgary.

While the City is responsible for the construction and setting the speed limits in and around the construction zones, our priority is to ensure public safety.

This includes the safety of construction workers, motorists and pedestrians.

Last year, 229 people were injured and seven people died in collisions in constructions zones in Alberta. A significant factor in these collisions is speed.

One of the key aspects in keeping people safe is to ensure that people drive through the construction zones at the posted speeds.

Due to the complex nature of the construction, there will be regular changes to construction zones, road layout, speed limits and lane closures.

As such, there will be periods of time when motorists will have to adjust to these changes. During these ‘adjustment’ phases, our priority will be education rather than enforcement.

Where possible, we will continue to educate the public. However, fines are sometimes a necessary component of enforcement to help educate the public about traffic safety and alter driving habits.

Please be considerate when driving through construction zones. Be vigilant and stick to the posted speed limits to ensure that everyone gets home safely.

If you have a concern about traffic in your community related to the construction, please call Community Liaison Officer Constable Jud Niven at the District 2 Office at 403-567-6200 or your Aldermanic Office.

For the latest traffic information, please visit

Thank you for slowing down and keeping everyone safe.

Cst. J. Niven

Community Liaison Officer

Proposed Changes to Inner City Bus Routes

January 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Transit Calgary Transit is conducting a review of bus routes serving communities close to the downtown. The review mainly looks at routes that have low ridership and provide duplication of service.

Some routes within Bowness and the surrounding area will be affected by the proposed changes.  Calgary Transit has asked that you review the changes and comment on them on this website.

Edworthy Park Heritage Society

May 22, 2009 5 comments

The Edworthy Park Heritage Society is concerned about a proposed transit route and bridge through Edworthy Park in the new Plan It Calgary proposals going to city council in June, 2009. These concerns are discussed, and alternatives suggested, in the attached open letter.

Download EdworthyPark Open Letter