Intermunicipal Interface Policy

The final draft of the Calgary-Chestermere Intermunicipal Interface Policy is now available for review:

The project team will be hosting stakeholder information session on December 10, 2019 at the City of Calgary Municipal Building prior to beginning coordinated municipal approval processes.
 

Information Session Details
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Robson & Castle Boardroom, Fourth Floor Atrium, City of Calgary Municipal Building, 800 Macleod Trail SE

City of Calgary website

Contacts

Karl Mielke, Project Lead
The City of Chestermere
403.207.7075 x7066
kmielke@chestermere.ca

Lisette Burga Ghersi, Project Lead
The City of Calgary
403.268.1268
Lisette.BurgaGhersi@calgary.ca

  1. Project Background
  2. Project Timeline
  3. Previous Information Sessions

Project Background

The City of Chestermere and The City of Calgary are exploring opportunities to create a vibrant and unique urban interface along Range Road 284, which is a shared boundary. 

In September 2014, the Intermunicipal Committee (IMC), an organizational body that includes representatives from The City of Calgary and The City of Chestermere who meet to address matters of mutual interest, directed staff from both municipalities to complete a set of guidelines for development in the interface area.

As outlined in yellow, the interface area is located along Range Road 284 between the Trans-Canada Highway to the north and the future alignment of Peigan Trail to the south.

Intermunicipal Interface  map

In 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was completed for the interface area to capture several potential tools that could be used to shape an emerging vision for the area. 

The IMC further directed staff to explore how the MOU could be embedded or referenced for the Local Area Plans currently existing in The City of Calgary and The City of Chestermere that fall within the interface area: the Belvedere Area Structure Plan and the Waterbridge Master Area Structure Plan.

The City of Calgary and The City of Chestermere will jointly prepare an Intermunicipal Interface Policy for the interface area.

The policy will include specific policies relevant to the focus area (areas adjacent to Range Road 284) as well as to transition areas. 

The policy is expected to align with and reference existing municipal policies and the MOU. Additionally, the policy must be adopted by both councils in order to come into effect.

The goals of the policy are:

  • Embed new interface policy in applicable Local Area Plans for both municipalities to ensure:

                    future land uses along the interface area are compatible and complement each other;

                    continuous transportation and pedestrian networks that serve land use activities located along the interface area; and

                    protection of any significant natural areas and wildlife corridors.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to explore opportunities for creating a well-connected, high quality, attractive, pedestrian-friendly, comfortable, safe and functional municipal interface area.
  • Identify and manage stakeholders’ expectations.

  • Facilitate the inclusion of sustainable principles and features along the interface area.

  • Identify a protocol for planning applications along the interface area. Identify Range Road 284 classification and road section.