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PUBLISHING INFORMATION

TITLE:                            EAsT VillAgE ArEA rEdEVEloPmEnT PlAn

AUTHOR:                           lAnd UsE PlAnning & PoliCy
                                  PlAnning, dEVEloPmEnT & AssEssmEnT dEPArTmEnT

STATUS:                           APProVEd mArCh 7, 2005, BylAw 24P2004

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The East Village Area Redevelopment Plan process was undertaken by The City of Calgary using a consultancy model.

The East Village Planning Team gratefully thanks and wishes to recognize the contribution of the following individuals in
the preparation of the East Village Area Redevelopment Plan.

The City of Calgary             Mayor David Bronconnier         Alderman Druh Farrell

Project Management              BKDI Architects in association with Lyons Venini

Urban Design                    Jenkins and Associates Architecture and Town Planning

Landscape Architecture          Carson and McCulloch Associates Limited

Engineering                     Progressive Engineering Ltd.

Transportation                  Bunt & Associates Engineering (Alberta) Ltd.

Archaeology                     Lifeways of Canada Ltd.

Special Urban Consultant        David Sucher, City Comforts Inc.

Communications                  Yvonne Spies

2009 Updates                    Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, Broadway Malyan, Stantec, City of Calgary Planning
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tablE oF ContEntS

1.0   baCkground .................................. 1                8.0     opEn SpaCE ..................................... 55
      1.1      Introduction ................................ 1               8.1     Overview ................................... 55
      1.2      Planning History ........................ 2                   8.2     Objectives .................................. 55
      1.3      Planning Context ........................ 2                   8.3     Policies ...................................... 56
      1.4      City wide Planning Context ..... 6
      1.5      Core Principles of the Planning                        9.0    tranSportatIon ....................... 58
               Process ......................................... 7           9.1     Overview ................................... 58
                                                                             9.2     Objectives .................................. 58
2.0   VISIon .................................................. 9            9.3     Policies ....................................... 58
      2.1      Vision Statement ........................ 9                   9.4     Parking ...................................... 61
      2.2      Sustainability .............................. 9               9.5     Pedestrian Connection ............ 61
      2.3      Urban Design Principles ......... 11                          9.6     Bicycle Circulation ................... 62
                                                                             9.7     Transit Network ....................... 62
3.0   maStEr plan ................................. 13
      3.1      Overview ................................... 13       10.0 CommunIty and SoCIal
      3.2      Master Plan Elements ............. 14                      dEVElopmEnt ............................... 70
      3.3      Connections............................... 15                 10.1 Objectives .................................. 70
      3.4      Urban Structure ........................ 16                   10.2 Policies ....................................... 71
      3.5      Landmarks and Vistas ............. 17
      3.6      Public Open Space Network... 19                       11.0 HErItagE and
      3.7      Site Development ..................... 33                  arCHaEology .............................. 73
                                                                             11.1 Objectives .................................. 74
4.0   land uSE .......................................... 44                 11.2 Policies ....................................... 75
      4.1      Overview ................................... 44
      4.2      Densities .................................... 44     12.0 ImplEmEntatIon ........................ 76
      4.3      Density Transfer ....................... 46                   12.1 Objectives .................................. 76
      4.4      Area A ........................................ 46            12.2 Policies ....................................... 76
      4.5      Area B......................................... 47
                                                                     appEndIx I: urban dESIgn
      4.6      Area C ....................................... 47
                                                                     guIdElInES................................................ 80
5.0   rESIdEntIal land uSE............. 48                                   13.1    Overview ................................... 80
      5.1      Objectives .................................. 48              13.2    Key Principles ........................... 80
      5.2      Policies ....................................... 49           13.3    Public Realm Strategy.............. 85
                                                                             13.4    Frontage Standards .................. 88
6.0   CommErCIal land uSE ........... 50                                     13.5    Movement Strategy .................. 94
      6.1      Objectives .................................. 50              13.6    Built Form Guidelines ............. 95
      6.2      Policies ....................................... 50           13.7    General Urban Standards...... 108
7.0   InStItutIonal land uSE ....... 53                              appEndIx II: aFFordablE HouSIng
      7.1      Objectives .................................. 53      dEFInItIon .............................................. 112
      7.2      Policies ....................................... 53




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lISt oF FIgurES
Fig. 1.01   Site location .................................. 3     Fig. 3.17   Riverfront Promenade
                                                                               conceptual illustration looking
Fig. 1.02   Existing conditions - land                                         east .............................................. 28
            ownership, road network, traffic
            direction ........................................ 4   Fig. 3.18   Stephen Avenue and Heritage
                                                                               District connections .................. 29
Fig. 3.01   Illustrative master plan for one
            development option ................. 13                Fig. 3.19   8 Avenue view terminus concept
                                                                               with stairway to Plus 15 ........... 29
Fig. 3.02   Master Plan elements .............. 14
                                                                   Fig. 3.20   Potential 8 Avenue
Fig. 3.03   Connections ............................... 15                     redevelopment conceptual
Fig. 3.04   Urban Structure ......................... 16                       illustration .................................. 30

Fig. 3.05   Landmarks and vista                                    Fig. 3.21   5 Street Square plan conceptual
            terminations ............................... 17                    illustration .................................. 31

Fig. 3.07   Conceptual version of the open                         Fig. 3.22   Possible community garden
            space system proposed for East                                     locations ...................................... 31
            Village ......................................... 20   Fig. 3.23   Fort Calgary Master Plan: for
Fig. 3.08   Typical street aerial view                                         illustrative purposes only ........ 32
            concept ........................................ 21    Fig. 3.24   Frontage characteristic map .... 33
Fig. 3.10   Bird’s eye view of Central                             Fig. 3.25   Potential retail at ground level 34
            Square concept .......................... 22
                                                                   Fig. 3.26   General components of the
Fig. 3.11   Square concept: south end of                                       public frontage type .................. 34
            square at 7 Avenue with kiosk
            option .......................................... 23   Fig. 3.28   General components of the
                                                                               residential frontage type .......... 35
Fig. 3.12   Plan view of LRT interface
            concept with planter walls ....... 24                  Fig. 3.29   Location plan - residential
                                                                               frontage ....................................... 36
Fig. 3.13   Central Square conceptual
            illustration looking north from 7                      Fig. 3.30   Possible building types ............ 36
            Avenue and 4 Street S.E. .......... 25
                                                                   Fig. 3.31   Institutional building
Fig. 3.14   Central Square concept - plaza                                     possibilities ................................ 37
            north of 6 Avenue S.E. .............. 26
                                                                   Fig. 3.32   Calgary campus
Fig. 3.15   Cross section of Riverfront Lane                                   opportunities ............................. 38
            looking south ............................. 26
                                                                   Fig. 3.33   Mews street type. No parking
Fig. 3.16   Building heights along river                                       within 6.1 metre R.O.W. ........... 39
            are regulated to protect the
            riverbank from shadows .......... 27




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Fig. 3.34      Possible mews                                           Fig. 13.3.1 Open Space & Public Realm
               configurations ............................ 39                      Strategy ....................................... 85

Fig. 3.35      Mews frontage options ............. 40                  Fig. 13.5.1 Movement Strategy .................. 94

Fig. 3.36      Mews frontage conversion ...... 40                      Fig. 13.6.1 FAR Distribution ........................ 95

Fig. 3.37      Location plan - reclaimed                               Fig. 13.6.2 Podium and tower building
               space ............................................ 41               standards .................................... 99

Fig. 3.38      Proposed consolidated                                   Fig. 13.6.3 Mid-rise building standards .... 99
               parcel and an example of
               a recommended internal                                  Fig. 13.6.4 Shadow restrictions ................ 106
               connections ................................ 42         Fig. 13.6.5 East-west street shadow
Fig. 3.39      Signature site ............................. 43                     restrictions ................................ 106

Fig. 3.40      Signature site illustrative                             Fig. 13.7.1 Above ground parkade structure
               concept ........................................ 43                 - plan view example ............... 109

Fig. 3.41      Large block improvement ........ 43                     Fig. 13.7.2 Parkade structure - cross section
                                                                                   example .................................... 109
Fig. 4.01      Generalized future land use .... 44
                                                                       Fig. 13.7.3 Underground parking module
Fig. 4.02      Sub-Areas ................................... 45                    example .................................... 109
Fig. 9.01      Ultimate projected traffic
               volumes at full build out of East
               Village (2013 horizon) .............. 64

Fig. 9.02      Proposed cyclist facilities ......... 65

Fig. 9.03      Proposed laning and parking .. 66
                                                                       tablE
Fig. 9.04      Proposed traffic control ............ 67
                                                                       Table 9.01: Proposed East Village Road
Fig. 9.05      Proposed transit network ........ 68
                                                                                  Network Hierarchy ................... 63
Fig. 9.06      Proposed road network
               hierarchy ..................................... 69

Fig. 11.01 East Village archeological
           potential (prior to European
           contact) ....................................... 73

Fig. 13.2.1 Illustrative Master Plan ............ 81

Fig. 13.2.2 Master Plan - Strategic Layers . 82

Fig. 13.2.3 Character Areas ......................... 83




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1.0           BACKGROUND
1.1      INTRODUCTION
In September 2001, City Council approved
the East Village Area Redevelopment Plan
(ARP). On 2002 June 17 and 18, City Council
directed the Administration to increase the
Bow River setback to 35 metres throughout
the planning area and to report back on any
consequential amendments. Council further
directed the Administration to review
the area between 3 and 4 Streets S.E. and
prepare ARP amendments that, “address
the relationship of uses to the grade level,
the LRT lines to the west, and the integration
with the East Village community itself”. In
combination, Council’s decisions of June 17
and 18, 2002, necessitated substantial revision
of the ARP as approved in September 2001.

On 2003 September 08, City Council
approved a planning program to undertake
an amendment of the ARP and ensure that           Aerial view to northeast
lands within the planning area be made
ready and capable for redevelopment at the
earliest opportunity.

planning team                                     authority of the plan
On September 08, Council further directed         An Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) is a
that a consultancy model be used to               statutory document, adopted as a bylaw
undertake the planning program. The firm          by City Council, which sets comprehensive
of BKDI Architects in association with Lyons-     land use policies and other planning
Venini served as Project Manager for a team       proposals for an established part of the
of consultants which included Jenkins and         city. The purpose of the ARP, which must
Associates Architecture and Town Planning;        conform with The City’s Land Use Bylaw,
Progressive Engineering Ltd.; Bunt &              is to provide a detailed area context which
Associates Transportation Planners and            will allow planning decisions to take account
Engineers; Carson McCulloch Associates            of both civic and local concerns. An ARP
Ltd. Landscape Architects; Lifeways of            also forms the basis for a program of public
Canada Limited; and David Sucher, City            improvements within the area.
Comforts Inc. Land Use Planning and Policy
undertook development of the Direct Control
District Guidelines and provided project
administration and policy development.




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The anticipated time span for the                 it funded redevelopment, market and social
implementation of the East Village Area           studies of the area in support of The City’s
Redevelopment Plan is 10 to 15 years,             Task Force on Housing in the Downtown.
depending on general growth trends in
East Village and throughout the Inner City.       previous plans
This document will be reviewed when City
                                                  In 1994 Council approved an ARP for the
Council decides that circumstances have
                                                  area which proposed the transformation of
changed sufficiently to warrant it.
                                                  the former mixed use area into a primarily
                                                  residential community with some local
amendments to the plan                            commercial development. In 2000, Council
The ARP is a statutory document. Any              approved a joint venture arrangement
changes to the policies contained therein         to serve as a catalyst in promoting the
require an amendment to the ARP, following        redevelopment of East Village. In 2001,
the procedure of advertisement and public         Council approved a new East Village Area
hearing set out in the Municipal Government       Redevelopment Plan. In May 2002, The
Act RSA 2000, Chapter M-26.                       City disengaged from the joint venture.
                                                  In September 2003, Council directed that
Variance                                          an East Village Area Redevelopment Plan
                                                  amendment be undertaken.
The boundaries of all land use areas and all
quantities and figures contained in the ARP
are considered approximate and not absolute.      1.3      PLANNING CONTExT
Minor variance to the above may be allowed
                                                  The East Village lies between the Bow
by Council or the Approving Authority, on
                                                  River and 9 Avenue South; it is bounded by
a case by case basis, without requiring an
                                                  Fort Calgary on the east, 3 Street S.E. and
amendment to the ARP provided that the
                                                  Macleod Trail on the west (Fig. 1.01). much
basic intent of the policy is met.
                                                  of the plan area lies within the flood plain
                                                  of the bow and Elbow rivers and would be
availability of municipal Funds for               impacted by major runoff events on both
Infrastructure Improvements                       rivers. The area has experienced flooding
All proposals and recommendations for             from winter ice jams in the past and a dyke
provision of public improvements and              was constructed in the 1950s to address
infrastructure upgrades are subject to            such flooding. The total study area is
Council’s approval process.                       approximately 46 hectares (113 acres), some
                                                  14 hectares of which are roads and another
1.2        PLANNING HISTORy                       12 hectares comprise Fort Calgary, leaving a
                                                  balance of approximately 20 hectares.
The timely redevelopment of the East
Village lands adjoining Downtown has              Fort Calgary was established by the
been a long-standing objective of The City        N.W.M.P. at the confluence of the two
of Calgary. The General Municipal Plan of         rivers in 1875. The area now known as
1979 encouraged residential development           East Village abuts those lands and was
in the area and the Core Area Policy Brief of     originally developed in the early years of the
1982 identified East Village as a potential       Twentieth Century as a mixed residential,
residential area. In 1990 Council approved        hotel, commercial and light industrial area
New Directions for East Village as a vision for   adjoining the commercial core. Fort Calgary
the area’s redevelopment as a residential         was demolished in 1914 and rail yards and
neighborhood and between 1990 and 1992            industrial uses were established on the site.


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Fig. 1.01   Site location


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Fig. 1.02   Existing conditions - land ownership, road network, traffic direction


The area has been in decline since WWII. A                 are seniors residing in three high rises, and
substantial portion of the area was cleared in             approximately 200 are new residents in new
the 1970’s as part of an urban renewal scheme              condominium complexes. Only four single
at which time three high rise apartment                    family dwellings remain.
buildings were constructed for seniors.
The site of Fort Calgary was cleared and                   A five storey apartment building was
commemorated in 1975 as a civic centennial                 completed in 2000 fronting onto Riverfront
project. A substantial portion of the 15 block             Avenue between 2 and 3 Streets. In 2001, two
area has been cleared.                                     institutional buildings, the Calgary Drop-
                                                           In Centre and the Salvation Army Centre
The current population of East Village is                  of Hope were constructed. Two residential
approximately 2080 people, of whom 1045                    buildings were constructed in 2002; a 12
are homeless and housed in shelters, 800                   storey building comprising 106 ‘loft’ type


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5 Avenue and 6 Street view west




Simmons Building            8 Avenue                 Surface parking along      Unimproved lane
                            (original Main Street)   7 Avenue
                            (Heritage District)




                                                     Drop-In Centre at 4 Avenue and 4 Street
Orange Lofts




7 Avenue looking east to   5 Street view south to
Fort Calgary               the Saddledome


                                                     Salvation Army Centre of Hope


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units located on the southwest corner of 8       objectives:
Avenue and 5 Street S.E., and a five storey      • To meet the City’s long-term strategic
building comprising 64 units located at the        objective through efficient use of land,
northwest corner of 8 Avenue and 6 Street          infrastructure, and services.
S.E. There are five buildings in the area that
have been listed on The City of Calgary’s        goal 2
“Inventory of Potential Heritage Sites.”         Support sensitive residential
                                                 intensification.
A number of small businesses continue to
operate in the area including warehousing,
                                                 objectives:
service and repair businesses, retail
operations and hotels.        The Calgary        • To enable opportunities for increasing
International Hostel and offices of several        residential density and population
non-profit organizations are also located in       through sensitive redevelopment;
the area.                                        • To ensure a compact and adaptable
                                                   form of redevelopment which uses land
                                                   and services in an effective and efficient
land ownership
                                                   manner; and
The major land owner is The City of Calgary      • To increase population to support
which owns approximately 50% of the total          existing and future commercial uses and
landbase (see Fig. 1.02).                          community facilities in the area.

1.4      CITy WIDE PLANNING                      goal 3
         CONTExT                                 Create a well designed, livable, integrated
                                                 community.
The Plan responds to Council–approved
goals as set out in the Calgary Municipal        objectives:
Development Plan, the Calgary Transportation     • To design an attractive and livable
Plan, Centre City Plan and The City of Calgary     Downtown community that meets the
Environmental Policy. The land use policies        needs of its residents;
and implementation actions recommended
                                                 • To establish a development pattern that
are intended to achieve community goals
                                                   creates a strong sense of neighborhood
and objectives in the context of surrounding
                                                   identity and character within the existing
neighborhoods and overall city-wide
                                                   park-like setting created by the river
planning considerations.
                                                   pathway and Fort Calgary;
                              Bylaw 10P2010      • To encourage innovative building
                                                   design, site layouts and urban design
Goals and Objectives                               features which contribute to defining a
                                                   unique community;
goal 1                                           • To provide for a variety of housing
Implement relevant strategic City                  opportunities (housing and dwelling
policies as set out in the Calgary                 types, affordability levels) to
Municipal Development Plan, the Calgary            accommodate people of different ages,
Transportation Plan, the Centre City Plan          diverse needs, family structures and
and The City of Calgary Environmental              lifestyles, with the ability to adapt to
Policy.                                            changing needs over time;
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• To provide opportunities to reduce            goal 5
  vehicle trips by providing access to          Support timely redevelopment.
  transit within a five minute walk
  from any point in the community and
                                                objectives:
  enhancing opportunities for walking and
  biking;                                       • To reduce the amount of time that
                                                  the land and buildings remain vacant
• To provide East Village diverse residents
                                                  thereby reducing the uncertainty for area
  with a variety of open spaces that are
                                                  residents and landowners; and
  integrated with existing open space
  systems;                                      • To provide for a range of housing
                                                  opportunities that can successfully
• To protect views into and out of East
                                                  respond to changing market conditions
  Village, particularly from and to the Bow
                                                  and be achievable in the short to medium
  River and Fort Calgary, and to create
                                                  term.
  opportunities to maximize access to
  sunlight for residents of East Village; and   goal 6
• To adhere to standards for sunlight           Integrate the East Village area
  access in special areas such as open          redevelopment plan with adjacent
  spaces and the riverbank in accordance        communities, facilities and amenities
  with Council standards and guidelines.

goal 4                                          objectives:
Incorporate principles of sustainable           • To ensure and enhance appropriate
development.                                      interface with and linkages to the
                                                  communities of Bridgeland, Inglewood,
                                                  Ramsay, Victoria Park and the Beltline;
objectives:
                                                  and
• To provide for comprehensive protection
                                                • To enhance and support an appropriate
  from 1 in 100 year floods and winter
                                                  interface with Fort Calgary, with
  ice jam floods throughout the planning
                                                  linkages to the Zoo and Stampede Park.
  area in accordance with Land Use Bylaw
  1P2007 and Alberta Environment                • To recognize the importance of
  regulations;                                    appropriate interfaces between new
                                                  development and the existing homeless
                              Bylaw 10P2010
                                                  shelters in East Village.
• To ensure that the plan is economically
  viable, flexible and able to respond to
  changing demographics and lifestyles
  over time;
• To reduce environmental impacts
  through community, infrastructure, and
  building design;
• To preserve and incorporate existing
  landscaping and mature vegetation into
  the plan where possible; and
• To encourage the adaptive re-use of
  historic building stock where possible.




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1.5      CORE PRINCIPLES                       • support and enhance the existing
                                                 residential community;
         OF THE PLANNING
                                               • build on the visions and desires of the
         PROCESS                                 downtown East Central Community
The planning process for the proposed            association;
East Village Area Redevelopment Plan           • play a role in the economic and social
amendment was guided by a set of core            revitalization of the area;
principles that were developed in a series     • support good urban design objectives;
of meetings and workshops with key             • enhance connectivity with surrounding
stakeholders including land and business         communities and adjacent facilities;
owners, the Downtown East Central              • support the development and
Community Association, residents in the          implementation of a social strategy for
area, social agencies operating in the area      East Village in the context of a greater
including the Calgary Drop In Centre             Social action plan for the downtown;
and the Salvation Army, members of the         • provide for active uses at grade in
development industry, members of the             mixed use areas;
greater community of Calgary and the East      • provide for enhanced pedestrian
Village Urban Design Panel. These principles     circulation;
inform and provide the framework for
                                               • provide appropriate vehicular mobility;
all goals, objectives and policies in this
                                               • provide appropriate levels of parking
document and are listed below.
                                                 for a pedestrian oriented downtown
East Village area redevelopment plan             neighborhood;
must:                                          • respond to the local physical context;
                                                 and
• be the result of an open and inclusive       • take advantage of heritage
  city-wide process;                             opportunities.
• be financially viable for all landowners
  and residents;
• be socially, environmentally and
  economically sustainable;
• make provision for a variety of housing
  types;
• serve as a catalyst for the area’s
  redevelopment;




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                                                 in addition to commercial, service and
2.0          VISION                              institutional uses.

