A PLACE TO HAVE FUN - A PLACE TO THINK BIG - A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Richmond Knob Hill is experiencing a significant redevelopment activity as we transition from a 1950s bungalow community to a denser infill community. The members of the RKHCA Development Committee monitor this redevelopment activity by reviewing all rezoning, subdivision and development permit applications that are circulated to us by the City of Calgary Planning & Development Department, providing comments thereon in an effort to ensure that redevelopment projects in our community are respectful of the neighbouring properties, of the streetscape, and of the community as a whole. To facilitate this process, and in an effort to ensure both consistency and transparency, the Development Committee created a set of Residential Development Design Guidelines which it encourages new developments in Richmond/Knob Hill to follow.
Check out the Development & Subdivision Permit Application List, which shows all applications for redevelopment projects in Richmond/Knob Hill which are either currently going through the approval process or which have completed the approval process since the beginning of this year. This list gives an indication of the number of development-related applications that the Committee monitors and comments on.
Other documents relevant to redevelopment projects in our community include:
Thank you to this very industrious and busy group for helping to keep our neighbourhood a place to call home.
Richmond Knob Hill is an evolving community and increasing density brings change to how the street network is used. Attention to multi-modal transportation and safety for all road users should be considered in our planning. The following projects have potential to change how our streets are used: the City of Calgary’s Urban streetscape project and Mobility Plan for 33 Ave., the SW BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), ongoing development in Currie Barracks and continued redevelopment of the area’s original homes.
In planning for the future and trying to improve safety on our roads, understanding where challenges exist in the movement around our community from people who use the streets in their daily life seems like a way to get a conversation started. A map is a great way to represent resident’s concerns spatially and to give us meaningful input for stakeholder discussions.
So, what should you do if you have a mobility concern (traffic, bike, pedestrian, other mode, parking)?
First, make sure you are safe and report it to the City @ 311 or the Police depending on the severity - follow this link to see the appropriate level.
Next, please send a short email to the RKHCA Mobility committee with a description of your concern and it’ll be added anonymously to the map if appropriate. Thanks for your help.