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PROJECT RESOURCES2018-08-21T19:20:05+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Due to the protection of the wetland as an environmental reserve there has been a decrease in the anticipated density from the original version to the final version of the plan (i.e. 890 units to 804 units). The overall density is in line with the Municipal Development Plan.

The multi-family buildings will be a maximum of 4 – 6 stories in height and will be carefully planned to maintain privacy and reduce any impediment of views of existing residents.

As part of the Land Use Redesignation application process, a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) has been completed by an independent Transportation Engineering Consultant firm. A TIA is required to support the transportation aspects of a proposed development that has the potential of generating new transit users, pedestrians, bicycle and vehicle traffic or that could potentially change the mobility patterns (transit, pedestrian, bicycle and/or vehicular) in the area where it is proposed. The TIA identifies any transportation-related improvements that must be made to support the development. The TIA was completed for the project and it was determined that Arbour Lake Road will continue to function within acceptable levels without any signalization.

However, Hopewell Residential has agreed to install pedestrian beacons at Arbour Lake Road NW and Arbour Lake Rise NW to mitigate any concerns relating to pedestrian connections.

At present, the site is private property and is not available for public use. As part of our development plan, we are including almost four acres of green space that will be publically available for everyone to enjoy.

Residents of the Hopewell development will be members of the ALRA and pay homeowner association fees that will result in significant additional annual revenue for the upkeep and upgrades of ALRA amenities.

Hopewell is committed to approaching environmental concerns with sensitivity and will adhere to policies and regulations that help ensure responsible development. For instance, construction will occur in appropriate stages that take into account the nesting patterns of animals that use this land as a habitat and will ensure all measures are taken to ensure environmental impacts are minimized as required by appropriate legislation.

Hopewell has also completed an extensive Biophysical Impact Assessment (BIA) as part of the application process. A BIA assesses existing environmental conditions within the plan area. This information is used to develop recommendations and mitigation measures to reduce or compensate for potential impacts related to proposed land uses.  The report also provides high-level recommendations for areas that may be considered for retention within a development.

Hopewell’s revised application to the City of Calgary now also includes the protection of a 0.47 hectare wetland and vegetated buffer in the northern portion of the site as an “environmental reserve”. The Municipal Development Plan strongly supports new residential development within existing communities to make better use of existing infrastructure and minimize land consumption. The final version of the plan presents an appropriate balance of new housing and preservation of existing significant natural features.

HELPFUL LINKS AND PROJECT RESOURCES

THE CITY OF CALGARY PLANNING PROCESS

ARBOUR LAKE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

ARBOUR LAKE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

CITY OF CALGARY ARBOUR LAKE DEVELOPMENT WEBSITE

OPEN HOUSE BOARDS & INFORMATION FROM APRIL 10, 2017

HOPEWELL ARBOUR LAKE ‘WHAT WE HEARD’ REPORT – MAY 2017