2.1      VISION STATEMENT                        In order to achieve the objective of overall
                                                 smart growth for East Village the plan
East Village will become a vibrant, humanly      addresses the following goals and objectives.
scaled and sustainable high density
downtown neighborhood that respects and          2.2.1    Social
enhances its historical, physical and social
context and reinforces a high quality of life    goal
for its diverse residents.
                                                 to foster a socially sustainable downtown
A successful community is one that is            community with a diverse socio-economic
considered a desirable place to live by its      population.
residents while also meeting a number of
goals that benefit other communities and the     objectives
public at large. In order to be successful the   The following objectives should be achieved:
East Village Area Redevelopment Plan must
provide for the development and evolution        • To encourage a diversity of housing
of a community that is fiscally, socially and      options in order to provide choice in
environmentally sustainable in the longer          housing types to meet the needs of
term.                                              different age groups, family structures,
                                                   income groups and lifestyles;
The Plan must be flexible so that landowners     • To encourage a wide range of mixed
and developers can respond to the                  use development that will increase the
prevailing market conditions, and support          quality and accessibility of community
creativity and innovation in design while          facilities and services considered
responding to community aspirations.               necessary to serve the social, educational
                                                   and recreational needs of residents;
2.2      SUSTAINABILITy                          • To develop open spaces to provide
                                                   opportunities for social interaction,
overview                                           recreation, leisure activities and cultural
The Area Redevelopment Plan for East               expressions that contribute to active
Village has been framed to respond to              living and social well being;
Council’s overarching objective of Smart         • To improve public safety and the
growth management. The plan seeks to               perception of public safety in order to
balance social, economic and environmental         achieve a clean, safe, pedestrian and
concerns in order to achieve overall               cycling oriented downtown community;
sustainability of the area as it evolves over    • To encourage private development that
a 20 year time frame. This plan envisions a        supports and enhances social interaction
compact, mixed use inner city neighborhood         and community participation;
that is inherently sustainable, primarily        • To encourage new development that
residential in character and which is capable
of accommodating up to 11,500 persons


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  acknowledges and integrates existing              management in all development
  seniors residences and social facilities          throughout East Village;
  within the community fabric;                  •   To encourage Silver LEED standard
• To encourage community understanding              building practices in all development;
  and social conscience toward those in the     •   To encourage the reduction of levels
  homeless shelters who need community              of waste at source and encourage the
  support; and                                      provision of on site recycling facilities in
• To encourage integration of diverse               all development;
  peoples into a harmonious living              •   To require the identification and
  environment.                                      remediation of land contamination
                                                    on all sites in East Village prior to
2.2.2    Environmental                              redevelopment; and
                                                •   To investigate and facilitate the provision
goal                                                of District Energy and other alternative
to provide for the development of an                energy solutions.
overall built form that encourages and
supports the efficient and economic use         2.2.4     Economic
of natural resources and the protection of
natural systems.                                goal
                                                to make provision for the redevelopment
objectives                                      of East Village in order to strengthen
The following objectives should be achieved:    the municipal assessment base, support
                                                economic revitalization of the downtown,
• To minimize the necessity of outbound         achieve residential densification of
  vehicular traffic by ensuring accessibility   the inner city and encourage transit
  to transit for all residents, the provision   supportive development patterns,
  of bicycle lanes and enhancement of the       decreased automobile dependency, and
  pedestrian environment and regional           best economic use of existing municipal
  pathway system;                               infrastructure.
• To encourage the reduction of per capita
  levels of water use in commercial and         objectives
  residential development and its re-use
                                                The following objectives should be achieved:
  where practicable;
• To promote stormwater quality                 • To provide for flexibility within land
  enhancements through use of best                uses and adaptability of the overall plan
  management practices such as wetlands,          to support ongoing development in
  green infrastructure, green roofs, and          different market conditions;
  water-friendly landscaping practices;         • To provide for upgrading of municipal
• To encourage the reduction of levels of         infrastructure to support timely
  surface runoff through on site retention        redevelopment of East Village and
  and its treatment for contaminants prior        ensure long term market viability of the
  to release to ground water;                     area;
• To provide for the reduction of levels of     • to make efficient investment in new
  sediment and contaminants from surface          infrastructure for the longer term;
  runoff to the Bow and Elbow Rivers;           • To provide flexibility in residential land
• To encourage sustainable green building         use and support for the conversion of
  design including innovative stormwater          at grade residential to commercial use


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  in support of enhanced commercial
  viability of the greater downtown over
  time;
• To provide for the reclamation and
  efficient and economic use of unused
  residual space;
• To use all lands in East Village efficiently
  and, where possible, create new
  development potential from the re-use
  of old road rights-of-way, the capture of
  land from road re-alignments and the
  use of residual land located adjacent to
  LRT lines and beneath bridges; and
• To provide opportunities for local             Great street - Vancouver
  community economic development.

2.3      URBAN DESIGN
         PRINCIPLES
overview
Humanly scaled streets, squares, and public
plazas are essential elements to the creation
of functional, aesthetic, and vibrant public
space. Urban design is the comprehensive
and cohesive combination of building, open
space, street and sidewalk design which has
as its objective the creation of memorable
public space. The essence of good urbanism
is determined by the relationship between
the public and private realm at the street
level.                                           Great street - Basle

great Streets
the streets of East Village are proposed
to be the most significant element of
public open space in the district and
have been designed first for the safety
and accommodation of the pedestrian
while appropriately balancing other
transportation modes.

In order to support the development of
vibrant active streets, a healthy inner city
neighbourhood and a sense of community,
this plan encourages three simple principles:
1. build to the sidewalk
2. make the streetfront visually and
   physically permeable
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3. put the parking behind, under or above
   the building

key Street design principles
• Streets are places for people to walk
  leisurely or with a purpose. The street
  should have a pleasing experiential and
  social dimension.
• Streets should provide physical comfort.
  A sense of physical comfort derives from
  both a perceived sense of security and
  the design elements of the street and
  sidewalk.
                                               Great street - Chicago
• Streets require definition. Streets should
  have clear boundaries, or “walls” that
  define an outdoor room and sense of
  enclosure. These “walls” are typically
  buildings but trees may also provide a
  sense of enclosure.
• Streets require qualities that engage the
  eye. Visual interest at the human scale
  adds to the experiential dimension of the
  street.
• Streets require transparency.
  Transparent windows at eye level are
  inviting, engaging, sociable and provide
  for natural surveillance.
• Streets must serve adjacent land uses in
  an appropriate manner.
• Streets must accommodate emergency,
  transit and service vehicles.                Great street - Vancouver

Building frontages along urban streets are
the strongest determinants of the character
and quality of a district and serve as the
determining link between different land
uses in the ARP. To ensure the public realm
meets the highest urban design standards,
building frontage recommendations have
been prepared as an integral addition to
Land Use regulations. Continuous frontages
create interesting and attractive walking
environments while providing friendly and
animated frontages to the street.




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Fig. 3.01   Illustrative master plan for one development option                        Bylaw 10P2010




3.0             MASTER PLAN
3.1         OVERVIEW                                      East Village is organized around a multi-
                                                          use central square forming the commercial
The Master Plan for East Village establishes              heart of the community. A 4 Street S.E.
the location of the key elements that set the             commercial spine is proposed that links
framework for the orderly development of                  the heritage character of 8 Avenue S.E. in
the community. These elements provide                     the southwest to a Riverfront District and
the basis for the establishment of the                    plaza to the north. Smaller public spaces are
neighbourhood’s unique character and                      distributed through the plan and include a
identity.                                                 small square in the southeast anchoring the
                                                          predominantly residential district.
Development is guided by an Urban Design
Guidelines (Section 13.0) that sets standards
intended to create a vibrant, humanly scaled
urban environment. This section describes
the master plan elements.


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           Amended 10P2010                                                              and Victoria Park                                                                                                Master Plan Elements
         East Village ARP                                   Draft                   Date: May 26, 2004                             Scale: 1:1500 (at 22X34)
        Fig. 3.02                   Master Plan elements
         Project Management          Transportation              Landscape Architecture                    Special Consultant                 Civil Engineer




3.2     MASTER PLAN                                                                                                                  This master plan diagram provides a
                                                                                                                                     framework for the organizing principles in
        ELEMENTS                                                                                                                     the East Village Urban Design Guidelines
Figure 3.02 illustrates the location and                                                                                             (Section 13.0) and is intended to encourage
configuration of the basic elements within                                                                                           redevelopment of East Village to align with
the master plan. These elements will be                                                                                              the vision and intent of the ARP.
expanded upon individually in subsequent                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bylaw 10P2010
sections.




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                 East Village ARP                                   Draft                      Date: May 26, 2004                          Scale: 1:1500 (at 22X34)
       Fig. 3.03                          Connections
               Project Management             Transportation            Landscape Architecture                   Special Consultant                               Civil Engineer




3.3             CONNECTIONS                      the plan area indicated in black. Major
                                                 connections include Riverfront Avenue and
                                            Scale: 1:4000 (at 8.5X11)
objective:                                       the Riverfront District, Fort Calgary and the
                                            Scale: 1:1000 (at 36X48)

• To integrate the East Village into             regional pathway system, a future 4 Street
   the surrounding urban and natural             S.E. connection to the Stampede grounds
   context through viewsheds and an              and Victoria Park, a future connection from
   interconnected network of humanly             St. Patrick’s Island to Bridgeland and a
   scaled streets and pathways.                  pedestrian link from 8 Avenue S.E. to City
                                                 Hall over the LRT tracks, providing for
Concept                                          integration with greater downtown to the
Fig. 3.03 outlines the integrated vehicular      west.
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3.4        URBAN STRUCTURE                                                                                                       serves as the mixed use commercial heart
                                                                                                                                 for the neighbourhood and is accessible by
objective:                                                                                                                       a short 5-minute walk from any point in the
                                                                                                                                 neighbourhood. Local centres are defined by
• To identify a Central Square as the
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  primary neighbourhood focal point in
                                                                                                                                 plazas and streets, each with their own
  conjunction with smaller local centres.
                                                                                                                                 unique character contributing to a greater
Concept                                                                                                                          sense of place that will in turn encourage
                                                                                                                                 community interaction.
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      Fig. 3.05                   Landmarks and vista terminations

      Project Management          Transportation                Landscape Architecture                     Special Consultant                    Civil Engineer


3.5        LANDMARKS AND                                                                                                          termination points and civic landmarks.
                                                                                                                                  Landmarks and vistas at important locations
           VISTAS                                                                                                                 create an urban place that is easy to read and
                                                                                                                                   Scale: 1:4000 (at clear
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objective:                                                                                                                        Landmarks may be defined by distinctive
                                                                                                                                   Scale: 1:1000 (at 36X48)
• To define a series of civic landmarks and                                                                                       landscaping, fountains, monuments, or
  vistas that visually link public spaces,                                                                                        special buildings that contribute to a sense
  enhance wayfinding and create a sense                                                                                           of place. Views to the river and Fort Calgary
  of place.                                                                                                                       provide important external cues for both
Concept                                                                                                                           aesthetic and wayfinding purposes.

Figure 3.05 indicates key locations within
the master plan defined as important vista


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general Standards
• Recommended vista terminations and
  view corridors are identified on Fig. 3.05.
• View corridors to the Riverfront
  Promenade, Fort Calgary, and the
  Saddledome shall be maintained
  and enhanced by landmarks such as
  monuments, sculptures, fountains, or
  landscaping.                                  Fountains / sculptures
• Buildings that serve as view terminations
  should be given special design
  consideration.
guidelines
• The building termination at the south
  end of Riverfront Lane S.E. should reflect
  its important position within the urban
  context.
                              Bylaw 10P2010
• A future building centered on the west
  end of 8 Avenue S.E. should embody
  the area’s traditional character and          Building / architectural elements
  has potential for a grand stairway and
  bridge over the LRT through City Hall to
  connect with Stephen Avenue.
• Fort Calgary’s Termination Points at 8,
  7, 6 and 5 Avenues along its western
  boundary shall be maintained and
  enhanced.
• The pedestrian entry to Fort Calgary at
  the junction of 7 Avenue and 6 Street
  S.E. should be enhanced as a significant
  landmark.
• The Central Square should be anchored         Landscape elements as landmarks
  by a significant feature element in the
  south end of the square located along the
  central north-south axis.
• The Riverfront Plaza should be
  maintained as the key termination
  point for the north end of 5 Street and
  Riverfront Lane S.E.
                              Bylaw 10P2010
• Views south to the Saddledome along
  5 Street should be considered as part of
  the design of the 5 Street Neighbourhood
                                                Drop-In Centre from         View to river valley
  Square.
                                                Langevin Square
• A centrally located monument or
  fountain of modest scale should
  be located within the 5 Street
  Neighbourhood Square.


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3.6       PUBLIC OPEN SPACE NETWORK
objective:
• To provide a network of open spaces with an emphasis on pedestrian and vehicular
  connectivity.

Concept
A hierarchy of open spaces are provided throughout the plan and include pedestrian friendly
streets, squares, and plazas, along with significant natural open spaces such as Fort Calgary
and the Bow Valley Regional Pathway system. Objectives and policies governing Open Space
are described in Section 8.0.




             Natural open space - river valley




             Urban open space - squares and streets

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Fig. 3.07   Conceptual version of the open space system proposed for East Village            Bylaw 10P2010


3.6.1       Street Environment
Streets define the primary public space
within the urban environment.

The ARP provides for the cohesive design
of private frontages that shape the street
and the rights-of way and define the public
space     providing for humanly scaled                    Sample bench              Sample lighting
streets. Such streets respect the primacy of
pedestrians and encourage social interaction
while adequately serving vehicular traffic.
Vehicular lanes have been designed to
current minimum standards in order to slow
cars and encourage safety for both drivers
and pedestrians.

Deleted                            Bylaw 10P2010


                                                         Sample trash can           Sample tree grate


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                                                   6 AV SE




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                                                               Former Fish Market




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Fig. 3.08   Typical street aerial view concept




                 Sample bike rack                            Sample bollard




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3.6.2       Central Square                              The light rail (LRT) right-of-way is proposed
                                                        to be designed to reflect a more appropriate
The Central Square provides a multi-use                 urban relationship to the Square. decorative
public space in the geographic centre of the            fencing, seating areas, trees, planters, light
plan. Movement and activity through the                 standards that accommodate overhead
square is generated by pedestrian linkages              wiring, and bollards are proposed to line
between the Downtown to the west, the                   the lrt right-of way and create an adequate
Heritage District to the southwest, the                 barrier between pedestrian activities and
Riverfront District and regional pathway                trains. Decorative pavement is proposed to
to the north, Fort Calgary to the east, and             extend through the Square to the LRT right-
Victoria Park/Stampede to the south. These              of-way and across adjacent streets.
linkages support the proposed commercial
uses surrounding the square. Residential
and institutional uses above the commercial
frontages further stimulate activity and
provide visual surveillance.




Fig. 3.10   Bird’s eye view of Central Square concept




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Fig. 3.11   Square concept: south end of square at 7 Avenue with kiosk option




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Fig. 3.12   Plan view of LRT interface concept with planter walls




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                   Fig. 3.13   Central Square conceptual illustration looking north from 7 Avenue and 4 Street S.E.
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                Fig. 3.14   Central Square concept - plaza north of 6 Avenue S.E.




    Fig. 3.15     Cross section of Riverfront Lane looking south                    Bylaw 10P2010



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3.6.3       Riverfront District                           The buildings within the Riverfront District
                                                          activate a public riverfront plaza with
The Bow River Valley defines the northern                 ground floor entertainment and retail
edge of East Village. A 35 metre development              oriented commercial uses with upper storey
setback from the top of the riverbank allows              residential uses stepping back to protect the
for the creation of a multi-use plaza for                 public riverfront from shadows.
informal and formal public activities.
                                                          A 6.0 metre wide riverfront pathway is
The plaza should accommodate numerous                     proposed along the river edge serving
seating areas, planting areas, sculptural                 regional pathway traffic and commuter
elements, and      temporary commercial                   cyclists on the Regional Pathway system.
structures (up to three) suitable for small               A secondary sidewalk system within the
restaurants and cafes. The majority of                    35 metre setback from the top of bank is
the plaza is hard surfaced, or soft where                 proposed to serve more localized pedestrian
appropriate, to accommodate markets and                   traffic. The riverfront to the west of 4 Street is
festivals.   A sculptural element should                  envisioned to retain its naturalized character.
terminate 5th Street providing a landmark
for the plaza.




Fig. 3.16   Building heights along river are regulated to protect the riverbank from shadows




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                   Fig. 3.17   Riverfront Promenade conceptual illustration looking east
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3.6.4       Heritage Commercial District               City Hall Connection Concept

The redevelopment of 8 Avenue S.E.                     The      current     Municipal       Building
between the LRT tracks and 4 Street is                 configuration constrains connection to East
proposed as a Heritage Commercial District.            Village. Redevelopment of the Municipal
Refurbishment of existing heritage buildings           Building’s Atrium corridor in order to create
and the construction of new buildings                  a “street” connection through the Municipal
designed to respect the scale, massing and             Building would serve the greater objective of
form of existing structures is envisioned.             enhanced connectivity of adjacent districts
Commercial uses are initially intended as              proposed by this ARP. A number of options
entertainment venues and are projected to              may achieve this connection. This connection
evolve as the East Village population grows.           would be a positive asset to both East Village
Residential, office and or institutional               and the Stephen Avenue corridor.
uses in upper storeys are recommended to
contribute to the mix of uses occurring at the
street level.

The termination of 8 Avenue at the LRT
provides an opportunity to create a signature
building. This building site is proposed
to provide a feature stairway leading to a
pedestrian walkway over the existing LRT
tracks connecting through City Hall to
Olympic Plaza and Stephen Avenue. The
proposed grand stairway would provide for
a sense of arrival and development above
could serve a number of high traffic public
purposes.
                                                       Fig. 3.19   8 Avenue view terminus concept with
                                                                   stairway to Plus 15




Fig. 3.18   Stephen Avenue and Heritage District connections




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Fig. 3.20     Potential 8 Avenue redevelopment conceptual illustration




        Before




            After


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3.6.5       Local Squares                         830 Square option

A smaller public square is proposed to            The square at the southwestern corner of
serve the residential community.           This   the plan (830 3 Street S.E.) and west of the
square should provide public uses with            Salvation Army Centre of Hope could serve
ample seating, lighting, and plantings and        as an entry plaza feature for development
include other elements such as children’s         to the north or, alternately, be redesigned to
play facilities, sculptures, fountains, bicycle   serve as a public amenity.
facilities. Squares and plazas should be
designed to allow active building frontages       3.6.7                                Community Gardens
facing them.
                                                  Urban community gardens in inner-city
                                                  neighbourhoods can provide a unique civic
5th Street Square
                                                  amenity serving to build community and
The 5th Street Square is a formal urban           support active living. Consideration should
square proposed to be located between 7           be given to incorporate community gardens
and 6 Avenues at the heart of the residential     into future East Village development.
district. This intimate square will provide       Community gardens are well suited to
open space amenity and vista termination,         parcels of land that are difficult to develop
encourage adjacent development and                and as an interim use for lands awaiting
provide opportunity for a spatially               development. As redevelopment proceeds,
enclosed intimate urban garden. The roads         East Village will offer such opportunities.
surrounding the square will be modest in          Consideration should also be given to more
scale and shall accommodate emergency,            permanent locations that may include but
transit and service vehicles.                     are not limited to:
                                                  1                 St. Patrick’s Island.
                                                  2                 The northwest corner of Fort Calgary.
                                                  3                 Trinity Foundation lands.
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Fig. 3.21   5 Street Square plan conceptual       Fig. 3.22 Possible community garden locations
                                                    Corporate Properties Owned Development Parcels
            illustration



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        Fig. 3.23   Fort Calgary Master Plan: for illustrative purposes only


3.6.8     Fort Calgary                                   A wetland interpretive feature is proposed
                                                         to be constructed in the northwest corner of
Fort Calgary is a major regional open space              the Fort Calgary site as a key component of a
destination and a key amenity in the East                storm water pond facility to meet sustainable
Village. The Fort Calgary Master Plan                    water quality requirements for runoff from
proposes a number of entrance features                   East Village. The stormwater pond would
on 6 Street S.E. that will integrate with the            be designed in consultation with the Fort
redevelopment of the East Village. Easterly              Calgary Preservation Society and the parcel
view corridors within East Village streets               of land associated with the facility would
are to be maintained into the Fort Calgary               be removed from Fort Calgary’s license of
site in order to create visual landmarks and             occupation with The City of Calgary. Fort
linkages. 7 Avenue S.E. is identified as a               Calgary’s Business Plan should provide for
primary linkage into the site and should be              the basis for any negotiations regarding the
signified by a major termination landmark.               proposed facility.
The Riverfront Promenade and other
sidewalks and pathways link with the Fort
Calgary pathway system and the greater
regional pathway system.


