Originally Published in the Jan/Feb 2024 Bowest’ner
By Angelina Selvalingham
Hello, Bowness neighbours!
As our beloved community continues to grow and evolve, the planning and development process plays a crucial role in shaping the future we all envision.
Whether you’re a long-time resident or a recent addition to our vibrant community, staying informed and engaged in planning and development is key to ensuring your voice is heard.
The BCA Planning & Development Committee has created a centralized online resource for you to access information and provide feedback on developments in your community.
You may also be interested in looking into these extra resources:
Here you’ll find all active land use and development applications for Calgary. You can also access the plans that have been submitted to The City with a development application. You can search for developments by address, reference/permit number (found on a notification), community name/ward number, or by zooming into an area on the map.
This site outlines the rules and regulations for development of land in Calgary for each zone as well as the process of making decisions for development permit applications.
Councillor Sonya Sharp is your voice with City Council. You can engage directly with her team and provide insight and feedback as residents of Ward 1. Signing up for Ward 1’s Newsletter is a great way to stay informed on topics and issues that are relevant to Bowness and Ward 1. In recent newsletters, Councillor Sharp has provided updates on The City’s Housing Strategy and her actions around blanket rezoning.
The SDAB hears appeals regarding decisions made by The City of Calgary subdivision and development authorities and renders decisions based on the evidence presented. All SDAB decisions are archived on the SDAB site and can be used as a resource for navigating previous appeals and hearings.
Your BCA Planning & Development Committee is always here to answer questions and provide information. We’re a passionate group of volunteers who love Bowness and are excited about our community and residents! We perform an advisory role and provide comments to The City on how a proposed development fits into the community, and help suggest changes based on community feedback. However, it’s also important to remember the BCA holds no jurisdiction or authority in any planning matters or in decisions made by The City of CalgaryPlease feel free to contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Planning – Angelina Selvalingham
Co-Director of Planning – Jeff Riedl
Planning and Development Assistant – Logan McEachern