The City of Calgary is currently preparing an Area Structure Plan to guide the development of the Providence area of Calgary in accordance with the Municipal Development Plan and the Calgary Transportation Plan.
Providence is located in the city’s southwestern quadrant, just west of the communities of Evergreen and Bridlewood. It is bound by the future Southwest Ring Road to the east, the Tsuu T’ina Nation to the north, a future planning area to the west and Highway 22X to the south. Providence is comprised of approximately 1,950 acres of land, of which most of currently used for agricultural purposes.
This is the first step in determining land uses, transportation network for an area, and areas of environmental significance. It also identifies the location of future schools, activity centres, and outlines the requirements for getting essential services to the area. For more information about the planning process, please visit Calgary Planning Overview for more information.
The Providence Area Structure Plan (ASP) will be ready for consideration by City Council by December 2015. During the summer months, City staff will be working with stakeholders to refine a land use concept, draft policies, and create diagrams and maps. They will also be working to gather feedback from key stakeholders and the public about the ASP.
A draft land use concept has been prepared for the Providence area. The land use concept defines high level land uses, environmentally significant areas a road network. This concept will be refined over the coming months.
Thank you to the 75 citizens who came to our September 8 public information session. Our presentation boards from the event are available to those who were unable to attend.
To learn more, I invite you to read a blog on Providence on designing Calgary’s first “complete community”, written by project manager, Jill Sonego.