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3.7            SITE DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                 Building frontages along urban streets are
                                                                                                                                the strongest determinants of the character
This section of the ARP outlines general site                                                                                   and quality of a district, and provide the link
development guidelines related to Land                                                                                          between different land uses throughout the
Uses and Residential, Commercial/Public                                                                                         plan. Continuous frontages create interesting
frontage development characteristics.                                                                                           and attractive walking environments and
                                                                                                                                provide opportunities for friendly and
To encourage the public realm to meet the                                                                                       animated frontages. Consistent frontages
urban design standards recommended in the                                                                                       also encourage residential developments,
ARP, building frontage recommendations                                                                                          over a wide range of affordability, to support
should be considered in conjunction with                                                                                        a unified streetscape.
Land Use regulations.



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        East Village ARP
      Fig. 3.24 Frontage characteristic map May 26, 2004
                           Draft        Date:                                                                                    Scale: 1:1500 (at 22X34)



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3.7.1                   Commercial Development                                                                                                                     • proposed retail Frontages: Ground floor
                                                                                                                                                                     uses along Proposed Retail Frontages
objectives                                                                                                                                                           as indicated in Fig. 3.25 are limited to
• To provide the opportunity for mixed                                                                                                                               retail uses including personal services,
  retail types that contribute to the vitality                                                                                                                       and restaurants. This ensures a base of
  of the street.                                                                                                                                                     mutually supportive commercial retail at
                                                                                                                                                                     key locations.
• To establish 4 Street S.E. as the
                                                                                                                                                                   • preferred retail Frontages: Ground floor
  central commercial spine, linked to
                                                                                                                                                                     uses along the Preferred Retail Frontages
  the Riverfront Commercial District
                                                                                                                                                                     as indicated in Fig. 3.25 encourage retail
  by Riverfront Lane and to Heritage
                                                                                                                                                                     uses, live/work, personal services, and
  Commercial District on 8 Avenue S.E.
                                                                                                                                                                     restaurants in order to provide for a
  west of 4 Street S.E.
                                                                                                                                                                     mutually supportive commercial retail
                                                                                                                               Bylaw 10P2010
                                                                                                                                                                     spine. While initially frontages may not
• To allow for small scale commercial uses                                                                                                                           have retail uses, they should be designed
  within the mews.                                                                                                                                                   to easily convert into retail in the future.
guidelines                                                                                                                                                           Large lobbies are discouraged along this
                                                                                                                                                                     frontage.
• proposed public Frontages: Proposed
  uses along the ground floor of                                                                                                                                   3.7.1.1      public Frontage
  Public Frontages (Fig. 3.24) include
  retail, personal services, restaurants,                                                                                                                          The Public Frontage type provides for street
  institutional, and offices consistent                                                                                                                            character rather than land use. To achieve
  with the land use guidelines and the                                                                                                                             this character, it can make provision for
  frontage standards of the Urban Design                                                                                                                           retail, personal service, financial services,
  Guidelines. (See Section 13). A subset of                                                                                                                        internal public spaces and circulation,
  the Public Frontage is the Proposed and                                                                                                                          lobbies, offices, institutional uses, and artisan
  Preferred Retail Frontages (below).                                                                                                                              studios. Consistent at-grade public frontages
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create a visually permeable streetscape and               • To provide opportunities for a walk-up
encourage development of a vibrant street                   residential character in the southeast
front.                                                      portion of the neighbourhood, residential
                                                            frontages are recommended as indicated
Deleted                             Bylaw 10P2010           in Fig. 3.29 and outlined in Section 13.0
                                                            Urban Design Guidelines.
3.7.2       Residential Development
                                                                                        Bylaw 10P2010
objectives                                                • Live/Work is proposed within
                                                            residential frontages in accordance with
• To create an attractive and vibrant mixed
                                                            the associated land use districts and as
  use urban neighbourhood
                                                            outlined in the Urban Design Guidelines.
• To achieve a population of up to 11,500
  residents.                                              3.7.2.1 Residential Frontage
• To allow for a variety of uses and
  building types including townhouses,                    The residential frontage type can also
  low rise, high rise and mid rise                        accommodate a range of commercial uses
  apartments                                              at the first floor level. Live/Work units can
• To provide a variety of unit types - both               allow for living directly above a work area.
  rental and ownership suitable for a range               An elevated ground storey allows for a
  of lifestyles and incomes.                              shallow setback and secures privacy.

guidelines
• Residential land uses above the first
  storey are encouraged throughout East
  Village.




Fig. 3.28   General components of the residential frontage type


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Fig. 3.29                          Location plan - residential frontage
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objective
• To regulate the at-grade interface
  between the building and the street in
  support of a humanly scaled, vibrant,
  and mixed use street.

guidelines:
• Building frontages should be parallel to
  the frontage line and create a consistent
  street edge.

3.7.3                          Building Types

Concept
The most important part of a building in an
urban context is how it meets the ground
                                                                                                                                                               Type 2
and addresses the street.

objective
• To enable a wide range of building types
  and maintain a unified and humanly
  scaled streetscape through the regulation
  of building envelopes and building
  frontages.                                                                                                                                                      Fig. 3.30   Possible building types



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3.7.4   Calgary Campus Development
objective:
• to allow for the integration of
  educational facilities, universities,
  colleges and provincial training
  centres, in mixed use development as a
  component of the downtown Calgary            Mixed use with public frontage and residential tower
  Campus initiative.

Concept:
Educational land uses contribute to
neighbourhood vitality and diversity, and
can also act as a catalyst to redevelopment.
The Calgary Campus initiative, envisions
a significant post-secondary institution
integrated within East Village.         Such
                                               Mixed use with commercial/retail base in midrise
development would provide a vital 24-hour
population, retail market opportunities, and
be a city-wide draw. A number of guidelines
and policy are identified to guide the mixed
use development of the campus and to
further encourage the initiative.

guidelines
• The Calgary Campus should occur as
  an integrated component of mixed use
  developments.
• All Calgary Campus development
  shall abide by the applicable frontage
  regulations in Section 13.0 Urban Design
  Guidelines.
                             Bylaw 10P2010
• A substantial residential component
  is required of mixed use development
  incorporating Calgary Campus facilities
  east of 4 Street.                            Fig. 3.31   Institutional building possibilities
• Student housing is strongly encouraged.
• In mixed use developments that includes
  educational facilities associated with the
  Calgary Campus, educational facilities
  are exempt from the FAR calculations
  up to FAR of 4 to a combined total of 11
  FAR west of 4 Street and 9.65 FAR east of
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  Approved 24P2004
  Amended 10P2010                                                                                                                                           Calgary Campus Opportunities
 East Village ARP
Fig. 3.32 Calgary campus opportunities May 26, 2004
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3.7.5       Mews Development                      Mews development is strongly recommended
                                                  east of 4 Street S.E. for all existing lanes.
objective:                                        The mews street types are also applicable
• to increase site permeability and               throughout the plan, when appropriate,
  provide enhanced options for the                for existing lanes and new north-south
  pedestrian.                                     connections.
• To provide a sense of centrality
• Increase the ability to sustain a variety       guidelines:
  of building types.                              • The conversion to Mews is strongly
• Allow for greater adaptability over time          recommended for all lane rights of way
  in support of sustainability.                     east of 4th Street.
• Increase urban frontages and public             • Mews are encouraged throughout the
  space.                                            plan area.
• To maintain accessibility for emergency         • Residential Units, Garden Courts, Retail,
  services and vehicles.                            Artisan workshops, Live/Work units
                                                    and small Offices are possible uses along
                                                    the Mews frontage line.
                                                  • A variety of frontage types and
                                                    configurations are encouraged and
                                                    should be consistent with Section
                                                    13.0 Urban Design Guidelines and as
                                                    illustrated in Fig. 3.34 and 3.35.
                                                                                    Bylaw 10P2010
                                                  • On street parking is not allowable within
                                                    the 6 metre road right-of-way.




Fig. 3.33   Mews street type. No parking within
            6.1 metre R.O.W.


Concept:
To achieve smaller blocks in the East Village,
a system of Mews streets are proposed within
existing lanes east of 4 Street S.E. Mews
are narrow, intimate streets that balance
the access and service functions of a lane
with active building frontages, accessory           Fig. 3.34   Possible mews configurations
units, and a street space shared by cars and
pedestrians.


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Fig. 3.35   Mews frontage options




Fig. 3.36   Mews frontage conversion




Before                                 After




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3.7.6                                   Reclaimed Space                                                                                                                            3.7.6.1 riverfront lane
                                                                                                                                                                                   The following development guidelines for
objective:                                                                                                                                                                         the west side of Riverfront Lane S.E. should
• to use all land within the plan area                                                                                                                                             be considered as an adjunct to the frontage
  efficiently in order to create new                                                                                                                                               regulations outlined in Section 13.0 Urban
  development opportunities, maximize                                                                                                                                              Design Guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bylaw 10P2010
  density and eliminate unstructured and
  undeveloped space.                                                                                                                                                               guidelines:
                                                                                                                                                                                   • Mixed use development should be
Concept                                                                                                                                                                              consistent with Section 13.0 Urban
Reclaimed space refers to lands, which                                                                                                                                               Design Guidelines regarding the
were not formerly considered developable.                                                                                                                                            recommended frontage type.
These lands include old road right of                                                                                                                                              • Maximum Building Storeys: 3
ways, land under bridges, and new lands                                                                                                                                            • Maximum Lot width: 15.0 m
that will become available with new road                                                                                                                                           • Minimum lot width: 7.5 m
realignments. The desired end result is the                                                                                                                                        • Maximum Building depth: no maximum
densification of East Village, the elimination                                                                                                                                     • Maximum FAR: 3.0
of unstructured space, the recapturing                                                                                                                                             • Parking requirements are not required
of valuable downtown land, and the                                                                                                                                                   for the first 2500 sq. ft. of retail or office
reconfiguration of previously pedestrian-                                                                                                                                            use and the first residential unit.
unfriendly streetscapes.                                                                                                                                                           • Metered short-stay parking is
                                                                                                                                                                                     recommended along Riverfront Lane.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bylaw 10P2010

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                                                                                                                                                                                   The design and development of large
  Reclaimed Space                                                                                                                                      Approved 24P2004
                                                                                                                                                       Amended 10P2010             blocks shall respect the overall vision and
                                                                                                                                                                                   goals of the ARP including an emphasis
Fig. 3.37                               Location plan - reclaimed space                                                                                                            on connectivity, small urban blocks, and
                                                                                                                                                                                   a human scale. It is recognized that while
                                                                                                                                                                                   internal connectivity is often required for
                                                                                                                                                                                   parcels of this size, the following guidelines


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            Fig.              Proposed consolidated parcel and an example of a recommended
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              express basic conditions that will meet the                                          3.7.8           Signature Site        MEWS

              urban design objectives of this ARP.
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                                        MEWS
                second generation Crime Prevention            respected throughout the master plan, an
                                                                                                MEWS
                Through Environmental Design                  opportunity exists on the northeast portion
                (CPTED2) principles, shall respond to         of the plan to create a “signature” site with
                                                                               Existing
                the urban context and will be to the                                                     This
                                                              high visibility and direct river frontage.Rivertwin
                                                                               Mixed Use
                satisfaction of the Approving Authority.      site is achieved through the reconfiguration
                Exceptions to the provisionAVE                of 5 Avenue S.E. and 6 Street providing a
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                sites must incorporate the principle of       both streets and directly overlooks the river.
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  tower. A five-storey building rising to 11      • A pedestrian passage should be
  storeys, with an average building height          provided in the northwest corner of the
  of eight storeys, is feasible on this parcel.     site between the riverfront and 5 Avenue
• Small scale commercial including                  S.E.
  restaurant use and excluding office use
  is proposed at-grade on the north facing        3.7.9       Large Block Improvement
  facade only.
• The building should serve as a landmark         Concept
  termination point for the streets leading       Realignment of 4 Street and Riverfront
  to the parcel.                                  Avenue provides for the creation of a large
                                                  block bound by 3 Street S.E., 5 Avenue S.E., 4
                                                  Street S.E., Riverfront Avenue, and 4 Avenue
                                                  S.E. The larger block so created, will require
                                                  thoughtful applications of the principles
                                                  of connectivity, human scale to ensure the
                                                  overall objective of small urban blocks is not
                                                  compromised.

                                                  To address these issues, it is recommended
                                                  that a north-south connection through
                                                  the site be established as indicated on
                                                  Fig. 3.40. Design of this parcel needs to
                                                  carefully consider the balance between
                                                  pedestrian connectivity through the site,
                                                  natural surveillance and safety issues.
                                                  The connection identified will require the
                                                  detailed application of CPTED2 principles.

Fig. 3.39   Signature site




Fig. 3.40   Signature site illustrative concept   Fig. 3.41   Large block improvement


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4.0           LAND USE
4.1      OVERVIEW                                                                                                                               4.2                                       DENSITIES
Chapters 4.0 through 9.0 provide a broad                                                                                                        • The Floor Area Ratio (FAR) for all lots are
policy framework for individual land uses                                                                                                         identified in the appropriate Centre City East
outlined in Calgary’s Land Use Bylaw                                                                                                              Village Land Use Districts
1P2007.                                                                                                                                         • The FAR for East Village shall range
                                                                 Bylaw 10P2010
                                                                                                                                                  from 3.0 to 7.0, not including floor area
                                                                                                                                                  exemptions or heritage density transfers
The generalized future land uses for East                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bylaw 10P2010
Village are presented in concept form in Fig.                                                                                                   • Townhouse FAR Bonus: All high-rise
4.01 and are summarized in the following                                                                                                          tower developments east of 4 Street
paragraphs based on the sub areas illustrated                                                                                                     require a podium with residential units at
in Fig. 4.02. Objectives and policy statements                                                                                                    grade with separate primary entry from
for each major type of land use are provided                                                                                                      each dwelling unit directly onto the street
in Sections 5.0 through 9.0.                                                                                                                      for which an FAR bonus of 1.0 shall be
                                                                                                                                                  provided to a comined total of 6.65.

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                  Approved 24P2004
                  Amended 10P2010                                                                                                                                                            Generalized Future Land Use


               East Village ARP                                                                                                           Scale: 1:1500 (at 22X34)
         Fig. 4.01                       future land use26, 2004
                             GeneralizedDraft     Date: May


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• 1.0 FAR bonus equal to the footprint of                                                                                 • In mixed use developments that include
  a building designated as a Municipal                                                                                      educational facilities associated with the
  Historic Resource is granted in                                                                                           Calgary Campus, educational facilities
  accordance with Land Use Bylaw                                                                                            are exempt from the FAR calculations up
  1P2007.                                                                                                                   to 4 FAR to a combined total of 11 FAR
                                                               Bylaw 10P2010                                                west of 4 Street and 9.65 FAR east of 4
• Transfer of FAR between development                                                                                       Street.
  parcels is not permitted unless part of a
  comprehensive development of directly
  abutting development parcels.


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              Amended 10P2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Policy Sub-Areas


          East
  Fig. 4.02 Village ARP
               Sub-Areas     Draft       Date: May 26, 2004 Scale: 1:1500 (at 22X34)

               Area A: Bow River lands provide a ramge pf FAR from 3.0 to 5.65
               Area B: Residential character lands provide a range of FAR from 5.65 to 7
         Project Management          Transportation        Landscape Architecture                   Special Consultant                    Civil Engineer


               Area C: Transition area provides an FAR of 7
                                                                                     Bylaw 10P2010
                                                                                                                              Scale: 1:4000 (at 8.5X11)
                                                                                                                              Scale: 1:1000 (at 36X48)
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• Public or quasi public space provided in         4.4       AREA A
  mixed use developments throughout the
  Plan area is exempt up to an additional          This area is primarily characterized by its
  1.0 FAR.                                         proximity to the Bow River, and the Riverfront
• Space for Child Care Facilities provided         Promenade.       A 35 metre development
  in mixed use developments throughout             setback allows for the creation of a multi-
  the Plan area is exempt up to an                 use waterfront plaza for informal and formal
  additional 1.0 FAR.                              public activities and accommodates the
                                                   Regional Pathway system.
4.3        DENSITy TRANSFER
                                                   The majority of the promenade/plaza is
A building designated as a Municipal Historic      hard surfaced to accommodate formal
Resource under the Historical Resources            uses such as markets and festivals. The
Act is eligible to transfer the difference         Riverfront Promenade recreational area
between the building’s existing density and        is proposed to be bounded by a variety of
its potential density to a receiving site within   commercial uses occurring at ground level
the same land use district to a maximum            that may include entertainment, retail,
of 3.0 FAR and subject to a density transfer       personal service and restaurants as part of
agreement satisfactory to the City Solicitor.      larger mixed use residential development.
The amount of density that is transferable         No office buildings are proposed for Area
to a receiving site is subject to requirements     A. Three small buildings are proposed
of the riverbank shadow guidelines for East        within the 35 metre setback and located on
Village.                                           the Riverfront Promenade to serve seasonal
                                                   uses that, in combination, total no more that
                                                   200 metres square. The buildings within
                                                   the riverfront district and fronting onto the
                                                   Riverfront Promenade provide ground floor
                                                   entertainment and retail oriented commercial
                                                   uses with upper storey residential uses that
                                                   step back to protect the public riverfront
                                                   from shadows. A signature site at the northeast
                                                   corner of the riverbank lands is provided to serve
                                                   residential uses above the second storey with
                                                   opportunity for small scale commercial including
                                                   restaurant use at grade (Fig. 3.40).
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4.5      AREA B                                  4.6      AREA C
This area is characterized by its primarily      The Transition Area is characterized by its
residential character and office buildings       close proximity to the downtown core, and
are not permitted. Potential exists within       provision has been made to accommodate
Area B for the Calgary Campus initiative         a greater variety of office, discretionary
integrated into mixed use development. A         commercial, institutional and residential uses.
variety of building forms accommodating          The transition area provides an important
residential, public, Live/Work, commercial,      transition between the higher density
institutional, and service uses are encouraged   commercial and office uses of the downtown
in order to contribute to a vibrant mix          core and the more residential character of
of street level activities, and residential      East Village. Base density for the transition
options. In order to achieve an unobstructed     area is 7.0 FAR. Standards outlined in Section
public realm for the purpose of pedestrian       13, the Urban Design Guidelines, provide
movement, patios and outdoor cafes fronting      for larger building masses, more office or
9th Avenue SE shall be located on private        institutional uses, vibrant streetscapes and
land that does not include any right of way or   an appropriately scaled relationship with
property line setbacks. The proposed Central     the eastern portions of Areas A and B. In
Square forming the core of the community         order to achieive an unobstructed public realm
is recommended to be bounded by retail           for the purpose of pedestrian movement, patios
frontages including a variety of restaurants     and outdoor cafes fronting 9th Avenue SE shall
and retail opportunities. The proposed 5         be located on private land that does not include
Street Neighbourhood Square has a more           any right of way or property line setbacks. The
residential focus with passive and active        ARP supports the early redevelopment of
recreational     opportunities,      providing   the Heritage Commercial Area in support of
residents with a community focal point and       the existing uses on 8 Avenue and 4 Street
a meeting place.                                 S.E. and proposes a connection over the LRT
                              Bylaw 10P2010      track and through the Municipal Building to
                                                 connect with historic Stephen Avenue and
                                                 the greater downtown.
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5.0           RESIDENTIAL LAND USE
overview
In order to meet the strategic aspirations of
The City, the ARP provides the opportunity
to achieve an overall population of 11,500
people. The average density on residential
lands is projected to be 244 units per acre (494
units per hectare). This number is somewhat
higher than the maximum for conventional
high density residential RM-7 sites but less
than the densities of new and existing high
rise buildings in the west end of Downtown.
Although an average density of 244 upa is
achievable, the ARP makes provision for
a variety of residential development types
on different sites and at different scales in
recognition of market variables over time.
                                                   Typical residential frontage
5.1      OBjECTIVES
In addition to the objectives established for
residential development in Section 3.7.2,            housing types, increased opportunity
the following specific objectives should be          for pedestrian linkages and increased
achieved:                                            natural surveillance;
                                                   • To encourage and make provision for the
• To create an attractive and vibrant mixed
                                                     development of Live/Work units; and
  use urban neighborhood that is primarily
                                                   • To provide a variety of unit types
  residential in character;
                                                     suitable for a range of lifestyles, age
• To provide sufficient housing potential
                                                     groups, and income levels. (See
  to accommodate a potential ultimate
                                                     Appendix II: Affordable Housing
  population up to 11,500 residents;
                                                     Definition)
• To encourage a variety of housing and
                                                   • To require separate primary access at
  building types including townhouses,
                                                     grade for all ground floor dwelling units
  low rise, high-rise and mid-rise;
                                                     in East Village in order to encourage
• To make provision for the potential                street vitality and an enhanced
  conversion of at-grade residential use to          pedestrian environment.
  commercial/retail use over the longer
  term;
• To support and encourage the
  development of lanes as “Mews” to
  accommodate residential and small scale
  commercial opportunities specifically
  east of 4 Street S.E. and throughout
  East Village in support of smaller
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5.2     POLICIES                                         available for lease or purchase at
                                                         the earliest opportunity;
In order to achieve these objectives the        5.2.10   No surface parking lots or parkade
following policies should be implemented:                structures shall be visible from
5.2.1   A wide range of residential units                the street and shall be screened by
        will be allowed including Live/                  intervening uses.
        Work units, low-rise, mid-rise          5.2.11   The tower podium building type
        and high-rise apartments and                     is a requirement for all high-rise
        condominiums;                                    development east of 4 Street.
5.2.2   On lands east of 4 Street, an overall   5.2.12   All development with dwelling
        density of 244 units per acre                    units at grade shall provide
        (494 units per hectare) should be                separate primary access to the
        achieved;                                        street from each dwelling unit.
5.2.3   Land use districts shall provide for
        a mix of unit sizes;
5.2.4   Building forms should orient
        towards the street;
5.2.5   Residential buildings should be
        sensitively designed to create
        an interface that clearly defines
        public, semi-private and private
        space;
5.2.6   High Rise Buildings should be
        sufficiently separated and oriented
        to mitigate loss of privacy for
        residents and provide access to
        sunlight between tower shadows;
5.2.7   Housing projects which offer a
        variety of housing types including
        market and integrated non-market
        housing are encouraged;
5.2.8   In order to provide for smaller
        blocks in East Village and
        in support of a variety of
        residential development types
        the development of lanes to
        accommodate residential,
        commercial and live/work uses is
        encouraged;
5.2.9   In order to encourage a mix
        of occupants and to stimulate
        redevelopment, the City should
        make its own land, including
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6.0          COMMERCIAL LAND USE
overview
The ARP encourages the potential
development over a proposed 20 year
time span of a variety of retail, office and
entertainment uses in the area to serve the
local population and provide opportunities
in selected areas for a broad range of
commercial development to serve downtown
workers, visitors and city-wide needs.

6.1      OBjECTIVES
In addition to the objectives established for
commercial development in Section 3.7.1,
the following specific objectives should be
achieved:                                       Mixed use commercial building
• Ground floor commercial uses ,
  including Live/Work units should be
  encouraged as a means to enliven the
  pedestrian environment;                         vitality and diversity of the area;
• Where residential and commercial or           • Large format commercial outlets
  institutional uses are approved on the          shall only occur as one component of
  same site, ensure that the non-residential      mixed-use buildings and shall be lined
  uses do not adversely impact the                along their perimeters with small scale
  residents;                                      commercial modules; and
• Provide for the long-term development         • Provide for small scale commercial
  of retail, personal service and restaurant      uses within mews/lane developments
  uses along the central 4 Street spine, and      and on reclaimed lands throughout the
  along the proposed Riverfront Lane north        community.
  to the Bow River and the Riverbank
  Promenade;           Bylaw 10P2010
                                                6.2       POLICIES
• Provide for retail, personal service and      In order to achieve these objectives, the
  restaurant uses along 8 Avenue S.E. west      following policies should be implemented:
  of 4 Street S.E. in order to integrate East
  Village with the greater Downtown and         6.2.1     East of 4th Street
  enhance the heritage character of the
                                                6.2.1.1   Commercial development east of
  area;
                                                          4 Street S.E. should be developed
• Provide opportunities for at-grade
                                                          as part of a residential mixed
  retail and personal service development
                                                          use development and should be
  throughout the area over the longer
                                                          located no higher than the second
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6.2.1.2   Continuous ground floor                          storefront modules of 7.5 metres;
          commercial space comprised             6.2.2.3   Ground floor space shall be
          of active uses are strongly                      directly accessible from grade;
          encouraged on building edges at
                                                 6.2.2.4   Windows shall be a significant
          the following locations:
                                                           portion of the ground floor
          • Riverfront Lane (4A) S.E.                      facades in order to provide active
          • 4 Street S.E.                                  surveillance capability;
          • 5 Avenue S.E.                        6.2.2.5   There will be no parking
          • Riverfront Avenue S.E.                         requirements on the west side of
                                                           Riverfront Lane for the first 2500 sq.
          • 5 Street north of 5 Avenue S.E.
                                                           ft. of commercial and office and for
                               Bylaw 10P2010
                                                           the first residential unit; and
6.2.1.3   Buildings adjacent to the riverfront                                  Bylaw 10P2010
          promenade may be set back to
                                                 6.2.2.6   Sideyards are not allowable on
          provide space for outdoor cafes,
                                                           Riverfront Lane in order to provide
          the outdoor extension of retail uses
                                                           a continuous street wall.
          and provision of supplementary
                                                                                 Bylaw 10P2010
          pedestrian space;
6.2.1.4   Ground floor commercial space          6.2.3     Transition Area, West of
          shall be directly accessible from                4 Street S.E.
          grade and shall be designed to
          provide transparent glazed store-      6.2.3.1   Provide for a full range of
          front modules;                                   commercial, institutional and
                                                           residential development;
6.2.1.5   The adaptive re-use of the
          Simmons Building is strongly           6.2.3.2   Retail, restaurant and personal
          encouraged;                                      service uses are encouraged at-
                                                           grade adjacent to the LRT to
6.2.1.6   No surface parking lots or parkade
                                                           provide for natural surveillance
          structures shall front onto a public
                                                           and an active street;
          street and shall be screened by
          other intervening uses; and            6.2.3.3   Office uses should be located
                                                           above the first floor or should be
6.2.1.7   In order to encourage a variety
                                                           provided in a manner consistent
          of uses at grade, individual
                                                           with the permeable nature of
          commercial use shall be limited to
                                                           commercial storefronts;
          the width of one typical storefront
          module.                                6.2.3.4   The boundary of the existing
                                                           Downtown Plus 15 area is
6.2.2     West Side of Riverfront                          extended from the west side of 3
          Lane S.E.        Bylaw 10P2010                   Street to the east side. Any Plus 15
                                                           connections further east than the
6.2.2.1   Provide for small-scale                          east side of 3 Street S.E. will not
          developments to a maximum of                     be a City requirement but may be
          3 storeys that can accommodate a                 provided at the discretion of the
          variety of commercial/retail and                 Approving Authority;
          residential uses;                      6.2.3.5   All high rise development shall
6.2.2.2   A typical lot module of 7.5 to 15.0
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          require a podium development of                    Incentive Program that are
          not less than 2 storeys;                           proposed for commercial use is
6.2.3.6   Surface parking lots or parkade                    confirmed;
          structures shall not be visible from                                Bylaw 10P2010
          the street and shall be screened by              • Office uses should be located
          intervening uses;                                   above the first floor;
6.2.3.7   In a comprehensive development                   • Retail, restaurant,
          that includes a podium and tower,                   entertainment and personal
          the tower may extend directly                       service uses are encouraged at
          to the street provided that it is                   the first floor; and
          adequately set back from the                     • Building facades of new
          frontage line for no more than 20.0                 development should reflect the
          lineal metres of the facade at grade                scale, proportion and pattern of
          and that the area at grade created                  the area’s historic built form.
          by the set back serves as a public
                                                 6.2.4.2   No surface parking lots or parkade
          amenity to the satisfaction of the
                                                           structures shall front onto the
          Approving Authority; and
                                                           street and shall be screened by
6.2.3.8   In order to encourage a variety                  intervening uses.
          of uses at grade, individual
          commercial use shall be limited to
          the width of one typical storefront
          module.

6.2.4     The Heritage Commercial
          District: 8 Avenue S.E., West
          of 4 Street S.E.
6.2.4.1   In the area of 8 Avenue between
          4 Street S.E. and the LRT right-of-
          way:
          • The adaptive re-use of
             buildings listed on The City
             of Calgary’s “Inventory of
             Evaluated Historic Resources”
             including the Hillier Block, the
             St. Louis Hotel, and the King
             Edward Hotel to accommodate
             commercial and mixed
             commercial/residential use is
             strongly encouraged;
                              Bylaw 10P2010
          • The eligibility of buildings
            listed on The City of Calgary’s
            “Inventory of Evaluated Historic
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7.0           INSTITUTIONAL LAND USE
overview
The ARP envisions a significant institutional
/ educational           component in the
redevelopment of East Village in the medium
term. Provision for the development of a
Calgary Campus along the 4th Street SE
spine to accommodate a range of educational
institutions in mixed use developments
has been made in the ARP. Potential for
linkage to proposed educational facilities on
Stampede lands via a proposed 4 Street S.E.
underpass also exists. The Calgary Campus
initiative offers the possibility of integrating   Potential mixed use institutional building form
commercial, residential, community-related
facilities and educational uses in a series of
comprehensively designed developments.             • To ensure that all institutional uses
In addition, East Village is one of several          provide for commercial retail uses
alternative areas under review for relocation        or other active uses at-grade where
of the Calgary Public Library main branch.           appropriate; and
The Calgary Campus has the potential               • To encourage student housing.
to contribute to the social and economic
sustainability of the East Village and be a        7.2        POLICIES
city-wide destination.
                                                   In order to achieve these objectives the
                                                   following policies should be implemented:
7.1      OBjECTIVES
                                                   7.2.1      Institutional uses shall be
In addition to the general goals for                          limited to the first 8 storeys
institutional development outlined in Section                 of any building as part of a
3.7.4, the following specific objectives for                  comprehensively designed mixed
such development in East Village should be                    use development;
achieved:
                                                   7.2.2      In mixed use development
• To provide for the development of                           incorporating educational facilities
  a Calgary Campus accommodating                              east of 4 Street S.E., a residential
  university, college and other degree                        component is required;
  granting institutions;                           7.2.3      Except for the Calgary Campus,
• To ensure that, where feasible,                             new institutional uses above the
  institutional development occurs as part                    ground floor are not allowed east
  of comprehensively designed mixed                           of 4 Street S.E.;
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7.2.4    On parcels where ground floor
         “public frontages” are required
         by this ARP, institutional uses
         may occur at ground level and
         should respect the urban design
         guidelines, outlined in Section 13.0
         Urban Design Guidelines;
                                Bylaw 10P2010
7.2.5    On parcels where ground floor
         proposed retail uses are identified
         by this ARP, such uses should
         occur at street face;
7.2.6    No surface parking lots or parkade
         structures shall be visible from
         the street and shall be screened by
         intervening uses; and
7.2.7    Parking shall be provided
         to accommodate demand
         generated by Calgary Campus
         developments.
7.2.8    Encourage the integration
         of college/post secondary
                                                       Potential mixed use institutional building form
         programming opportunities with
         programs provided by the social
         service agencies in order to assist
         people who access these services
         to achieve educational success.




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8.0          OPEN SPACE
8.1      OVERVIEW
The ARP proposes a hierarchy of public
spaces that are key elements in the proposed
redevelopment of East Village. These new
elements include small urban plazas, a
major square, and a riverfront plaza and
promenade. the streets and lanes of East
Village are proposed to be significant
public spaces and be designed to encourage
a vibrant and active urban environment. In
combination these public open spaces will
serve to support and sustain community
interaction by providing gathering spaces at   Open space concept at the riverfront
the neighbourhood and regional levels.

8.2      OBjECTIVES                            • To provide an opportunity for East
                                                 Village residents and key stakeholders
In order to achieve the broad civic goals of     to provide meaningful input into the
uniting Calgary’s residential neighborhoods      development of the community’s parks
by regional pathways or greenbelts, the          and plazas;
following specific objectives have been        • Provide key public open space facilities
defined for East Village:                        such as the Riverfront Promenade, the
• To establish a strong identity for East        4 Street Central Square and the 5 Street
  Village by providing neighbourhood and         Neighborhood Square prior to, or in
  regional open space for local residents        conjunction with adjacent development;
  and city-wide residents alike;               • Provide for enhanced pedestrian
• Develop lands adjacent to the Bow River        linkages between East Village and the
  to link with the city’s Regional Pathway       Downtown to the west, Victoria Park to
  and bikeway system providing for linear        the south and Inglewood/Ramsay to the
  recreation and continuity of the system;       east;
• Allow for variety and contrast in            • Encourage, over the longer term, a
  treatment of the river edge in East            pedestrian bridge from St. Patrick’s
  Village by providing an urban Riverfront       Island to the north bank of the Bow River
  Promenade east of the LRT bridge and a         to provide connections to the community
  more natural river edge west of the LRT        of Bridgeland;
  bridge;                                      • Improve public pedestrian space through
• Provide for development of an open             sidewalk expansion, tree planting,
  space amenity in the form of a Central         benches, sun catches and other means;
  Plaza that accommodates the LRT as a         • Provide for opportunities to create
  feature at 4 Street S.E. between 6 and 7       community gardens;
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• Recognize Fort Calgary Provincial                   S.E. and shall be designed to
  Historic Site as a city-wide open space             accommodate active and passive
  amenity through enhancements to the                 pursuits;             Bylaw 10P2010
  continuity of the riverbank pathway        8.3.6    The 5th Street Neighbourhood
  system and improvements to pedestrian               Plaza should be designed as
  and cyclist access routes through East              an amenity for the passive
  Village;                                            recreational pursuits of local
• To provide for the enhancement of                   residents and to act as a green link
  the safety and appearance of the                    between 8 Avenue S.E. and the
  embankments of the 4 and 5 Street                   Riverbank Promenade;
  flyovers; and                              8.3.7    8 Avenue S.E. between 4 Street S.E.
• To provide opportunities for public art             and the LRT should be upgraded
  initiatives throughout the community.               to a pedestrian oriented mall
                                                      with limited vehicular access to
8.3     POLICIES                                      minimize vehicle conflicts with
                                                      pedestrians;
In order to achieve the objectives, the
                                             8.3.8    Provide street furniture, enhanced
following policies should be implemented:
                                                      landscaping and a high degree
8.3.1   A strip of land adjacent to the               of amenity in areas of greater
        south bank of the Bow River and               pedestrian activity including
        east of the LRT bridge, a minimum             commercial areas, plazas, squares
        of 35 metres (115 feet) wide from             and the Riverfront Promenade;
        the top of the bank of the river,    8.3.9    Paving treatments and park
        shall be designed as a Riverfront             designs shall be consistent with
        Promenade to increase access to               The City of Calgary’s Access
        the riverbank and to the Regional             Design Guidelines.
        Pathway and bikeway systems;         8.3.10   Existing street trees should be
8.3.2   Accreted lands along the south                retained where feasible;
        bank of the Bow River shall be       8.3.11   The proposed improvements to
        consolidated with adjacent parcels            the 7 Avenue Transit Corridor
        to provide land for the riverfront            should be continued east to 4
        promenade adjacent to the river;              Street S.E. in a compatible manner;
8.3.3   Community design workshops           8.3.12   A stormwater pond and wetland
        should be held with East Village              area should be constructed in the
        residents and key stakeholders                north-west corner of Fort Calgary
        on the development of the                     lands to meet stormwater quality
        community’s parks and plazas;                 requirements for runoff from East
8.3.4   The design of the Riverfront                  Village. The wetland should be
        Promenade and plaza shall protect             developed as a park-like space and
        views to the Bow River’s northern             enhance the appearance of this
        escarpment from within East                   portion of the Fort Calgary site,
        Village;                                      serve as an interpretive feature ,
8.3.5   The riverfront plaza shall provide            function as an open space amenity
        a pedestrian link between the                 and enhance linkages to St.
        Riverfront Promenade and                      Patrick’s Island, and over time, to
        Riverfront Lane, 5 and 6 Streets              the community of Bridgeland;


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8.3.13   The provision of pedestrian           8.3.18   At the time of public infrastructure
         through-block linkages should                  improvements in East Village,
         be encouraged in residential                   a Public Art Plan should be
         development as a supplement                    prepared for public art initiatives
         to public spaces and to enhance                deriving from the Percent
         pedestrian connectivity;                       for Public Art Policy in order
8.3.14   The 5 Street S.E. Neighbourhood                to ensure their coordinated
         Square and the Riverfront                      distribution throughout the
         Promenade should be designed to                community;
         accommodate all-season use;           8.3.19   Consideration should be
8.3.15   The open space system shall be                 given to the broadest possible
         designed to integrate with on-                 distribution of Percent for Public
         street and off-street bikeways and             Art initiatives throughout the
         provide bicycle parking facilities             public environment including
         in appropriate locations;                      road rights-of-way, the proposed
                                                        4 Street underpass, undevelopable
8.3.16   As redevelopment proceeds,
                                                        lands and the embankments of the
         discussion between The City,
                                                        4 and 5 Street flyover; and
         the Downtown East Central
         Community Association, the            8.3.20   Crime Prevention Through
         Golden Age Club, Trinity                       Environmental Design principles
         Foundation, Fort Calgary, Calgary              should be applied in the
         Stampede and other affected                    treatment of all landscaping
         stakeholders are encouraged                    within the public environment
         to facilitate the development in               with particular attention to the
         the longer term of Community                   embankments of the 4 and 5 Street
         Gardens within East Village or                 flyovers.
         on the northwest corner of the
         Fort Calgary site adjacent to the
         proposed storm water pond and
         wetland interpretive facility. Fort
         Calgary should be involved in
         the design and approval of this
         area to ensure that it meets all
         the objectives of the Fort Calgary
         Master Plan and addresses Fort
         Calgary’s operational concerns;
8.3.17   The further development of Fort
         Calgary as a regional amenity is
         encouraged in accordance with
         the Fort Calgary Master Plan.
         The integration of Fort Calgary
         development objectives with
         the concept of a gateway feature
         at 7 Avenue S.E. in support of
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9.0          TRANSPORTATION
9.1      OVERVIEW                                • To regrade roads in the area to comply
                                                   with floodplain regulations;
The    overarching     objective     for   the   • To enhance connections between East
transportation network in East Village is to       Village, the Downtown, Fort Calgary,
enhance pedestrian and bicycle connectivity        Stampede Park, and the surrounding
and create a shortblock, network of streets,       communities of Victoria Park, Inglewood
lanes and mews. Additional objectives              and Ramsay for all modes of travel;
include the intent to diffuse traffic to many    • To support and encourage and provide
different routes within the area, reduce the       for alternative modes of travel,
need for wider internal roads and turning          including transit, cycling and walking;
lanes and give primacy to the pedestrian by
                                                 • To design streets as public spaces for the
maximizing opportunities for walking and
                                                   people who live, work and shop in the
cycling within the neighborhood.
                                                   area;
An assessment of anticipated local traffic       • To limit the amount of off-street
conditions for the future, assuming full           parking supply to discourage use of the
build-out of the East Village area and the         automobile;
inclusion of network improvements such           • To develop the area for safe, accessible
as the 4 Street S.E. underpass connecting          and efficient functioning of the transit
East Village with East Victoria Park was           system as a means to encourage the
undertaken. The analysis included a review         use of transit by residents, Downtown
of weekday AM and PM peak hours, and               workers and visitors; and
identified locations where improvements          • To accommodate emergency, delivery
were likely to be necessary. It is noted that      and service vehicles.
further more detailed study will be required
as development occurs in the area so as to
ensure the implementation of appropriate         9.3      POLICIES
improvements as required.
                                                 In order to achieve these objectives the
                                                 following policies should be implemented:
9.2      OBjECTIVES
In order to achieve the general goal of          roads
providing safe and effective vehicular and       9.3.1    Establish a road network hierarchy
pedestrian movement throughout East                       that recognizes the various
Village, the following objectives have been               functions, characteristics and
defined:                                                  operational objectives of each
                                                          street type in accordance with
• To encourage the separation of regional                 the Inner City Transportation
  and local traffic through a hierarchy of                Management Strategy and
  roads as illustrated in Fig. 9.06 and as                as outlined in Table 9.01 and
  described in Table 9.01;                                illustrated in Fig. 9.06 based on
• To protect East Village residential areas               the preliminary build-out traffic
  from higher volumes of through traffic                  forecast illustrated in Figure 9.011;
  by providing convenient alternative
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9.3.2         Create a new road, Riverfront Lane                          9.3.4   Plan for a new underpass crossing
              east of the LRT tracks and linking                                  of the CPR rail yard tracks on 4
              7 Avenue S.E. and Riverfront                                        Street S.E. to connect East Village
              Avenue with a possible signal at                                    to Victoria Park, the underpass
              Riverfront Avenue and prohibition                                   should accommodate pedestrians
              of left turns at 6 Avenue;                                          and a bicycle lane;
                                              Bylaw 10P2010               9.3.5   Convert the existing one-way
9.3.3         Realign 4 Street S.E. to “T”                                        section of 9 Avenue S.E. to two-
              into Riverfront Avenue S.E.                                         way operation between 3 and 4
              approximately 100 metres                                            Streets S.E. in order to encourage
              east of the existing Edmonton                                       through traffic to use 9 Avenue
              Trail intersection in order                                         S.E. rather than 6 Street/6 Avenue
              to accommodate all turning                                          S.E. to access Downtown, and
              movements, and have Riverfront                                      provide left turn lanes at 6 Street
              Avenue tie into 5 Street S.E.                                       and at 4 Street S.E. as necessary;
              4 Street S.E. should accommodate                            9.3.6   Convert the existing one way
              a separate northbound left turn                                     section of 6 Avenue S.E. to two-
              lane at 6 Avenue S.E. if required.                                  way operation between Macleod
              Ensure adequate clearance to                                        Trail and 6 Street S.E. to improve
              existing structures and sight                                       accessibility to East Village;
              distances both for “vehicle to
                                                                          9.3.7   Discourage use of 5 Street S.E.
              vehicle” visual clarity and traffic
                                                                                  south of 6 Avenue S.E. for
              signal head visibility. Further
                                                                                  through traffic from Downtown
              review of this intersection should
                                                                                  by requiring multiple stops and
              be undertaken at the detailed
                                                                                  turns at the 5 Street Square and by
              design stage;
                                                                                  using curb extensions and other
                                                                                  traffic control/calming measures
1	 The	traffic	forecasts	used	in	the	analysis	were	provided	by	The	
   City	based	on	input	from	Bunt	&	Associates.		The	forecasts	
                                                                                  as appropriate while providing
   assumed	full	build	out	of	the	East	Village	area	based	on	the	                  due consideration for transit,
   densities	discussed	in	this	report.		The	analysis	assumed	                     emergency and service vehicles as
   that	the	1500	existing	off-street	parking	stalls	that	would	be	                required;
   displaced	through	development	would	be	retained	elsewhere	
   in	the	East	Village	area.		If	this	does	not	occur,	then	the	traffic	
   forecasts	will	overstate	traffic	volumes	on	several	roadways,	
   most	notably	9	Avenue,	4	Street	and	3	Street.		Given	the	macro	
   level	intent	of	the	study,	the	conservative	assumption	was	made	
   to	leave	the	1500	stalls	in	as	part	of	the	analysis.		Changes	
   would	therefore	result	in	reductions	to	infrastructure	needs	and	
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9.3.8         Give priority to pedestrians rather                        • Ensuring all streets are
              than automobile mobility in the                              adequately designed for
              design of internal roads and in                              emergency vehicle access and
              their traffic control choices and                            that designated transit and
              operations by:                                               truck routes can accommodate
              • Keeping the travel way as                                  expected turning movements.
                 narrow as possible with the
                 minimum number of through                      9.3.9    In order to achieve the vision
                 travel lanes and narrowing the                          of the core of East Village as a
                 width of these lanes;2                                  primarily pedestrian oriented
              • Encouraging on-street parking                            residential community, the
                 to buffer pedestrians from                              bylawed setbacks on 5 Street S.E.
                 moving vehicles;                                        from both sides of 5 Street S.E.
                                                                         from 5 Avenue S.E. to the north
              • Planting street trees next to the                        side of the bylawed setback on
                 curb on both sides of the street                        9 Avenue S.E. should be deleted
                 to narrow the optical width of                          from the setback table in Land Use
                 roadways;                                               Bylaw 1P2007;        Bylaw 10P2010
              • Providing wide sidewalks on                     9.3.10   Plan for installation of appropriate
                 both sides of every street;                             traffic control measures and
              • Using traffic control devices                            restriction of turning movements
                 and traffic calming measures                            when warranted through such
                 to slow traffic; accepting                              measures as variable phasing,
                 some congestion and slower                              right turn on red restrictions, left
                 operating speeds on internal                            turn prohibitions and variable
                 non-through roads in East                               laning to ensure safe and efficient
                 Village in order to foster a more                       operation of the street and LRT
                 pleasant residential pedestrian                         system, as illustrated on Fig. 9.05;
                 and cycling environment;                                and
              • Minimizing the installation of                  9.3.11   Limit direct driveway access from
                 additional left and right turning                       heavily traveled Arterial Streets.
                 lanes and keeping curb radii to
                 a minimum in order to make
                 pedestrian crossing distances as
                 short as possible;
              • Accommodating rather than
                 facilitating the movement of
                 larger vehicles in East Village,
                 in order to keep streets and
                 intersections as narrow as
                 possible; and

2	 The	City	is	developing	a	series	of	new	residential	street	
   standards.		These	standards	should	be	finalized	prior	to	
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9.4           PARKING                                                   9.4.6   In support of the proposed
                                                                                Calgary Campus, conduct a
9.4.1         Allow use of minimum bylaw                                        detailed transportation study to
              parking rates and permit further                                  establish an appropriate parking
              reductions where appropriate;                                     supply, based on subsidized
9.4.2         Encourage shared parking                                          transit passes for staff and
              solutions and optimize the use                                    students and a comprehensive
              of the available on-street parking                                Transportation Demand
              supply;                                                           Management program. Establish
9.4.3         Control both on-street and off-                                   parking and traffic policies and
              street parking lot operation                                      plans for the Campus initiative to
              where necessary to ensure regular                                 minimize impacts on East Village
              turnover and restrict inappropriate                               residents and businesses.
              use by non-East Village residents
              or Downtown employees. Install
              metered parking, time-restricted
              and user-restricted parking zones
              as required;
9.4.4         Work with the Calgary Parking
              Authority to provide a shared
              public parking facility to support
              the local and regional commercial
              uses planned for Riverfront Lane
              and the Riverfront District;
                                              Bylaw 10P2010
9.4.5         Work with the Calgary Parking
              Authority to consider options for
              the accommodation of displaced
              off-street East Village parking in a
              new Intercept Lot, as per Fig. 9.033;
              and

3	 For	the	purpose	of	analysis	it	was	assumed	that	the	CPA	
   intercept	lot	at	this	location	would	seek	to	accommodate	the	
   displaced	demand	of	up	to	1500	vehicles	in	the	East	Village	
   area.		As	a	practical	application	this	is	unlikely	to	be	the	case	
   as	the	displaced	stalls	are	not	bone	fide	stalls	as	they	were	
   not	provided	as	part	of	the	requirements	outlined	in	the	Land	
   Use	By-law.		Rather,	they	are	stalls	which	simply	exist	by	virtue	
   of	the	availability	of	vacant	land	in	the	East	Village	area	and	
   are	part	of	the	surplus	supply	identified	as	part	of	the	GoPlan	
   exercise	in	1995.		If	the	1500	stalls	are	not	replaced,	then	
   the	traffic	volumes	assessed	for	the	area	in	Exhibit	9.01	will	
   overstate	the	level	of	traffic	volumes	on	9	Avenue,	3	Street	and	
   4	Street,	and	to	a	lesser	extent	the	other	roads	in	the	study	
   area.




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9.5     PEDESTRIAN                                     connection from the Bow River
                                                       Pathway to the 4 Street S.E./
        CONNECTION
                                                       Riverfront intersection, to allow
9.5.1   Provide sidewalks on both sides                both pedestrians and cyclists to
        of every street at least 2.0 metres            safely cross Riverfront Avenue S.E.
        clear in width;                                at the pedestrian/cyclist activated
9.5.2   Encourage developers of large                  signal;
        blocks to provide attractive, well     9.6.7   Provide a new north-south
        lit and safe public walkways                   shared pathway on the east side
        between streets to create a fine-              of 6 Street to connect the Bow
        grained pedestrian network;                    River Pathway with the Elbow
9.5.3   Provide a Plus 15 from City Hall               River Pathway, with frequent
        across 3 Street S.E. and the LRT               connections eastward to Fort
        tracks to 8 Avenue S.E.; and                   Calgary;
9.5.4   Provide rear access to off-street      9.6.8   Require developers to provide
        parking stalls via rear lanes and              secure, long term bicycle parking/
        mews to avoid multiple driveways               storage and showers/lockers
        and conflicts with pedestrian flows            for bicycle commuters at major
        on street frontages.                           concentrations of employment and
                                                       secure, long term bicycle storage
9.6     BICyCLE CIRCULATION                            for all multi-family residential
                                                       developments; and
9.6.1   Provide a 4.3 metre wide curb lane
        on 4 Street S.E. from Riverfront       9.6.9   Provide short term on-site
        southward to 9 Avenue S.E. and                 bicycle parking at institutional/
        potentially continuing south                   educational uses, shopping areas
        through to East Victoria Park for              and at recreational facilities.
        combined vehicle and cyclist use.
                                               9.7     TRANSIT NETWORK
9.6.2   Provide a 4.3 metre wide curb lane
        on the north and south side of 9       9.7.1   Provide access to good-quality,
        Avenue east of 4 Street S.E.;                  frequent transit service within
9.6.3   Provide a network of off-street                convenient walking distance of all
        shared pedestrian and cyclist                  East Village residents, shopping
        pathways connecting East Village               areas and large concentrations of
        to Downtown, Fort Calgary and                  employment;
        the Bow River as illustrated in Fig.   9.7.2   Plan designated bus transit
        9.02;                                          routes as illustrated on Fig. 9.05
9.6.4   Provide a pedestrian/cyclist                   to accommodate bus zones and
        activated signal at 4 Street S.E./             turning movements of transit
        Riverfront for a protected crossing            vehicles;
        to the Bow River Pathway;              9.7.3   Provide comfortable, safe and
9.6.5   Provide separate pedestrian and                convenient pedestrian routes
        cyclist pathways for safety along              to and from bus zones and LRT
        the East Village riverfront where              stations that are accessible for
        pedestrian and cyclist conflicts are           people with disabilities;
        expected to be greatest,               9.7.4   Provide transit-supportive
9.6.6   Provide a shared pathway                       passenger amenities at bus zones;


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          and
9.7.5     Ensure that roadways are capable of accommodating necessary transit vehicles.

table 9.01: proposed East Village road network Hierarchy


Road Hierarchy                          Traffic Characteristics
Class         Sub-Class   Name
ARTERIAL ROADS
Primary Arterial                        Expedites the movement of vehicular traffic between major
                                        traffic generators, outside the core of East Village. High traffic
                                        volumes, higher transit volumes, frequent traffic signal control at
                                        intersections with other streets, turning lanes at intersections, no
                                        direct access.
Secondary Arterial                      Provides for movement of vehicular traffic between major traffic
                                        generators as well as circulation within the downtown area.
                                        Limited direct access to individual land uses may be permitted.
                                        Higher traffic and transit volumes, traffic signals and turning
                                        lanes at most intersections, peak or off-peak parking may be
                                        permitted depending on volumes.
SUPPORTING COLLECTOR/MINOR COLLECTOR ROADS
Circulation Street                      Connects adjacent arterial network to internal East Village
                                        streets; provides major circulation function within East Village
                                        between residential areas and shopping/recreational opportuni-
                                        ties; provides on-street parking for adjacent commercial/office
                                        and residential land uses. Mid-range traffic volumes, slower
                                        operating speeds; signal or stop control at intersections with
                                        other Circulation or Shopping Streets but with limited turning
                                        lanes; local transit route.
Shopping Street                         Multi-functional street with street-level, small-scale mixed com-
                                        mercial/office/residential development; slow operating speed,
                                        higher volumes of traffic, particularly turning movements at inter-
                                        sections, high volumes of crossing pedestrians, frequent service
                                        and delivery vehicles, high parking turnover, stop/signal control;
                                        local transit route.
LOCAL ROADS
Grid Street               Residential   Primarily residential access street with lower operating speed
                          Grid          and volumes, pedestrian-focused, on-street parking and service/
                          Square        delivery for limited street-front commercial development, stop
                                        controlled intersections, access to mews, fire access.
Lane                      Residential   Primarily residential access street with mixed vehicular/pedes-
                          Mews          trian traffic; access to rear underground parking lots for street-
                                        front uses, at-grade on-site parking for limited, small-scale
                                        commercial developments, garbage pick-up, fire access.
                          Commercial    Rear access lane to commercial/office/residential street-front
                          Lane          development for parking, service/delivery and garbage pick-up.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          350(340)




                                                                                                                                                                                                             300(190)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             620(760)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             90(170)
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                                                                          (6 3 80 )2              23                                                                                                                                                                                                        10(20)
                                                                              0 )7 05            10 5( 3                                                                                                                                                                                                    110(90)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             0(10)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             40(100)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             10(0)




                                                                                   15              (3 0 0 0
                                                                                                       ) )                                                                                                                                                                                                  30(30)
                                                                                                                          4th Ave SE




                                                                                        ) 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (10)0




                                                                                       0
                                                                                    ( 50 ) 215
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (170)110




                                                                                  ( 56
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           (10)0




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (30)0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (50)80
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (140)50




                                       725(660)
                              (10)5
                          (240)105                                                                                         5th Ave SE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            125(85)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           550(740)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           10(70)




                                                  (600)230
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            180(110)
                                                                                                 490(670)
                                                                                                 650(500)




                                                                               200(320)
                                                                               490(90)
                                                                               20(50)
                                                                                                 20(30)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             5th
                                                                               (20)80                                                                                                                              Ave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (965)615
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (180)110




                                                                             (320)80                                                                                                                                     SE
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                                                                               (60)90                                     6th Ave SE                                                                                                                                                                               175(70)




                                                                                               (10)40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5(10)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10(45)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      615(680)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20(175)




                                                                                             (350)480
                                                                                             (980)480
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   10(20)
                                                        50(200)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (40)35
                                                        1290(960)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (10)10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (40)35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (40)10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (50)20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (980)440




                                                                                                                           7th Ave SE                                                                                                                                          100(280)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               470(80)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           140(10)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           510(460)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           160(270)




                                                    (580)820
                                                    (370)290
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               280(420)




                                                  (1410)1190
                                                                                                 470(230)




                                                                                   300(40)
                                                                                   60(40)
                                                                                                 220(30)                                                                                                                                             (410)100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (510)510
                                                                           (550)380                                                                                                                                                                    (380)80
                                                                           (970)500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (120)210
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (580)270
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (250)210




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20(10)
                                                                             (70)410                                                                                                                                                                                                                                790(610)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10(5)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10(5)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      100(55)




                                                                                             (450)90
                                                                                             (290)70
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20(10)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     6th St SE




                                                                                                                                8th Ave SE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (170)10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (570)770
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (290)30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (10)10




                           (400)290
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (165)70
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (165)20




                         (970)1000

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              180(450)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             10(20)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             340(280)




                                                    (390)460
                                                                                                                           9th Ave SE                                                                                                                                         800(610)




                                                  (1960)2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (50)10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (740)880
                       (123)456




                                                                                                                MacLeod
                                  AM Pk Hr Traffic Volume


                                                                                                                                             3rd St SE
                                                                                                                                                                                   4th St SE
                                                                                                                                                                                               5th St SE




                                  PM Pk Hr Traffic Volume                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1030-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                N.T.S.



                      Fig. 9.01                              Ultimate projected traffic volumes at full build out of East Village (2013 horizon)
                                                                                                                                      LEGEND:
                                                                                              Bo
                                                                                                w
                                                                                                    Riv
                                                                                                       er
                                                                                                            Pa
                                                                                                               th
                                                                                                                                                           Existing Shared Pathway
                                                                                                                 wa
                                                                                                                    y                                      Proposed Shared Pathway
                                                                                         NE




                                                                                    LA
                                                                                                                                                           Proposed Wide Curb Lane (4.3m)




                                                                                 NT
                                                                                                                                                           Potential Cyclist-Activated Signal




                                                                              RIVERFRO
                                                                                                                        Shared pathway
                                                                                                                         connections to
                                                                                                                          Fort Calgary




                                  Approved 24P2004                                                                                    To Elbow River Pathway
                                  Amended 10P2010         Future Connection
                                                               to South                                                                                                                 1030-09
                                                                                                                                                                                           N.T.S.




                      Fig. 9.02      Proposed cyclist facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                    East VillagE arEa rEdEVElopmEnt plan




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                                                                                     LEGEND:
                                                                                                         4 travel lanes,
                                                                                                         no on-street parking permitted
                                                                                                         4 travel lanes,




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                                                                                                         off-peak period street parking
                                                                                                         may be permitted
                                                                                                         3 travel lanes,
                                                                                                         no on-street parking permitted
                                                                                                         2 travel lanes,
                                                                                                         2 lanes 24 hour on-street parking
                                                                                                         2 travel lanes,
                                                                                                         no on-street parking
                                                                                                         1 travel lane,
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                                                                                                         1 lane 24 hour on-street parking
                                                                                                         Potential on-street
                                                                                                         pay parking zones

                                                                                     IP   Possible Intercept Parking Lot Location




                                                                                               Note:
                                                                                               At-grade parking in residential
                                                                                               lanes (mews) and commercial lanes
                                                                                               can be provided on private property

                            Approved 24P2004   IP                Future Connection
                            Amended 10P2010                                                                                          1030-09
                                                                 to South                                                                 N.T.S.




                      Fig. 9.03    Proposed laning and parking
                                                                                               LEGEND:
                                                                                                      Proposed Conversion of One-Way
                                                                                                      Street to Two-Way Operation
                                                                                                      (arrows indicate travel lanes)

                                                                                        RT
                                                                                          OR

                                                                                                      One-way Operation
                                                                                   NE                 Existing Traffic Signal




                                                                              LA
                                                                           NT
                                                                                                      Potential Traffic Signal
                        Two-Way Conversion




                                                                        RIVERFRO
                                                                                                      Potential Stop Control (2 or 4-Way)
                        West to McLeod Trail                        RTOR
                                                                                                      Potential Restricted Movement
                                                                                                      Potential Location of Separate Turn Lane
                                                                 RTOR
                                                                                               RTOR
                                                                                                      Potential Restricted Right Turn on Red




                                                                                                      Note:
                                                                                                      Unless otherwise noted, all streets
                                                                                                      accommodate two-way traffic




                                Approved 24P2004
                                Amended 10P2010
                                                                                                                                               1030-09
                                                                                                                                                  N.T.S.




                      Fig. 9.04       Proposed traffic control
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                                                             Downtown Shuttle Routes:
                                                             (Roads requiring transit capability for a smaller bus)

                                                                                    Proposed Downtown Shuttle
                                                                                    Route 31


                                                             Regular Bus Routes:
                                                             (Roads requiring transit capability for a full-size standard bus)

                                                                                    Proposed Route 1 Service
                                                                                    Proposed Route 411 Service
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                                     LRT Station




                                                                                                                                    01:02




                                                              NOTE: Existing Routes 1 & 411 using 5 St SE between
                                                                    7 Ave SE & 8 Ave SE are proposed to be relocated
                                                                    to 6 St SE/7Ave SE. The Downtown Shuttle route
                                                                    is proposed to be relocated to avoid the tight turns
                                                                    in the 5th St Square.
                              Approved 24P2004
                                                                                                                        1030-09
                              Amended 10P2010                                                                              N.T.S.




                      Fig. 9.05   Proposed transit network
                                                                                          LEGEND:
                                                                                       Class       Sub-Class          Name               Symbol


                                                                                       ARTERIAL    Major S treet      Primary
                                                                                                   Minor Street       Secondary

                                                                                  NE




                                                                              A
                                                                              L
                                                                                       COLLECTOR Circulation Street




                                                                           NT
                                                                       RIVERFRO
                                                                                                   Shopping Street



                                                                                       LOCAL       Grid Street        Residential Grid
                                                                                                                      Square


                                                                                                   Lane               Residential Mews
                                                                                                                      Commecial Lane




                      Approved 24P2004
                      Amended 10P2010
                                         Future Connection to South                                                                               1030-09
                                                                                                                                                     N.T.S.




                         Fig. 9.06       Proposed road network hierarchy
                                                                                                                                                              East VillagE arEa rEdEVElopmEnt plan




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10.0 COMMUNITy AND SOCIAL
     DEVELOPMENT
In order to foster a socially sustainable
downtown community with a diverse socio-
economic population the ARP supports the
development of a broad range of housing
types, encourages mixed use development,
supports local economic development
opportunities, and promotes enhanced public
safety initiatives. Integration of existing
social initiatives in East Village with other
inner city and City of Calgary initiatives will
be more clearly defined and strengthened
through a Social Strategy to be developed for
the Centre City Plan. The ongoing success
                                                  • Promote local economic development
of such a Social Strategy will require the
                                                    to encourage independence among
development of an integrated approach to
                                                    East Village residents in order to
social issues in the Downtown and inner–
                                                    facilitate opportunities for their active
city and the strengthening of working
                                                    participation in the social, cultural and
relationships with the federal and provincial
                                                    economic life of the community;
governments, inner-city communities, social
                                                  • Support accessibility in public and
agencies and the recipients of their services,
                                                    private development throughout East
the business community and other key
                                                    Village;
stakeholders.
                                                  • Improve public safety to achieve a clean,
                                                    safe, pedestrian and cycling-oriented
10.1     OBjECTIVES                                 community;
In addition to social and economic objectives     • Facilitate dialogue on broader social
outlined in Section 2.2 Sustainability , the        issues affecting inner-city communities
following objectives should be achieved:            including an equitable city–wide
                                                    distribution of social service facilities
• Encourage a diversity of housing options          and their locations in order to promote
  in order to provide choices in housing            balanced communities and minimize
  types to address the needs of different           adverse impact on new residential
  age groups, income groups and lifestyles;         development.
• Facilitate a wide range of mixed use            • To strengthen working relationships
  development that will increase the                with the federal and provincial
  quality and accessibility of community            government, inner city communities,
  facilities and services considered                social agencies and the recipients of their
  necessary to serve the social, educational        services to enable the development of a
  and recreational needs of residents;              sustainable public policy framework that
• Continue to provide services for the              will support an ongoing commitment to
  homeless and those in transition;                 the integrated delivery of social services
                                                    in the Downtown and inner-city.


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10.2     POLICIES                                  10.2.2 Mixed Use Development
In order to achieve the foregoing objectives the   To promote mixed use development, The
following policies should be implemented:          City should:
                                                   • Encourage small scale-commercial
10.2.1 Housing Diversity                             development on the main floors of
                                                     developments to provide services
(See Appendix II:        Affordable Housing
                                                     including, but not limited to: retail, food
Definition)
                                                     and beverage, banking, health care,
To encourage housing diversity, The City             personal care, and social support;
should:                                            • Support development of neighborhood
                                                     amenities such as child care and child
• Promote a mixture of housing forms                 friendly recreation opportunities within
  and tenure that includes secondary                 mixed-use developments;
  suites, live/work housing, co-operative          • Encourage development on or near a
  housing, co-housing;                               transit route of a full-service grocery
• Encourage adaptive re-use of existing              store and other regional amenities
  building stock for residential units for           such as health, educational and
  singles (SROs) where appropriate;                  recreational facilities to accommodate the
• Support the preservation of existing               expansion and revitalization of adjacent
  housing units that serve fixed and low-            communities;
  income earners;                                  • Integrate additional social programs
• Work with Corporate Properties and                 and services into existing community
  Calgary Housing Corporation to ensure              facilities on a mixed-use basis;
  that the existing number of non-market           • Ensure all public facilities are designed
  housing units are maintained in East               for universal accessibility;
  Village;                                         • Encourage private developers to adhere
• Support the existing shelter facilities for        to the Access Design Guidelines;
  individuals who are homeless;                    • Support development of a
• Work with social agencies, funders and             neighbourhood centre by working with
  relevant stakeholders to investigate and           the Downtown East Central Community
  facilitate options for alternate service           Association and the Golden Age Club.
  delivery models to address the needs of
  the homeless and working poor; and               10.2.3 Local Economic Development
• Pursue partnerships with non-profit
                                                   To encourage local economic development,
  organizations and other levels of
                                                   The City should:
  government to encourage innovative
  design and/or management of housing              • Encourage adaptive re-use of the
  projects that will increase affordable             Simmons Building for commercial,
  social housing opportunities.                      public or quasi-public development
                                                     integrated into the Riverfront Promenade
                                                     and serving local and regional needs;
                                                   • Explore mechanisms for community
                                                     groups to hire from the local human
                                                     resource pool (unemployed or under-
                                                     employed residents and the homeless



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  population) to perform work that is not         • Increasing visibility of police presence
  currently being done to improve the             • Utilizing the principles of Community
  area such as clearing debris from open            Development, involve local residents
  spaces, graffiti, removal, and enhancing          in addressing quality of life initiatives
  cleanliness of Fort Calgary grounds;              in the community such as community
• Community Services, in consultation               gardens, vacant lot beautification
  with Animal and Bylaw Services, be                and “neighbour helping neighbour”
  requested to explore with social agencies         initiatives;
  the mechanisms needed to enable                 • Support the community in local
  community groups to hire from the local           neighbourhood safety initiatives.
  human resource pool when appropriate
  opportunities are available; and             10.2.5 Integration of Social Initiatives
• Maintain primary route transit service in
                                               In support of the integrated delivery of social
  East Village to provide accessible transit
                                               initiatives in the inner city, The City should:
  connections to all parts of the city and
  encourage extended hours of service to       • Support the development of a
  enhance employment opportunities for           Social Development Plan for the
  social service agency residents.               Downtown and incorporate efforts
                                                 currently underway in other inner city
10.2.4 Public Safety                             communities including:
To improve public safety, The City should:     • Community Life Improvement Council
                                               • Inner City Community Life Council
• Require CPTED assessments as part of         • Tri-Area Communities Initiative
  the development permit application
                                               • Crime Prevention Through Social
  process;
                                                 Development Council initiative;
• Require CPTED assessments for
                                               • Work with social service providers and
  development of all public spaces, lanes,
                                                 their funders to promote an enhanced
  mews and open space systems;
                                                 range of supports beyond shelter for the
• Internal and external circulation routes       homeless population in East Village; and
  should be designed to enhance security;
                                               • Establish a new dialogue with the federal
• Curb cuts shall be provided at all corners     and provincial governments, inner-city
  to ensure accessibility for the disabled;      communities, social agencies and the
• Support East Village Safety Audit              recipients of their services, the business
  utilizing a Community Development              community and other key stakeholders
  (CD) process to be undertaken                  to develop an ongoing working
  in consultation with all relevant              relationship which acknowledges the
  stakeholders within the community              shared responsibilities of all parties and
  and bring forward the Audit’s                  a commitment to the delivery of effective
  recommendations for Council’s                  social strategies within East Village, the
  information;                                   Downtown and inner-city.
• Monitor perceptions of safety and
  sense of community through biennial
  surveys to be conducted by Community
  Priorities;
• Augment safety gains that can be
  achieved through CPTED approaches by
  the following:


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Fig. 11.01 East Village archeological potential (prior to European contact)




11.0 HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGy
Overview                                                  to the genesis of the original settlement of
The     East Village planning area lies                   Calgary. In addition, four structures listed
immediately west of the confluence of the                 on The City of Calgary’s “Inventory of
Bow and Elbow Rivers and adjacent to a                    Evaluated Historic Resources” including the
natural ford of the Bow River on the historic             King Edward Hotel 1905, Cecil Hotel 1911,
Old North Trail of the pre-settlement era.                Simmons Building 1912 and the St. Louis
The riparian zone abutting the rivers and                 Hotel 1913, are located within the study area
their surrounds was for many centuries a                  (Table 1). These buildings are reminders
focus of Native settlement. The Province                  of the city’s pre WWI building boom.
has identified portions of the area (Figure                                              Bylaw 10P2010
11.01) as having moderate potential for the
presence of deeply buried archaeological                  Recognition, adaptive re-use, enhancement
resources.                                                and interpretation of these resources provides
                                                          a unique opportunity for the redevelopment
Fort Calgary, a Provincial Historic Resource,             of the East Village as Calgary grows to a
lies immediately to the east of the study area            projected population of 1.25 million over the
and provides the most tangible reference                  projected 20 year time frame of the ARP.



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11.1     OBjECTIVES
In order to achieve the civic goal of respecting the city’s past for the benefit of present day and
future Calgarians, the following objectives have been identified:
• To support archaeological investigations of pre-settlement Native occupation within the
  study area on all sites prior to redevelopment;
• To seek opportunities for the interpretation of the as-found archaeological record in East
  Village;
• To recognize the importance of the area to the evolution of Calgary from the
  establishment of Fort Calgary in 1875 to the present day;
• To support retention and adaptive re-use of sites within East Village that are listed on
  The City of Calgary’s “Inventory of Evaluated Historic Resources”; and      Bylaw 10P2010
• To support and encourage opportunities for the interpretation of the social and economic
  history of the area.




                                                                                 Glenbow	NA4969-1




                  King Edward Hotel
                                                                                 Glenbow	NA3795-5




                  Simmons Building

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                  11.2       POLICIES
                  In order to achieve the objectives, the following
                  policies should be implemented:
                  11.2.1     All sites within East Village
                             identified by the Province as having
                             moderate potential for the recovery
                             of archaeological resources shall be
                             subject to Historical Resource Impact
                             Assessments under Section 32(2) of the
                             Historical Resources Act;
                  11.2.2     Every effort should be made to interpret
                             any as-found archaeological sites within
                             East Village and such interpretive
                             activities should be co-ordinated with
                             the Fort Calgary Preservation Society;
                  11.2.3     Any development or redevelopment
                             activity directly affecting structures
                             within East Village that are listed on
                             The City of Calgary’s “Inventory of
Hillier Block                Evaluated Historic Resources” shall be
                             reviewed by the Approving Authority
                             in accordance with Council-approved
                             policy for such sites;      Bylaw 10P2010
                  11.2.4     The retention and adaptive re-use of
                             all sites listed on The City of Calgary’s
                             “Inventory of Evaluated Historic
                             Resources” is encouraged;
                                                        Bylaw 10P2010
                  11.2.5     All sites listed on The City of Calgary’s
                             “Inventory of Evaluate Historic
                             Resources” shall be eligible for the
                             Heritage Incentive Program;
                                                        Bylaw 10P2010
                  11.2.6     The interpretation of the historical
                             development of East Village, its
                             residents, businesses and industries
                             should be encouraged in new
                             developments; and
                  11.2.7     The interpretation of Calgary’s historic
                             main street is encouraged from Fort
                             Calgary west along 8 Avenue S.E.
                  11.2.8     Interpretation of the area’s historic
St. Louis Hotel
                             street and neighbourhood names is
                             encouraged on streets, mews and in
                             Open Space throughout East Village.


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12.0 IMPLEMENTATION
The City has maintained a consistent policy      increase and improve road, bicycle, and
regarding the desirability of redevelopment      pedestrian access, from and within East
within East Village. Over the past fifteen       Village;
years, it has demonstrated commitment          • The City should use its resources to
to that objective through the development        enhance road connections between
of detailed studies and policy documents,        Victoria Park and East Village; and
the purchase of properties that were seen      • The City should use its resources to
to impede development and through the            support enhanced public safety in the
issuance of proposal calls for residential       area and develop strategies to integrate
development.                                     social initiatives in East Village with
                                                 other inner city and City of Calgary
this section outlines the infrastructure         social initiatives.
elements that are determined to be critical
to the redevelopment of the East Village and   12.2     POLICIES
key actions deemed necessary to support
social objectives outlined in this plan.       Infrastructure
                                               • The City shall develop funding strategies
The following objectives are envisioned for
                                                  which may include contributions from
the timely redevelopment of East Village in
                                                  senior government in order to raise
accordance with this Area Redevelopment
                                                  roads that are located within the 100 year
Plan:
                                                  floodplain at the earliest opportunity;
                                               • The City shall develop a funding strategy
12.1     OBjECTIVES                               which may include contributions
• To incorporate principles of sustainable        from senior government in order to
  development throughout the                      replace existing utilities that are in poor
  implementation phases of the ARP;               condition, that would be damaged
• Redevelopment should focus on                   by required road raising, or that are
  transforming East Village into a                inadequate to accommodate higher
  primarily residential community with a          intensity development;
  vital mix of institutional, commercial and   • The City shall develop a funding and
  retail facilities and services;                 phasing strategy in conjunction with
• There should be sufficient flexibility          the private sector to replace existing
  in the implementation of the Area               sidewalks, where conditions warrant,
  Redevelopment Plan to take account              at the time of road raising or at time of
  of changing circumstances and market            redevelopment;
  conditions;                                  • Consideration shall be given at the
• The City should use its resources in            earliest opportunity to extend Riverfront
  such a way as to foster opportunities for       Avenue S.E. under the LRT overpass
  private redevelopment, stimulate market         to connect to 5 Avenue S.E. in order
  confidence, establish interest in the area      to enhance and provide needed
  and to broaden the range of housing             connectivity to East Village;
  options available; and                       • Consideration shall be given at the
• The City should use its resources to



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   earliest opportunity to building a new        • Consideration should be given
   road, Riverfront Lane S.E. within East          at the earliest opportunity to the
   Village parallel to and east of the             implementation of a District Energy
   LRT tracks to accommodate small                 system in East Village to be undertaken
   scale commercial, office and retail             at the time of flood proofing and road
   development, capture un-used and                raising; and
   waste land and serve as a catalyst for        • Consideration shall be given to the
   redevelopment of the area;                      construction of a storm water retention
                             Bylaw 10P2010         pond and wetland interpretive facility
• Complete, at the earliest opportunity,           on the northwest corner of Fort Calgary
  the necessary studies related to the             lands in consultation with the Fort
  proposed construction of an underpass            Calgary Preservation Society, in order
  on 4 Street S.E. in order to investigate         to meet sustainable environmental
  the implications of connectivity south           objectives for stormwater run-off
  of the CPR lands to Victoria Park,               requirements for East Village.
  Stampede Park and the Beltline;
                                                 Community and Social development
• A Riverfront Promenade and Plaza on
  the Bow River shall be constructed at the      • The City is encouraged to investigate,
  earliest opportunity which will form part        recommend and develop strategies,
  of the Regional Pathway System;                  mechanisms and partnerships to support
                                                   the implementation of Residential
• Consideration shall be given to building
                                                   Policies outlined in Section 10.2.1;
  community parks and plazas at the
  earliest opportunity in order to catalyze      • All development plans shall be
  redevelopment of the area and provide            forwarded to the Advisory Committee
  needed amenity;                                  on Accessibility for comment;
• The concept of using existing lanes            • Council be requested to allocate
  for mews development is new to                   resources to Community Services to
  Calgary. As such, the Administration             initiate a three year community building
  will evaluate the application of these           initiative to work with stakeholders in
  policies and any issues which may arise,         the area, using Community Development
  and report back to Calgary Planning              principles to develop a comprehensive
  Commission within five years of                  community agenda to implement
  approval of this Plan;                           community and social policies outlined
                                                   in this plan;
• In order to give primacy to street trees
  throughout East Village, the asphalt           • Direct Community Services to continue
  carriageway shall be established as a            with follow-up action in conjunction
  first priority, and thereafter the tree line     with other Business Units with mandates
  assignments shall be established on all          to undertake such action, in order
  block faces and all utilities including          to address concerns and priorities
  service connections and appurtenances            identified in previously conducted Safety
  will be located such that trees and street       Audits;
  furniture are not negatively impacted;         • Direct Community Services to use the
• Where possible, utility servicing should         latest Generation Crime Prevention
  coincide with driveway locations in              Through Environmental Design
  order to maximize tree planting. Pre-            (CPTED2) principles in future action-
  servicing should only occur once                 oriented studies in East Village;
  driveway locations are established;


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• Direct the Administration to investigate
  with relevant stakeholders the feasibility
  of the adaptive re-use of the Simmons
  Building for commercial, public, or
  quasi-public development integrated
  into the Riverfront Promenade;
• Direct Community Services to facilitate
  discussions between Animal and Bylaw
  Services and social agencies to explore
  the required mechanisms to hire from
  the human resource pool in East Village
  when appropriate opportunities are
  available to enhance and maintain the
  public environment;
• Direct Land Use Planning & Policy
  and Community Services to jointly
  report to Council on the effectiveness
  of community and social policies in this
  plan after three years from the plan’s
  approval;
• Council be requested to open a new
  dialogue with the federal and provincial
  governments, inner-city communities,
  social agencies and the recipients of
  their services, the business community
  and other key stakeholders on the
  integrated delivery of social services in
  the Downtown and inner-city; and
• As redevelopment proceeds, direct the
  Administration to open discussions
  between The City, the Downtown East
  Central Community Association, the
  Golden Age Club, Trinity Foundation,
  Fort Calgary, Calgary Stampede and
  other affected stakeholders in order to
  facilitate the development in the longer
  term of Community Gardens within
  East Village or on the northwest corner
  of the Fort Calgary site adjacent to the
  proposed storm water pond and wetland
  interpretive facility. Fort Calgary
  should be involved in the design and
  approval of this area to ensure it meets
  all objectives of the Fort Calgary Master
  Plan and addresses Fort Calgary’s
  operational concerns




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APPENDICES
The following appendices do not form part of the Area Redevelopment Plan but are provided
in support of the Area Redevelopment Plan and are approved by resolution of Council.




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APPENDIx I: URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES
13.1     OVERVIEW                                  13.2     KEy PRINCIPLES
The East Village Urban Design Guidelines           • Design to accommodate a maximum
establish standards for the physical                  overall residential population of 11,500.
formation of public space. These guidelines        • Establish a clear hierarchical movement
provide an easy to follow graphic interface           network that is reinforced by the scale
that supports the text contained within the           and quality of architectural expression to
approved land use districts.                          create a legible urban environment.
                                                   • Enhance the basic building types to
The Guidelines are intrinsically mixed-use            include perimeter block forms which
and regulate for elements such as character,          ensure efficient, flexible, dense urban
scale, density, height, and setbacks rather           form with land use and phasing
than specific land uses. This encourages and          adaptability.
enables the fine grained mixed-use and land-       • Maintain streetscape definition with
use adaptability that is crucial for a vibrant        continuous, aligned, active frontages.
urban environment.                                 • Scale built massing to evenly reduce in
                                                      height and grain size on approach to the
The Urban Design Guidelines establish a
                                                      Bow River and Fort Calgary.
human scale by regulating how buildings
address the street and other public spaces.        • Provide continuous active river frontage.
The Guidelines are pragmatically based both        • Provide a broad variety of uses,
from local examples and on the best historic          architectural typologies, elevations and
and modern precedents in Vancouver,                   choice of accommodation.
Portland, Paris, Savannah, and other cities        • Establish a cohesive palette of durable
throughout North America and Europe.                  hard and soft public realm materials and
                                                      treatments with highlights at key nodes.
Applicability                                      • Encourage green roofs and other
                                                      measures to attenuate storm water run-
The Urban Design Guidelines set the                   off and provide biodiversity.
standards for the physical development             • Create fine grain, intimate scale and
of the Master Plan and are illustrative of            domestic character in East Village in
the approved Land Use Districts. In the               contrast with the larger scale urban
case of a discrepancy between the Urban               living areas adjacent.
Design Guidelines and the approved land            • Reserve on-street parking for visitors to
use districts, the land use districts shall take      East Village, with residential and staff
precedence.                                           parking retained on-plot.
                                                   • Shape breaks in building blocks to
notE:      all diagrams are intended as
                                                      mitigate cold north-westerly winds.
           general descriptions of the
           design objectives.




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• Ensure taller building blocks are oriented   13.2.1 Organizing Principles
   north-south to reduce shadow impacts
   while retaining density.                    East Village master plan is structured around
• Retain listed buildings for active re-use.   a number of strategic layers, which together
                                               inform the composition of each character
• Encourage the use of geothermal as a
                                               area and parcel.
   sustainable source of cooling and the
   district energy centre for heating.         The master plan comprises six character
                                               areas, which have been evaluated in further
                                               detail in the pages that follow.

                                               The parcels in the north west portion of the
                                               development form a revitalised gateway to
                                               East Village and Calgary’s downtown. A
                                               community building of unique architectural
                                               form is proposed to transform the area by the
                                               fly-overs, creating an opportunity on what is
                                               currently derelict land.




Fig. 13.2.1 Illustrative Master Plan



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The importance of transition parcels of the    The opportunities and attributes of the
west side has been recognized. The master      park edge, on the east side have been
plan takes the existing massing and density    acknowledged. The design takes advantage
into account by providing the western area     of the visual amenity of Fort Calgary and its
with appropriate heights and mix of uses.      surrounding parkland.

The river edge parcels in the north east       The central part of the site will be the
part of the development are recognized         core of East Village, with the East Village
to be of high recreational value, lining the   Experience (EVE) Block at the heart of the
RiverWalk. Development constraints and         new neighbourhood.
opportunities have been established and
reflected in the massing and mix of uses
along the waterfront.




Fig. 13.2.2 Master Plan - Strategic Layers



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13.2.2 Character Areas




Fig. 13.2.3 Character Areas



The Gateway                                          The Crossing

The intention of this area is to create an arrival   Remnant historic buildings form the core of
experience featuring new architectural               this institutional and (potentially) residential
forms that present a forward looking image           block offering a mix of leisure, educational
of East Village and the City. The area will          and cultural uses. The redevelopment of
be brought to life by its residential, cultural,     the King Eddy will enliven the area with
retail and community uses. A select group            24/7 activity. Across 4th Street, the EVE
of larger scale retail uses, integrated into         Block straddles The Riff, leading visitors to
more modern mixed-use formats, may be                high quality leisure, niche retail with cafes,
considered for high exposure location along          bars and restaurants overlooking the public
the west side of 4th Street.                         squares on 4th and 5th streets. Residential
                                                     apartments above, will overlook communal
                                                     courtyard gardens.




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Rivers’ Edge                                     RiverWalk

A waterfront promenade of high quality           A high quality continuous waterfront park
pubs, cafes and restaurants overlooking          promenade, designed to accommodate
the Bow River, with active complementary         pedestrians, cyclists, kiosks & performance
uses to animate the plazas and spaces of the     spaces.
RiverWalk. Speciality commercial uses such
as recreational equipment rental and service     St. Patrick’s Island
shops would help to tie East Village to the
RiverWalk network.                               Recreational open space, upgraded with
                                                 new planting and landscape treatments, a
Parkside                                         distinctive cafe and new pedestrian bridge
                                                 and a variety of waterside treatments as a
This area features finer grain residential and   fitting setting for a new calendar of summer
community uses permeated by pedestrian           events.
paths. 5th Street Square incorporates The
Riff - pedestrian route which together with      Fort Calgary
the Mews serves to emphasize domestic
character with overlooking balconies,            Heritage parkland green space containing a
irregular step-backs, raised gardens and         replica of the original fort, barracks building
concealed parking. The taller apartment          and museum and interpretative facilities.
blocks on the south side overlook 9th Avenue,
featuring larger scale flexible frontages,
designed in response to the proposed Rail
Town scheme which is planned to include
a retail hub and an LRT /High Speed Rail
interchange.




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13.3      PUBLIC REALM STRATEGy




Fig. 13.3.1 Open Space & Public Realm Strategy




13.3.1 Open Space & Pedestrian Routes

East Village Riverside

East Village benefits from its attractive location on the edge of the Bow River, close to St
Patrick’s Island. A key waterfront regeneration effort is the RiverWalk. The linear park-walk
features a high quality landscape following the south bank of the Bow River linking East
Village with Chinatown and Prince’s Island.




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New civic spaces                                           Communal and private gardens
Two landmark spaces are planned      -                     The block typologies are designed to
Celebration Square on 4th Street and a                     maximize opportunities for semi-private and
Community Square on 5th Street.                            private garden space. Courtyards, gardens
                                                           and roof terraces provide space for amenity,
These will differ in character but will meet               relaxation and cultivation across the plan.
the same high level of design and quality.                 The blocks are profiled to maximize river
                                                           and park views and to improve quality of
Celebration Square will be a key public space,
                                                           natural light in the semi-private courtyards,
positioned to greet visitors to East Village.
                                                           with scope for family use.
5th Street Community Square will be a well-
connected public space bridging the vibrant
offer of EVE Block and the quieter residential
area to the east.




Lighting and street furniture will enrich the night-time   The cohesive application of quality materials will deliver an
experience at EV.                                          attractive new setting at EV.




The neighbourhood will benefit from formal and informal    The combination of well-managed hard and soft landscape
open space provision.                                      will structure the public realm.




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The Riff

A key feature of the master plan is The Riff - a pedestrian environment supported by
leisure and retail facilities centred on the EVE Block. The Riff presents East Village
with the unique opportunity to deliver a high quality public route, cutting across the
grid and linking East Village with wider city and Bow River. The Riff will connect to

The RIFF Photos and Figures
an improved St Patrick’s Island via a new footbridge crossing the River Bow, with
further links to Memorial Drive LRT station and Calgary Zoo.




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13.4     FRONTAGE STANDARDS                       allowable public Frontage types

                                                  arcade
overview
                                                  A colonnade and primary building facade
‘Frontage’ refers to how the first storey of a
                                                  built along the frontage line with the ground
building meets the street. The character of a
                                                  storey set back from the frontage line and
frontage is determined by the combination
                                                  columns.
of architectural and street elements, which
can include, but are not limited to, private
setbacks, fences, porches, stoops, facades,       Shopfront & awning
arcades, sidewalks, street trees, light           An at-grade frontage characterized by a
standards, and pavement widths.                   high percentage of clear glazing with a shed
                                                  roof or awning over the public sidewalk to a
A fine grain mix of uses adds diversity,          maximum encroachment of 1.5 metres.
activity, and vitality to an urban environment.
In order to ensure a fine grained mix of uses,    Forecourt
activities, and adaptability, the frontage
standards regulate for character rather than      A portion of a building facade set back from
by land use. In some areas, commercial            the frontage line to allow for gardens, vehicle
character and residential character frontages     drop-offs, dining patios, and small plazas.
may coexist side by side. Other areas secure      This type is allowed by exception.
the integrity of a commercial street or                  Frontage Line
residential street by limiting frontage types.
All frontage types can accommodate a range
of uses beyond their expressed ‘residential’ or
‘commercial’ character. Frontage Standards
for allowable frontage types are regulated
within the following three main categories:
• Public Frontages (13.4.1)
• Residential Frontages (13.4.2)                    Private Lot ►◄ Public ROW
• Mews Frontages (13.4.3)


13.4.1 Public Frontage Standards
Ideally suited to commercial retail and
restaurants, the public frontage can also
be used for internal public spaces and
circulation, lobbies, offices, institutional
uses, and artisan studios. A consistent at-
grade commercial character creates a visually
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public Frontage Characteristics               • Shopfronts within the arcade shall be
• The Frontage Line is the front or side        consistent with the glazing requirements
  property line directly abutting a public      and maintain a visual presence on the
  street or open space.                         street.
• Buildings should be built up to the         • A minor portion of the primary facade
  sidewalk. The Build-To Area provides          may be recessed from the build-to area to
  for the flexible placement of the primary     provide for a small forecourt, provided it
  facade allowing for an animated building      is appropriately designed with respect to
  edge at the sidewalk and physically           context and crime prevention aspects.
  defining the street as an outdoor room.     • A visually permeable shopfront, small
• Large recessed entryways should be            shopfront modules, and regularly spaced
  avoided.                                      entryways allow for an active, pedestrian
• In forecourts and setback areas, the          scaled streetscape.
  surface treatment should be hardscaped      • Small upper storey projections allow
  to reflect a downtown character.              for window shading devices and small
• Awnings and canopies add character            balconies.
  to storefronts, provide shelter for         • To create a consistent street wall, facades
  pedestrians, and are encouraged.              should be parallel to the frontage line.
• Colonnade and upper storey facades          • A higher ground floor-ceiling height,
  shall be built within the Build-To Area       awning height, and arcade height reflects
  to maintain a consistent building line        a scale and proportion appropriate to
  while providing for additional pedestrian     a downtown context. The ground level
  circulation and outdoor space. Vertically     storey shall be at the sidewalk level to
  proportioned arcades          maintain a      give visual and physical cues to ground
  consistent building line with regularly       floor uses.
  spaced columns.




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13.4.2 Residential Frontage
       Standards
Ideally suited to residential uses, this             Frontage Line
frontage type can also accommodate a range
of commercial uses at the raised level and in   Private Lot ►◄ Public ROW
the light court. Live/Work units can allow
for living directly above a work area. A
required elevated ground and setback gives
main floor living areas visual privacy from
the adjacent sidewalk.

allowable residential Frontage types

Stoop
The primary residential character frontage
consisting of an external ‘walk-up’ stair
to a small landing that provides access to
an elevated ground storey but does not
provide outdoor amenity space. Stoops may
be covered by an awning, roof, or veranda
structure.

A side stair configuration allows for a
shallow paved setback and is well suited
for commercial uses and integration with
shopfronts.

Front stair configurations require deeper
setbacks and allow for a small dooryard.

porch & patio
The porch and patio extend the ‘walk-up’
stoop to include outdoor amenity space that
is open except for railings, support columns,
and a roof. A porch has direct access from
the landing. A patio is accessed from within
the unit.

light Court
A light court provides light and/or access
to a lower storey and patio. The lightcourt
must accompany a stoop or porch and is              Light Court below
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residential Frontage Characteristics          • Regularly spaced entries and windows
                                                facing onto the street provide for an active
• The Frontage line is the front or side        streetscape and increased surveillance.
  property line directly abutting a public    • Small upper storey projections are allowed
  street or open space.                         within the build-to area. This allows
• Buildings should be built close to the        for window shading devices and small
  sidewalk to physically define the street      balconies. Upper storey projections into
  as an outdoor room and provide for            the required setback area are not allowed
  surveillance. The Build-To Area provides      in order to reinforce the residential scale
  for the flexible placement of the primary     of the street.
  facade allowing for a small yard and a      • To create a consistent street wall, facades
  separation of private residential uses        should be parallel to the frontage line.
  from the public street.                     • All buildings shall have their principal
• An elevated ground storey allows for          entry onto the street.
  additional privacy of residential uses.     • Low impact commercial uses are
• A garden wall along the frontage line         allowable within the ground storey and
  clearly delineates the public sidewalk        light court levels. This allows for a variety
  from the private yard and reinforces the      of live/work possibilities and allows for a
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garden Wall Characteristics
• The garden wall is located along the
  frontage line to clearly delineate the
  public sidewalk from the private yard
  and to reinforce the physical definition of
  the street.
• Minimum construction standards ensure
  an appropriate mass and scale at the
  street edge while providing for visual
  permeability.




porch and patio Characteristics
• Porches and patios provide for outdoor
  amenity space within private residential
  uses.
• A minimum floor height above the
  sidewalk for patios and porches allows
  for increased privacy and reflects a
  downtown residential character.
• A small setback from the frontage line
  defined by a planter prevents private
  outdoor space from directly abutting the
  public sidewalk.
• Garden wall standards apply to the
  planter.
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13.4.3 Mews Character Standards                  mews Frontage Characteristics
                                                 • Several lanes in the East Village ARP are
A narrow, intimate street balancing the access     designated as Mews street types in order
and service functions of a lane with active        to increase frontage, allow for unique
building frontages, accessory units, and a         development opportunities, and provide
street space shared by cars and pedestrians.       for a more pedestrian friendly, permeable
Possible uses include Residential Units,           block structure.
Garden Courts, Small Scale Shops, Artisan
                                                 • Generally, mews frontages follow the
Workshops, Live/Work Units, Small Offices.
                                                   Public and Residential frontage standards
                                                   with the exception of entry separation
mews Frontage type                                 and setback requirements.
mews                                             • Building Entries may be from internal
                                                   courts.
Frontages may be at grade or elevated and
                                                 • Mews frontages are allowed throughout
should generally follow the commercial and
                                                   the plan and strongly recommended east
residential character frontage regulations
                                                   of 4 Street S.E.
when possible. Side stair stoop and patio
                                                 • Mews development may bridge mews
configurations are encouraged directly along
                                                   at block ends at a minimum overhead
the mews frontage.
                                                   clearance of 4.3 metres.




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13.5     MOVEMENT STRATEGy




Fig. 13.5.1 Movement Strategy



The diagram illustrates the movement              The transportation and movement network
hierarchy and circulation network proposed        proposed has the capacity to support the
for vehicular and pedestrian access in East       future forecast residential population of
Village. This hierarchy meshes with existing      11,500 people, with its mix of non residential
transportation initiatives including 4th Street   uses. Residential densities should not exceed
connector, RiverWalk as well as the ongoing       this figure without a significant and proven
street works currently being implemented.         modal shift from private car to public
                                                  transportation.
In essence the master plan seeks to provide
a high degree of pedestrian permeability
with effective cycle routes and good access
to public transportation and vehicular
circulation. The plan has taken advantage of
the city’s road grid which ensures all parts
of the urban development have good access
and direct visual connectivity.


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13.6      BUILT FORM GUIDELINES




                                                                       Note: FAR exclusions are available in some
                                                                       areas of East Village for selected land uses.




Fig. 13.6.1 FAR Distribution


13.6.1 FAR Distribution
Figure 13.6.1 illustrates the preferred and a     The objective of a higher and more dense
refined approach to the distribution of FAR       component west and east of 4th street is
(Floor Area Ratio) across East Village. The       maintained. Grain and density distribution
approach has been developed with reference        is intented to suit the urban village character,
to the ARP and adds to the principles of          with FAR ranging between 7.0 (adjacent to
these guidelines.                                 4th Street) and dropping as low as 3.0 on the
                                                  west side of Riverfront Lane.
The key principle is to lower the density
and quantum of the development towards            As a general principle, taller massing is
the Bow River and Fort Calgary. The largest       confined to the north-south oriented blocks
and tallest urban blocks are located along        to minimise overshadowing of the public
9th Avenue and 3rd Street, reducing in            realm.
height and grain size to the north and east
establishing a height gradient across the site.


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13.6.2 Respecting Context                                   13.6.3 Creating Character & Identity
Buildings should be designed sympathetically                Working with the existing fabric and
with consideration of the site’s natural                    elements of East Village to promote the area
topography and past heritage while                          as a culturally diverse, vibrant urban lifestyle
championing the development as a model                      model for Calgary.
Downtown project.
                                                            • Apply Place-Making principles, where
• The built form should scale down towards                    scale and quality of architectural
  the historic Fort Calgary and Bow River to                  expression is informed by the site’s
  provide a cohesive, attractive frame for the                location relative to the hierarchy of streets
  open spaces without being dominant.                         and spaces.
• The scale of development should also                      • Landscape and architectural features
  strengthen and provide structure to the                     should draw attention to key nodes
  approach gateways and urban corridors.                      and civic spaces to attract activity and
  The exit points from the street grid should                 reinforce the identity expressed by the
  intersect with the RiverWalk, St. Patrick’s                 vision and master plan, as landmark
  Island and Fort Calgary as a series of                      design features.
  pedestrian gateway features.
• The retained historic buildings should
  be adapted to accommodate new uses, to
  regain their sense of place and function to
  import character and identity to the area.




Fort Calgary is located on the east side of East Village.   East Village benefits from the close proximity to
                                                            Downtown Calgary.




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13.6.4 A Flexible Urban Structure
A grid of streets overlooked by a rational
matrix of mixed-use blocks that can
effectively respond to market fluctuations
and shifting socio-economic patterns.

The grid is a flexible and robust receptor
for urban built form, allowing permeability,
spatial integration and universal access across
the area. It is also effective in organizing the
phasing and delivery process. As such the
built edges of each parcel on the grid should
be defined to maintain block efficiency and
streetscape definition.

Blocks should be designed flexibly to
accommodate residential or commercial
uses to suit local demand.




                                                             Public art will become part of an integrated public realm
                                                             strategy to create interest and improve legibility. Cloud
                                                             Gate sculpture, Millennium Park, Chicago




A clear hierarchy of paths and roads, avenues and            Creating high quality, civic spaces for public events.
boulevards, punctuated by squares and spaces brings          Federation Sq, Melbourne.
legibility to the neighbourhood. Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid.



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13.6.5 General Building Type                     • The podium also allows for a variety of
       Characteristics                             smaller building types including row
                                                   houses and apartments.
There are two basic allowable building           • Because towers are not required to adhere
types. Type I: High Rise allows for a range        to East-West street shadow restrictions,
of unit types from low-rise row house              the podium is limited in height. This
buildings to larger residential towers,            allows for more sunlight to penetrate
and Type II: Mid Rise. Choice of the basic         between tower shadows.
type is at the discretion of the developer,      • Tower Height is regulated by riverfront
but must be respective of the illustrative         shadow restrictions as illustrated in Fig.
master plan (Figure 13.2.1) and these design       13.6.4
characteristics.
                                                 • A minimum distance between towers
                                                   and a maximum floorplate size ensures
Vertical requirements                              a less obstructed viewshed and limits
• A higher ground floor-ceiling height,            shadowing onto public spaces.
  and a minimum building height reflects         • A tower stepback from the podium
  a scale and proportion appropriate to a          prevents overbearing massing onto the
  downtown context.                                street while recognizing the architectural
• Maximum Building Height is regulated             limitations of tower access and servicing.
  by Shadow Protection areas as illustrated      • A tower may extend directly to the street
  by the Height Contours in Fig. 13.6.4 and        provided that it is adequately setback
  Fig. 13.6.5.                                     from the Frontage line and for no more
• A Transition Line at the 2nd or 3rd              than 20.0 lineal metres of the facade at
  Storey establishes a clear architectural         grade.
  distinction between the building base and      • All roofs must screen and integrate
  upper stories.                                   mechancial units in a manner that
                                                   integrates with the overall design of the
Horizontal requirements
                                                   building.
• To prevent inactive building frontages,        13.6.7 Type II: Mid Rise
  a layer of habitable building space shall
  occupy all building storeys directly           Mid Rise Standards are allowable for all
  fronting a street, public space, or required   buildings under 50 metres as illustrated in
  mews.                                          Fig. 13.6.3.
• Rear or side building setbacks are not         • The mid rise building type allows for
  required for podiums and mid rise                increased building form variety and must
  buildings.                                       adhere to all shadow restrictions.
13.6.6 Type I: High Rise                         • The mid rise standards allows for a
                                                   continual 7 storey building line with the
The High Rise Standards as shown in Fig.           top storeys stepped back from the street.
13.6.2 are applicable to all buildings over 50     The standards respect the scale of the
meters.                                            streetscape and are compatible with the
                                                   shadow restrictions.
• The podium allows for tower development
                                                 • Above the 7th storey mid-rise buildings
  while maintaining an active, well defined
                                                   should be set back a minimum of 2.0
  street wall.
                                                   metres from the street.



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                                                               Height Restricted By
                                                             Building Height Contours

                                                           Height Restricted By
                                                                Max. 25.5m (84')
                                                         Building Height Contours

                                                                                                               24m Min, Tower Separation
                                                               Max. 25.5m (84')
                                                                      Primary
T O WT O W E R




                                                                     Residential                          24m Min, Tower Separation
                                                                   Primary
                                                                 Tower Floorplate:
      ER




                                                                  Residential
                                Tower Stepback                 Max: 650.0sm (7000sf)                           Rear Tower Stepback
                                    Min. 2.5m                 Tower Floorplate:                                         Min. 2.5m
                                Tower Stepback               Max: 750.0sm (8070sf)                        Rear Tower Stepback
                                    Min. 2.5m                                                                      Min. 2.5m
                                                                                                                      Mews Restrictions
                        Max. 4 Storey Pedestal
                                                                                                                  Apply to 50% of Frontage
                                  max. 17.0m                                                                    Mews Restrictions
                        Max. 4 Storey Pedestal
                          Base Transition Line                                                               Apply to 50% of Frontage
P O D IO S TI A LMA L




                                  max. 18.0m
                          at 2nd or 3rd Storey    Res./Com.                            Residential
P E P E D EUT




                          Base Transition Line
                        Min. 2 Storey Pedestal                                                                         Min. 2 Storeys (9.0m)
    DE M S




                          at 2nd or 3rd Storey
                                     min. 9.0m   Res./Com.                         Residential
                                                                              Residential/Commercial
                                                                                                                 Min. 2 Storeys (9.0m)
       UD




                        Min. 2 Storey Pedestal
                                    min. 9.0m        4.0m min.Height Residential/Commercial                            Mews Build-To:
                                                    Sidewalk-Ceiling    Residential/Commercial                         0.0m-3.0m
                                                     at min.Height
                                                   4.0mGround Storey                                             Mews Build-To:
                                                   Sidewalk-Ceiling       Residential/Commercial                 0.0m-3.0m
                                        Street     at Ground Storey          Private Lot                                   Mews
                                       Street                                130' Lot
                                                                          Private (39.7m)                            Mews
                                                                         130' (39.7m)


Fig. 13.6.2 Podium and tower building standards
      Fig. 13.05 High-Rise podium and tower building standards




                                Max. 50.0m
                        Height Restricted By     Facade Stepback: 2.0m
                         Shadow Guidelines
                                                                                                            Wrap-Around at Corners
                        Eaves Line Transition                                                               on Street Frontages
                               at 7th Storey

                                                                                                                Mews Restrictions
                                                                                                             Apply to 50% of Frontage
                                                                                                                 Max. 4 Storeys
                         Base Transition Line
                         at 2nd or 3rd Storey
                                                     Residential                            Residential
                               Min. 2 Storey                                                                     Min. 2 Storeys
                                (min. 9.0m)                            Residential/Commercial
                                                  4.0m min.Height                                               Mews Build-To:
                                                  Sidewalk-Ceiling     Residential/Commercial
                                                  at Ground Storey                                              0.0m-3.0m
                                     Street                              Private Lot                               Mews
                                                                        130' (39.7m)



      Fig. 13.06 Mid-Rise building standards
Fig. 13.6.3 Mid-rise building standards



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13.6.8 Building Typologies                       •    Mix of mid/ high-rise block components
                                                      frame a private central courtyard located
High Rise Perimeter Block                             at podium level, on top of a decked
                                                      parking structure.
This typology provides scope for tall finger
blocks, oriented north-south to minimise         •    Blocks are optionally stepped to provide
shadow impacts. East-west oriented blocks             a sense of transition and terraced space
are mid-rise or low in scale, to enclose a            for residents amenity
central courtyard space for residents’ use.
                                                 •    Active street frontages (retail, community
The typology accommodates a parking                   facilities) surrounding parking podium
podium structure - framed by active                   structure.
frontages.   A mix of building heights
balances the need for solar penetration to       •    The central courtyard provides a semi-
the courtyard with variety and interest in            private space incorporating communal
building form.                                        gardens, play and leisure provision.

Upper      levels  comprise     single-storey    •    High-rise buildings provide increased
apartments, sharing communal core access              density with outward views
from strategically located main building
                                                 •    Building heights are modulated to allow
entrances at street level, or parking levels.
                                                      solar penetration.
The high-rise elements reinforce the master
plan in terms of legibility and streetscape
structure.




                                                     *Massing diagram is conceptual only




                                      High-Rise Perimeter Block, shown with single tower component




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High Rise Linear / Corner Block                  •    High-rise, double aspect residential
                                                      buildings can incorporate mixed-use
High-rise residential blocks buildings which          facilities at street level.
can incorporate mixed-use facilities at street
level.                                           •    Single-storey apartments might be
                                                      combined with duplex housing solutions
Usually     composed      of    single-storey         which add variety to the facade treatment.
apartments (sharing communal core access
from strategically located main building         •    Communal core access from strategically
entrances at street level), these typologies          located main building entrances at street
can combine single-storey apartments with             level.
secondary suites solutions allowing for
facade treatment variety and rhythm.             •    Corner solutions address both street
                                                      frontages and avoid blank gable end
                                                      treatments.

                                                 •    Higher elements and buildings are
                                                      important for legibility purposes
                                                      throughout the master plan, serving
                                                      to reinforce the network of streets and
                                                      urban spaces.




 *Massing diagram is conceptual only




                                                                High-Rise Linear Blocks




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Townhouses                                     •   Townhouses introduce varied facade
                                                   treatment and fine grain urban form.
Townhouses introduce rhythm, character
and variety to the urban grain in the master   •   Individual character can be expressed
plan and range from 2 - 4 storeys with             using different configurations relating to
continuous street frontage. Townhouses can         interior layout, terraces, basement and
be accessed from the street or from the rear       front door treatments, while maintaining
of the property. They are generally intended       a cohesive approach to overall style,
for single family occupation, although             scale and massing.
variants can be developed which provide
studio, apartment and maisonette dwellings     •   Townhouses are low level and human
on different levels.                               scale developments, which help create
                                                   the urban village atmosphere anticipated.
Townhouses are provided with rear gardens
and communal open space. Privacy levels        •   Townhouses are specifically referred to
are enhanced by raising the entrance and           in the Podium and Tower typology as a
by providing a basement as a buffer to the         means to balance the scale, shading and
street.                                            other negative streetscape impacts of the
                                                   tower component.
Parking is provided at the rear of the
property, optionally at basement level.



*Massing diagram is conceptual only




                                                           Townhouse typologies




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Mid-Rise Perimeter Block                           •    Mid-rise, up to 12-storey buildings,
                                                        framing a semi-private courtyard for
This typology is defined by double-aspect               parking/ leisure purposes.
residential buildings surrounding a central
courtyard for residents’ use. The Mid-Rise         •    Stepped building form to ensure sun
Perimeter Block is characterized by gentle              exposure in the courtyard.
stepping roofs rising to 12 storeys, the profile
of which promotes a balanced courtyard and         •    Opportunity to incorporate apartments
solar penetration.                                      and duplex units within the same block.

The typology tends to comprise single-storey       •    Opportunity to create active street
residential apartments, sharing a communal              frontages (retail/ community facilities).
core and central courtyard. The courtyard
garden is located at, or above street level,       •    Building edges clearly frame and define
depending on the requirement for a podium               public / semi-private realm.
parking structure. Active Frontages can be
integrated at street level, facing the street.     •    Courtyard access reinforces semi-private
                                                        ownership, management and character.




*Massing diagram is conceptual only




                                                   Central Courtyard Block - Type A




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Linear / Corner Block + Live / Work Units         •   Double aspect, low to mid-rise linear
                                                      / corner blocks combining different
This typology is defined by double aspect,            housing and mixed-use solutions which
low to mid-rise linear/ corner blocks,                provide variety at street level.
comprising live/ work units, residential
apartments, duplex housing solutions and          •   Live / Work units: private informal work
retail/ commercial frontages.                         space located at street level (art gallery,
                                                      studio, offices etc) with related living
Live/work units are positioned side-by-side           unit located above.
at street level. The ground floor studio spaces
(without privacy needs) are accessible from       •   Opportunity      to   combine    regular
the street level. Living units (1 or 2 storeys)       residential units, with duplex solutions,
are located above and have separately                 retail or mix-uses and live/work units,
provided access at ground level.                      providing an active and distinctive type
                                                      of street environment.
A variety of facade and elevational treatments
can be adopted to introduce variety to            •   the lower levels can be projected to
the streetscape, providing balcony spaces             narrow the streetscape to create a more
to upper levels and generating narrower               intimate urban environment.
streetscape environments.
                                                  •   Live/ work components are adaptable
If necessary, live/ work lower levels can be          for conversion, providing flexibility and
converted into shops/community facilities,            response to market demand.
allowing for use adaptation, flexibility and
response to market demand.




    *Massing diagram is conceptual only




                                                         Linear Blocks + Live / Work Units




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Mid-Rise Linear / Corner Block                  •    Mid-rise, double aspect residential
                                                     buildings which might incorporate
These typologies are composed of mid-rise            mixed-use facilities at street level.
double aspect residential buildings and can
incorporate mixed-use facilities at street      •    Single-storey    apartments      can    be
level.                                               combined with duplex housing solutions
                                                     to add variety to the facade treatment.
Usually    composed       of    single-storey
apartments (sharing communal core access        •    Strategic main building entrances at
from strategically located main building             street level link to communal corridors
entrances at street level), these typologies         and vertical access to the apartments.
can combine single-storey apartments with
duplex housing solutions allowing for facade    •    Corner solutions address both street
treatment variety and rhythm.                        frontages and avoid blank facade
                                                     solutions.
Corner blocks address both street frontages
avoiding blank facades. Higher corners help     •    Higher corners help define the streetscape
define the typology character, also providing        and provide legibility throughout the
legibility to the streetscape. Recessed lower        master plan.
levels add privacy to residential uses, by
creating defensible spaces.                     •    Recessed lower levels and defensible
                                                     spaces increase privacy to lower
Residential uses at street level play an             residential uses, which also provide
important role in terms of informal visual           informal visual control to residential
control over mainly residential street               street environments.
environments.




                                                                 Mid-Rise Linear / Corner Block




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13.6.9 Building Height Restrictions
• Building heights are restricted by shadow                                                                                                                                                                             49.0m                                       Tower Excluded
  protection areas and are illustrated by                                                                                                                                                                                            41.0m
  Height Contours.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              33.0m                    Shadow Protection:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sept 21 @ 12:00 pm
• Fig. 13.6.5 establishes shadow regulations                                                                                                                                                                                                            25.0m            21.0m north from
  for Type II: Mid Rise buildings along east-                                                                                                                                                                                                                 17.0m      East-West property
  west street frontages                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  line along street or




                                                                                                                                                                                                                  40.0m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              30.0m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20.0m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10.0m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         public space.




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• Fig. 13.6.4 establishes shadow restrictions
  for all building masses at specific locations                                                                                                                                                                   South                                        21.0m            North
  within the master plan.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   East-West Street
• Shadow contours illustrated in Fig. 13.6.4
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Building Height Contours Along East-West Street
  serve as a general guide but should be
  verified on a site by site basis.                                                                                                                                                                    Fig. 13.6.5 East-west street shadow restrictions
• Developers shall determine the shadow
  contours and building heights using
  the following:       the azimuth of the
  sun (location of the sun) at 4 p.m. on
  September 21 is 45 degrees west of south
  at which time the elevation of the sun is
  30 degrees (Fig. 13.6.5).
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               Sept 21 @ 4:00 pm                                                                                     8 AVE SE
                                                                                          14.0m    Building Height at Contour
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Buildings throughout the
                40.04m                                                                             7.0 Allowable F.A.R.                                                                                plan must respect the shadow
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                       28.60m
                          22.88m                                                                   5.65 Allowable F.A.R.                                                                               protection zones.
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       Approved 24P2004
       Amended 10P2010
                                                                                                                                                                           Riverbank Shadow Restrictions
 East Village ARP                                                Draft                     Date: May 26, 2004                        Scale: 1:1500 (at 22X34)
Fig. 13.6.4 Shadow restrictions
Project Management                     Transportation                   Landscape Architecture               Special Consultant                     Civil Engineer


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13.6.10 Typical Sidewalk Cross-Sections




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13.7      GENERAL URBAN                             13.7.2 Terminated Vistas and View
          STANDARDS                                        Corridors
                                                    • Terminated vistas and view corridors are
13.7.1 Landscape Standards                            identified on the Regulating Plan.
                                                    • View corridors to the Riverfront Plaza, Fort
• Public squares, plazas, and other green             Calgary, and the Saddledome (through
  spaces are identified on the Regulating             the 5th Street Square) shall be maintained
  Plan.                                               and may be signified by landmarks such
• All squares and plazas to be designed and           as monuments, sculptures, fountains, and
  planted in a formal manner.                         landscaping.
• All planting shall be designed to maintain        • Buildings serving as view terminations
  sight lines and maximize pedestrian                 shall be signified by enhanced design
  visibility.                                         treatments.
• All street trees to be located a minimum
                                                    13.7.3 Loading and Service
  1.0 metre from back of curb, and irrigated
  via automated underground system.                 • Loading docks and services are to be
• Street trees should be regularly spaced at          accessed from a lane or mews when
  a maximum 8.0 metres O.C. apart.                    possible
• All lighting, street furniture (bollards,         • Dedicated loading facilities servicing
  benches, trash receptacles, bicycle racks,          proposed retail frontages shall be accessed
  drinking fountains, tree grates, tree               from lane, mews, or by on-street loading.
  guards) shall be of a high standard,              • Refuse containers accessed from lanes
  suitable for high use in an urban                   and mews must be fully enclosed.
  environment.                                      • Utility boxes shall be located within mews
• Traffic control bollards to be installed at all     and lanes and concealed when possible.
  crosswalks, and adjacent to streets along
  riverfront, plazas and formal square.
• Seating areas shall be designed to
  maximize pedestrian visibility, safety and
  comfort.
• All pedestrian paving shall be a high
  quality combination of tinted concrete,
  patterned concrete, exposed aggregate
  concrete and/or unit pavers.




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13.7.4 Parking Standards
• Parking standards shall adhere to
  current downtown standards and should
  consider the outcome of any related
  studies undertaken by The City.
• On street parking shall be allowed on
  4 Street during off peak hours.
• On street parking shall be provided on all
  streets unless otherwise noted
• Off-street parking access shall be from
  lane or mews
• Off-street parking areas shall be located      Fig. 13.7.1 Above ground parkade structure - plan
  at the rear of buildings.                                  view example
• Parking structures / lots shall be lined
  with habitable space at all frontage lines
  with a min. depth of 10.0 metres.
• Parking structure access directly from a
  street shall not exceed 6.0 metres in width
  with a minimum 20.0 metres of habitable
  space between entries when rear access is
  not possible.
• Above grade parking structures must            Fig. 13.7.2 Parkade structure - cross section example
  be lined with habitable space from all
  frontages as indicated within the Building
  Standards.
• Pedestrian access to public parking
  facilities shall be located along the
  primary frontage line.
• Required parking spaces for residential
  uses may be alternatively accommodated
  within a 400 metre radius of the residential
  unit.
• Metered parking is encouraged on
  commercial streets.
detailed    parking   requirements      are
established by the Centre City East Village      Fig. 13.7.3 Underground parking module example
land use districts.




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13.8     GLOSSARy                               Frontage line: The front or side property
                                                line directly abutting a public street or open
arcade: A roofed exterior passageway lined      space.
with a colonnade along at least one edge.
                                                garden Wall: A low, visually permeable
build-to area: An area expressed as a           wall delineating the division of a public right-
range and measured from the frontage line       of-way from a private residential frontage.
where a building’s primary facade must be
built within.                                   ground Storey:        The first storey of a
                                                building, including the elevated first storey
building Height Contour: Building Heights       of a residential character building.
expressed as contours and calculated by sun
angles to prevent building shadows in a         Habitable Space: Building space intended
specific area at a specific date and time.      for human activity excluding uses such as
                                                parking garages and warehousing.
Colonnade: A series of regularly spaced
columns providing load bearing support for      Hard Surface landscaping: Impermeable
an overhead structure such as an arcade.        paving material

CptEd (Crime prevention through                 lEEd Standard (leadership in Energy
Environmental design): The analysis of the      and Environmental design): A U.S. point
form of existing and proposed development       system based on how well a building
for the purpose of addressing safety related    meets standards for water savings, energy
issues through design.                          efficiency, eco-friendly materials, indoor
                                                environmental quality and other criteria.
CptEd2:     A community-based process           Qualifying buildings may be designated
building on CPTED principles that seeks         Certified Silver, Gold or Platinum depending
through social inter-action to build            on points awarded.
community capacity to address safety and
safety perception issues. Such analysis         light Court: A patio below the level of the
may be undertaken within the context of a       first floor of a residential frontage building
community and social development plan           type that provides access below grade to the
or may be undertaken on a project specific      building and up to the street onto which the
basis.                                          building fronts.

Eaves: The projecting overhang of a roof        mews development: the development of an
structure from a facade.                        existing lane into a street. Mews have narrow
                                                widths and balance the access and service
Encroachment: The extension of specified        functions of a lane with active building
building elements from the facade that          frontages, accessory units, and a street space
are permitted to be built within a required     shared by cars and pedestrians. Mews
setback or build-to area.                       development might also be appropriate for
                                                new north-south connections.
Floor area ratio (Far): The quotient of the
gross floor area of a building divided by the   mews Frontage line: The rear property line
gross site area.                                of a building site along a mews street type.
Frontage: The portion of a private lot          patio: An outdoor living space accessed
between a frontage line and the facade          solely from the interior of a building.
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pavement treatment area: The surface
treatment area of a setback or build-to area
specified within the frontage standards.

porch: An elevated outdoor living space
that can be directly accessed from the street
or front stair landing.

riff: a narrow pedestrian orientated
corridor, supported by Mews Development,
containing leisure and retail facilities. The
Riff cuts across the rectilinear grid linking
the Centre City East Village Districts.

Setback: An area measured as a distance
from a public Right-of-way (ROW) or private
lot line restricting building development.

Soft Surface landscaping: Landscaping
that is permeable consisting of grass and or
planting beds.

Stepback: A building restriction requiring
an upper storey or tower to be set back from
a lower storey at a specified height.

Stoop: The front entry of a residential
character building composed of a stair and
landing.

Sun Catch: A public space designed to take
advantage of the sun’s location during a
particular season (often winter) or time of
day.

tower: The upper portion of a building
above the podium.

transition line:       An architecturally
expressed horizontal line that signifies the
transition from portion of a building to
another.

Veranda: An upper storey patio specifically
defined within the Urban Design Guidelines
as located directly on top of a porch or stoop.

Window Shading devices: A projection
entirely supported by the building facade
such as an awning serving to shade upper
storey windows.

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APPENDIx II: AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEFINITION
In July 2003, Calgary City Council approved                          would be targeted to those with a
the following definition of affordable                               gross income below $37,621. For
housing (City of Calgary, 2003), which                               housing to be affordable, the Canada
incorporates income data from the 2001                               Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Canada Census (Statistics Canada, 2003a).                            has defined that a household should
This definition will be used for The City of                         not spend more than 30 percent of
Calgary’s ongoing research and planning                              gross income on (rental) shelter costs.2
activities:                                                          The highest priority for affordable
                                                                     housing are “core needs households”
     Affordable housing adequately suits                             that spend more than 50 percent of
     the needs of low- and moderate-                                 their income on shelter costs.
     income households at costs below
     those generally found in the Calgary                       As shown in Box 1, the City of Calgary’s
     market. It may take a number of                            definition of affordable housing can be
     forms that exist along a continuum                         illustrated graphically as an “affordable
     – from emergency shelters, to                              housing continuum.”
     transitional housing, to non-market
     rental (also known as social or
                                                                2	 No	more	than	32	percent	of	gross	household	income	should	be	
     subsidized housing), to formal and                            spent	on	home	ownership,	which	includes	principal,	interest,	
     informal rental, and ending with                              taxes,	and	heating	expenses	(CMHC,	2002:	13).
     affordable home ownership.

     Affordable housing projects are
     targeted to households with 65
     percent or less of the area median
     income.1 In the city of Calgary,
     affordable    housing     initiatives


1	 As	reported	in	the	2001	Canada	Census,	the	median	annual	
   household	income	in	Calgary	for	the	year	2000	was	$57,879	
   (Statistics	Canada,	2003a).		Sixty-five	percent	of	median	
   income	is	$37,621.

                                                                                                    Revised 2004 March 15




      A Definition of Affordable Housing


     A Definition of ‘Affordable Housing’ – In July 2003, Calgary City Council approved the
     following definition of affordable housing (City of Calgary, 2003), which incorporates income
     data from the 2001 Canada Census (Statistics Canada, 2003a). This definition will be used for
     the City of Calgary’s ongoing research and planning activities:
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           Affordable housing adequately suits the needs of low- and moderate-income
           households at costs below those generally found in the Calgary market. It may take
           a number of forms that exist along a continuum – from emergency shelters, to

								
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